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Would you enjoy working with school leavers, students and graduates who are about to embark on their career? Are you passionate about widening access to career opportunities?  If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for a Recruitment Assistant to join our Emerging Talent resourcing team.

What you'll be doing:

We are looking for a Recruitment Assistant to delve into a breadth of work across our Emerging Talent team. You will not need prior resourcing experience, we are looking for someone with a curiosity and appetite to get stuck into all aspects of their work and contribute to our team's culture of continuous improvement to deliver our market-leading emerging talent offering.

You will be placed to develop your confidence and skillset alongside our Recruitment Business Partner and RecruitmentSpecialists; our team not only recruit trainee solicitors, apprentices and client support roles but also manage all aspects of these programmes and provide pastoral support. You will also help to run our leading Working with Schools programme, engaging with local schools and aspiring students to show them all that Burges Salmon has to offer. The work will be fast-paced and guaranteed to build your skillset working with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Our Emerging Talent team run recruitment cycles over a period of months to attract (careers fairs, schools visits, social media and in-house events) and recruit (application review, assessment centres, work experience, interviews) the very best early talent. The work of our Emerging Talent team is integral to our recognition as a top 75 social mobility index employer and our commitment to PRIME, ensuring fair access to the legal profession.

What we're looking for:

  • Previous administrative/coordination experience with ownership of tasks and processes to input in our recruitment campaigns and processes.
  • Confidence engaging with a range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Experience adapting to change in a fast paced environment with excellent organisation and communication skills to deliver successful events and programmes.
  • A shared ambition and passion for inclusive employment and levelling access to careers in the legal sector. 

There will be an aspect of travel to attend careers events so we are looking for someone who can be flexible  to travel and work outside of core office hours as and when required.

About the firm

Our six core values - Ambition, Collaboration, Commitment, Fairness, Quality and Respect - are at the heart of everything we do and help to shape our unique culture. As well as high quality work and exciting development opportunities, we offer our people a professional, friendly and sociable working environment with a real sense of community.

A full overview of all the benefits of working at Burges Salmon can be found on the 'working at Burges Salmon' section of our careers page.

We are delighted to have been awarded the 'Best Law Firm to Work at' by RollOnFriday 2022 and have recently been named one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2022. Our commitment to excellence has also recently been recognised by the IIP who have awarded us Platinum certification.

It's important to us that our organisation represents the diverse community in which we operate and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. As a Disability Confident employer we will provide a fully accessible recruitment process and offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We're committed to finding the right person for this role and are open to discussing flexible working, full time or part time working patterns.

For more information please see the job description attached below, any questions regarding the role or the interview process please contact Sophie Russell (Resourcing Advisor) at Sophie.Russell@Burges-Salmon.com

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. If you are interested in applying, please submit an application as soon as you can.



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Burges Salmon, One Glass Wharf, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS2 0ZX

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Competitive Salary
25 days annual leave
2 paid days leave volunteering
Pension and life assurance
Private medical insurance
Parental leave
Flexible working
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