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Early Talent Events Co-Ordinator

Business Services
21000241 Requisition #

CMS have an exciting opportunity for an Early Talent Events Co-Ordinator based in either our London or Bristol office!

About CMS

CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.

CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.

About the Role

This role supports the Early Talent Acquisition & Development teams in attracting, recruiting and retaining early talent who will ensure the continuing success of the firm. You are required to assist the team in all areas of the acquisition & development cycles and be able to communicate effectively at all levels, from potential solicitor apprentice applicants to partners. The role reports into the Early Talent Acquisition and Development Managers and will perform project-based activities working alongside the wider team based in London, Bristol and Scotland.

Event and Programme Co-ordination

• Planning and co-ordinating events in our offices and virtually, on-campus and across schools and colleges including: venue and catering booking, advertising and marketing, securing firm representatives, fairs, skills sessions, booking travel, creating name badges, payment of invoices and accommodation
• Liaise with our external suppliers with whom we partner 
• Organising interview days and assessment centres for our First Steps, CMS Academy and Apprenticeship programmes across all offices
• Co-ordinating interviews/sourcing interviewers and scheduling candidates, finding replacement interviewers, trainees or candidates when cancellations occur
• Provide an exceptional experience to candidates and key stakeholders when facilitating assessment centres across multiple locations
• Organisation of trainee events throughout the year including induction, NQ dinner & seat fairs 

University Liaison

• Building relationships with career services, faculty contacts, societies that we sponsor and other key stakeholders to market and plan events
• Supporting the brand ambassador programme administration including organising training and debrief events in England and Scotland

Programme support

• Providing programme and delivery support to Advisors during all programmes (including PRIME, First Steps and the CMS Academy) - this could include updating calendar placeholders and sourcing willing volunteers
• Preparing programme booklets/induction packs for both trainees and supervisors
• Content generation
• Manage and create engaging email content to be shared with those signed up to our Early Talent database throughout the year  
• Creating and delivering an engaging social media campaign across our Talent Acquisition channels – including Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn
• Design, create and deliver materials for on-campus skills sessions


• Co-ordinate all forms of advertising, media publication submissions and profile-raising activity in graduate and schools/college market
• Stock management of merchandise throughout the year for all Early Talent and Development events

About You

The ideal candidate will have knowledge and/or interest in the Early Talent Acquisition and Development landscape with previous experience of event management, potentially to include assessment centres, socials and other ad-hoc events.

You will be educated to A Level standard have strong IT skills across major Microsoft Office applications, and experience in using databases or case management software,

Previous experience in high volume document design and production would be advantageous and excellent interpersonal and communication skills – written and spoken as well as attention to detail is essential.

You will be an enthusiastic individual, prepared to take a hands on approach to managing their workload using their own initiative. You will have excellent proven organisational skills, with the ability to multi-task and keep calm under pressure and be a team player with a positive attitude, willing to support the rest of the team.
You will be able to be flexible and willing to work additional hours when necessary in peak seasons. 

Equal Opportunities

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive. For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please view the Diversity & Inclusion pages on our website.

Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.


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