Talent Acquisition Manager

Talent Acquisition Manager

Job Category: Support
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Cardiff London
About Acuity Law

Acuity Law is a dynamic law firm with a modern organisational structure and an agile, fluid team-centric model. Not held back by tradition, we are always looking to improve our client service and grow our community of lawyers.   

We are a team of instinctively commercial lawyers, passionate about delivering the best legal service with our people and our clients at the heart of everything we do.   

As experts in our fields, total quality at all levels of our business is our hallmark. This is our measure of success: long-standing client relationships, helping our clients to achieve their business objectives as an extension of our client’s commercial and legal teams.   

The firm’s culture is reflected in the quality of service to clients and the speed and precision with which the Acuity Law team gives advice.  

The firm’s recent accolades include The Times Best Law Firms of the Year 2020, Law Firm of the Year 2020 at Wales Legal Awards and Law Firm of the Year (Wales) at the Legal 500 Awards. 

The firm’s recent accolades include

Property Law Firm of the Year | Insider Wales Property Awards 2022

Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year | Wales Legal Awards 2020

Commended for Commercial Property | The Times Best Law Firms 2020

Job Overview

We are seeking an experienced and highly driven Talent Acquisition Manager to oversee our in-house talent acquisition department.

As a key player in driving and developing our talent acquisition function, the Talent Acquisition Manager will be responsible for leading and developing the delivery of an efficient and highly functioning firm-wide talent acquisition service.

Key Responsibilities
  • Oversee the end-to-end recruitment process, providing a best-in-class candidate experience from initial contact to day-one start.
  • Work alongside the Commercial Director to implement firm-wide recruitment strategies.
  • Driving employer branding activities to maximise organic candidate inflow.
  • Working as part of a successful team to ensure the delivery of a best-in-class end-to-end recruitment service.
  • Managing the full lifecycle of the recruitment process from sourcing to offering and onboarding.
  • Creating an engaging approach to candidate attraction utilising all available recruitment resources with a focus on direct sourcing and social media to attract high calibre candidates.
  • Proactively sourcing, engaging, pre-screening, interviewing and assessing candidates to ensure the acquisition of industry-leading talent.
  • Managing the candidate journey to ensure positive candidate outcomes.
  • Assisting in managing relationships with external recruitment partners and third parties to ensure they are fully engaged in the business.
  • Understand competitor practices and maintain a focus on continuous improvement to ensure the very best talent is identified and acquired.
  • Build talent pools of candidates for hard to fill roles.
  • Ensure compliance with SRA Code of Conduct 2011.
Essential Skills 
  • Minimum of five years’ senior recruitment/talent acquisition experience at a reputable law firm.
  • Experience of headhunting and in attractive passive candidates.
  • Confidence in recruiting at senior level and in using sound influencing skills to entice.
  • Proactive and passionate about recruitment and candidate attraction.
  • Strong track record of using social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter) to drive networking and talent pool development.
  • Ability to attract, engage and influence best-in-class talent in a highly competitive industry.
  • Experience of working with multiple stakeholders.
  • Previous project management experience desirable.
  • Strong organisational and prioritisation skills with the ability to deliver against tight deadlines.
  • Solutions-focused attitude with sound judgement skills
  • Experience of working to financial targets.
  • First class communications skills.
  • Willingness to maintain and develop up-to-date industry knowledge by maintaining personal networks, attending webinars and networking events and reading professional publications.
  • Previous experience within the legal industry preferred.
In return, we offer:
  • Competitive with a comprehensive benefits package and career development path.

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