Recruitment Business Partner - Belgium

Human Resources

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Human Resources


Business Professionals


Brussels, Belgium



The role

Your Skills, Our Opportunity

This role plays a vital role in shaping the operations and recruitment strategy for Belgium. This is a key position within the International Talent Acquisition team and plays an integral part in the embedding of our international talent acquisition offering. 

You will be responsible for facilitating a 'best in class' recruitment experience for candidates and your internal stakeholders, and well as developing an approach to help you deliver this agenda.

Valued for your strong leadership and the specialism of recruitment, you will take ownership of candidate experience, employer brand and talent identification, as well as the quality of service to the business.

Striking the right balance between strategic partnering, acting as a trusted advisor and operational excellence ensuring delivery of the recruitment service to the business. You will be responsible for talent acquisition extending across all career levels including early careers, experienced lawyers and business professionals.


  • You will be a true subject matter expert in talent acquisition and a trusted advisor to the business. You will be instrumental in ensuring that our Hiring Partners and Managers have the tools, technology and skills necessary to hire the talent they need for their business and to operate within the DLA Piper People Value Proposition, legislation and best practice
  • Your relationships will be collaborative within HR, the firm and across our external agency supplier base with a solutions based approach to talent acquisition 
  • Candidate experience will be at the heart of everything you do. As our Recruitment lead in Belgium, you will manage the full recruitment life cycle. You will partner with Group and Location Heads, Hiring Partners/Managers, HR colleagues, and our shared service function in Poland, to take a candidate through from identification, assessment, offer, to on-boarding and integration
  • You will play a key role in driving our diversity and inclusion in talent acquisition in your region. Your passion for ensuring our hiring decisions are ethical and without bias or discrimination will be evident, with a commitment to improving and embedding our diverse recruitment practices
  • You will tell our story. From individual sourcing strategies, to driving online media, branding and wider direct attraction methodologies. You are the custodian of the DLA Piper employer brand, acting as a role model to the business and external market


This role requires an individual who is fluent in Dutch, French and English. 

  • You are a strong team player who thinks both internationally and regionally. Previous experience of working internationally in complex, matrix, environments and creating a client focused culture will be invaluable
  • You have an in-depth understanding of talent acquisition best practice. Solid evidence of the ability to apply this knowledge through advice and in the application of processes, frameworks and tools will be necessary
  • You are a natural networker who is highly skilled at building relationships with internal stakeholders and third party management 
  • You have well-developed commercial acumen, with the ability to understand the wider impacts of decision making


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive - we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and act thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative - we are proactive, passionate team players, investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold - we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional - we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do.  We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work. 

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


We know that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.