Are you a paralegal, legal executive, trainee or qualified solicitor? Are you wondering if a career as a lawyer is for you?
If so, have you ever thought about transferring your valuable knowledge and skill set into legal recruitment? We're BCL Legal, a specialist legal recruitment agency established in 2003 and more than 80% of our team come from a legal background.
WHAT ARE YOUR CAREER MOTIVATIONS?
Maybe you're looking for faster progression, or better earning potential, or both?
We're really proud to be able to say that 10 members of our team were promoted last year, several of them within their first 12 months of joining us! We have a totally transparent progression structure based on personal billing performance.
Worried about the potential drop in basic salary? Recruitment is a very lucrative career option! If you're a top performer at BCL you can eventually end up taking home over £100k per annum. We offer competitive basic salaries (£23 - £28k at Associate level), alongside an uncapped monthly bonus scheme and annual super bonus scheme. Earning potential is up to £45k in year one.
SO WHAT DOES LEGAL RECRUITMENT INVOLVE DAY-TO-DAY?
Lots of different things! The role is incredibly varied.
Are you an ambitious individual who enjoys thinking commercially, being an expert in your field, embracing challenges and developing strong relationships? As a legal recruiter our prestigious list of clients will look to you to consult with them, advise on the current legal market, devise and deliver a solution. Similarly, you'll work closely with legal professionals every day, helping them to make moves that advance their careers and meet important personal goals and motivations.
WE'RE DIFFERENT TO OTHER AGENCIES - WHY?
Unlike most agencies, we have no monthly billing/fee targets. We trust our team to do what they say they are going to do. We also don't cold call - as a market leader we are preferred recruitment suppliers for many of our longstanding clients. Our delivery focused approach is at the core of our values.
We offer a hybrid working model - we ask that you join us for 2 core office days on Tues & Wed with the whole team, then you decide where works best for you the rest of the week!
BE A MARKET SPECIALIST
Your desk is your own business to manage and grow. Our consultants focus on a specific geographical location and set of legal practice areas, allowing them to become a true market specialist.
We are currently recruiting for a desk based out of our Manchester office that focuses on recruiting lawyers at all levels into private practice roles in Dublin & Belfast. Our Ireland team has gone from strength to strength throughout 2021 and 2022 and due to expansion we're delighted to be hiring someone to join experienced Associate Director, Sean Cully.
The BCL team are hard-working, positive, professional, goal driven and fun to be around! We work collaboratively, sharing information and finding the 'win win' in everyday situations as well as the bigger picture, in line with our values.
We offer a fantastic training programme, 26 days annual leave per year annual leave which increases with service up to 31 days, a group pension plan, Westfield health plan (plus voluntary private medical cover at a reduced rates) and more.
* Apply now and we'll be in touch.
* If your application is successful, the first thing we'll do is send you some further information on the day-to-day role and the reality of working in recruitment.
* We understand that this is a big decision, so we'll provide lots of honest information to you upfront, to help you assess if this is the right job for you.