Head of Resourcing

Monday 12 Sep 2022

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An exciting opportunity for an experienced Recruitment professional to join a leading law firm as their Head of Resourcing. In this role you will be a core part of the team, report to the HR Director and oversee two direct reports. The Resourcing function is responsible for all recruitment activity including:

  • Graduate Recruitment – year long, social media driven, cyclical campaign to source trainees and fuel the firm's talent pipeline at entry level
  • Apprenticeship Recruitment
  • Business Support Services hires (BSS)
  • Routine "BAU" lateral recruitment – typically budgeted and "leaver replacement" focused
  • Opportunistic lateral recruitment – typically unbudgeted and "bridges gaps"
  • Strategic Partner level and team acquisitions
  • Supporting Strategy Board (SB) with bolt on and merger projects

The function collectively:

  • Owns recruitment agency relationships and monitors performance
  • Aims to source candidates directly and reduce reliance on recruitment agency introductions
  • Contributes to positive employer brand within the market place
  • Ensures positive candidate experience at all touchpoints in the recruitment process
  • Implements all aspects of the firm's EDI initiatives into recruitment practices
  • Embeds the firm's ACTS framework in all recruitment activity
  • Delivers ad-hoc projects in conjunction with the wider HR team and other projects across the wider HR team, particularly in relation to EDI and engagement. 

The successful applicant will be a Fellow or Chartered member of CIPD or equivalent specific recruitment qualification, or equivalent experience. You will have experience of direct sourcing and agency management and previous experience of working at a senior level in a complex organisation. You will have proven capabilities as a manager, with a proactive, flexible and inclusive style, and a strong sense of commerciality with the ability to strike an appropriate balance between the needs of the firm and the needs of individuals.

Equal Opportunities

As a responsible business, it is important that we represent the diversity of our people, our clients and our communities. We believe that the firms that thrive are those with the most diverse team; that's why we work so hard to source the best talent from the broadest pool possible. As an equal opportunities employer we strive to accommodate anyone who may have specific needs. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the selection process, please talk to a member of the recruitment team so that any required adjustments can be made in advance.