Interim Lateral Recruitment Manager

South East England
06 Sep 2017
04 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Are you an experienced senior recruitment professional? Are you looking for interim opportunities? About the role CMS are seeking an Interim Lateral Recruitment Manager to be responsible for all aspects of recruitment and on-boarding for fee earners, business services staff and lateral partner hires at all levels as well as management of the recruitment team. As a member of the Recruitment & Resourcing management team you will work alongside the Graduate Recruitment and Talent Development Managers ensuring a shared strategy to achieve the highest standards of talent attraction and acquisition predominately across the UK with some exposure to international offices. Reporting to the Director of HR, the caretaker of this role for the purpose of a maternity cover will work to achieve the Firm's vision for lateral hire recruitment and will have overall accountability for the services provided. There will be a clearly defined strategy in place, which you will be expected to deliver upon. In this 12 month maternity cover you will have responsibility for; Executing the strategy and direction for Lateral Recruitment. Overseeing the end-to-end recruitment process for all hires through developing a successful and integrated recruitment team. Managing all lateral partner hire recruitment by working with Practice Groups Leads, advising on process, appointment of headhunters and leading on searches. Coordinating the Internal Partner Promotions process. Manage end to end recruitment activity for Head of/Director level appointments. Lead on existing projects including improvements to ATS/on-boarding platforms. Implementation and measurement of MI reports including service evaluation surveys. Development of attraction methods including Alumni/employee referrals. All elements of attraction and on-boarding. Management of agency relationships. Coach team to ensure they are supported, able to manage their staff effectively and effectively deliver 1-1s. Development of innovative and cost effective recruitment schemes and management of the budget associated, including measurement of cost per hire. About you We are looking for a highly skilled and professional recruitment individual with experience of working in a law firm or other professional services environment at a managerial level. To be successful in this role you will need to have experience of managing partner level recruitment, lateral recruitment processes and teams as well as experience of extracting and evaluating MI Data in order to review and improve team performance. You will have experience in direct sourcing as well as exposure to leading on the implementation of recruitment solutions. You will need to be available to start at the end of September 2017. About us CMS is an international organisation with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. Ranked as the world's 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 39 countries from 70 office worldwide. On 1 May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang came together to create a new future-facing firm, one that is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent. Equal opportunities CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status ("Protected Characteristics"). For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website. Strictly no agency applications please. If you are interested please apply online or contact Nicky Clark, Lateral Recruitment Manager, for more information.