Recruitment Specialist

Are you a recruiter looking for your next career move? Perhaps you have been working in an agency setting for a while and have been thinking about going in house. Or maybe you have been working as an internal recruiter but looking for a change? This newly created role could be just what you are looking for!

The resourcing team at Burges Salmon is responsible for all aspects of recruitment at the firm and manage the resourcing requirements for business professionals, lawyers, graduates and apprentices. We are really excited to be expanding the team, and the opportunity will focus on the recruitment of lawyers.

The full job description is attached and provides a detailed overview of responsibilities. However, we recognise the key to success in this position is the right attitude and an abundance of enthusiasm. With this in mind, we are not insisting that someone has previous experience within the legal sector - simply a commitment to learning the intricacies of this fascinating sector.

The legal sector is changing constantly, and as a team we need to be afoot of these market changes to ensure we remain competitive in an incredibly tough candidate market. You will play a key part in ensuring our employer brand attracts the best possible candidates through the creation of an effective advertising and employer brand strategy.

We do not underestimate the importance of excellent communication in this role. As well as being an ambassador for the firm to candidates, you will also be the face of the resourcing team to the wider business. The requirements of practice areas are all different so you will work hard to get to know and understand what makes the firm tick, as well as establishing yourself as a trusted and knowledgeable advisor to the hiring managers.

We can absolutely guarantee you will be busy – and that no two days will be the same. Every day will present a development opportunity and you will be surrounded by incredibly supportive colleagues.

Our six core values – Ambition, Collaboration, Commitment, Fairness, Quality and Respect - are at the heart of everything we do and help to shape our unique culture. As well as high quality work and exciting development opportunities, we offer our people a professional, friendly and sociable working environment with a real sense of community.

We are proud to have been awarded 'Happiest Work Place' at the National Happiness Awards in 2017, and in 2018 we were delighted to have been awarded 'Law Firm of the Year' for the third year running by RollonFriday.

What's next? Following the closing date we will be reviewing all applications and contacting successful candidates for phone interviews in the week commencing 17 December. We will then be going off for a well-deserved Christmas break, with the idea to hold second stage face to face interviews in the week commencing 7 January 2019.

Any further questions please contact Jenna Hazel (Resourcing Specialist) on (0117) 307 6060 or email

To submit an application for this vacancy please click on the apply button below.

Closing date: 13 December 2018

Burges Salmon is an equal opportunities employer.

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