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Recruitment Researcher/Coordinator

Job in Bristol, United Kingdom

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Human resources

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English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 1 years

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We are currently looking for a Recruitment Researcher/Coordinator to join our in-house recruitment team in Bristol.  Now, we might be slightly biased, but we think we are a great team to be part of……..although that might have something to do with our fondness for tea and biscuits!

It's no secret that we're an ambitious firm and our vision and culture truly reflect that.  At the heart of this is an outstanding client experience, something that Womble Bond Dickinson prides itself on, and it's something that we've become so well known for.  We believe it's what will support the growth of our business, allow us to do rewarding and profitable work and create a sustainable business for our people. But we can't uphold that reputation and grow our business without continuing to recruit some of the very best talent in the legal industry.  

And that's where our team comes in.  We've had some great successes in the past couple of years; attracting outstanding talent to the business, gaining recognition for our apprenticeship programme and recruiting and developing the future leaders of our business through our graduate scheme. But there's plenty more for us to do if we're going to help our business achieve its vision and we need your help in doing that.   

So what will you be doing?

We're really proud of the direct-sourcing strategy we've developed over recent years, which sees us making contact with potential candidates directly, rather than using agencies. We think it's a much nicer way to recruit and allows us to have a direct dialogue with individuals from the start (which makes our role much nicer and provides us with obvious cost benefits!).  In order to make these direct approaches there is a significant amount of market-mapping and research that needs to happen and that’s where this role fits in.

We have access to a number of industry-leading tools that help us 'map' the legal market and you'll be working in conjunction with the recruiters in our team to understand the brief and then use these tools to produce a shortlist of potential candidates. 

You'll be using your legal or research experience to really understand what each team wants, who their competitors are and the type of candidate that appeals to them.

We're an incredibly busy team and when you're not assisting with research there are plenty of other things to get your teeth into;

  • Co-ordinating the new joiner induction process liaising with candidates and hiring teams.
  • Taking responsibility for the pre-employment checking process which includes referencing, enhanced checks through an external provider, regulatory and legal right to work checks.
  • Keeping in touch with candidates between offer and joining to ensure they are kept up to date with progress of their pre-employment screening and induction arrangements.
  • Supporting a team of busy recruiters in co-ordinating interviews and assessments.

We're looking for someone who shares in our passion for outstanding candidate experience and client service delivery.  We'll be looking to you to keep us all in check and ensure that our candidates and new joiners have a first-class experience.  

What are we looking for?

But it's not all about us, to be honest we're more interested in you.  We're open minded about your background but it's likely that you'll have gained some legal or research experience of some sort. We work in a very busy and fast paced environment so some knowledge of recruitment/HR and associated administrative processes would be helpful.  Beyond that, it's essential that you're highly organised and efficient, have a passion for delivering exceptional candidate experience and are a strong team player.

Given that much of your role will be spent liaising with candidates and hiring teams, an ability to build relationships and communicate effectively is also essential.  We're a friendly and supportive team and it's really important to us that you share in that.  

We work with some fantastic people, we enjoy what we do and we have a bit of fun along the way. But importantly, we're made to feel that we're really contributing to the success of this business.  

Who are Womble Bond Dickinson?

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 18 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

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Womble Bond Dickinson is a transatlantic law firm, providing high-quality legal capability and outstanding personal service, to a wide range of regional, national and international clients. A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 18 US cities and eight UK cities...

2,400 employees

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