London, Cambridge

About us

At Max Fordham our business is the creative, innovative, and elegant design of building services within the construction industry. We work on a rich variety of projects across all building sectors, with offices in Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, London and Manchester. Our portfolio includes award winning internationally renowned landmark buildings, exemplars of sustainable design and a diverse mix of carefully crafted buildings.

About the Role

This is an exciting time for our Practice. We are growing our central HR Team with two new members to help us deliver our strategic aims and objectives and realise our ambitions for our Business. This important role is one of two that will form an integral part of our Central HR Team, and will focus on all aspects of recruitment, which is an essential part of the work undertaken by the team.

This role will provide the right person with opportunities to grow and develop new skills, particularly in areas such as Talent Attraction, Employer Brand, Employee Experience and Inclusion & Diversity.  It is perfect for an enthusiastic, motivated person who is keen to progress a career in HR and Recruitment in a unique environment. Our Practice is not about following and implementing process-driven activities, but about building relationships, and engaging with the people in our Practice to help all those who work here achieve their highest potential.

The core function of the role is to coordinate all aspects of the in-house recruitment process from the advertisement of roles, to overseeing the review and selection process, organising interviews, and running the onboarding and induction process. It will also require a proactive approach to publicising roles to attract the best talent and improve our Employer Brand and industry presence.

Working closely with our HR Advisor who leads on our Recruitment activity, and ensuring significant interaction with people from all our offices around the UK, the key aspects of the HR Recruitment Coordinator role include:

  • Working with the HR Advisor to develop role descriptions with hiring managers, providing consistency from the job advert to the criteria used for selection, with attention to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Coordinating advertisements, publishing them to our website and external job boards, promoting them on professional networks and social media, and tracking overall advertising spending.
  • Maintaining the Job Application email account, responding to applicants, following up and maintaining contact with applicants and selected recruiters under the direction of the HR Advisor.
  • Using our Applicant Tracking System to track roles and candidates, sharing candidates with hiring managers and facilitating the review and selection process.
  • Arranging candidate interviews, assisting with the coordination of interview selection criteria and specific interview requirements.
  • Coordinating interview outcome responses and working with the HR Advisor to issue offers of employment.
  • Overlap with all HR team members to develop and strengthen induction processes and experience, ensuring a smooth and engaging recruitment and onboarding experience and ensuring that accurate HR records are kept and stored in respect of GDPR requirements. 
  • Liaising with the Communications & Marketing team for employer brand management, to develop our social media presence using our professional networks and promote Max Fordham as an Employer of Choice.
  • Working with others in the practice to developing an outreach programme for securing future talent, building relationships with universities, and attending recruitment fairs as required.

About You

The ideal candidate will have some experience of recruitment coordination, either within an organisation, or as part of a recruitment consultancy. They may have worked in an HR environment in an administrative role, ideally with emphasis on recruitment and onboarding. A thorough understanding of the role recruitment plays in the context of HR Practice is important for this role, and the ideal candidate may have completed the CIPD Level 3 Certificate in HR Practice. A good knowledge of Microsoft Office is required.

This role will suit someone who is curious and eager to learn and who understands the importance of employer brand and use of social media. They will be keen to learn about all aspects of our business, the way we need to communicate and be eager to help the HR Team make a difference. The candidate must have the ability to clearly articulate what is needed to get the job done, in such a way that supports our open and collaborative culture and working environment. This requires a personable nature and a flexible approach.

Attention to detail is essential for this role, as are excellent communication and organisational skills to help our HR team develop the service it provides our people and play a central supporting role for our growing Practice.


  • Excellent growth opportunities for your personal and career development in a knowledge driven environment
  • An inclusive culture and cooperative environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Competitive pay and employee bonus
  • Future opportunities for Partnership
  • Six weeks holiday (including Bank holidays)
  • Max Fordham Pension Scheme
  • Other benefits include generous paid parental leave, sick pay, and treatment pay


£28,000 - £33,000 depending on experience

Closing Date

Monday 3rd October 2022

How to apply

This position is available for an immediate start.

If you are interested in working with us, we are keen to hear from you. In addition to providing your CV, please apply with a conversational letter that tells us how your skills match our criteria and your interests align with our vision of a beautifully engineered net zero carbon world.

Please use this link to apply.

If you have any additional queries, please contact Anya Hadden at You will also need to demonstrate how you are eligible to work in the UK.