Interim Recruitment Specialist

Service Area:
Business Services
Salary Details:
About The Role

The Talent Acquisition team is responsible for the firm's strategic aim of recruiting and retaining the best people across the firm. The purpose of this role is to provide a 360-recruitment service to the firm, working closely with internal stakeholders providing support and guidance on best practice recruitment and ensuring a great candidate experience.

The People department is filled with HR and Learning and Development professionals working in an engaging environment. This an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to join an enterprising People team and make an impact through attracting the best talent into the business.
Personal Specification

Main Responsibilities

  • To effectively manage a wide range of legal and business services roles, ensuring the business recruits quality hires in a cost and time effective manner
  • To take ownership for all volume recruitment including Paralegal roles and to run recruitment campaigns across a range of specialisms when needed
  • To provide an excellent recruitment service to hiring managers within the business and to be the first point of contact for hiring managers and agents for designated roles
  • Achieve objectives and KPI’s in relation to target set for direct hires and timely placement of candidates
  • Advertise roles internally and externally on various recruitment advertising platforms including the company website, job boards, LinkedIn and other social media
  • Work closely with Business Development to ensure talent initiatives are promoted on the firm’s social media channels
  • Assist in proactive sourcing and effective use of candidate pools via LinkedIn
  • Assist hiring manager with the creation of job descriptions, interview questions and any required assessments for interview
  • To efficiently manage candidate applications and ensure all candidates receive a timely response regarding the progress and outcome of their application
  • To conduct initial pre-screening telephone interviews
  • To take responsibility for arranging interviews: including coordinating the diaries of internal hiring managers and candidates alike. Arranging virtual interviews via MS Teams and facilitating office interviews when we return to office
  • To coordinate and run candidate assessment centres when required
  • To provide constructive feedback to unsuccessful candidates following an interview
  • Liaise with the People Administration team with regards to offers of employment information and to ensure offers are sent out to new starters in a timely manner
  • Ensure candidate start dates are effectively communicated to all relevant parties and hiring managers
  • Work closely with People development and attend the new starter weekly meeting to ensure a smooth onboarding experience for new starters
  • To liaise and build relationships with the firms preferred supplier agencies
  • Maintain and keep the recruitment data up to date and accurate through the firm’s ATS Eploy and the recruitment tracker
  • Oversee the recruitment and selection process for the Level 3 Paralegal and Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship
  • Assist with other graduate recruitment programmes when required i.e. attendance at law fairs, delivering presentations to student to convey the life and culture at HF
  • Support with the running of the Licence to Recruit programme to build hiring manager best practice and drive a consistent approach to recruitment across the firm
  • Supporting diversity & inclusion initiatives and ensure this is embedded in the recruitment process
  • Support the Senior Recruitment Business Partner on other recruitment related projects and be keen to get involved in other people initiatives and projects across the people department

Person Specification

  • Previous Recruitment experience, gained in house, agency or via an RPO
  • Passionate about providing an excellent candidate experience and top-quality service to internal hiring managers
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a wide range of people
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Previous experience of working in fast paced volume recruitment role
  • Previous experience in leading interviews and candidate assessment days
  • Previous experience of working with an agency PSL and negotiating terms
  • Legal recruitment experience would be desirable but not essential
  • Has the ability to take initiative and pride in their work; and is flexible with a positive attitude to change, both internally and in the context of the business needs.
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to adapt style of communication
  • Positive “can do” attitude
  • Ability to operate within tight deadlines and manage a number of work activities at any one time
  • Ability to use initiative and suggest idea and solutions to enhance the recruitment service to the business
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS 365 tools including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Teams, One Drive, SharePoint


The Firm

Horwich Farrelly are a successful niche practice, who promote a relaxed and approachable atmosphere and operate a relaxed dress down policy.

Our full time hours are 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday 7 hours per day working flexible hours between 6am to 9pm. 

All our employees receive range of company benefits including:

  • Flexible working hours;
  • Reduced gym memberships;
  • Training bursaries;
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays;
  • Employer pension contribution;

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