Senior Practice Director - Leeds City Centre - Hybrid

Posted 14 June 2024
Salary £75000 - £85000 per annum
Discipline Executive
Contact NameSara Scott

Job description

This is fantastic opportunity for a Senior Practice Director to join an award winning Leeds based Barrister’s Chambers.

The role will report to the Board and work closely with the FD/Head of Service as a part of the senior management team to ensure operational standards and high‐quality service levels are consistently achieved.

A large part of this role will be identifying and implementing strategies for business growth and improving the profile of Chambers with a strong emphasis on developing productive and meaningful stakeholder relationships

The role would be ideally suited to someone who is strong team leader and commercially astute and credible, with a strong focus and passion for business development and marketing.

Working alongside the FD/Head of Services, the key duties of this role will include:
  • Devising and implementing the business plan for the relevant areas of the business (to include liaison with external marketing consultant) and contributing to any Chambers‐wide strategy or plan.
  • Routine reporting internally and at Board level performance vs plan, costs v income as well as risks and opportunities.
  • Development of relevant marketing plans to support the agreed strategy for each relevant area of the business
  • Undertake periodic reviews of competitors and identify opportunities for growth.
  • Network, build and maintain strong relationships with existing and prospect clients across the relevant areas of the business.
  • Ensure a coordinated approach to client relationships, identifying opportunities to match client needs to Chambers’ capabilities and execute client relationship plans effectively.
  • Proactively identify and coordinate opportunities to cross‐sell, improving internal communications and following up on agreed actions.
  • Conduct practice development meetings with members to establish a progressive and effective, long‐term approach to practice development and career targets
  • Provide estimates and quotations for significant work / tenders and negotiate and assess fees
  • Undertake audits and checking to ensure that all activities of their team are in line with the agreed quality standards.
  • Provide leadership to a team of senior and junior staff members.
  • Ensure team resources are organised and managed to best meet the needs of the business and in particular clients and members.
  • Conduct regular 1‐2‐1’s with Assistant/Practice Directors to identify areas of development and strength.
  • Attendance at company Board Meetings and Executive Board Meetings as needed.
The successful candidate will:
  • Have a significant track record working at a senior level within a relevant legal practice.
  • Have experience of working within a relevant legal field e.g. employment, civil, commercial, or family law.
  • Have experience of developing and implementing business plans and business strategies.
  • Have experience and knowledge of planning and undertaking business development activities for significant clients.
  • Have previous knowledge of marketing, marketing plans and digital marketing principles.
  • Have experience of undertaking complex fee and commercial negotiations.
  • Have previous experience of face‐to‐face business development

What’s on offer?
  • Hybrid working (3 days office based)
  • Company events
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Life insurance