Trainee Recruitment Administrator

Employer
Slaughter and May
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
22 Jul 2022

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Vacancy Type
Human Resources, Graduate recruitment
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Admin
Role Classification
Other Professional
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Job Details

Who we are 

Slaughter and May is a leading international law firm, recognised throughout the business community for its exceptional legal service, commercial awareness and commitment to clients. We advise across the spectrum of legal matters including high-profile, ground-breaking and complex transactions, contentious matters and all aspects of risk. We deliver innovative and bespoke solutions to our clients, domestically and internationally. We provide clear legal advice that spans the globe whilst tackling the cultural nuances between jurisdictions. Our lawyers understand how to coordinate and manage matters in the jurisdictions most relevant to our clients. 

We are now offering the opportunity to become part of our dynamic team, which supports our lawyers in providing first-class legal advice to some of the most prestigious and well-known global businesses. 

At Slaughter and May, with over 1,200 partners and staff worldwide, everyone's contribution is valued, and we all enjoy an open, friendly and supportive environment. We have an underlying sense of pride in who we are and what we do, and our inclusive culture gives rise to a unique diversity of thinking, which is critical to our success and helps maintain our position as a true market leader. To support our employees in achieving their professional development objectives, we offer an unrivalled variety of learning and development opportunities to everyone, as well as a highly competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. In light of the continuing coronavirus pandemic, the firm has evolved a new hybrid approach to working, which sees our people working between their respective remote environments and our prestigious Headquarters at One Bunhill Row, in the heart of the City of London. 

ROLE OVERVIEW 

We are recruiting for a Trainee Recruitment Administrator to join the Trainee Recruitment Team. 

The Trainee Recruitment Team is part of the HR Department and the wider Business Services function based at the firm’s head office in London. Its purpose is to work alongside the Trainee Recruitment partners to attract and recruit graduates who will ensure the continuing success of the firm. 

The team consists of the Head of Trainee Recruitment, Marketing Manager, Operations Specialist, Executive, Assistant, and two Administrators. The successful candidate will report into the Operations Specialist. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

The key responsibilities of this role are set out below, and will be shared between the two administrators: 

Interviews 

 Meeting candidates virtually or in person and setting up their written exercises 

 Liaising with EAs across the firm to identify partners to conduct interviews (approximately 700 interviews per year) 

 Maintaining the detailed interview schedules and ensuring that the interview process runs smoothly 

 Identifying trainee solicitors and HR representatives to meet with candidates as part of the interview process 

 Liaising with the room bookings team to arrange meeting rooms (for interviews in the office) 

 Creating calendar invites for each stage of the interview process 

 Obtaining interview notes from interviewers 

Applications 

 Processing training contract and work experience applications (approximately 4,000 per year) through our online recruitment system 

 Maintaining the online recruitment system in an accurate and timely manner 

 Responding to candidates’ enquiries by telephone and email 

Recruitment Events/Work Experience Schemes 

 Identifying trainee solicitors to assist with events (approximately 200 events per year) 

 Assisting with the administration of work experience schemes, open days and workshops 

 Processing invoices and student travelling expenses 

 Booking travel/hotels 

 Attending recruitment events on an ad-hoc basis 

Miscellaneous 

 Preparing individual HR files 

 Assisting with other tasks and projects to support the team as required 

 Various photocopying/filing as required 

CANDIDATE PROFILE 

Candidates for this position must have: 

 Ideally degree calibre or equivalent experience 

 Excellent proven organisational skills, with the ability to multi-task and keep calm under pressure 

 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 

 Excellent attention to detail and good use of grammar 

 Enthusiastic individual prepared to take a hands-on approach to managing their workload using their own initiative 

 Comfortable accepting instructions and guidance from different angles 

 Good team player 

 Demonstrates professionalism in all dealings 

 A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Packages (in particular Word and Excel) 

 An interest in working in HR/Graduate Recruitment 

 High level of professionalism and integrity; displays the highest standard of professional ethics 

Company

Slaughter and May is a leading international law firm recognised throughout the business community for its exceptional legal service, commercial awareness and commitment to clients. We advise on high-profile, ground-breaking and complex transactions and on contentious matters delivering bespoke solutions to clients for over 130 years.

We deliver innovative and bespoke solutions to our clients, domestically and internationally. We provide clear legal advice that spans the globe whilst tackling the cultural nuances between jurisdictions. Our lawyers understand how to coordinate and manage matters in the jurisdictions most relevant to our clients.

Across our four offices in London, Brussels, Beijing and Hong Kong we have 109 partners and over 1300 employees worldwide. We make sure we have the finest lawyers in the market and train them to the highest standards. This means our clients always get advice which is clear, confident and commercial, but also advice which guides and leads them towards a recommended solution. 

We have an underlying sense of pride in who we are and what we do, and our inclusive culture gives rise to a unique diversity of thinking, which is critical to our success and helps maintain our position as a true market leader.

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Website
Telephone
+44 (0)20 7600 1200
Location
One Bunhill Row
London
EC1Y 8YY
United Kingdom
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