Talent Lead: Managing and Recruiting skills

Talent Lead: Managing and Recruiting skills

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • General / operations management
  • HR
  • Office and Administration Management
  • Volunteer management


Mainly at home, or remote opportunity.
Travel limit? None


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week or 3-7 hours / week

Founded in 2013 by the friends of Jessica and Eric Huntley, FHALMA is a not-for-profit charity, that builds awareness of the archives

What will you be doing?

We’re looking an enthusiastic person who can help us find new talent to help who tell the story of Black British heritage. They will help build new strategic plans, and suggest model for anticipating the skills we benefit from. They will have ideas about resourcing those needs through the recruitment, placement and retention of volunteers.


Responsibilities include:

  • With this being a new business function, you will be fundamental in establishing and designing new processes and building and creating best practice ways of working 
  • We hope that you will recruit 1-2 brilliant team members people to join your team and help with growing our "people power"
  • Creating talent pipelines, interviewing and handling application
  • Coordinating with Trustees to define necessary requirements for new roles
  • Utilising resources and research and recommend new sourcing tools and techniques.
  • Creating attractive content for talent engagement in line with our brand and collaborating with chief executive
  • Suggest social media groups and professional networks to reach/ interact with potential candidates.
  • Build strong and lasting relationships with volunteer candidates.
  • Collaborate regularly with trustees and former supporters

What are we looking for?

  • People oriented, happy to meet online / or in person
  • Proven work experience as a Recruiter or similar
  • Hands-on experience with sourcing tools (e.g. CV databases and sites)
  • Familiarity with CRM and/or Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS’s)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and influential/persuasion abilities
  • Time-management skills with the ability to handle multiple open roles simultaneously.
  • Logical decision-making skills
  • Ability to quickly build and sustain relationships with volunteers

What difference will you make?

You will help us reach out to the various volunteering communities to find skills and support

Your advice will help amplify the work already being done by an excellent team of volunteers and improve their experience

Your help and expertise will enable us to grow, building talent and skills, whilst also helping volunteers to gain new experiences and interest in archives and heritage skills

Your strategic thinking will be valued and will make a difference in 'how' we look for new possibilities, activities and ways of working.

Before you apply

  • Please contact us via Reach with any questions.
  • Interviews will be an informal Zoom chat with our chief executive
  • Please provide a short cover letter telling us about yourself, why you are interested in this role and your relevant experience
  • Arts
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Campaigning
  • Education
  • Human rights
  • Museums / heritage
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 

    The Friends of the Huntley Archives at LMA Foundation (FHALMA)

    FHALMA is a charitable foundation (2013) whose vision is amplify the legacy of Guyanese-born radical Black publishing pioneers...