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Job Title Graduate Development Assistant
Department Human Resources
Role Business Services
Job Location London

The role:

The successful candidate will support the Graduate Development Advisor and Graduate Recruitment & Development Manager in providing a high quality HR service to all London and Bristol trainee solicitors and future trainee solicitors.

What will you do:

Future trainees

  • Act as key relationship point of contact for all future trainees and lead on communication, ensuring queries are resolved appropriately and effective relationships are built to support a smooth integration of future trainees into the firm.
  • Coordinate all aspects of the future trainee onboarding process including management of the Trainee Skills Academy for future trainees, administration of law school tuition fees & grants including liasing with providers, organisation of joining documentation, production of internal/external correspondence, organisation of work permits where necessary and the coordination of presentations/social events.
  • Assist with the coordination and provide input to any future trainee initiatives or projects, working with the L&D team as appropriate. This includes initiatives such as Trainee Skills Academy sessions and workbooks, buddying and mentoring programme and ad hoc development sessions.

Current trainees

  • Assist the Graduate Development Advisor with all aspects of the planning, coordination and execution of the trainee seat change and secondment every 6 months. This includes timely preparation and collation of documentation and internal/external correspondence, liaising with trainees, supervisors and partners, working with other business support functions and coordinating work permit applications.
  • Assist the Graduate Development Advisor with the qualification process. Plan, manage and organise the admission to the roll for qualifying trainees under the supervision of the Graduate Development Advisor.
  • Support the Graduate Development Advisor on all aspects of the performance management process including coordination of trainee appraisals, assisting with communications, answering queries from trainees and supervisors and assisting with any changes and improvements which are implemented.

Please see the attached job description for a more detailed list of responsibilities.

What we are looking for:

Education / qualifications / experience:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent (min 2:1).
  • Minimum of 12 months (or equivalent) generalist HR experience desirable.

Knowledge and technical skills:

  • Excellent IT skills, including Outlook, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Willingness to use software packages that are unfamiliar. In particular, will be required to use and manipulate the HR database and the online appraisal tool.

General skills:

  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to communicate effectively and confidently and adapt communications styles to different audiences.
  • Able to adapt to shifting priorities and adjust plans appropriately.
  • An ability to work well under pressure and to strict deadlines.
  • Possesses a client-centred 'can-do' attitude. Is relationship focused and understands the importance of building networks both internally and externally.

Here at Simmons & Simmons:

We believe our people define us. Our working environment is genuinely collegiate with a supportive atmosphere and team ethos - we have a reputation for being a friendly culture which we are very proud of. An inclusive and diverse culture, our innovative approach and being truly international are just a few more things that make us, us.

  • Competitive Offer Package including bonus's dependant on role/level, private medical insurance & pension contribution to name a few.
  • Dress 'for your day' Code.
  • Hybrid working approach of 2 days a week required in the office with flexibility dependant on role/team/client demands.
  • A wide range of international offices including: Hong Kong; Dubai; Tokyo; Dublin; Milan; Bristol; Madrid; Singapore.
  • All offices have their own artwork collections - with a Damien Hurst and a Tracey Emin in the London office. We have a long standing history in supporting the art community especially up and coming artists.
  • The creation of Simmons & Simmons Solutions - bringing together the best legal advice from our established legal teams with non-traditional capabilities that enhance, expand and differentiate the Simmons offering.
  • We were ranked as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women and Top 30 Employer for Working Families in 2020.
  • We have Social and Sport Committees contributing to Xmas & Summer parties, end of month drinks and various sporting events.
  • We also have a range of Diversity Network Groups including LGBT+, Emerge (Race & Ethnicity) and The Number One Club (Women's network) who have organised various talks and events firmwide.

If you are interested in finding out more about this position then please contact Charlotte Smith at charlotte.smith@simmons-simmons.com with any questions. To apply for the role please click on the link at the bottom of the page/visit the career pages on our website, where there is also a detailed job description.

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