The best job descriptions bring to life for the candidate what their day might look like, who they’ll work with, what they’ll accomplish and what the culture is like.
Do you feel that your current job descriptions are a bit tired – a long list of tasks or just don’t reflect your brand? Then we’ve put together some simple tips to give them a refresh and included an example job description to get you started.
If you start with the question “What does success look like?” it stops you from listing all the things you think a candidate needs to get the job done.
There will be something special about your organisation that you can shout about in your job descriptions. It might be your relaxed culture, your approach to flexible working, your family-friendly policies, or perhaps career development opportunities.
Language really matter. So, be careful about the language you use on your job descriptions – it could be putting off the best person for the job from applying!
Think of writing job descriptions as a marketing exercise rather than an HR process. Get creative about how you could bring the job to life using for example social media, video, interviews, graphics etc. You could even ask your marketing team to help!
Galileo a Summer Camp provider uses video to engage with prospective candidates. It could be a few minutes from the hiring manager or someone in the team who already does the job talking about what a typical day looks like.
Digital Ocean share a written Q&A interview with someone already in the job to explain more about the role
Sodexo use an infographic for their job descriptions.
Finally, here is a template of a job description kindly shared by one of our clients to get you started..
Adult Weight Management Practitioner
Fancy joining us on our journey to empower over a million people to change their behaviours and thrive?
Thrive Tribe delivers a range of healthy lifestyle services and programmes throughout the UK. Our Achieve Oxfordshire service has successfully been providing Adult Weight Management programmes to the county since 2017. We have recently been awarded a contract to deliver even more! Exciting times!
Why join Thrive Tribe?
Check out our employee reviews at Glassdoor. Here is a taster…
“Thrive Tribe really cares about their employees and that is a rare and refreshing value to find. There is a good work/life balance and management try hard to ensure staff feel valued. They provide fun team building activities and encourage staff to come forward if they are needing any extra support. The culture is fun, hardworking and supportive. They truly live by their ethos and there is free coffee/tea and fruit!”
Be yourself. That’s who we’re hiring. Our culture celebrates and supports the difference that makes each of us unique.
More about the role
The aim of the Weight Management programmes is to provide high quality and evidenced-based information, advice and interventions to support local residents that need them most. It will also help people to maintain weight loss, to optimise health, and reduce risk of disease.
Like all roles at Thrive Tribe, you can expect your time at work to be fun, varied and challenging. We don’t like to stick to a firm JD as we know from experience that things change throughout the lifetime of a role and it gives our people the chance to play to their strengths.
How you will make an impact…..
But, more than anything, we are looking for a team player who puts their heart in to their work. We’ve got some core values that run through everything we do, and we’d love it if they resonate with you too!
Need any more reasons to apply? This is the job for you if you…
This job is based in …….., with regular travel across the County (car owner desired) & occasional requirements to attend Thrive Tribe HQ in London.
The job will involve remote/home working and flexibility.
Salary range £…..& benefits
If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact…..
Click here to apply.
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