Mercedes-Benz South West has the backing of City West Country Ltd, a privately-owned family ran organisation with more than three decades of motor industry experience. The founder of the franchise is determined that family values will remain at the heart of Mercedes-Benz South West for many years to come. Our business employs 600 staff who are based across 9 sites throughout the South West, which includes our 4 dealerships which are based at Exeter, Taunton, Plymouth and Truro.

Due to continuous growth, we are currently looking for a Recruitment Coordinator to join our Human Resources team in Head Office which is based at Mercedes-Benz of Exeter in Marsh Barton. The working hours for this position are Monday to Friday 08:00-17:00 with a 1 hour lunch break.

Within this role the successful candidate will be responsible for providing a professional recruitment and selection service for the group which will include providing advice, support and guidance to hiring managers and actively promote the company as an employer of choice.

What can we offer you?

  • 30 Days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Car Benefit Scheme
  • Scottish Widows Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Excellent training and support
  • Career progression
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Long Service awards
  • Employee of the month awards


£24,000 to £26,000 depending on experience

Recruitment Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Management of the end to end recruitment process – ensuring adherence to the company’s processes
  • Ensure a high quality candidate experience is provided
  • Monitoring and ensuring the applicant tracking system is up to date
  • Support training of new managers on the company’s recruitment methods
  • Liaise with line managers on recruitment/resourcing needs
  • Ensure job descriptions are accurate and consistent
  • Write effective recruitment adverts and be responsible for how we go to market
  • Work closely with the marketing team to develop effective use of social media
  • Assist with updating the company’s careers page and project work surrounding this
  • To research and employ efficient & effective use of attraction methods
  • To be the main point of contact for all recruitment activity and new starter queries
  • Be responsible for arranging interview dates and times
  • Shortlisting applications and conducting initial telephone assessments
  • Support face to face interviews & candidate selection as required
  • To manage recruitment campaigns within the required timescales (including apprenticeships)
  • Assisting with the development of assessment material
  • Monitor vacancies and proactively manage speculative approaches
  • Manage and maintain effective professional supplier relationships
  • Producing recruitment data reports
  • Ensure new starter paperwork is completed and inline with employment legislation
  • Assist with the completion and processing of pre-employment checks
  • Manage the communication with new starters between offer and start date
  • To proactively manage recruitment costs
  • Identifying and recommending continuous improvements to the recruitment process/service
  • Coordinating and organising events – such as employer job fayres
  • To continue to develop knowledge in line with the needs of the role
  • To support the HR Advisor with any recruitment projects
  • Effectively communicate with the wider HR and Payroll team

What’s required from you?

  • Experience in a recruitment/co-ordination role
  • Systems oriented
  • Be pro-active
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Initiative, lateral thinking and problem solving
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Responsive to customer needs
  • Commercial and business awareness
  • Confidentiality

Driving Sales –  Identifies and initiates opportunities to drive sales and deliver commercial benefits
Customer Service – Focuses on the needs of customers to improve service and sales
Planning & Organising –  Organises own workload effectively, prioritising to deliver to deadlines
Analytical Ability & Decision Making – Demonstrates sound judgement in making decisions
Teamwork & Coaching – Quickly builds rapport and establishes relationships with others
Motivation – Demonstrates a positive attitude and takes responsibility for their own actions