24th January 2020

Legal Recruitment Specialist

Reference: BBBH17471

Location: Belfast Job Type: Permanent Date Posted: 24/01/2020

The Abacus Group is currently assisting our global professional services client as they seek to appoint a Legal Partner Recruitment Specialist to join their team in Belfast.

As part of a best-in-class regional Partner Recruitment team, the Legal Partner Recruitment Specialist will work closely with and provide support to the Senior Lateral Partner Recruitment Manager, EMEA / Recruitment Leadership, to deliver partner recruitment activities and ensure a first class lateral partner recruitment process and candidate experience.
The Role:
  • Working closely with the Senior Lateral Partner Recruitment Manager, Recruitment Leadership and Partner Recruiting team to execute best in class processes around lateral partner and Counsel hires for the EMEA region
  • Assist with developing and sharing recruiting materials, collateral and briefing papers for prospective lateral candidates and interviewers
  • Support the Senior Lateral Partner Recruitment Manager, EMEA / Recruitment Leadership and Partner Recruiting team with lateral partner documentation, preparing papers and communications
  • Build strong relationships with internal stakeholders including Regional Practice Group Leaders (RPGLs), Regional Finance, Business Managers and Talent Managers across the region to develop candidate papers and financials for each candidate, ensuring that the Partner team has all of the relevant information required to support and progress the process in a timely manner
  • Working closely with the Senior Lateral Partner Recruitment Manager, EMEA / Recruitment Leadership to proactively develop and manage relations with preferred external search firms and participate in search firm meetings, as required, to promote the Firm and lateral opportunities, sharing recruitment collateral and maintaining the Firm’s brand as an employer of choice, whilst ensuring a first class recruitment experience
  • Ensure effective lateral Partner tracking processes
  • Review Terms of Business, ensuring signed terms are in place with agreed search firms.
  • Ensure effective coordination and collaboration with the Recruitment Coordinators
  • Coordinate with EMEA Talent teams, the Communications team and other relevant stakeholders
  • Maintain records of all candidate proposals, offer information, KPIs etc. and ensure all documents are appropriately stored on the Firm’s document management system
  • Support the preparation for and as needed, the coordination of internal and external meetings with stakeholders, recruiting professionals and search firms
  • Work with Senior Lateral Partner Recruitment Manager, EMEA (as work stream lead for Partner Recruitment) in the delivery of relevant projects in support of Regional and Global strategy and objectives

The Person:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Significant demonstrable legal recruiting experience in a large law firm, preferably with multi-office and in support of a diverse base of legal practices (experience of lateral and partner level hiring strongly preferred)
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, with proven ability to work with and manage relationships at the most senior levels across an organisation
  • First class written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to demonstrate sound judgement and ability to work independently
  • Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines and multi-task in a matrix, fast-paced, professional services environment
  • Strong client service and delivery mind-set
  • Ability to maintain a calm, professional manner at all times, even when under pressure, acting as an ambassador for the Function and the Firm

Next Steps:

Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant in Abacus on 02890313157 for a confidential career discussion. Did you know? Abacus is NI’s only Highly Rated Recruiter with 4.5 Stars for customer satisfaction (Independent review site Feefo).

If you think you have the right skills to join our team, then get in touch. If you know someone returning/re-locating to NI then www.belfastforlife.com holds the information on quality of life, cost of living etc.

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Hana Bailie

Hana Bailie

Business Support Recruitment Consultant

028 9099 8454

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