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Recruitment Advisor

Sitting within the People and Engagement, the recruitment team is committed to finding the right person for the right role at the right time, and strives to provide a comprehensive, warm, friendly and accessible recruitment journey for all.

We are looking for an experienced recruitment professional to join us as we strive to elevate the recruitment function to the next level. 

The role

Reporting to the HR Manager, the Recruitment Advisor will support the UK business in managing the end-to-end recruitment process.  The role will contribute towards several initiatives to enhance the recruitment offering to meet the business objectives of welcoming and recruiting applicants from all backgrounds and identities, enabling Bloomsbury and the global publishing industry to be shaped and enhanced by diverse voices that reflect our culture and society.

Knowledge, skills and experience 

  • Demonstrated proven 360 recruitment experience
  • Recruitment CMS or ATS experience and knowledge
  • Solid stakeholder relationship management skills
  • Good organisational skills, prioritise workload, attention to detail and accuracy
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Knowledge of employment law and recruitment practices
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to maintain confidentiality at all times, ensuring that personal details are, recorded and stored as appropriate, and in line with data protection.

Additional information

The role is a full-time permanent position

Salary Range: £37,000 - £40,000

The role is based at our London office 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP on a hybrid-working pattern of 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred).  Allocated office days for this role are: tbc

Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by 29th May 2024

For best results, please use a desktop to apply as some mobile browsers may not fully support the application portal.

Bloomsbury reserve the right to close the role early if we exceed the required number of applications

Bloomsbury Benefits

As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers the following competitive benefits package:

Working Pattern

  • hybrid working pattern of: 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred)


  • 25 days holiday
  • 3.5 days Christmas company holiday

Other Benefits

  • Two paid Personal Wellness Days
  • Flexible Fridays – take Friday afternoon off by working an additional 3 hours and 30 minutes earlier in the week
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Share Save Scheme
  • AXA Healthcare Plan (Private Medical Insurance)
  • In-house Doctor
  • Eye Care Voucher Scheme

Company culture – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (Bloom (BAME), Accessibility, Mental Health, Pride, and Parents, Guardians and Carers, Multi-Faith) and 21 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources

For additional benefits see below

Bloomsbury is a place where anyone of any background, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, age, ability, or socio-economic status can thrive, feel comfortable, and be heard and accepted. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please flag to the recruitment team if required

Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK – Bloomsbury Publishing do not sponsor visa applications 

The Company

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names. Read Our Story for how it all began. 

 Bloomsbury is committed to creating a working environment that stimulates creativity and collaboration, is respectful of difference, is inclusive and ethical in its practice, and promotes well-being. We are determined to nurture and develop our employees to reach their highest potential, and we know that our success is down to the passion, commitment and hard work of our talented people. We recognise the urgent need to attract and support applicants from all backgrounds and identities to become part of the global publishing industry, allowing diverse voices to reflect and shape our culture and society.

Please read more on our Missions and Values here.

Please read our environmental policy here.

Recruitment Advisor

Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Facilities, Publishing, Communications, HR
Recruitment Advisor
Salary description: 
£37,000 - £40,000

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Demonstrated proven 360 recruitment experience Recruitment CMS or ATS experience and knowledge Solid stakeholder relationship management skills