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About us
Duncan Lewis was founded in 1998. We are a large and established company employing over 700 staff delivering legal services in over 60 languages. Duncan Lewis serves corporate entities and private individuals in over 25 practice areas from offices throughout London and across England and Wales. Our success in case results are regularly reported in the media and our staffs’ accomplishments are acknowledged and recommended as leaders in the legal directories; The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, as a top tier firm and described as a “diligent and professional team that is prepared to go the extra mile for its clients”.

The foundations of our service are built upon four principles: commitment, communication, confidentiality, and courtesy.

Main Responsibilities of the Role
  • Report directly to HR Manager
  • Coordinating full cycle recruitment activities including drafting/placing job adverts, updating job descriptions, managing applications/CVs, liaising with candidates and Directors, arranging interviews, making offers and providing feedback
  • Managing recruitment database/tracker and ensuring that relevant details are updated
  • Liaising with agencies where requested and utilising social media for recruitment adverts
  • Overseeing the recruitment activities and administration from outsourced team
  • Ensuring right to work checks are completed and assisting with background checks
  • Drafting and releasing offer/contractual documents
  • Ensuring completed new starter documentation is returned
  • Dealing with new starter administration (liaising with IT, etc)
  • Assisting with Induction for new starters including for outer London offices where required (i.e. collecting documents, arranging training, etc)
  • Updating personnel details on HR database and managing of personnel files.

  • Responding to recruitment and HR queries
  • Assisting with HR Operational matters and Administration, including note-taking at meetings where required
  • Ad-hoc project work and any other reasonable duties required of you.
  • The list of main responsibilities provided above does not intend to be exhaustive and will be reviewed on annual basis to ensure that the role remains aligned to the published Business Plan.

  • Key Skills Required:
    To succeed in your role as Recruitment Assistant you will:
  • Demonstrable HR/Recruitment administration experience in a commercially, fast paced environment
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage a large workload under pressure
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • A self-starter who demonstrates initiative and problem solving skills
  • Professional manner, proactive approach to work and a team player
  • Ability to demonstrate a flexible approach to work
  • Demonstrate the ability to work confidentially, remaining discreet at all times
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and ability to work with HR/Recruitment databases
  • CIPD qualification desirable
  • HR or business related degree desirable

  • What we offer
    • Competitive salary
    • A fantastic supportive team
    • Flexible working hours
    • Excellent progression opportunities
    • Support for appropriate legal awards/recognition

    Further information regarding this role and benefits on offer can be found in the job description.

    Ready to apply?
    To be considered for the role of HR Assistant, please click on the ‘Apply Online’ button and submit your details along with a copy of your CV and a supporting statement.

    The recruitment process will fully comply with GDPR and other applicable laws. Background checks including DBS checks will establish your eligibility to work in the UK and suitability to the role.
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Job Details
Location:London City
Department: Support
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000
Job Type: Permanent
Date Posted: 15/07/2022
Last Date for Application: 05/08/2022
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We are the fastest growing firm of Solicitors, with offices across London and the UK. We deal in a wide range of legal services that caters for clients on a public funding or private fee basis. Duncan Lewis is privileged to have several franchises from the Legal Aid Agency.

We look to recruit dedicated and talented employees in both legal and non-legal capacities, and we are always interested to receive applications from quality candidates, whether experienced or novice. If you can demonstrate a strong commitment to the areas of law provided by the firm, and you are keen to build a career with us, please click here to apply online with your details and CV.

Duncan Lewis is committed to Equal Opportunities and embraces diversity of its staff. The Company strives to ensure that our staff reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, which is reflective at all levels within our workforce. We guarantee an interview for candidates that disclose a disability and meet the essential requirements for the post. Please provide additional details in your covering letter, if this applies.

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