Recruitment Advisor - 12 Month FTC

Location: United Kingdom
Office: Manchester Birmingham
Discipline: Human resources
Contact name: Ben Porter

Contact email: [email protected]
Vacancy reference: 023209
Duration: 12 month Fixed term contract
Closing date: 01 March 2024
Startdate: 09 February 2024 - 09 February 2024

Maternity cover, HR team.

Birmingham or Manchester

The role

We are looking for a Recruitment Advisor on a 12 month fixed term contract basis, who will be responsible for supporting the recruitment of lawyers into our Corporate and Commercial National Service Line.  Reporting to the Senior Recruitment Manager, and working closely with the rest of the recruitment team, this role will be supported by the firm’s Recruitment Assistant and Recruitment Administrator.  Taking on a full caseload of their own, the role will work closely with internal clients (predominantly Partners), external agents and candidates.  The firm is extending their LinkedIn presence and the role will additionally work within this platform, when appropriate, to source direct hire candidates.

The person

Given the responsibilities of this role, it is likely that your background and experience will include experience of:

  • managing the full end to end recruitment process for senior professional hire roles (ideally in legal or professional services roles, but this is not essential);
  • working with demanding internal clients and delivering exceptional client service within tight timescales;
  • working with preferred supplier agencies to build high quality business partner relationships that deliver exceptional candidates for the business;
  • using LinkedIn as a tool to identify direct hire candidates and managing the direct contact with them to successfully secure them as employees;

The role additionally requires someone who:

  • has a real passion for recruitment within a professional setting, but who is also methodical and organised in their work;
  • thrives on setting their own agenda and who is self-managed and confident in setting and prioritising their own workload.
  • has excellent written as well as verbal communication skills and is able to adapt their style to be able to build relationships with a wide range of internal clients, while also being the external face of the firm with potential candidates;
  • is a team player, who enjoys working within a busy, but professional environment.
  • is willing to take on new responsibilities and challenges

The activities

Working closely with the Senior Recruitment Manager, agree and take responsibility for your own caseload of lawyer vacancies that will extend across various offices, role types and national service lines. Once approved, you will business partner with the relevant Partners both in early discussions and through the process to advise on the recruitment campaign, suggest innovative approaches to the hiring process that may challenge Partner perceptions and all subsequent steps through to offer.

As would be usual in this type of role, typical activities through the campaigns will include:

  • ensuring job descriptions and person specifications are accurate and up-to-date,
  • advertising vacancies both internally and externally,
  • using direct recruitment methodologies (in particular LinkedIn),
  • liaising with preferred agencies,
  • supporting with the short listing CVs,                           -
  • arranging interviews or coordinating these for the Recruitment Administrator to organise
  • managing interview tests,
  • interviewing (where necessary) and providing feedback.
  • Use the firm’s Recruitment system, to effectively manage the recruitment process.
  • Create job offers including contracts and offer letters before forwarding the matter on to the HR Operations team to manage the on boarding process.

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer for a role, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes, but is not limited to, a basic DBS check, right to work check, any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and a self-declaration to assess your character and suitability for the role.  A full policy of the screening the firm undertakes is available on request.

The Mills & Reeve Business Services career structure

We have a firm wide Business Services career structure and a published career progression framework.  Within the firm wide career structure there are five career levels.  For the purposes of the framework, this role is at an Advisor level and the role profile that details the outcomes and activities expected of across the firm is included with this job description.  Further information on the firm’s Business Services career structure is available from the HR team.

The package

As you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits.  The firm’s standard benefits are detailed in the following link: 

The firm

What really sets Mills & Reeve apart from other law firms is the way we work with our clients. We understand that clients, in the 21st century, no longer want a traditional law firm – they want one that embraces forward thinking approaches to service, billing, commercial know-how, innovation, people management and community engagement.

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements and endeavour to achieve the right balance for both our people and the business. This attitude to flexible working ensures we continue to provide outstanding service to our clients, whilst allowing our people to develop their careers in the knowledge that personal priorities will remain just that.

Mills & Reeve is committed to promoting equality, diversity and to providing an inclusive and supportive environment. Please click the link below to find further information regarding our diversity policy.

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