Senior Recruitment Advisor

Experience level: Intermediate
Term: Contract
Duration: 1 year
Working hours: Part-time
Department: HR
Location: Uxbridge

As West London’s leading law firm, IBB enjoys a reputation for representing significant clients in complex legal matters. Our practice areas span commercial, employment, charities, commercial and residential real estate, family, private client, and community legal services. The firm and its partners are ranked highly by independent legal guides Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

The Business Support Group

IBB’s HR team is part of the Business Support Group (BSG) which includes IT, Marketing, Finance, Compliance, Facilities and the Document Management Centre. The BSG Group is headed up by the Managing Partner.

IBB’s HR team consists of the Head of HR, HR Officer, Senior HR Advisor and two HR Administrators.  

This is a new role and will reporting to the Head of HR. The Recruitment Advisor will be responsible for leading and managing all recruitment activity across the Firm. This will involve focusing on strategic recruitment methods and leading on the whole recruitment lifecycle and working with Marketing focus on the wider recruitment brand.

Key Responsibilities

1.To be responsible for the whole recruitment life cycle to include devising and delivering on recruitment strategy and ensuring best practice and consistency is maintained.

2.To reduce the reliance on recruitment agencies and consequently reduce recruitment spend by securing direct candidates through appropriate cost effective means by utilising direct methods of recruitment e.g. social media recruitment to raise brand awareness.

3.In conjunction with the Head of HR, Managing Partner and the Marketing Department develop the Firm’s approach to its recruitment brand so that maximum impact and consistency is achieved covering:

  • Recruitment advertising (job boards / media etc.)
  • Directory entries
  • Web Advertising
  • Raising the Firm’s profile with recruitment agencies
  • Raising the Firm’s profile amongst potential trainees

4. Advise on, manage and personally participate in recruitment campaigns, ensuring that best practice is employed throughout the process and to ensure that the candidate experience is exemplary

5. In line with the Law Society / other regulatory guidelines on diversity, ensure we recruit a diverse workforce and continually review all diversity requirements expected of us

6. Where necessary to coach and develop recruiting managers on best practice recruitment methods including their interview style and technique

7. Develop own knowledge and be able to advise on the legal recruitment market in order to assist in providing market insight / analysis and advice on recruitment trends

8. Work with the Head of HR on conducting the annual salary review benchmarking activity including review of salary bandings and be able to advise on recommendations in this respect

9. Fully utilise and explore the functionalities of the candidate management systems (All Hires and Apply4Law), being the ‘super user’ for the rest of the HR Team. Attending user forums to ensure that the system is fully utilised and understood

10. Responsible for the production of recruitment statistics and recruitment reporting including total applications, time to fill vacancies, recruitment spend and other meaningful recruitment MI data as discussed and agreed by the Head of HR

11. Feeding candidates into the induction process

Person Specification

Person Specification

Experience and knowledge

  • A minimum of three years practical experience in a leading recruitment role within a professional services firm is essential
  • In addition a minimum of 12 months experience within legal recruitment is essential  
  • Part CIPD / CIPD qualified and/or relevant recruitment qualification (desirable)
  • A professional understanding of interviewing techniques and best practice approaches to recruitment
  • Experience of working within a small to medium size professional services organisation
  • Strong project management experience
  • Working knowledge of MS Office packages and reporting
  • Experience of the use of psychometric tests is desirable

Demonstrated behaviours

  • Exhibits diplomacy, discretion and professionalism in approach to all matters and people interactions
  • Establishes credibility rapidly with Directors and Partners and is able to influence at these levels
  • Uses professional judgement at all times
  • Applies strong technical and employment law knowledge in a commercial context
  • Able to build and maintain strong and productive working relationships with internal and external clients
  • Builds trust and confidence of entire client base
  • Strong communication skills
  • A commitment to high quality outputs and a sense of responsibility in achieving them
  • A strong consultative style – someone who understands the importance of stakeholder management especially in a professional services environment.

Brand Values

As a member of staff in the Business Support Group you will be expected to demonstrate the One IBB brand values:

We are positive

  • Diplomatic, discrete and professional in approach to all matters and people interactions

We are engaged

  • Able to establish credibility with directors and partners quickly and will be able to influence people operating at those levels

We care

  • Demonstrable stakeholder management with a strong consultative style in a professional services environment.

We are united

  • The ability to work under pressure as part of a team