Talent Acquisition Advisor

Scotland, Edinburgh / England, Bristol / Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Closing date
2 Feb 2022

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Vacancy Type
Human Resources
Contract Type
Experience Level
Officer / Analyst / Engineer / Executive / Coordinator
Role Classification
Other Professional
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Are you a Recruitment professional looking to develop your career in a growing international law firm?

About CMS
CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 80 offices in 50 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.

CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.

About the RoleBased in any of our UK offices including Bristol, Sheffield, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen or London, day-to-day responsibility for a portfolio of business services and/or fee-earner related UK vacancies with some involvement with international requirements.

Key responsibilities to include:

Taking vacancy details from hiring managers and preparing details for role profiles and advertising.
Ensuring authorisation processes followed.
Sourcing candidates (using the most appropriate methods including internal referral scheme, websites, direct advertising and recruitment agents).
Liaise with preferred recruitment suppliers as well as ad-hoc recruitment agencies ensuring terms agreed where necessary.
Lead agency briefing meetings.
Be aware of agency/supplier performance against SLAs/targets and report any issues to Manager for escalation.
Working with the Recruitment Administrator to ensure consistent candidate management and on-boarding.
Conducting telephone and face to face interviews for fee-earner roles and providing interview skills guidance where necessary.
Liaising with HR Business Partners during the offer process (authorisation, salary advice, preparation of offer, etc.)
Building and maintaining internal and external relationships.
Liaison with the business and candidates re start dates and induction process for client groups.
Inspecting and recording documentation in line with immigration legislation prior to new starters arrival.
Running MI reports as required. Provide analysis to the Recruitment Manager as requested.

About YouIdeally you will have;

Experience of working within a Recruitment environment in a professional services organisation, ideally within a law firm.
Direct sourcing and Interviewing experience.
Good understanding and experience of key legal requirements relating to legislation, in particular with regard to discrimination and immigration regulations.
Strong communication and influencing skills.
Experience of using an online applicant tracking system.
Knowledge of the basics of good employment practice
Good project management skills
An adaptable and flexible approach to working in a busy team and fast paced environment
You are able to establish professional relationships quickly, maintaining a client focus. You are methodical and organised in your approach, an energetic resilient individual, who has a proactive 'can do' attitude, with a willingness to learn and develop.

Equal Opportunities
At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive. For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please view the Diversity & Inclusion pages on our website.

Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.


CMS is a future facing international law firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, and home to business services colleagues across everything from Information Technology, Human Resources and Innovation to Finance, Diversity & Inclusion and Communications.  The firm’s core purpose is to build rewarding futures for its clients, people and communities.

In a world of ever-accelerating change where technology is increasingly important in the deployment of global strategies, every team at CMS is empowered to operate and innovate in ways that best meet clients’ needs. We encourage ideas from every corner of our business. We are also committed to addressing our own impact on the environment and approach to sustainability, as well as advising clients with their related legal needs.

We strive to spend more time looking at our clients’ world than inwards at ours.  That’s what makes our approach different. Being able to see things from our clients’ perspective means our people are approachable and accessible. And this means we have a genuinely supportive, open culture you won’t find everywhere. 

We take the same approach with our colleagues: we pride ourselves on fostering a workplace where everyone is encouraged to speak up, share ideas, seek advice and where ability and commitment is recognised by rapid progression. 

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do.  We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.  

Whatever your specialism, and whether you’re a lawyer or a business services professional, a career at CMS gives you huge scope to carve out a brilliant career as you help us, and our clients, to face the future with confidence.

Find Us
+44 (0) 20 7367 3000
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
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