Job descriptionWe are currently recruiting for an Early Careers Recruitment Specialist to join our team in London on a 12 month contract. The Early Careers Recruitment Team has responsibility for the attraction, selection and recruitment strategies for entry-level lawyers including the marketing campaigns and our brand management at our key target schools. The firm's focus on broadening access to the legal profession is supported by the work of this part of HR. Within the team, the Early Careers Recruitment Specialist will have overall responsibility for the delivery of our diversity strategy and managing our US recruitment activities. The Early Careers Recruitment Specialist will also support the UK Early Careers Recruitment team with campus events, programmes, interviewing, broadening access activity and university relationships. Role and responsibilities Diversity Responsible for the delivery of our early careers recruitment diversity strategy. Partnering with our internal networks to ensure we are aligned to the firm’s diversity strategy. Organise and deliver diversity programmes Act as the point of expertise within the team. Represent A&O at external diversity events. Managing external diversity partnerships and evaluating our return on investment. Campus Activity Responsibility for the management of a number of target universities (including sponsorship review and building sustained university relationships and internal alumni liaison). Organisation of and attendance at, campus events throughout the year including Careers Fairs, Presentations and Skills Workshops as the lead Allen & Overy representative Delivering presentations and skills workshops at both office and on campus events Working alongside Early Careers Recruitment Manager providing input into annual marketing campaign strategy Day-to-day management of 'Diversity' budgets Selection Interviewing for early careers programmes. Review of applications throughout the recruitment season to ensure consistency of selection decisions. Delivering feedback to candidates. Main point of contact for candidates with disabilities. US Corporate Finance Group Management and delivery of the annual summer programme and LLM recruitment. Organising the summer programme and working in partnership with the US Group Partner. Ensuring the assessment process runs smoothly and offering an exceptional recruitment service to the group. Other responsibilities Provide support for the summer and winter vacation programmes where appropriate. Support ad hoc early careers projects. Management of junior administrative support. Key requirements Experience of successful volume entry-level recruitment is essential, ideally within the legal sector and certainly within professional services. Strong knowledge of the UK Graduate and Early Careers Recruitment market and Higher Education. Worked on diversity programmes and passionate about driving this agenda forward. Evidence of strong university relationships in the UK would be beneficial. Interest in the broadening access agenda. Understanding all aspects of an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) including tracking, processing candidates, search and reporting capabilities. Knowledge of US junior recruitment market is desirable. Interest in technology and utilising new systems. Ability to work collaboratively in a hybrid work environment. Excellent communication skills, both in writing and orally and excellent presentation skills. Strong analytical skills. High levels of attention to detail and commitment to excellence. Ability to build rapport with candidates quickly. Strong time management skills. Flexibility with regard to working hours as role requires evening working and overnight stays. Should you require additional support at any stage of the recruitment process due to a disability or a health condition, please do not hesitate to contact a member of Allen & Overy’s recruitment team who will work with you to provide any reasonable adjustments as required. We are an equal opportunities recruiter and do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic. At Allen & Overy, we recognise that our people are our most valuable asset, which is reflected in the wide range of benefits that are available to our employees. Some of these benefits include: our occupational pension scheme, group income protection cover, private medical insurance, mental health resources and free apps, health and wellbeing services encompassing an onsite gym, wellbeing centre and GP service, emergency back-up care support, parental and special leave, holiday entitlement increasing with length of service, holiday trading, season ticket loans and online discounts and lifestyle management services. Allen & Overy recognises the value of flexible working and embraces hybrid working, allowing our people to work from home up to 40% of their working time. We do however remain committed to working together in person for the remaining 60% of time so that we can learn, grow and succeed together. If you would like additional flexibility we will of course consider this in line with business needs. Ref: INDSJ Additional information - External Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. We work on some of the most challenging and important deals and have built a reputation for delivering exceptional legal solutions that help our clients grow, innovate and thrive. The legal industry is changing, and we're committed to leading that change, putting our people first, embracing new ways of thinking and integrating technology into our everyday work. Our business teams work hand-in-hand with our lawyers, Consultants and other specialist teams, and are ambitious, driven and leaders in their field. With us, you will constantly be learning and growing. We invest in you by offering exceptional professional and personal development – providing training, mentoring and practical support. We offer rewarding careers that are built around your strengths and designed to ensure you can achieve your personal and professional goals, recognising that those may look different for everyone. We have a powerful commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We’re determined to play our part in advancing a workplace where progress is made by harnessing our differences – whatever defines you, we ask you to bring your whole self to work. What truly defines a career at Allen & Overy? We recruit the best and ask for the best of you. We provide challenge, support and a place for you to belong. And together we excel, working on meaningful projects of global significance.
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