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Talent Acquisition Advisor


Exeter or Bristol

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About the Role

The Talent Acquisition Team at Foot Anstey is anticipating another very busy year ahead! Building upon the successes of 2022, we are seeking to recruit an additional experienced Talent Acquisition Advisor to enable us to deliver our plans to further strengthen the alignment between team members and key practice groups within the business, to provide a more proactive service to partners and hiring managers. Joining a dedicated inhouse team led by Talent Acquisition Manager Charlotte Ferguson, you will be based from our Exeter or Bristol office with a blend of home working to meet with business needs. Your focus will be on delivering a proactive and commercially informed resourcing service to the firm, primarily taking responsibility for a combination of qualified lawyer roles and experienced business & legal support positions. Working collaboratively with hiring managers across the business to find timely and appropriate solutions to their resourcing needs, you'll be working to provide tailored support throughout the full lifecycle of a vacancy, from initial requirements scoping and securing the relevant approval, through to recommending resourcing strategy and candidate assessment options, offer negotiation and onboarding. Whilst this is inevitably a demanding and busy role, we are hugely proud of the supportive and welcoming culture within the team and wider firm, where you will be personally and professionally encouraged and supported to do a fantastic job. We care enormously about our work, striving to deliver the best results to our internal and external stakeholders, so this role will suit you perfectly if you share our passion for the highest standards of recruitment, all day, every day!

About You

As an experienced Recruiter, you will be highly motivated to deliver the very best outcomes in every interaction – whether this is with one of our partners or hiring managers, direct candidates or trusted agency partners. You'll appreciate that the quality of your work, your approach and energy, makes the difference with these key stakeholders, and in order to build and develop strong and trusting relationships, you need to fully commit to the role. Being articulate, confident and a natural influencer and negotiator, you relish the opportunity to talk about the roles you are resourcing on behalf of the firm and appreciate the importance of understanding factors affecting the different candidate markets we seek to tap into. You will be naturally energetic whilst ultimately professional, and a strong and effective communicator who knows when to listen as well as to speak and understands the power of direct communications over emails. You will be tasked with taking ownership of roles from the outset and will be expected to get to grips with the specifics of vacancies by asking the right questions in order to convey the key messages to potential candidates and agencies. Equally, you will be adept at writing convincing and insightful advertising copy for use across a range of media. As such, you may have already gained experience in a professional services inhouse Talent Acquisition team, or perhaps feel now is the time to make the move.

About the Team

Our Talent Acquisition Team is strategically aligned in order to support and enable the continued success of the firm through the acquisition of the very best available talent, recruited at the right time at the right level into the right roles. We work closely with HR Business Partner colleagues and the wider HR team to proactively support the firm with every aspect of recruitment, whilst delivering exemplary customer service in every interaction. We are responsive, solutions focussed and commercial in our outlook, confident and innovative in our advice and outward looking in order to secure the very best available talent. We give relevant, well informed and timely advice about market forces, candidate dynamics and talent acquisition trends, and are creative in how we source the best candidates. We seek to provide every candidate and agency we work with, with a positive experience, regardless of outcome, and deliver clear and timely communication with empathy, honesty and integrity.

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 28 days annual leave, private medical insurance (eligibility applies) and a sabbatical you can take every 5 years. You can also buy holiday, managing 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.

Want to know more?

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role, please contact Charlotte Ferguson, Talent Acquisition Manager ([email protected]) on 01392 685389 or 07855 258999 – or click to apply and one of the team will be in touch very soon.

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 of 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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