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Graduate and Clerkship Recruitment Manager – Sydney (12mth Parental leave)

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Work type: Full time - Contract
Location: Sydney
Categories: People & Development

● Take the next step in your graduate/clerkship recruitment career and lead the Sydney intake in this varied HR role that encompasses all steps of the graduate and clerk employee life cycle for the Sydney cohorts

● Be part of selecting and growing the future leaders of the firm! 

Who are we?

We are King & Wood Mallesons. The top tier international law firm, from Asia, for the world.

A firm born in Asia, underpinned by world class capability. With over 2000 lawyers in 30 global locations, we draw from our Western and Eastern perspectives to deliver incisive counsel.

Our unique firm was born out of a big idea – that the world needs a firm like us. A firm that can bridge East and West and create a new standard of world-class legal services. A firm that attracts clients and talent with borderless ambitions. To become the leading top tier international law firm from Asia, for the world.  Our clients need a top tier firm in the region who can match deep local understanding with a world-class platform. That's us. That's KWM.

We are driven by a simple purpose – to use our mastery of the law for the lasting prosperity of our clients, people and communities. It’s why we exist. It’s why we are KWM.

Everything we do is grounded in a set of core principles which guide the way we operate as a leading international firm – how we enable our clients to succeed; how we grow our people to be their best and how we support our communities to thrive.

● Empathy

● Betterment

● Quality

● Generosity

● Clarity

● Creativity

● Trust 

● Dynamism


Based in the Sydney CBD office, reporting to the National People & Development Manager, and working closely with a People & Development Coordinator (Graduates), this role leads the graduate recruitment function in Sydney, and is responsible for ensuring the best clerks and graduates are attracted to the firm, positioning King & Wood Mallesons as an employer of choice in the graduate market.

This is a pivotal role with a focus on ensuring KWM are employer of choice for clerks and graduates, and that once part of the KWM team, they develop and grow their career with us!

Use this 12mth parental leave cover to gain exposure to a top-tier law firm and to add another feather to your cap of knowledge in the graduate/clerk recruitment space!  


This is a relationship role that will also lean on your strategic thinking capability. Your key responsibilities will include: 

● Maintaining and improving our position as a leading graduate employer

● Management of attraction and marketing strategies for early careers talent including virtual experiences and campus activity for Sydney specific intake

● Management of Sydney recruitment and selection approach and processes for clerkship and graduate positions

● Annual review of program feedback, market positioning and recommendations for future strategy based on insights

● Overall management of Sydney grad/clerk recruitment budget

● Collaboration on national graduate development programs as needed

● Lead in the brand awareness strategies within target universities and on-campus strategies including building strong relationships with law student societies

● Support, lead and mentor the P&D Coordinator (Graduates)

Who are we looking for? 

Your passion for the value early career professionals can have on an organisation will be encouraged. You will understand the importance of being a brand ambassador through every touch point of a graduates journey and be able to bringing internal stakeholders on the journey too.

You will also need:

● Strong experience in all aspects of Graduate recruitment in Australia

● Current knowledge of trends and developments in early careers talent programs

● Strong attention to detail and a proactive, can-do mindset

● A passion and commitment to innovation and Diversity & Inclusion

● Exceptional stakeholder management

● Exceptional project management skills and enjoyment working in a timeline driven space

● Excellent verbal and written communication skills   

Next Steps

Please click ‘Apply Now’ to apply online with your cover letter summarising why you’re applying and your resume to support your experience.

Applications close COB Wednesday 25th May, 2022.

If you have any questions or need any further information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Bridget on 02) 9296 3563.

Diversity & Inclusion

King & Wood Mallesons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to principles of diversity and inclusion. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged. We acknowledge, understand, accept, and value differences among all our people. This may relate to age, marital status, ethnicity, carer's status, gender, physical and mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, spiritual practice, or religious belief, for example.

We recognise the importance of reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and pay our respects to them as the traditional owners of country.  

If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you must hold all visas and other approvals necessary for you to work for the firm in Australia.

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