Recruitment Manager

Tuesday 28 May 2024

Ref: 1159

A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Recruitment Manager to join a leading UK law firm to establish their recruitment function. Based in the HR team, this is a sole recruitment specialist role and carries responsibility for both early careers and experienced hire recruitment. Being responsible for managing the recruitment process from start to finish, duties will include:

Experienced hires (lawyers and business service staff)

  • Working with hiring managers to draft role profiles for vacancies and agreeing the most appropriate candidate sourcing and selection strategies.
  • Driving direct hires through networking, direct approaches, referrals, advertising and other tools as appropriate.
  • Advising and assisting on selection techniques, being an expert in interviewing skills (and conducting interviews where appropriate) and also engaging with other selection tools including psychometric ability tests
  • Managing the candidate experience including interview arrangements, feedback etc (with assistance from the HR Team)
  • Managing the offer process and overseeing onboarding and induction processes (as managed by the HR Team)
  • Assisting/leading on temp hires as required.


Early careers

  • In conjunction with the HR Team and others in the firm, managing the recruitment process for trainee solicitors and legal apprentices to include marketing, owning the application process, application screening, design and management of assessment days etc.


The successful applicant will have gained solid in-house recruitment experience, ideally within the legal sector or other professional services sectors. You will need to be pro-active and flexible, with a confident and positive attitude. As an experienced recruiter you will know that strong prioritisation skills are needed to balance competing pressures. Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and strong influencing skills are also essential. Psychometric qualifications are desirable but not essential.


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.