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Global Head of Talent Acquisition (Fully Remote)

RemoteUnited Kingdom, England, LondonPeople/ HR/ Talent

Job description

Who Are We

We are Virtual Internships, an EdTech startup on a mission to bridge the gap between education and the workplace by making internships accessible to all.

Over the last four years, we’ve established partnerships with 12,000+ companies, 100+ universities, and supported thousands of students and graduates in becoming more employable via our online work experience product.
We are a team of 130+ across 25+ countries, backed by some of the world’s top investors who guided the likes of.

We recently secured our Series A funding from investors such as Hambro Perks, Sequoia Capital, Kaplan, Arsenal Growth, and Ascend Vietnam Ventures - who have collectively guided the likes of Google, Linkedin, WhatsApp, Canva, Udemy, and Applyboard


Our 2022 awards include:


Your Impact

You will be responsible for utilizing your experience in scaling startups to lead our global Talent Acquisition function as we hire for 50+ roles in the next 6-12 months, with more projected depending on business requirements.

At Virtual Internships, we recognize that “at the end of the day, you bet on people, not strategy” - as such you will be responsible developing and implementing our recruitment strategies to ensure we are only hiring the very best talent across the the world (we are remote first!) 

  • Anticipate future business needs and build a resource forecasting model by partnering with leadership and functional heads

  • Lead all sourcing strategies and adopt a multi-channel approach to recruit.

  • Engage, manage and develop a team of Talent Acquisition Managers who thrives in an extremely fast-paced and ambiguous environment.

  • Build talent pipelines for current and future job openings

  • Implement online and offline employer branding activities e.g. participate in and host recruitment events to drive awareness of VI

  • Oversee all stages of candidate experience (including application, interviews and communication)

  • Set team performance goals and metrics, timelines, and a formal tracking process to measure and manage progress


What Do We Offer?

One of our core values at Virtual Internships is transparency. That’s why, we’re giving you the opportunity to ‘try before you apply’ in our “VI-P Guide” which includes our values, how we operate, how we build our packages, and how we interview.

To give you an example of some of our perks and benefits:


  • Flexible Working Hours- Start earlier, leave earlier, take a shorter lunch or leave a bit later, it's totally up to you.

  • Remote First- work from anywhere, with a budget to support your remote setup

  • Learn from the world’s best- access to exclusive content including how-to guides and playbooks from Sequoia/500Global backed organisations

  • Professional Development Budget- dedicated budget towards content/platforms/courses that can contribute to your professional growth

  • Swag- delivered to your door

  • Impact- we’re still at an early-stage, so your impact is magnified. You will likely be solving something that hasn’t already been solved or you will be taking something to an entirely new level !

  • Meritocracy- a culture that prides itself on internal promotions and meritocracy. The majority of our managerial team have risen up (quickly), including our COO, CAO, CFO, Head of Host Companies, and Head of Intern Experience

Job requirements

Your Attributes

  • You’ve “seen the movie before” - you know what it takes to hire for a growth stage startup in the 50-200 employee bracket

  • You have a strong Interest in understanding the business as a whole . You can advise leadership on organizational design appropriate to the current& future stages of the business

  • You will be a persuasive recruiter, storyteller and straight up hustler but you’re also….

  • You're process-orientated - you know the only way to scale is through process, but you also know when and how to introduce process (read: you don’t over-engineer)

  • You’re “tech-enabled” - you know enough to implement an ATS and any recruiter tech stacks


Your Experience

  • 3 years+ of experience leading the Talent Acquisition/Hiring function for a startup with 50-200 employees

  • 10+ years of overall experience in recruitment

  • Experience working in remote-first or hybrid-remote organizations

  • Experience recruiting for talent based in Asia or Europe or North America

  • Experience recruiting for roles in Engineering, Marketing, Product, and Sales


You stand out from the crowd if:

  • You have recruitment experience at a Series A or Series B startup and/or have been a founder/co-founder of a recruitment business that had clients of the similar scale/stages

  • You have experience in hiring from India, Vietnam, UK, and the US

  • You’re reading this job ad, and thinking there are at least 3 ways it could be improved…

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