Here are some examples of what we offer:

  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • Birthday privilege day and Christmas shutdown
  • Holiday buy, sell and carryover scheme
  • 2 charity volunteering or pro bono days
  • Flexible, agile and home working
  • BUPA
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Flexible pension scheme
  • Medicash
  • Enhanced family leave policies
  • Life assurance
  • Annual travel season ticket loan
  • Dress for your day policy
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Financial contribution towards home working equipment
  • Introduction to the role:

    Working as part of the HR Operations team, you will primarily provide end to end recruitment support to key stakeholders within the firm. You will also be required to provide general HR support for a range of regular and ad hoc tasks, such as responding promptly to queries and requests, and also assisting with HR processes, such as offers of employment, leavers and variations to contracts.

    Introduction to the team:

    As a HR Assistant, you will be part of a wider HR team that supports the firm in areas such as HR administration, HR Operations, Recruitment, Talent and Development, Reward, Diversity and Inclusion and IT Learning. Led by an HR Director, the team is currently made up of 16 people, who strive to deliver a seamless service to all Partners and employees.

    Key responsibilities:

  • Support an effective end to end recruitment service
  • Utilise the candidate management system (AllHires) for vacancy progress including: Posting vacancies Creating vacancy newsletters Screening candidate applications Shortlisting candidates and creating review rounds Candidate communications
  • Arrange and co-ordinate candidate interviews
  • Make verbal offers and complete HR Offer Proformas
  • First point of contact for vacancy queries for candidates and agencies
  • Provide weekly recruitment updates
  • Support direct hire focus utilising our career pages and website, LinkedIn approach and promotion of internal Refer, Recruit & Reward Scheme
  • Send out interview guidelines and packs to Hiring Managers
  • Support when required with competency based interviews
  • Coordinate any temporary staff requirements
  • Assist with writing job descriptions
  • Involvement in any ad-hoc projects as required
  • Providing support to the wider team on HR processes, such as offers of employment, leavers and variations to contracts.
  • General administration tasks
  • Supporting with general HR queries.
  • Producing ad hoc reports from the HR system;
  • Works to best practice at all times
  • Essential:

  • Previous recruitment experience (in house or agency)
  • Demonstrable experience of working on variety of roles
  • Good knowledge of the full recruitment lifecycle
  • Experienced with competency based interviewing techniques
  • Excellent competence in Microsoft Office
  • Strong administration and communication skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines, under pressure and be organised
  • Proactive and professional approach to work
  • Ability to work as part of a wider HR team and maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive issues
  • Flexibility in approach
  • Desirable:

  • Legal or professional services recruitment experience
  • Hill Dickinson is committed to providing fairness and equal opportunity for all regardless of age, gender, gender identity, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital or transgender status, nationality, religion or belief.

    We understand that our power as a firm comes from empowering our people and that it is only by encouraging and enabling individuals to be themselves at work that we can truly benefit from their rich and varied strengths.

    Hill Dickinson is an equal opportunities employer. All applications received by the firm will be considered based on their merit alone and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of background. 

    We are a Disability Confident employer, which means that we will make reasonable adjustments to help you perform at your best. Please contact the HR team at [email protected] should you require any adjustments to the application or interview process.

    Trust – Respect – Innovation – Collaboration

    All successful candidates will be subject to our standard pre-employment screening, including a basic criminal record check via Disclosure and Barring Service. Any offer of employment made is conditional upon completion of all checks. 

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