HR Consultant- Early Careers

Oakleaf Partnership
City of London, England
£45000 - £52000 per annum + + benefits
Closing date
3 Dec 2021

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Oakleaf are support a sucessful Law firm with a brilliant culture, to hire an Early Careers Recruiter into their team. Your role will be to facilitate the smooth running of day to day trainee HR and development matters through efficient execution of operational practices and duties. You will also support the National HR Manager in recruiting high calibre trainees and vacation visitors to the firm, and in particular to run the campus programme and vacation schemes.

You will:

  • Develop process plan for annual summer and winter vacation schemes and training contract programmes.
  • Screen applications
  • Manage interviews and assessment centres, post interview consideration and offer process
  • Build strong relationships with Associate and Partner interview committee who are responsible for graduate and solicitor apprenticeship programmes.
  • Use collated feedback to assist with hiring decisions
  • Make verbal training contract offers
  • Run vacation schemes (one winter and one summer) with assistance from Early Careers Team.
  • Decide on topic/content and attend/present at regular in-house recruitment events
  • Have an operational working relationship with event providers to ensure good representation of the firm at joint employer events
  • Establish and build relationships with university contacts such as law societies, faculties and careers services to ensure good coverage of the firm's brand
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of target university profiles
  • Liaise with internal design and print team to create stimulating promotional material and generate content for social media

This is a great opportunity for someone to grow with the role- this firm runs successful programes already but this doesnt mean you can't have your say- they welcome creativity to how to attract the best talent out there and want someone with creative ideas around this!

They are looking for someone with the following attibutes:

  • Previous demonstrable experience within HR and graduate market place/higher education landscape
  • Working knowledge of HR good practice and employment law
  • Strong client focus
  • Conscientious with strong attention to detail
  • Personable and approachable style in order to communicate well at all levels
  • Persuasive and confident
  • Works well within a team and work autonomously when needed
  • Hard working, using initiative to manage own workload, especially at busy times
  • Flexible approach


Oakleaf Partnership is the UK’s largest independent HR recruitment consultancy. Founded in 2005, we have built enduring relationships with HR functions across every sector; thanks in part to our expertise, but also our collaborative approach. We listen. We share our insights. We take the time to truly understand the culture of an organisation – the person behind a CV.

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