Summary

We’re hiring a recruiter to help us grow the 80,000 Hours team.

Not being able to hire fast enough is one of our biggest bottlenecks as an organisation. The person in this role will directly address this by helping to identify potential candidates, run hiring rounds, and scale our recruitment processes as we grow. They’ll be key to increasing 80,000 Hours’ impact over the coming years.

You might be a great fit if you:

  • Have a strong understanding of effective altruism / longtermism.
  • Have excellent organisational / project management skills.
  • Are a clear communicator, both in writing and in person.
  • Would enjoy interacting with and evaluating people.

This is a full-time role. Ideally, you’d be based at our London office, but we’re open to remote candidates (as long as you’re able to work within UK working hours).

We’re willing to consider candidates who are available to start anytime between December 2022 and August 2023 — so please consider applying even if you’re not available immediately.

The starting salary for someone with one year of highly relevant experience is £59,200 per year.

The role

You’ll be managed by Sashika Coxhead, our Head of Recruiting, and will have the opportunity to work closely with hiring managers from other teams.

Initial responsibilities will include:

  • Project management of active recruiting rounds. For example, overseeing the candidate pipeline and logistics of hiring rounds, making decisions on initial applications, and managing candidate communications.
  • Sourcing potential candidates. This might include generating leads for specific roles, publicising new positions, reaching out to potential candidates, and answering any questions they have about working at 80,000 Hours.
  • Taking on special projects to improve our recruiting systems. For example, you might help to build an excellent applicant tracking system, test ways to improve our ability to generate leads, or introduce strategies to make our hiring rounds more efficient.

Depending on your skills and interests, you might also:

  • Take ownership of a particular area of our recruiting process, e.g. proactive outreach to potential candidates, our applicant tracking system, or metrics for the recruiting team’s success.
  • Conduct screening interviews where needed, to assess applicants’ fit for particular roles at 80,000 Hours.

After some time in the role, we’d hope for you to sit on internal hiring committees. This involves forming an inside view on candidates’ performance; discussing uncertainties with the hiring manager and committee; and, with the other committee members, giving final approval on who to make offers to.

Who we’re looking for

You might be a great fit if you:

  • Have a strong interest in and understanding of effective altruism and longtermism. Ideally, you have evidence of previous involvement with EA (e.g. being a member or organiser of a local or university group, attending a previous EAG or EAGx conference, volunteering or working with an EA organisation) and have a deep understanding of key EA concepts.
  • Are highly conscientious and organised. You take pride in your attention to detail, can keep track of multiple moving parts within a project, and don’t let things fall through the cracks. Ideally, you have previous experience successfully managing projects (e.g. running events or doing local/university group organising).
  • Are a clear communicator, both in writing and in person. You’re able to discuss uncertainties with hiring managers efficiently and can communicate clearly but sensitively with candidates.
  • Are interested in thinking about people. You have strong interpersonal skills, love trying to develop accurate models of others, and would enjoy thinking about their fit for roles at 80,000 Hours.

You don’t need any previous experience with recruiting to apply. In fact, we’d encourage you to apply even if you’re not sure you meet all of the above criteria – we’d much prefer to hear from you than not!

We’re aware that factors like gender, race, and socioeconomic background can affect people’s willingness to apply for roles for which they meet many but not all of the suggested attributes. We’d especially like to encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to express interest in this role, including if you don’t meet all the suggested criteria.

Role details

This is a full-time role. Ideally, you’d be based at our London office, but we’re open to remote candidates (as long as you’re able to work within UK working hours). We are able to sponsor visa applications if required.

We’re willing to consider candidates who are available to start anytime between December 2022 and August 2023 — so please consider applying even if you’re not available immediately.

The salary will depend on your previous experience, but to give a rough sense, the starting salary for someone with one year of highly relevant experience would be £59,200 per year.

Our benefits include:

  • The option to use 10% of your time for self development.
  • 25 days of paid holiday, plus bank holidays.
  • Standard UK pension with 3% contribution from employer.
  • £5,000 mental health support allowance.
  • Private medical insurance.
  • Generous paid parental leave.
  • Long-term disability insurance.
  • Gym, shower facilities, and free food provided at our London office.

Application process

To apply, please complete this application form by 11pm GMT on Wednesday, November 2, 2022.

We’re reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as you are able to.

The application process will vary depending on the candidate, but will likely involve:

  • 1–3 (paid) written work samples
  • A ~45-minute interview
  • A ~3-day in-person trial

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