In-house Recruitment Consultant

Manchester - one day a week in Leeds
08 Jan 2019
29 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Reporting to the Recruitment Manager, this role will involve a mix of legal and non legal recruitment across Manchester and Leeds. Working as part of the recruitment team, in cooperation with HR, this role will focus on delivering exceptional recruitment solutions to the business, developing and enhancing the firm's EVP and delivering global recruitment initiatives to position my client as a leading employer.  

Key responsibilities:  


The job holder will be responsible for:         

  • Managing the recruitment process lifecycle for both legal and non-legal roles
  • Working with HR business partners to ensure the relevant authorisation for each vacancy is obtained
  • Working with the senior management team and HR to produce engaging and comprehensive job descriptions for each role
  • Driving direct sourcing using the most appropriate candidate attraction and sourcing methods including Linkedin Recruiter, guiding hiring managers through appropriate candidate sourcing channels, enabling the firm to target passive candidates
  • Reviewing and responding to speculative CVs and applications as appropriate
  • Screening CVs, conducting competency based interviews  and assessing candidates, ensuring the process is in line with best practice
  • Tracking all candidate applications and progress via the firm's Applicant Tracking System and ensuring stakeholders are kept up to date throughout
  • Ensuring selection processes are robust and properly executed
  • Monitoring management information from the applicant tracking system regarding quality, speed and time-to-hire
  • Building and maintaining local market knowledge and publicly-available information regarding competitor activity
  • Ensuring quality and compliance requirements are adhered to
  • Supporting project work related to resourcing
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with candidates and relevant internal stakeholders
  • Managing multiple recruitment channels to market including but not limited to fostering relationships with key recruitment suppliers, market mapping providers, LinkedIn, referral programme and job boards, including contractual provisions and negotiation of the same
  • Liaising directly with recruitment agencies to arrange technical tests, interviews and where appropriate, providing considered feedback regarding candidates at all stages of the process
  • Where applicable, liaising directly with candidates, before and after an offer has been made to give a positive first impression of the firm
  • Partnering with the in-house Diversity and Inclusion team regarding sourcing and selection methods
  • Documenting processes and driving efficiencies and suggesting improvements where possible
  • Updating and implementing new recruitment policies and procedures as appropriate and communicating to the wider business
  • Improving both hiring manager and candidate experience through the recruitment lifecycle


Skills and Experience:  


  • Significant experience of managing the entire recruitment lifecycle, likely gained through a combination of agency and in-house experience, ideally gained with leading firms in the legal or professional services sector
  • A keen intellect
  • Robust negotiation skills, results-orientated and natural influencer
  • Experience in use of LinkedIn Recruiter preferred
  • Sound technical knowledge of the local legislation regarding recruitment and of best-practice resourcing strategies
  • Willingness to travel on occasion


  Key Competencies:  


  •  Well organised, articulate and commercial
  • Able to demonstrate resilience whilst building strong relationships with a demanding client base
  • Effective and motivated team player who leads by example
  • Comfortable with ambiguity