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Our recruitment process

  • This page explains what you can expect from our recruitment process.

    Applying for a job

    The first step is to register using our online recruitment system.

    You’ll be asked to provide some personal details. You’ll then need to complete an online application form and/or upload a CV and a supporting statement usually no longer than 500 words.

    You must provide us with evidence in your application that demonstrates you meet all the essential criteria as set out in the job description.

    We do not accept job applications or CVs sent to us by email or post. You must complete an application on our online system.

    We’re a Disability Confident employer and are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. If you have a disability defined by the Equality Act, you're eligible to apply through the guaranteed interview scheme.

    To apply through the scheme, you must have a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term negative effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

    Under the scheme we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets, or best meets, the minimum criteria for the job.

    What happens next

    You’ll find the closing date of the vacancy in the job advert, as well as interview dates where possible.

    In most cases you’ll be told the outcome of your application within three weeks of the closing date.

    The interview

    If your application is successful, you’ll be invited for an interview. The selection process can vary depending on the role you’ve applied for, but as a minimum you can expect a face-to-face competency-based interview.

    During the interview, we’ll talk to you about your knowledge, skills and experience. We’ll also ask you to give us specific examples of when you’ve demonstrated the behaviours that are important for the role you’ve applied for.

    Depending on the role, we may also ask you to:

    • complete a psychometric assessment, helping us assess your personality traits
    • a skills test
    • prepare something ahead of the interview, like a presentation

    Whatever the situation, we’ll let you know what to expect from your interview in advance, giving you enough time to prepare.

    If you need reasonable adjustments to be made due to a disability, let us know in advance of your interview so we can make the necessary arrangements.

    How to prepare for the interview

    We’ll send you all the information you need in advance of the interview, such as:

    • who you’ll be meeting
    • how long the interview will be
    • any specific information that may be part of the selection process

    Please bring to the interview proof of your eligibility to work in the country where the role is based.

    Interview location

    We do not reimburse travel expenses for interviews.

    If your interview is taking place at our Birmingham office, please allow an extra 10 minutes to go through security and reception.

    View our office locations

    We have more information to help you with your travel arrangements and disabled access.

    After the interview

    We’ll aim to let you know the outcome of your interview as soon as we can. This will normally be within 10 working days.

    If you’re unsuccessful, you can ask us for feedback.

    Contacting the recruitment team

    If you have any questions or problems using our recruitment system email the recruitment team.

    Recruitment agencies

    We have a Preferred Supplier List (PSL) of recruitment agencies that we work with when we need support.

    We do not accept speculative CVs or candidate introductions from agencies that are not on our PSL.

    The Law Society Group is an Investors in People accredited organisation.

    Investors in People

    The Law Society's recruitment system has been awarded AA certification from the Digital Accessibility Centre.

    Digital Accessibility Centre Accreditation Certificate

    The Law Society Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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