The key responsibilities of the role are: 

  • Responsibility for the end-to-end recruitment of fee-earning and business services hires on a permanent, contract and potentially temporary basis, including identifying, attracting, recruiting and hiring the desired talent for the role
  • Identifying the most appropriate sourcing channels to attract the best talent for the role; in particular developing direct sourcing channels and creative recruiting strategies
  • Assisting hiring managers and Partners create job specifications
  • Appropriately screening all levels of candidates from entry level to senior level positions based on job specification and information from hiring managers/Partners and the wider HR team
  • Interviewing candidates with hiring managers/Partners or on your own
  • Negotiating recruitment agency terms to ensure they are aligned with current market rates and closely related to the necessary job criteria
  • Advising hiring managers and Partners and informing them of trends in the market place
  • Conducting resource planning with hiring managers/Partners and the wider HR team to anticipate future staffing needs
  • Building an ongoing candidate pipeline using research, networking events and database information
  • Providing input to help develop, simplify and enhance lateral recruitment processes
  • Hosting or attending recruitment events, including recruitment and diversity forums
  • Ad hoc project work, including supporting the implementation of the new recruitment process, reviewing the online application process and implementing a consistent approach to recruitment across Norton Rose Fulbright

Skills and Experience Required 

  • Previous experience from either an agency environment or a similar in-house role
  • Experience of recruiting legal services professionals on a permanent basis (essential)
  • Proven success developing direct sourcing channels, particularly with LinkedIn, and creative recruiting strategies including referrals
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to engage and gain credibility with senior stakeholders
  • Experience of using a Document Management System or Recruitment CV portal
  • Ability to manage own work load and prioritise tasks
  • Ability to work in a high volume, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • A positive and proactive attitude
  • Resilience with the confidence to deliver difficult messages
  • An excellent team player
  • Strong MS office skills are essential in particular reference to Word and Outlook