BCL is the UK’s leading regional legal recruiter because we are and always have been a team.
We're preferred recruiters for many clients, so you get plenty of vacancies to work with. You'll also discover that candidates come to BCL as the first choice in the regions. Our tried and trusted formula really works – follow it and you’ll hit then most likely exceed your targets, and enjoy a varied range of exceptional rewards.
BCL has been recognised as being one of The Sunday Times Best 100 Small Companies to Work For.
Here are some of the reasons why:
Brand, Clients, Candidates
BCL Legal is a market leader in legal recruitment. This means you will benefit from working with great clients (often as a Preferred Supplier) and be the recruiter of choice for the best candidates. The stage is set for you to thrive here.
We offer highly competitive basic salaries, and a transparent, uncapped bonus scheme. Additionally, we hold exciting incentive events and trips. We also offer a comprehensive benefits programme.
Paths to promotion are also transparent, and merit based - if you hit objective performance measures and display defined behaviours, you will be promoted.
Tools, Tech and Process
At BCL we give you the tools to succeed. Our database is big and brilliant - it provides you with an unparalleled ability to deliver for clients. We invest heavily in tech - you will enjoy a competitive advantage here. Our processes are honed to ensure you excel as a recruiter.
Learning & Development and Awards
We are proud to have been recognised as one of "The Sunday Times Best 100 Small Companies to Work For" in 2016 and 2017. That's partly because we have market leading learning & development programmes and provide our people with ongoing support and coaching.
Our leaders work actively in the business, leading by example. They give to the business, not take from it. We have a strong work ethic, but you set your goals and metrics. You'll be treated like an adult here, but you need to behave like one.
Challenge and Job Content
You will work with leading law firms and companies on roles and projects of significant strategic impact - engaging with them to devise and deliver effective solutions. You will help talented legal professionals fulfil their ambitions- in doing so you will grow your own business and be rewarded.
It's all about the win-win at BCL. We're happy to discuss flexible working patterns which meet the needs of the business and your personal needs, whether that be remote working or flexible hours.
You will be provided with an environment in which you can flourish, where you set your goals, where you will be trained and coached to perform to realise your potential. What's more our people and offices are fantastic!
Principally, we recruit people who come from one of three work backgrounds. In each case, we will stand with you and help you make the transition to BCL Legal; in each case, we have successful people here who have taken the same path - so you'll be in good company.
Click on the relevant button below to see what we can offer you and how we can support you.
What We Can Offer You
We have many people at BCL Legal who have joined us from law firms, including Addleshaw Goddard, Eversheds, Hempsons, Hill Dickinson, Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, Halliwells and Pannone as well as a number of smaller firms.
Often, but not always, these people had simply reached a stage where they felt that the Law was not for them – that they wanted a career which provided them with more people contact, more opportunity to develop business and lead client relationships, greater variety, more autonomy, a better work/life balance and earnings potential (we would contend that a good recruiter can and does earn more than a good lawyer).
They felt, and rightly so, that a career in legal recruitment would allow them to leverage the value of their experience in the legal profession whilst also opening up a new, exciting career path. And that’s exactly what we can offer you – a fresh start in an environment better suited to your skills and aspirations.
The Law can provide great intellectual challenge, of course. Well, with BCL you might find yourself consulting with a major law firm with plans to “Northshore” its operations; or a Big 4 Accountancy firm looking to grow its Legal services; a FTSE 250 company looking for a new Head of Legal, or a smaller firm needing to make a critical appointment which would be pivotal to its succession planning. They will look to you to consult with them, devise and deliver a solution – a solution you need to price and manage through to conclusion.
Similarly, you will be working intimately with candidates and helping them to make moves which advance their careers and/or meet particular personal needs. You help people improve the quality of their lives – that can be tremendously rewarding.
Money? We have a clear, transparent, achievable, uncapped bonus scheme – you can earn more as a recruiter than you might have as a lawyer.
We appreciate it’s a big change to make, but no matter where you are in that decision making process, talk to us – we can provide you with honest advice and counsel to help you make the right decision for you and those you hold dear.
How We Can Support Your Transition
As stated above, we have a number of people at BCL Legal who have made the move you are contemplating – you will be in good company and safe hands. You understand the legal profession, so our job is to help harness the innate skills you have and apply them in recruitment. We take our responsibility to you seriously and you will be given in depth training to help you excel as a recruiter. Furthermore, you will be provided with a Mentor and buddy (most likely a former lawyer) to help you make the transition, while your Manager will provide you with weekly coaching and feedback.
Equally important, at BCL Legal you will be given the tools, tech and process to excel. Our database provides you with the platform to do your job well; we invest in technology so that you have every competitive advantage and our processes help you to discover clients’ and candidates needs and deliver against those needs – in other words we have a method which paves the way to success. Finally, without wishing to sound arrogant, we are a market leader – firms and companies come to us to meet their needs, candidates come to us first, we are very well represented on preferred supplier lists. With this solid platform in place, your risk is reduced and you will have an environment in which you can succeed.
We’re interested in hearing from recruiters with at least a couple of years under their belts and who have made the commitment to this industry. Temp or Perm, we’d love to hear from you regardless of your sector experience. So what can we offer you?
Warm Desks, a Strong Client Base and PSL Dominance – we are a market leading legal recruitment consultancy. Law firms of all shapes and sizes come to us to help them meet our recruitment needs. As such, many of the openings we have are on warm desks where we have clients and data. There is barely a PSL out there which we are not on. So whilst you will develop new business at BCL, this is not a cold calling environment.
The Tools to Do Your Job – our database is superb, it allows you to work vacancies quickly and effectively. We invest in technology, SEO and digital promotion so that you can compete effectively. We invest in local legal communities by working with the likes of Junior lawyer groups. We have a Central Services team which carries a lot of your administrative burden. Therefore we deliver because we have over 1000 new candidate registrations a month, because our monthly newsletter goes to over 90,000 subscribers, because our own website is one of the sector’s leading job boards.
Clear Commission and Career Paths – the goal posts don’t move at BCL, the commission is clear, fair and uncapped. Meet your goals, live by our values and the pathways to promotion are there for you.
It’s a positive environment – make no mistake, we work hard. However, you set your own metrics and you’ll be given autonomy to run your own business. We live by our values and believe in creating win–wins that work for you and BCL. You will be treated like an adult, but be expected to behave like one.
How We Can Support Your Transition
Firstly, we recognise that it can be a challenging transition. Part of our success is down to following a process and maintaining good data – that can be unfamiliar for some recruiters. Don’t worry, we have helped others manage this shift and we will coach and support you through this change.
If you are not from a legal/legal recruitment background, we will train you on the whys and wherefores of our sector (not nearly as daunting as one might think).
Some of our most successful people come from neither recruitment or the Law. We’d like to hear from you if you are currently working in some sort of sales and/or service related role and you are looking for something a more rewarding. If this sounds like you, read on…
What We Can Offer You
This really depends on your particular circumstances and aspirations, so please refer to our Why Us? section for more information. However, whatever your background, we will provide you with intensive induction training so that you learn the essentials of recruitment and the legal profession.
Additionally, a career in recruitment can offer tremendous financial reward, intellectual challenge, an office based environment, work life balance and the opportunity to work with bright, personable and often really quite funny people! In particular, BCL Legal, as market leaders, can offer a brand, the data, the tools and the processes for you to excel.
How We Can Support Your Transition
You will be trained in recruitment and on understanding the legal profession. You will benefit from weekly one to one sessions with your Manager and you will be partnered with a mentor and buddy. There are a number of recruiters here who have come from non Legal, non recruitment backgrounds and you will be in good company as you make the transition to our industry. If you come to us with the character and desire to succeed and if you have the intellectual ability to learn and adapt, we will invest in you and your success.
Recruitment Consultant - Birmingham
Due to growth, we are currently looking to recruit legal recruitment consultants in our Birmingham office - we are happy to hear from current recruitment consultants or from lawyers looking for a career change which can offer more people contact, greater variety and performance related remuneration.
Established in 2003 BCL Legal is a specialist legal recruitment consultancy working with private practice law firms and in-house legal teams throughout the UK. Initially launched in Manchester, our success has allowed us to expand; we now employ almost 60 people.
What We can Offer:
- We offer excellent basic salaries and a generous, uncapped bonus scheme - you can earn very well as a BCL recruitment consultant.
- BCL Legal is a market leader in legal recruitment in the Midland; we enjoy an enviably strong presence on PSLs and we have a client list which is the envy of our competitors.
- We provide our recruitment consultants with the right tech. and tools to excel.
- We have been recognised as one of the "Sunday Times Best 100 Small Companies to Work For" for the last two years - a testament to our training, coaching and culture.
- We promote from within and over 20% of our team members were promoted last year.
- The Birmingham team is one with a particularly strong sense of unity and camaraderie - it's a positive, energising place to work. Put all that together and we are confident that these roles represent the very best recruitment consultant roles in the Midlands!
Who We Are Looking For
We are open minded as to your background, but we are particularly keen to hear from current recruitment consultants (temp or perm, but preferably a white collar sector) or from lawyers (Paralegal, CILEX or Solicitor) looking for a change of direction. Ideally a graduate, you will have the confidence and ability to build relationships with lawyers as both candidates and clients. Whilst we do provide an exceptional platform on which to build your business, you will have an appetite for business development. You will possess an outgoing personality, be team oriented and have a strong work ethic.
If you would like any further information please contact Rob Barklamb at BCL Legal. If you're interested in this role, please apply now or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV. If this job isn't quite right, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. For a full list of jobs you can also visit the BCL job search page.
BCL Legal is an equal opportunities employer.
Recruitment Consultant - Manchester
Established in 2003 BCL Legal is a specialist legal recruitment consultancy working with private practice law firms and in-house legal teams throughout the UK. We are currently expanding and looking to hire a recruitment consultant immediately into our Manchester office. We have been recognised as one The Sunday Times Best 100 Small Companies to work for for the last two years - something which underlines our positive culture and quality.
We are looking to add to our highly successful team of recruitment consultants who focus on the Private Practice market in Leeds and West Yorkshire. With years of experience in this market, this is very much a "warm desk" - there is an abundance of clients and candidates waiting for your attention! Given this platform, this role provides a superb opportunity to earn very well. We offer:
- A generous, uncapped bonus scheme and one of the best basic salaries in Manchester.
- Objective, meritocratic pathways for promotion and career progression.
- We are market leaders and a huge number of clients and candidates choose to work with us first. This is not a cold call environment.
- We invest in technology and so give our recruitment consultants a superb platform from which they can excel. Our database, and the leverage it provides, is second to none.
- We provide cutting edge training and a culture within which you can develop professionally and personally. We support your transition into your new role.
- This role will see you work with clients and candidates to help them reach their objectives - that can provide intellectual stimulation and personal satisfaction.
- Once you are onboard and bedded in, we are very open to the idea of flexible working.
- A wonderful working environment, with lovely offices right in the heart of Manchester city centre.
Please take a look on the Work with Us page on our website for more information.
What We're Looking For:
We're open on background - we'd love to hear from existing recruitment consultants, those currently working in the Law (Solicitor, CILEX, Paralegal, etc) or someone from a sales background. Probably educated to degree level, you will be resilient, self motivated, goal driven and have the ability to communicate effectively and build relationships.
If you're interested in this role, please apply now or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us.
If this job isn't quite right, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.
For a full list of jobs you can also visit the BCL job search page.
BCL Legal is an equal opportunities employer.
BCL Legal is a specialist legal recruitment consultancy. We dominate the market in the Regions and we're looking to grow our market share in London. Established in 2003, our success has seen us expand so that we now employ over 60 people, including a Business Services team in Manchester. We are particularly proud of the fact that we have been recognised as one of The Sunday Times Best 100 Small Companies to Work For for three consecutive years, finishing 35th this year. We are now looking to recruit a Marketing Executive to drive awareness of our brand both online and offline.
We don't want to be too prescriptive with the brief for this role - as BCL's Marketing Executive we want you to be able to shape it to a large extent; but with that we need someone with the experience and know how to take a lead and work autonomously. That said, the role of Marketing Executive will see you responsible for the coordination of all marketing activity including strategy development, content creation, social media management, paid social, PR & events. We are looking for an original, creative thinker with a strong digital bias who will be responsible for the production and delivery of content across multiple channels. As Marketing Executive, you will report directly to our Operations Director.
What We Offer
· A role with considerable autonomy and strategic importance - you will be a critical role in helping us to develop in this crucially important area.
· If you're coming from an agency role, this Marketing Executive role will allow you to really play a pivotal role inside a dynamic, forward thinking organisation. With us you'll really see the fruits of your labour.
· We are market leaders with a strong brand, superb data and an understanding of how digital makes a business great - you'll have the opportunity to build on a very strong foundation.
· We have modern, bright offices in central Manchester.
· We live by our values and have developed a positive culture - as witnessed by our Sunday Times Awards.
· Pay will be commensurate with experience.
If you would like any further information please contact Rob Barklamb, Director of Talent, at BCL Legal. If you're interested in this role, please apply now or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV. If this job isn't quite right, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. For a full list of jobs you can also visit the BCL job search page. BCL Legal is an equal opportunities employer
Launched in 2003, BCL Legal is the market leader in legal recruitment in the Regions. With a new Director to lead our permanent Private Practice recruitment team, we are now looking to grow this team. At present we have a relatively small ( but very successful) team in London, the challenge now is to build a team to replicate the market position we enjoy outside the capital.
What We Can Offer
We have been recognised as one of the "Sunday Times Best 100 Small Companies to Work For" for 2016, 2017 and 2018. Here are some of the reasons why you should apply for this position:
· This is an opportunity to get in at the ground level with a market leading recruitment consultant and play a pivotal role in establishing a London perm. team - with that comes financial reward and room for career progression. If that sort of prospect excites you, then we'd love to hear from you.
· We have an exceptionally strong brand which helps us to attract the best candidates and clients. We are superbly represented on the PSLs of numerous leading national law firms which have London offices. Additionally, our London team already works with leading City firms as preferred suppliers.
· We invest heavily in superb systems, tech and processes which allows our consultants to succeed.
· As such, you will have a very solid foundation from which you can grow your business.
· We can structure a highly competitive remuneration package which rewards performance. Our bonus scheme is open and transparent - no Quarter end guess work.
· We have a stronger Central Services team which will allow you to service clients and candidates quickly and efficiently' allowing you to focus on growing the business.
· We have a culture where you will be treated like an adult, given time to develop your niche and be supported and developed as a professional recruiter.
Please look at the Work With Us page on our website for more information.
Who We Are Looking For
We are interested in hearing from either experienced lawyers or recruiters for this role. If you are a lawyer who is "done with the Law" but who still wants to be able to leverage your legal training/education and experience we can provide a superb option for a second career. We'd also love to hear from recruiters with a minimum of a year's experience in white - collar recruitment. You'll have the intellectual credibility to deal with City lawyers (which means you will be a Graduate). In either case, you will have the will and desire to help build a recruitment business to replicate what we have in the North and Midlands and to challenge the established players in the London market.
If you would like any further information please contact Rob Barklamb at BCL Legal. If you're interested in this role, please apply now or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV. If this job isn't quite right, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. For a full list of jobs you can also visit the BCL job search page. BCL Legal is an equal opportunities employer.
Delivering equal opportunities
We think it’s a basic right that everyone should have an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential. Our Equal Opportunities Policy eliminates all forms of discrimination, and applies to our own recruitment as well as the work we do for clients and candidates.
If you would like to have an informal - but entirely confidential - conversation about careers at BCL Legal,
please call our Director of Talent, Rob Barklamb on 0845 241 0933
or email him at email@example.com