Talent Acquisition Manager

Talent Acquisition Manager

Talent Acquisition Manager



My client is an award winning, Legal 500 ranked, full service law firm offering legal advice to UK and international businesses as well as individuals and families.  As a result of recent growth they have restructured their HR department and are seeking a dedicated Talent Acquisition Manager to help to help grow the firm further.

Utilising key workforce information and data, the post-holder will work with the Heads of Departments to understand current and future workforce requirements in order to support the development of and implementation of the Firm’s recruitment strategy to meet the needs of the Firm’s continued growth.

The post-holder will be responsible for providing a “best-in-class” induction process to ensure that candidates who are hired are smoothly integrated into the Firm and work with the Heads of Department to ensure the new employee’s performance is closely monitored in the first six months of their employment.

This is a demanding, target driven role that will require someone with enthusiasm to identify, source, recruit and integrate the best talent available into the Firm.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Conducting and contributing regular research and robust awareness of the legal recruitment market
  • Mapping and understanding the current recruitment market across each of the business sectors;
  • Collaborate with the Heads of Departments to create recruitment plans for each the Departments;
  • Manage, lead and drive the Firm’s recruitment activity including that of trainee solicitors
  • Provide hands on operational support across the end to end recruitment and on-boarding cycle – through all stages including approval, attraction, selection, offer and pre-employment checks an also during the firm’s probationary period to ensure that new employees are supported
  • Direct approaches to potential candidates identified and who have not already been introduced through recruitment agents / head hunters.
  • Maintaining key stakeholder relationships with recruitment agents and the University of Law
  • Managing the Firm’s overhead and costs with recruitment agents and looking to drive value for money through this process;
  • Undertaking screening processes of candidates in advance of interviews to narrow the candidates and ensure they meet the standards required by the Firm;
  • Attending events, job fairs and other activities to identify and source potential avenues for new recruitment.
  • Creating recruitment plans, with the heads of department for each of the departments within the Firm
  • Play an active part in succession planning and talent mapping

The successful candidate will be credible and articulate with the ability to build strong stakeholder relationships at the most senior level.  You will be focused and determined to succeed in a difficult sector and a candidate driven environment and will thrive working under pressure whilst balancing multiple priorities.

Whilst we would love to be able to respond to every application we receive, it is not always possible. If you have not heard from us within 7 working days, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion

To apply for this job email your details to linda.smith@rgsrecruitment.co.uk.