Recruitment Coordinator

Bristol (City Centre), Bristol
20 Jul 2021
18 Sep 2021
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type

We are currently looking for a Recruitment Coordinator to join our in-house recruitment team. Now, we might be slightly biased, but we think we are a great team to be part of……..although that might have something to do with our fondness for tea and biscuits!  This role could be carried out remotely, but you would need to be able to work from our Bristol office as and when necessary for projects and colloboration with team colleagues.

It's no secret that we're an ambitious firm and our vision and culture truly reflect that. At the heart of this is an outstanding client experience, something that Womble Bond Dickinson prides itself on, and it's something that we've become so well known for.  We believe it's what will support the growth of our business, allow us to do rewarding and profitable work and create a sustainable business for our people. But we can't uphold that reputation and grow our business without continuing to recruit some of the very best talent in the legal industry.  

And that's where our team comes in.  We've had some great successes in the past couple of years; attracting outstanding talent to the business, gaining recognition for our apprenticeship programme and recruiting and developing the future leaders of our business through our graduate scheme. But there's plenty more for us to do if we're going to help our business achieve its vision and we need your help in doing that.  

So what will you be doing?

We're looking for someone who shares in our passion for outstanding candidate experience and client service delivery.  We'll be looking to you to keep us all in check and ensure that our candidates and new joiners have a seamless experience.  You'll be doing this in a number of ways including:

  • Co-ordinating the new joiner induction process liaising with candidates and hiring teams.
  • Taking responsibility for the pre-employment checking process which includes referencing, enhanced checks through an external provider, regulatory and legal right to work checks.
  • Keeping in touch with candidates between offer and joining to ensure they are kept up to date with progress of their pre-employment screening and induction arrangements.
  • Supporting a team of busy recruiters in co-ordinating interviews and assessments.

But its' not all about us, to be honest we're more interested in you.  We're open minded about your background but it's likely that you'll have gained some administrative experience within a recruitment or HR team, or within a recruitment consultancy. We work in a very busy and fast paced environment so some knowledge of recruitment or HR would be helpful.  Beyond that, it's essential that you're highly organised and efficient, have a passion for delivering exceptional candidate experience and are a strong team player.  

Given that much of your role will be spent liaising with candidates and hiring teams, an ability to build relationships and communicate effectively is also essential.  We're a friendly and supportive team and it's really important to us that you share in that.  

We work with some fantastic people, we enjoy what we do and we have a bit of fun along the way. But importantly, we're made to feel that we're really contributing to the success of this business.  

Who are we?

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and seven UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships. 

Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued.  We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have an ethnic diversity, an LGBT+, a family network and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody).  We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work.  We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders.  We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.

Next steps

If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with us on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have a Facebook page (

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