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General Electric Talent Acquisition Lead - UK in Remote, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

At GE Aviation, we’ve been reimagining the power of flight for more than 100 years. The Talent Acquisition team are at the forefront of the continued success of the business by attracting best in class talent.

Due to the growth of the function, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced TA Leader to join the GE Aviation EMEA Talent Acquisition Team. Leading a team of 5+ Recruiters to support hiring for all functions across eight sites in UK (circa 5000 headcount). You will lead the team in driving initiatives to support Candidate Generation, Sourcing, Recruitment Marketing, Operational Excellence and Process Improvements, while being a Strategic Partner to the Business and growing GE Aviation’s Employer Brand.

Job Description

What you will do:

You will be part of the recruiting team for the UK region and will lead a functionally focused team within the region. This role will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the functional team which includes the identification, selection, development and engagement of recruiters.  

The primary focus is building and leading a team that delivers an exceptional client experience through results and credibility, while enabling future organisational growth. In addition to driving a culture of continuous improvement, positive recognition and development, you will inspire a team of recruiters to be successful.

  • Build and lead a highly effective and customer-facing team of TA professionals who are business knowledgeable, talent market experts, client-focused and ensuring consistency in recruitment strategy/practices across the region in alignment with the Global Talent Acquisition Priorities.  

  • Lead a team responsible for identifying, evaluating, selecting and leveraging the most productive recruitment channels/tools to identify, attract, and recruit the best talent for a complex function within the region.

  • Enable a team of recruiters to thrive, lead by example and manage, mentor, coach and develop their performance.

  • Building partnerships as a strategic talent advisor with business leaders, hiring managers, HR Business Partners, and diverse recruitment sources while maintaining excellent relationships across TA. 

  • Responsible for monitoring, reporting and driving the talent acquisition metrics and performance (Example: cycle time; offer acceptances; fill volumes etc) and analysing trends to identify and solve potential issues before they become issues.

  • Lead key TA projects in the region and/or participate in global TA projects.

  • Execute in a lean environment and embrace lean to deliver high performance.

  • Continuous improvement: refine and increase the quality of search delivery, recruitment experience and the diversity of slates.

  • Stay abreast of industry best practices, employment trends affecting the recruitment function and current employment legislation and policies.

  • Drive solutions for pro-actively sourcing best in market talent and implementing a pro-active (vs reactive) recruitment strategy.

  • Align regional processes and global processes, drive best practice standardization, promote accountability of metrics, and ensure team is meeting recruitment goals.

  • Prepare, communicate, and educate the organization on recruiting resources / systems / procedures.

What you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required.

  • Significant leadership experience (direct people management), recruiting leadership experience required

  • Proven experience managing and leading (remote) teams with a strong focus on operational excellence

  • Demonstrated performance with coaching and developing teams to consistently deliver excellent results

  • Demonstrated excellence in customer relations and building strong and influential relationships at Manager and Senior Manager levels within an organization; problem solving and proactive service orientation

  • Proven ability to drive programs, lead people through change and meet deliverables in a complex environment

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and in a rapidly changing regulatory and business environment

  • Strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills

Flexible Working

GE supports and encourages flexible working arrangements, where possible, and recognises the benefits to employees of having a positive work-life balance.

Total Reward

At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward.  Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.

As a new joiner to GE we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;

  • Performance based bonus

  • Non-contributory Pension          

  • Life Assurance

  • Group income protection            

  • Private medical cover    

  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell

Security Clearance

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance: BPSS (

Right to Work

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website. (

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

#LI-Remote - This is a remote position