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; 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.
We're currently looking for a Recruitment Advisor to join our in-house recruitment team. Our team are based in Bristol and ideally we would like the opportunity to be together to support each other and collaborate on various projects, at least two days a week. Beyond that, location isn't a factor.
The role will be to predominately support legal and business support recruitment across the whole business. We're looking for a recruiter who shares in our passion for outstanding candidate experience and client service delivery.
This is a great opportunity for you to take responsibility for the full recruitment lifecycle in a team with a high profile within the business. This will see you working closely with the management team, proactively sourcing candidates, drafting creative advertisements, short-listing and telephone interviewing candidates, providing feedback to all candidates and managing the offer process.
What are we looking for?
The existing recruitment team come from very diverse backgrounds and that enables us to add real value to the business. It also means that we're very open to recruiting additional team members from a variety of different backgrounds, whether that's agency, in-house or more generalist HR. What's more important is that you share our passion and enthusiasm for recruiting the best possible talent into our business, understand what drives the business and have a range of super recruiter skills!
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.
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!
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