3 months ago
Belfast or Manchester
Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services, energy & natural resources, life sciences and media.
Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams.
Among our clients we count social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders.
Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.
Our network has more than 1000 people working across 20 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.
We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Manchester, Munich, Milan, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.
In 2017, Fieldfisher was named Law Firm of the Year in Western Germany at the Juve Awards, and Law firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards. 2018 saw Fieldfisher named Law Firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards 2018.
Fieldfisher's Condor Alternative Legal Solutions won the award for ‘New Business and Service Delivery Models’ at the FT Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards 2017. Fieldfisher also won Personal Injury Team of the Year at the Solicitors Journal Awards 2017.
The HR department is responsible for the provision of a full range of HR services to the Firm including recruitment and resourcing, talent management, compensation and benefits, performance management, employee relations, staff welfare, compliance and maintenance of personnel records.
The Recruitment team is very well regarded and its focus is on direct hiring. Therefore, we are looking for someone with experience of this who wants to make an impact on the success of the firm moving forwards through the introductions they make. The team currently consists of a Head of Recruitment, 4 Recruitment Managers, 2 Resourcers and 2 Assistants and forms part of the wider HR team. This position will report into Nikki Colleran, Recruitment Manager.
It is expected that the successful candidate's time will be spent researching and sourcing fee earning candidates and business services candidates. They will specialise in hiring of paralegals, however will work across all areas. Part of the role will include arranging interviews, supporting hiring managers by attending interviews and overseeing the new joiner onboarding process. There will also be the opportunity to get involved in wider recruitment and HR based projects across the team.
The team have an agile working policy which means each individual has flexibility with their working hours; working 35 hours a week.
Manage an efficient end to end recruitment process for Paralegals in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Belfast
Work alongside the Recruitment Managerto manage the recruitment cycle for Business service vacancies frim wide
Utilise a variety direct recruitment tools available, from direct approaches to job boards, LinkedIn and social media to identify, engage candidates with specific skill sets through an efficient process and sharing the details of those identified with the recruitment manager
Help develop the employer brand and look into new ways to improve the talent pool of candidates, by keeping the potential pool of candidates warm and engaged using interactive communication
Liaise with Managing Partner and Head of departments in Manchester to discuss recruitment
Managing the end to end recruitment process of Business service apprenticeships, this involves: briefing with Manager, draft and advertise role, preparing material and managing the assessment centres and liaising with apprenticeship providers.
Carry out research to market map for roles and keeps information up to date
Work closely with the Recruitment Manager to understand the needs of the vacancy and to identify potential candidate leads
Drafting consultant agreements
Conduct HR induction in Manchester
Interview scheduling and co-ordination when required
You will also have the opportunity to support the team on new recruitment initiative
Key Skills and Experience
Proven experience of working in a recruitment environment, agency or in-house
Experience within a legal recruitment agency, professional services or law firm environment
Proven track record of researching/ resourcing direct candidates for all roles regardless of level using tools such as LinkedIn and other relevant channels
Strong interpersonal skills and confidence in dealing with people at all levels in the firm
Self-motivated and works well independently
A positive attitude in line with the values of Fieldfisher
Ability to prioritise workload and to balance varied requirements
A full understanding and appreciation of maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to work well as part of a small team and promotion of the team to internal clients
Fieldfisher LLP aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff. All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role. The firm is supportive of flexible working arrangements and we would encourage you to discuss this with us, should this be something you are interested in.