Talent Acquisition Graduate

At Houst we'd be nothing without our employees and we're now looking for a keen and driven Graduate to support, then manage our in-house talent acquisition. Reporting into the Head of People Culture, you will immerse yourself in life at Houst, be trained in the recruitment lifestyle and then fully manage the process. The role will involve developing creative recruitment marketing strategies, interviewing candidates, competitor analysis and maintaining relationships with stakeholders across all areas of the Houst; From Technology to Sales, this position touches every area of the business. This is a very exciting and unique opportunity and you will get responsibility and ownership that in traditional, non start-ups, would take years to achieve.

We’re Houst. A professional management start-up for properties. Our mission is to make hosting on websites hassle-free for everyone using technology to disrupt the short-term accommodation sector. We’ve grown fast. Since launching in 2015, we’ve partnered with thousands of happy hosts, helping them to make important earnings. The business has now expanded worldwide – we’re operating in over 20 cities globally, from Auckland to Lisbon, and there’s a lot more to come. From holidaymakers to full-time landlords, host happiness is central to everything we do.

What you will be doing:

  • Developing a strong and collaborative relationship with hiring managers
  • Market research to effectively benchmark compensation for roles
  • Designing appealing Role Specifications that will attract our ideal candidate profile
  • UK University Career Service relationship management for Graduate talent
  • Marketing activity across our socials, recruitment website and also through ad hoc events
  • Managing candidate souring across multiple different recruitment channels
  • Strategy for non traditional candidate sourcing; developing creative 'out of the box' solutions to source talent
  • Phone screening. Building a strong rapport with candidates and identifying ideal 'talent' to progress to formal interview
  • Interview pack creation and design. Identifying key role competencies for questions and developing a candidate scoring system
  • Coaching staff in interview technique and supporting early stage interviews. Supporting and advising senior staff in post interview feedback
  • Offer communication and management
  • During seasonal periods of low recruitment there will be the opportunity to take on 'Employee Engagement' responsibilities as part of the People and Culture Team


  • Final year or recent Graduate
  • A creative thinker who is able to develop innovative solutions
  • A natural communicator who has excellent written and oral communicator skills
  • A motivated self starter who is able to take on significant ownership and responsibility of work
  • An instinctive problem solver, who can both identify issues and then work out and deliver solutions
  • Someone who possesses strong strategic skills
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise
  • A personable individual with strong stakeholder management skills

The Fun Stuff:

  • A professional Qualification funded by Houst in recruitment
  • Hybrid working
  • Enviable company culture – we’ve put time into getting our work culture just right. Regular team social events, company-wide recognition of outstanding work.
  • Employee discounts – at heaps of restaurants, shops, gym memberships, cinema tickets and more
  • Pension - We provide a pension scheme for all permanent employees, in line with government requirements
  • MacBook – For business use
  • 25 days paid holiday (plus public holidays) – plus an extra day off on your birthday (because who wants to work on their birthday)