Graduate Recruitment & Development Officer (Fixed Term, Part-Time)

Baker & McKenzie
South East England
15 Oct 2016
12 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The Team

The Human Resources & Development (HR&D) department in London consists of the following teams:

HR Business Partnering
Employee Relations, Reward and Management Information & Reporting
Diversity & CSR
Learning & Development
Recruitment (Experienced Hire & Graduate)
Secretarial Services Management Team

The Role

We are currently looking for a Graduate Recruitment & Development Officer to join our Graduate Recruitment and Development team in London. The role is part time - working 3 days a week.

In particular the role will include:

Spring, Summer and International Placement Schemes

Responsibility for the smooth running of these programmes with assistance from the GR intern
Lead point of contact both for candidates and within the business
Design of all schemes and overall responsibility of effective delivery and return on investment
Reviewing on-line application forms in conjunction with other officers
Advertising and marketing of the programme to ensure maximum publicity
Ensuring the administrative elements of the programme are delivered by them
Oversee the programme of training and social events
Overseeing the seat allocation process, with support from the GR Intern
Overseeing trainee mentor allocation and briefing with support from the GR Intern
Overseeing the feedback and debrief sessions with support from the GR Intern
Budget tracking
Produce an end of scheme report for the GRDM in a timely manner

Recruitment Advertising

To act as point of contact for all external contacts
Oversee advertising strategy for Graduate Recruitment
To review all new requests for advertising and make recommendations to the GRDM and Head of Recruitment
Co-ordinate the placement of adverts and articles within publications, liaising with Marketing Department when necessary
Negotiate competitive advertising rates
Manage the advertising spend and maintain the costings spreadsheet
Award submissions

Online Media

Liaising with the Marketing and Communications Team as appropriate to
Propose a strategy for online advertising and social media (to include costings)
Implement and maintain the Firm's Graduate Recruitment social media presence
Ensure full and comprehensive use of online advertising opportunities
Monitor the success of online advertising
Ensure the Firm's Graduate Recruitment website is updated whenever required
Supervision of the GR intern to successfully implement and run the Future Trainee Facebook page

Campus Management and Sponsorship

In the role of Campus Lead , has overall responsibility for the campus strategy across the Firm's key target universities (overseen by the GRDM) including:

Creating a formalised template for team campus plan
Providing guidance around content of campus plans to ensure consistency
Responsibility for promotional items and merchandise
Overall responsibility for the Brand Ambassador programme, including and managing the ambassadors in conjunction with an external agency
Responsibility for the campus social media strategy
Managing the data collection and ROI project
Budget tracking and reporting
Responsible for campus liaison at the following target universities:

Queens, Exeter, Durham, Nottingham, Leicester, Cambridge and QMUL. Joint responsibility for Warwick and Southampton. To include:

Writing, and following, a structured business plan for each university, focussing on law and non-law recruitment
Relationship building with key contacts at Careers Services, within student bodies and law faculties
Attendance at relevant marketing events, including law fairs and autumn presentations
Management of the budget for each university
Liaise with careers services to book milkround presentation dates
Oversee GR Intern to book and manage correspondence with venues
Oversee GR Intern to coordinate event staffing
Oversee GR Intern to arrange transport and accommodation where required

First Year Insight Scheme

Responsibility for the strategy/content of the First Year Insight programme supported by the GR Intern.

Trainee Development

To support trainee development processes when necessary and assist with trainee matters as required.

Other Responsibilities

Supporting the GRDM with the Graduate Recruitment marketing campaign
To attend ad-hoc events and presentations, as necessary
Ad-hoc project work, as required
Oversee responses to generic Graduate Recruitment inbox (administered by GRD Co-ordinator and GR Intern)

Candidate Management

To assist with application screening and group assessments as required.
Responsible for screening applications, reviewing video interviews and acting as a Group Assessor

Skills and Experience Required

Experience of a similar role - ideally within a Professional Services environment although this is not a prerequisite
Experience of managing relationships with universities and ideally setting campus strategy
A flexible approach to meet current and future business needs
A good knowledge of relevant IT systems
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
Ability to quickly understand the Firm's HR policies and procedures
Ability to plan, schedule and arrange own activities to accomplish objectives
Ability to build rapport at all levels
Collaborative, effectively working with others to achieve team success
Respects and enjoys the diversity of cultural, social and academic backgrounds found in the Firm

The Firm

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Baker & McKenzie is a truly global law firm. We have more offices in more locations than any other law firm and most of our work has an international dimension.

Yet big does not mean impersonal. We work hard to ensure that everyone knows their role and has the support they need to perform it to the highest standard. We're aided in this by our culture- we call it Fluency- which describes how we work, think and behave when we are at our best. Fluency encourages high performance in a collaborative and fulfilling way. Every person in the firm is measured in line with Fluency.

In London you will be part of an 800 person office, which is also our largest office globally. Originally opened in 1961, Baker & McKenzie London is well established in the UK as a leading international law firm and regularly involved in some of the country's most high-profile legal matters. More than any other firm we can offer you the work, pride and experience of being part of one of the world's leading law firms but in a local office environment that is hardworking, yet friendly and supportive.

The strength of the firm and our culture is evidenced by a number of recent awards, including:

FT Innovative Lawyers Report 2014: Ranked 3rd Most Innovative Firm in Europe
The Sunday Times' Best Companies to Work For 2011, 12, 13, 14, 15: currently ranked 80th
Chambers Global 2015: More lawyer and practice group rankings than any other firm globally
The Lawyer European Awards 2015: International Firm of the Year
The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2016: currently ranked 57th
Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2016: currently ranked 11th?

To Apply

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Baker & McKenzie, London is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all. This is intrinsic to everything we do and underpins Baker & McKenzie's vision to be the premier global law firm. This vision cannot be achieved without harnessing the imagination and the creative problem-solving capability of talented people whatever their background. Our unique international culture is reflected in the drawing together of a worldwide family of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds in all of our offices.

The London office mirrors the wider firm in encouraging the best people, regardless of race, religion or belief if any, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or age, to fulfil their professional aspirations with us so as to create an exciting and diverse legal environment.