Senior Coordinator - Trainee Development

  • Job Reference: JO0000003361
  • Date Posted: 22 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Ryder Reid Legal
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: HR
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Our US headquartered international law firm client is looking for someone to coordinate the administration of their London Trainee programme to ensure SRA (Solicitors Regulatory Authority) compliance. Working closely with the Training Principal and International Attorney.

The aim of the role is to provide an effective training and professional development programme for the firm's future talent: trainee solicitors in addition identifying, attracting and engaging strong lateral candidates.

Development Lead:

  • Coordinate new Trainee onboarding, orientation, integration and ongoing professional development
  • Coordinate Trainee rotations including Supervisor and Mentoring assignments
  • Support Trainee evaluation process (including liaising with associates and partners in relation to

the preparation of the evaluation feedback)

  • Schedule and conduct Trainee development meetings with each trainee (approx. every 2 months), giving advice and guidance when looking at career plans and discussing performance and experience to date. Keep a record of key information and escalate any concerns to the Training Principal and International Attorney Development lead.
  • Assist with qualification assessment and placement of Trainees as first year associates following

the conclusion of the training contract.

  • Support and attend Graduate Recruitment events throughout the calendar working closely with

the Graduate Recruitment Coordinator to attract and engage potential further Trainees

  • Work with the International Attorney Development lead and Training Principal to ensure a smooth transition to Qualifying Work Experience (QWE) from the current Training Contract and lead on project management and communications of the requirements and expectations
  • Data management including monitoring of work availability reports
  • Monitor CLE attendance and LDH hours
  • Support the rotation of Librarian duties
  • Monitors emerging trends in peer law firms with regards to all aspects of Trainee training and

suggest ideas for change, innovation or greater efficiency on trainee development initiatives

and/or programme processes

  • Coordinate all aspects of Lateral Associate recruitment working closely with the London Lateral Hiring Partner, Talent/Diversity Leads, International Attorney Development Lead and central TM

Recruitment team:

  • Support the London office strategies for attracting and hiring lateral lawyers through the

instruction of third party agents, CV review process, coordination of interviews and communication of feedback which includes, but is not limited to, data entry, assisting with filling interview schedules, greeting candidates and soliciting interview evaluations

  • Coordinate the preparation of job descriptions and information packs for new lateral hiring


  • Explore opportunities to encourage direct applications, reducing agency fees and raising the V&E

profile in the London associate market

  • Maintain timely communication with external recruiters on hiring progress
  • Coordinate relationships with well positioned D&I partners in the London legal marketplace and facilitate a working relationship with the International Attorney Development Lead and Central D&I team
  • Coordinate immigration process for Lateral Associates requiring sponsorship
  • Support Lateral Associate onboarding, orientation and integration