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Early Careers Advisor

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Bristol or Southampton

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Due to our continuing growth and focus on our people, we are delighted to be expanding our Talent Development Team, creating a new Early Careers Advisor role based in either Southampton, or Bristol. Reporting to and supporting the Early Careers Manager, you will together be responsible for the day-to-day experience of early careers colleagues across the firm, supporting the successful roll out of our early careers strategy and ensuring alignment with the firm's strategic priorities. You will enhance the early careers experience and brand both internally and externally and seek and promote opportunities for professional development throughout the business ensuring employees have the information, resources and development opportunities they need to flourish. 

This is a varied role where among other themes, you will be focused on:  

  • providing practical early careers advice and support to individuals
  • supporting early careers programmes across the firm, including our trainee solicitors, trainee legal executives and apprentices, aligning programmes with future business needs and supporting a diverse pipeline of experience
  • supporting the end-to-end early careers process from attraction, engagement, sourcing and assessment centres to offer stage, in conjunction with team members and business partners 
  • supporting the early careers operational and development function, as well as the early careers experience, alongside the Early Careers Manager and further stakeholders
  • collating and reporting performance metrics to the Early Careers Manager/stakeholders

What we need

This is a great opportunity to support our Early Careers Manager with the direction of travel, development and operational management for our early careers offering.  We are looking for: 

  • proven successful experience working in a similar role, ideally within a law /professional services environment
  • a good awareness of the early careers lifecycle from attraction to ongoing learning and development and retention
  • strong organisational skills, with experience of managing projects in a fast-paced environment
  • confident communication skills with the ability to engage at all levels with stakeholders/candidates/employees
  • confident IT skills (MS Office)
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • the ability to champion diversity and inclusion as a core value of the business, influencing with best practice and strategy
  • the ability to spot opportunities to improve our processes, and collaboratively create/suggest new approaches which meet business needs and strategic priorities
  • a passion for early careers development, talent management and learning
  • a great team ethic

Our offer to you

In return for your efforts, you can expect considerable scope for personal as well as professional development. We encourage people to engage with our popular and well supported coaching and mentoring programmes, which connect you to people right across the firm and at every level. We create space for mental and physical wellbeing with our weekly Lifestyle Hour, along with private medical insurance, 28 days annual leave and a sabbatical you can take every 5 years. You can also buy holiday, and manage your benefits flexibly using our sophisticated portal to configure your total reward offer according to what you value most. As part of this, you can make ongoing or one-off donations to our charitable foundation and access our CSR programme where you can engage with community-based initiatives (as a team, or individually) twice a year, to give something back where you feel it matters.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role, please contact our Recruitment Team via email in the first instance, and we will come back to you as soon as we can: [email protected]

Why Foot Anstey?

As one of the UK's fastest growing law firms, Foot Anstey believes in helping our clients and people achieve their ambitions, unlocking new and exciting opportunities. Our team of business and legal advisors are motivated by understanding clients' goals and collaborating with them and other advisers to deliver solutions.  By becoming our clients’ most trusted advisor, we are enabling them to achieve their ambitions. How we do it is just as important as what we do. Our values define the way we act with our clients and one another every day, and because of these we think our culture and environment sets us apart.

Over our history we've grown from a high-street firm to a significant regional and national player working with leading brands and individuals predominantly across six key sectors: Private Equity, Retail & Consumer, Energy & Infrastructure, Islamic Finance, Developers and Private Wealth. Our strategy of gaining market share through meeting clients' needs, investing in and developing high quality talent and using technology and innovation to enhance our services has led to significant growth. We operate from seven locations: Truro, Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Bristol, Southampton and London.

Our people are central to our success, in every part of the business. We actively support our employees to achieve their aspirations through offering meaningful careers with balanced rewards, which have been carefully designed to focus on personal wellbeing. We offer continual opportunities for support and professional development through our Business Skills Academy and Digital Skills Academy and believe in empowering each other to achieve and strive to create a progressive and inclusive working environment. Being forward-thinking, we are open to discussing flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, with over 40% of our existing employees having a permanent flexible working pattern. In addition, our impressive suite of flexible benefits will enable you to prioritise what matters most to you.

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is integral to delivering our strategy, and we were delighted to be awarded the National Equality Standard for a second time in 2021.  We consider this to be right at the heart of our priorities and goes way beyond our policies – it’s something we consider across everything we do, from the make-up of our client teams, encouraging staff to reach their potential, through to our leadership. We aim to support our clients and our people to achieve their goals, regardless of background, gender, race, beliefs, sexuality or other non-work related factors. We champion aspiration and encourage it in everyone that works with us.  As such we actively encourage applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any characteristics protected by law.

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