Why Baker McKenzie?

At Baker McKenzie not only do we pride ourselves on leading pay and a great culture, joining a leading Global Law firm provides unique development opportunities to grow in a highly supportive working environment throughout all stages of your life. We know our people value flexibility around when and where they work. So we are committed to offering a more adaptable way to work, we call this BAgile. As a highly valued employee we will also provide you with an extensive range of wellbeing, recognition & benefits offerings.

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The Role

The Talent Management Coordinator will support the national people team and work collaboratively with all staff, partners and managers to deliver a value added Talent Management (TM) service that supports the business operations and values of the office and Firm.

The Talent Management Coordinator assists with coordination of the day-to-day operations of the national Talent Management function based in the Sydney office. This role also provides TM advice to staff, partners and managers on people related issues; including policies, procedures and employment related legislation, acts as an employee champion, assess and anticipate people-related needs, communicate proactively with our People team and business management, maintain an effective level of business knowledge about the Australian office and Firm, its culture and its competition.

The Team

The People function has responsibility for providing client facing generalist human resources support, recruitment & selection, supporting and developing all of the Firm’s people, including our Partners, Lawyers and Professional & Business Services, working closely with the Firm’s leadership to design and deliver the Firm’s people strategy, building on the Firm’s core commitments to collaboration, excellence and inclusivity. The function includes:

  • Talent Management
  • Remuneration & Benefits
  • Recruitment & Mobility
  • ID&E
  • Leadership & Learning
  • Careers, Performance and Rewards

What we're looking for -

Our ideal candidate would have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related tertiary qualification or progress towards qualification focusing on Human Resources, Industrial Psychology, Organisational Development, or other related areas;
  • 1 – 2 years of experience in a similar position or looking for the next step in their career;
  • Knowledge of HR functional disciplines (employee relations, staffing, compensation, organisational development, training, and employee development)
  • Knowledge of Australian Employment legislation including but not limited to the Fair Work Act and the Legal Services Award
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and drive results with a sense of urgency and executing against the objectives
  • Ability to influence, interact and consult with staff and partners, strong collaboration skills and effective stakeholder management
  • Coaching, counselling, business acumen, and overall communication skills
  • High level of discretion, diplomacy and a commitment to maintaining the highest level of confidentiality

About the Firm

At Baker McKenzie, we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Like no other law firm, we were born global. Our Australian practice was established in Sydney in 1964, in Melbourne in 1982 and in Brisbane in 2014. Our lawyers work seamlessly with our global colleagues, collectively providing a capacity of more than 5,600 locally qualified lawyers and 6,000 professional staff in 78 locations across 46 countries.

Baker McKenzie Australia can offer you access to complex, market leading matters working with some of the world's best legal minds - people who know the law and who understand business. We have an unrivalled ability to provide training and secondment opportunities across our global network.

Diversity & Inclusion

Baker McKenzie is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive culture for all its employees, with equal opportunity for all to progress and have a meaningful career with our Firm.

Our application process

Please apply by selecting the "apply now" link below and completing an online application form.

As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive we encourage applications from all genders, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.