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Head of Knowledge – Law firm
This is a new opportunity for a Head of Knowledge in a firm with a reputation for excellence in everything they do, not just in their approach to clients but in their responsibilities an employer, which has ensured their consistent listing as one of the Sunday Times best firms to work for.
You will manage a well-established and experienced KM & Learning and Development team developing and implementing strategic solutions to support the firm’s business objectives and processes. This a real opportunity to make your own mark setting strategic objectives and most importantly delivering projects through to completion.
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Head of HR – City Law Firm
My client is a leading specialist law firm based in central London, they are looking to recruit a Head of HR to lead their HR function. Reporting to the Managing Partner and COO. You will produce the annual HR plan, including regular HR activities and discrete projects in line with business needs, changes in employment law, best practice and government legislation. Provide day to day advice on people issues to partners and managers to ensure that situations are handled fairly and sensitively with consideration to employment law and risk to the firm. Liaising with the Employment department / Managing Partner as appropriate. Lead and mentor the HR team, ensuring they are fully engaged, motivated and informed and that the team reflects the culture of the firm and delivers high quality, timely and client-focussed HR services.
FD – City Law Firm
Our client is a mid-tier law firm recognised for their expertise in specialist areas. With strong core values they have their clients interests at the heart of everything they do to ensure that they have productive relationships and business insights. They are seeking a Finance Director to support the CEO, Heads of Department and Management team. Ensure all partnership strategic financial objectives are met through professional management of accounting and finance activities in accordance with the firm’s business plan. Work closely with partners in managing their business finances and understanding KPI’s
COO – City Law Firm
This is a new role as a COO in a City based law firm and will be a key appointment to the company’s refreshed and revitalised senior leadership team and offers an outstanding opportunity to not only drive the firm’s financial performance but to utilise your skills as an effective leader and decision maker. The COO will be a trusted advisor to the Senior Partner, Management Team and Partners for a firm recognised for their distinctive client-focused service and their ability to deliver creative legal solutions to support their clients’ ambitions.
You will be proactive and practical, able to engender respect within the Firm, with sufficient authority to get things done and successfully lead operational change initiatives, drive major projects, and increase profitability. You will be expected to participate fully in developing and implementing the firm’s strategy.
Head of IT – Law Firm
Our client is a leading specialist Law firm, who provide innovative and pro-active legal advice, based in Central London. They are looking to recruit a new Head of IT to lead the development and maintenance of the firm’s IT Strategy to efficiently achieve the strategic objectives of the firm including an ability to adapt and manage change within the firm. The provision of a best in class IT function to the firm is of paramount importance and they require a highly competent technical Head of IT, who is a skilful communicator, comfortable liaising with partners and senior managers. Our client is recognised as pre-eminent in their field and require the same level from this role.
Product Manager – Law Firm
Our client is a lead international law firm based in the Caribbean. They have created a number of new roles for Product Manager to look after a series of core IT applications, ranging from Wealth, core legal IT stack and Entity management. You will have ownership of the application, responsibility for key relationships (internal and external) as well as leading a team to ensure the core applications deliver the service required by the firm.
Head of BD – City Law Firm
The Head of Business Development will develop a BD strategy to support the firm’s business strategy and help build competitive advantage in its markets. You will support improved results in business generation across all practice areas, by embedding effective and focussed approaches to business development which build on the firm’s existing strengths in its brand, and its market profile.
CEO Kent Law Firm- Thackray Williams
Having undergone recent expansion our client has the ambition to achieve further growth. This is a new opportunity for a CEO to inject energy, clear guidance and strong leadership to deliver desired results. The firm have already built strong foundations to enable this to happen and are excited about their next stage of planning. The CEO will be responsible for defining the long-term vision and will have a clear mandate to implement change. Their ultimate remit will be to drive positive growth and increase profits working closely with the managing partner, management team and Board.
Head of Business Applications – Law firm
Our client is a lead international law firm based in the Caribbean. The Head of Business Applications will be responsible for the operational management of internal and third party products and applications within the firm and accountable for management of application life cycles, support and relationships with third parties. The Head of Business Applications will be responsible for managing the team of analysts and developers that maintain and configure these products on a day to day basis.
Director of Administration – US Law firm
Our client is a large US law firm looking for a highly experienced HR professional to have overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of the London office, including business planning, intake and integration of all new hires, support staff management, and practice support. This is a fast-paced office providing legal services for clients across UK and EMEA. This position reports to and works closely with the London Office Managing Partner, the Firm wide Managing Partner and the Chief Human Resources Officer.
Our client, a well-established Firm of chartered accountants are seeking to appoint their first COO to lead and guide them in achieving operating efficiencies, increase profitability and to set a clear strategy. You will be proactive and practical, able to engender respect within the Firm, with sufficient authority to get things done and successfully lead operational change initiatives.
FD – Property Development
Our client is an exciting new sustainable property development start-up with substantial financial backing. Its aim is to put good community building at the heart of commercial development and to develop sustainable and beautiful mixed use communities. The business will be at the leading edge of property development, taking forward sustainable urbanism, tailored design and off-site construction concepts and techniques.
Head of Partnership Accounting & Tax – Law Firm
To have primary responsibility for the accounting and reporting of profit shares, tax reserves, payments, disbursements and capital on a partner by partner basis, across multi-jurisdictions and multi-currencies. To be the centre of knowledge regarding all financial arrangements for all partners globally, not only in connection with current account and capital account but, vitally, also in connection with tax reserves for each current and former partner. To act as the interface between the Partner Affairs team and other teams within finance (e.g. management accounts, tax, financial accounts, decision support and financial planning, etc) as well as with relevant external parties (auditors, accountants, tax accountant, etc), and internal members of the Tax team on all matters relating to accounting and reporting of partners’ personal financial relationship with the Firm.
Head of IT – Law Firm
As Head of IT you will formulate IT strategy and associated budget based on business needs and technological development. To be responsible for the day to day oversight and management of the Firm’s IT infrastructure and for the planning, delivery and implementation of IT projects. To be responsible for IT policy and practice development, including security standards, to ensure that all systems necessary to support its operations and objectives are in place.
FD – London a retained assignment
Specialist and growing law firm involved in ground breaking cases, based in London with an additional 2 regional offices. The firm is proud of its supportive and friendly culture and a reasonable work life balance. The firm is seeking a strategic FD, working closely with the managing and senior partner you will develop and implement the financial strategy and financial management to support the firm’s overall business strategy and will be a member of the Senior Management Team. You will act as COFA for the firm and will work with the firm’s Compliance Committee, working closely with the COLP. Evaluate prospective projects to assess resource requirements, profitability and risk. .
Head of IT – London
My client is a boutique Law Firm based in central London. They require a Head of IT to be responsible for the delivery and management of all IT across the firm and to ensure it cost effective and enables the strategic goals of the firm. This role will report into the CEO.
Managing Director / CEO – Law Firm Essex
Our client is one of the largest and longest established practices in Essex. Their focus is on high quality bespoke legal services to individuals and owner managed businesses. In their first year as an LLP they have achieved Legal 500 status and are looking to the future and the next stage of profit growth. To achieve their objectives they are seeking a highly effective Managing Director to lead and inspire them in setting and delivering strategy and business plans. Working closely with the Board you will increase profitability and ensure that innovation and exceptional client service is still at the heart of everything they do.
Head of Finance – Law Firm
Our client a well-established law firm with a thriving and diversified practice provides a comprehensive range of legal services to meet the needs of a wide variety of businesses, individuals and organisations based throughout the UK and overseas. They seek a Head of Finance to work with the CEO to deliver finance support to the firm. Successful candidates will need a can-do attitude for this demanding role. You will be versatile, rigorous, driven and a good problem-solver, seeking the best solution not the first solution to any issues. You will be responsible for statutory accounts, budgets, the monthly reporting pack and interpretation of trends. Develop and oversee the partner performance reporting framework. Ensure there is effective management information and analysis, which is developed to meet the needs of the business. Maintain and develop efficient financial processes and procedures to ensure best practice and accounting controls.
Head of Global Infrastructure and Operations – Law Firm
My client is one of the largest global law firms in the world. They are going through a huge investment in technology and changes to how technology is delivered within the firm. As Head of Global Infrastructure and Operations you will be responsible for the management, provision and enhancement of Infrastructure and Operations within the firm. Leading a team of over 70 staff worldwide.
Practice Director Law Firm
Unique specialist law firm seek a dedicated finance and management professional to help the firm to further develop and assist the managing partner in strategic planning and implementation of business objectives. Law firm experience is essential together with finance credentials to enable the production of budgets and financial year-end and act as COFA. You must evidence the ability to work on multiple priorities simultaneously whilst maintaining focus on the big picture. Experience of strategic development of a law firm.
COO – Herts
Founded in 1975, Sopher + Co is now regarded as one of the top 30 accountancy firms in the UK within the entrepreneur and private client world, counting over 130 employees working from our Elstree and Mayfair offices. Our personal approach is what sets us apart. The Chief Operating Officer will help the Firm achieve its financial and strategic objectives and will be involved in producing and overseeing the strategy for the Firm’s growth. The COO will be given considerable authority and autonomy to achieve the Firm’s goals and objectives, including improved operating efficiencies and enhanced profitability and will and take a leading role in ensuring that the business continues to develop. This is a varied, exciting and challenging role. A full role specification is available which shows the broad range of responsibilities contained with the role. Jonson Beaumont have been retained by the Firm recruit this role. All direct or third party applications will be sent to Jonson Beaumont. .
COO London law firm
The COO will take responsibility for and provide reassurance to the Equity Partners that the operations of the firm with regard to Business Services are optimised, robust, efficient and sustainable and will develop and implement best practice. Gaining an in-depth understanding of all aspects of the Firm’s strategy, operations, culture, values and ambitions you will be expected to add value to the Firm’s internal operations. The COO will assist with setting and delivering the strategy of the partnership and will represent the partnership where required. This is a senior role within the Firm, second only to that of the partners..
This is an exciting opportunity at a UK Law Firm based in London as IT Director, you will need to lead and mentor the existing team, oversee a range of projects, conduct a root and branch review of all processes and manage an office move. Also you will be tasked with developing and implementing a new IT strategy to meet the firm’s current and future needs. This is a very challenging role that will draw on all your years of experience and knowledge in the legal environment and technology
CEO – Law firm Portsmouth
Verisona Law is a progressive law firm that was formed in 2008 following the merger of two well-respected firms and is recognised for their calibre of expertise, which covers a broad range of legal services. They now seek a CEO to help them achieve their strategic goals and consolidate their achieved growth, increase profitability and to ensure that innovation and exceptional client service is at the core of everything they do.
Interim CFO –Working Capital Management
As one of the world’s leading financial centres and the international hub for English law expertise, a continued strong presence in London is pivotal to the Firm’s global ambitions and continued success. The client have an ambitious, dynamic and diverse partnership, working alongside committed and talented business support professionals, with a critical role to play in building on the strong platform they have established. Their reputation has been built on an ability to do challenging deals in challenging places, and many of the solutions they have created for clients are acknowledged ‘firsts’ – something only made possible by the deep local knowledge of colleagues in 38 offices across 26 countries. The client is seek a seasoned law firm-experienced former partner or former CFO who can work alongside Regional Section Heads and Finance staff to interact with partners and deliver a change on their level of engagement, an increase in prompt billing and a reduction of the measure of days of work unbilled. This role is primarily one of engaging with partners and working with them to help them change rather than devising systems, collecting pledges or other lower-level process tasks – all of which are already done (and will continue to be done in support) by the Finance function.
SAP Functional Leads – Riyadh
Our client is a highly prestigious organisation based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. They are looking for a number of highly skills SAP functional leads in each of the following modules- MM, FI/CO, Development, BASIS, PI and HCM. As well as extensive technical knowledge in the specific module, each successful candidate will need at least 10 years SAP experience with 5 end to end implementations plus appropriate SAP certifications. There is generous tax free packages available.
HR Manager – Law Firm
My client is a boutique law firm , who are looking to recruit a generalist HR Manager to work either 3 days a week or reduced hours. As an integral part of the management team the HR Manager will report to the Partners and be responsible for the full range of HR matters. You will be providing advice, guidance and support to the Partners on HR issues (including but not limited to employment policies, performance management, absence management, disciplinary and grievance matters), and ensuring any action taken is compliant with employment law and best practice.
COO Law firm Lewes – retained assignment
Our client , Adams & Remers have a newly created position for a COO, where the partnership remains committed to extending its range of services and expanding its client base, with plans to continue steady organic growth across work types and sector specialisms. Working closely with the Senior Partner to develop and review strategy you will take over the day-to-day operational running of the firm, the focus of the role is to: • Help the firm achieve its financial and strategic objectives, helping fee earners optimise their productivity and increase the profitability of the firm. • Take overall responsibility for ensuring the delivery of high calibre and cost effective business support services which are aligned with fee earning activities • Ensure sound financial administration, preparing budgets and ensuring the firm meets its operational and financial objectives.
HR Director- Law Firm
My client is an innovative international law firm who have expanded through organic growth. You will strategically manage the HR Department and implement best practice and globally consistent HR policies, processes and standards throughout the organisation that manage every aspect of employee development and employee relations in order to maximise the performance of the firm’s human resources. You will be leading, mentoring and developing the HR team across the network of international offices. This is a very exciting role allowing the successful candidate to fundamentally change the way HR is perceived and delivered within the firm.
Divisional Business Manager- Law firm
London law firm seek support for divisional Managing Partners in managing their departments both operationally and strategically, implementing business plans. You will manage the operational running of the department to enable partners and fee earners can focus on business development, client service and fee earning. As Divisional Business Manager you will play a leading role in designing and embedding cultural and structural change initiatives. This role is integral to divisional managing partners running profitable departments and thereby contributing to the delivery of the firm’s overall objectives.
My client is one of the largest off-shore law firms in the world, covering both legal and financial service and is based in the Cayman Islands. Due to a range of exciting new projects they have the need to recruit a Project Manager reporting into the Programme Manager. An ideal candidate would have experience in Agile and be able to act as the point person between the Firm, used to traditional waterfall approach, and the development / business analysis team, which is fully embracing Agile.
Business Manager – City Law Firm
In order to deliver the strategic imperatives of the firm our client, a City based law firm have a new opportunity for a Business Manager to act as the right hand to the firm’s Divisional Managing Partner. This is a key role facilitating both strategic and operational activities for the Group. You will run all day-to-day operational matters including the commercial structure necessary to deliver the agreed strategy. You will represent the division on the firm’s Management Board and will report to the firm’s Management Committee.
Finance Director – Law Firm
Leading law firm is seeking a strategic FD, fully involved with the strategic financial plan, performing due diligence for merger partners and answering due diligence from professional advisors. Provide financial performance criteria to reflect the firm’s strategic goals, which will include measuring and evaluating the financial performance of individual teams and the overall performance of the firm.
Deputy CIO – Banking
My client is a leading Saudi bank based in Riyadh. They are looking for a Deputy CIO and Head of Network to develop an understanding of business needs and all the banks technologies and develop productive relationships with business heads and other stakeholders.
CEO – Law Firm
Regional law firm is seeking a highly effective CEO to lead and inspire them in setting and delivering strategy and business plans. Working closely with the Board you will increase profitability and guide the growth and direction of the partnership.
Business Partner- Law Firm
Working with partners in this global role, you will provide strategic decision making support to Practice Group Leaders. Provide financial insights through analysis and present findings to partners. This will include annual budgeting and planning, recovery rates, pricing initiatives, lateral hires and profitability analysis and client relationship development.
Finance Director – Law firm
Our client a City law firm is seeking a Finance Director to work closely with the Executive Committee to deliver business and financial success as they continue to grow. The role will be very hands on, manage and develop the team to ensure best practice with an emphasis on process efficiency. Once established the role will become more strategic and the FD will become a member of the firm’s Management Board.
Finance Director – Capsticks
Capsticks is one of the leading providers of legal services within health and social care, professional discipline and social housing. The firm has a turnover of c£45m and over 400 staff across its 4 offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Southampton. Following a recent internal re-structure the firm has a new opportunity for a Finance Director. Working closely with both the Managing Partner and COO, the role of the FD is to lead the firm’s Finance department and be an integral part of the firm’s senior management team. This is an all-encompassing role and key areas of responsibility will include the firm’s financial strategy, budgeting, management reporting and analysis to support the firm in achieving both its operational and strategic objectives.
IT Director – Law Firm
My client, a commercial law firm, is looking for an outstanding IT Director. They have just completed a strategic review of their IT needs and now require an IT Director to develop and deliver the strategic changes necessary for the firm to continue growing and developing.
Divisional Business Manager – Law Firm
This is an exciting new position in a complex international law firm. The role is pivotal for the business, providing high quality, high level management support to the Division both strategically and operationally. You will help optimise performance, increase efficiency and effectiveness of processes and importantly, managing the Division’s budget and resources. Support the partners in the Division to focus more effectively on formulating and implementing strategy, whilst at the same time freeing partners to concentrate on client-facing work and relationship development.
Head of Finance Systems -Law Firm
My client is an off-shore law firm based in Grand Cayman. Due to growth they have created the new position of Head of Finance Systems. Leading highly skilled teams of 6, this role will be responsible for the finance systems, playing a tactical and strategic role, ensuring through development, implementation and maintenance that the firm’s finance systems deliver operational efficiencies and continuous improvement.
HR Director – Law Firm London
My client, a top central London Law Firm, requires a Director of HR. This very profitable firm is going through a period of extensive change. While they have a range of HR processes and policies in place, this is more of a brown field site where there is a need for a total overhaul of people polices and processes and the development and implementation of a strategy.You will report into the new COO This is a very exciting role which will be hugely challenging and testing but ultimately will change fundamentally the way HR is delivered and also the culture within this firm.
Business Operations Director
Our client a global law firm, seek a COO with the vision and tenacity to help deliver transformational change outside the US, needed to support the firm as it continues a sustained growth programme in the UK and Europe. This change will underpin business support functions and ensure the business delivers seamless, consistent, high quality professional services. Working in London, the largest office outside the US, supporting the Managing Partner and reporting to The European CAO, this multi-functional role covers finance, marketing, BD, IT, HR and facilities and at the same time, keeping partners and fee-earners abreast of any factors which may impact the firm. You will have a key role in proactively reviewing and developing both organisational and business goals and developing through a variety of projects the firm’s practices, procedures and policies outside the US, working closely with the European leadership. You will manage a significant budget and ensure cost effective management. The successful candidate must have the capability to transform the firm’s operational capabilities and quickly assimilate what that involves. Driving strategic, financial and operational change to underpin high quality services you will work with partners and business heads, ensuring that you gain buy-in and commitment to change.
Finance Director International Law Firm
International Law firm seek a Finance Director for their London office of 60 lawyers plus support staff, reporting to a CFO who is based overseas. They believe that their global success is due to the quality of people they employ and are seeking someone experienced in running the accounting and finance function of a law firm. This is a key management appointment, providing leadership to the finance team and presenting operating results to management and partners. The FD in London is the point of contact for the other offices’ finance teams, liaising on a range of initiatives including budgets and systems developments. As a member of the Management Committee, you will regularly make presentations regarding the financial performance of the London office and any key areas that may require attention. You will act as COFA for the firm and will sit on the firm’s Compliance Committee, working closely with the COLP. This is a hands on role, requiring someone who has a real understanding of the London legal market and who has the gravitas to present complex financial information to both London and overseas partners and management.
My client is a niche law firm based in the City, they require a highly experienced and proactive HR Manager to lead a series of projects. You will be responsible for helping in a positive change in the behaviour of all staff to enable the firm to grow. Projects will include: • Changing secretarial roles • A new comps and bens package for fee earners • Diversity training • Recruitment • L&D • Pre and post-merger work
Head of Finance Law Firm London
Our client has a newly created role for a Head of Finance which will combine high level analysis and support to contribute to the overall financial management of the Firm. You will report to the CFO and work closely with the Management Board and partners on strategic and operational matters. This is an ideal opportunity for a Financial Controller looking to increase their scope. The Firm nurtures the strongest possible individuals. They attract, develop and retain people who combine the highest technical ability with judgement and perspective.
Finance Director City law firm
This is a high profile role within the partnership, working with the COO and Management Board. The Director of Finance will provide leadership and guidance in all aspects of the firm’s financial activities and will ensure that the firm complies with its financial regulatory responsibilities as the firm’s COFA. The FD is seen as a key contributor to the financial strategy and will help drive further improvements in profitability and performance.
Our client is seeking a Managing Partner to help the firm reach it’s strategic goals and financial objectives through sound strategic planning. To optimise the productivity of fee earning partners and staff and the profitability of the firm, you will need to evidence a track record of well informed leadership, integrated planning processes and sound financial administration. The Managing Partner will be fully involved with succession planning and the implementation of a range project driven initiatives.
Commercial Business Manager/Bid Manager – contract negotiations
Newly created opportunity for a qualified lawyer in this professional services firm with international reach. You will be recognised as a business partner able to add value by negotiating complex contracts and being actively involved in the bid process. You will be able to develop effective relationships with key stakeholders and clients through consultation, advice, facilitation of discussion and resolution of conflict. Working and consulting with internal stakeholders and client contacts in a constructive and helpful way, offering advice, as appropriate to achieve bid milestones and deliverables. This will involve developing relationships with client stakeholders to establish trust, credibility and respect. • Responsible for the development and review of complex, multifaceted bids and contracts • Working with the consultants to structure in line with company policy and processes the commercial proposition to be made to the customer to ensure proper utilisation of commercial, legal and financial terms and conditions as well as utilising economic, financial and other information to support compelling commercial propositions. • Reviewing the commercial structure from a legal perspective, consulting appropriate internal stakeholders, to ensure appropriate proposals, offers, terms and conditions are included and any areas of risk are mitigated. • Negotiating contract changes and managing contract disputes, working with the appropriate internal stakeholders to resolve issues with the customer and act as the customer’s point of contact for all commercial matters
Director of Marketing & Business Development
This mid-tier law firm have a newly created role for a Director of Marketing and Business Development. This is a really exciting opportunity if you are happy with the challenge to set up a marketing function from scratch, working with partners and showing them how to exceed client expectations, whilst helping them become more profitable. It will be your role to take the vision and values of the firm and help them become recognised in a crowded marketplace. You will achieve this by setting in place and implementing strategic marketing and business development plans and budgets and business planning at department and team level. You will not build a marketing team for the sake of it; rather you will build a function that will act as a tool to improve the business. Plain English rather than jargon filled rhetoric will be one the keys to success combined with a talent to understand business drivers that will enhance the business.
Head of IT and Facilities
My client is an ambitious, forward thinking regional firm, who while just outside the M25 are able to deliver a ‘City-quality’ legal service – but not at City prices. They are going through a period of change and growth and are looking for a Head of IT and Facilities. You will be responsible for the strategic planning and delivery of the firm’s IT, information services and facilities operations to maximise business efficiencies.
Head of Business Development & Marketing
Our client, a US firm have a reputation for crafting innovative solutions and precedent-setting legal strategies to achieve their clients’ goals. They have experienced a period of sustained growth, which has led to an exciting opportunity for a newly created role to leverage their US strength as they expand in Europe. The role is pivotal in driving expansion. You will proactively identify, develop and lead the implementation of business development and marketing strategies and head international and cross-border initiatives. The role will deliver improved results in business generation across all practice areas by embedding an effective and focussed approach to business development, building on the firm’s existing strengths and market profile. Collaborate and exchange information and ideas with the firm wide Business Development and Marketing Director and identify worldwide opportunities, ensuring consistently high quality marketing support.
Head of Information Technology
My client is a leading regional law firm. Reporting into the CEO, as Head of IT, you will be responsible for developing the IT strategy, the management of the resources within the IT team, management of the IT budget and expenditure, the day-to-day operational management of the technical systems, the strategic management of the department and the representation of the department to the wider firm and also to external organisations. .
This is a high profile role within the partnership. Working with the Senior Partner and the rest of the Management Board, the Director of Finance will provide leadership and guidance in all aspects of the firm’s financial activities and will ensure that the firm complies with its financial (including regulatory) responsibilities. Building on strong foundations, the firm is now looking to drive further improvements in profitability and performance and the Finance Director will be a key contributor to this.
Head of Project Management
My client is a leading international Professional services firm covering both legal and financial services. They have a newly created position of Head of Project Managment to establish and manage the Project Management framework and Project team in order to plan and execute IT projects successfully.
This is a newly created role in a well know and highly regarded firm. The position will allow the firm to plan for succession and allow the Senior Partner to steadily wind down and step back from his leadership role. The firm are actively looking for growth through both small mergers and lateral hires. You will take a leading role in driving the firm forward supported by the senior management and equity partners and will support the strategy with well-developed and considered business plans and further develop a financial strategy which supports the firm’s overall business plans and delivers improved financial performance across all aspects of the business.
CFO – Oxford
Oxera — one of Europe’s foremost economics consultancies with offices in Oxford, Berlin, Brussels and London. Oxera go beyond rigorous analysis to argue each case based on a depth of quality thinking, an inherently innovative approach, deep and wide contextual understanding, and a direct presentation style. When Oxera speaks people listen. Our client seeks a pro-active CFO who will contribute to strategic and significant operational decisions for the business and at the same time take responsibility for a small established team. You will be solely responsible for Company Secretarial duties for all Oxera Group entities. Reporting to the COO you will interact with all areas and all levels of the business and it is essential that the COO and MD’s have confidence in the numbers to aid their strategic decisions. You will build a strong set of financial and operational controls and develop financial indicators and management information. It is essential that you engage with stakeholders and be actively involved offering support to help both individual and group profitability, ensuring that you gain buy-in and commitment to change. You will align financial structures to the operational plan and actively foster performance improvement in all areas of the company’s finances. You will manage significant projects, which will include European office openings and will be expected to lead and guide teams, building relationships at all levels to support the delivery of objectives. .
Head of IT
The client is a highly successful and profitable niche law firm based in central London. As Head of IT you will develop an IT strategy to meet the firm’s long term strategic goals. In the short term this will involve a full upgrade of the current IT estate, looking at the most cost effective alternatives available. You will lead, develop and mentor the current IT team. This role will require a high level of technical knowledge.
Finance Director – London
Thomas Cooper specialises in maritime, trade and finance law, with offices in London and overseas. The firm is proud that they are different, specialist yet international, focused on detail yet keeping the big picture in mind. People are the key to their success and they now seek a Finance Director that shares their vision. Reporting to the senior partner and working with the managing partner you will help develop and deliver the firm’s strategy and provide leadership and guidance in all aspects of the firm’s financial activities .
Director of Finance & Administration
Full-service law firm, headquartered in London. This senior executive role reports directly to the Managing Partner and the incumbent is responsible for the strategic development, operations and management of the Finance and General Office functions. Pivotal role in the development of the firm’s overall strategy and three year business plan. Develop an appropriate financial strategy in support of the firm’s overall business plan. Evaluate the financial benefits and risks associated with business opportunities. The post holder should have operated to board level and have demonstrable leadership qualities together with the tenacity and hands on approach necessary to succeed in a partnership environment. It is anticipated that the FD will become an equity partner within the firm.
Our client has a large programme of change in their IT function. This role is to manage the IT elements of large, strategic, multi-project programs. Your responsibilities will be to create an overall program management plan, consolidating individual project plans. Also to manage the Program Budget – CAPEX and OPEX.
This is a newly created role of Business Analyst reporting to the Head of Project Management, you will be responsible for the design and implementation of technology-enabled process reengineering initiatives that drive operational efficiencies and provide new sources of competitive advantage. The client is a leading International professional services firm.
Highly successful set of barristers Chambers is pre-eminent in its many areas of expertise. The set is looking for a dynamic and pro-active Director of Chambers with a hands-on approach to operational issues, including infrastructure, marketing and the management of staff.
Head of Solutions
This is a newly created role and an exciting opportunity to fundamentally change the way IT is delivered within this firm. You will be responsible for the coordination and development of all business systems, so they meet the firm’s needs, for all current, new and enhanced IT systems.
Russell-Cooke LLP is a top 100 law firm, regularly wins peer group accolades and is highly rated in legal directories. As part of a restructure they have a new opportunity for a pro-active hands-on COO. The firm is run by the Senior and Managing Partners together with the CEO, who with the new appointment, form the Board with elected partners.
Information Security Manager
As Information Security Manager you will be responsible for information security policy development and maintenance within the firm. The role will oversee access control, application and development, Business Continuity Planning, operational and physical security of systems as well as response and recovery following security related incidents.
Head of HR
Our client is a niche Managment Consultancy who are looking for a Head of HR who will be focused on developing and deploying an HR strategy aligned with those of the business strategy, to maximise growth and sustainability. As a business partner the Head of HR will, through a collaborative network, make a real difference in the business as a whole. The foundation for this will be a thorough understanding of the business, its challenges and opportunities and the key stakeholders that make it a success.
CEO – Law Firm
Our client is one of London’s pre-eminent niche practices. Personal relationships, expert skills and a very commercial approach to business have helped distinguish the firm to become a legal brand of choice across a range of services. They are seeking to appoint their first Chief Executive, with a real vision to drive strategy and change. Someone who can separate the business of law from the business of the firm to add further value.
Head of IS Security
You will lead a Security team to respond to technical security and procedural inquiries for business units staff. Reporting to the IT Director you will be responsible for developing the overall security strategy to support the firm’s IT environment. This role Initiates, facilitates, and promotes activities to create IS security awareness and support for security at all staff levels. Will provide an overall security training program to improve the IS security awareness level of the firm.
Finance Director – Law Firm
This well established and rapidly evolving law firm are seeking to appoint a new FD with Board responsibilities. You will be responsible for all aspects of finance, and IT. Developing and implementing finance strategy and financial management activities. Reporting to the Managing Partner it is essential that you will have the gravitas and technical ability to inspire confidence across all levels of the firm from Equity Partners to support staff, giving wholly reliable advice and with the passion and drive to deliver results. This is a hands-on role that has real influence and responsibility.
Long established successful firm, where the quality of partners and fee earners rivals many leading firms, has a truly strategic opportunity for a Partnership Director who will play a pivotal role working with the Senior Partner, Board and Management Team to drive the firm forward. You will ensure the firm is run effectively and profitably, whilst maintaining its collegiate culture approach to work. You will work effectively with an experienced management team.
Finance Director for a Law Firm
Our client, Bircham Dyson Bell provides a full-service capability to a diverse range of clients. The firm is highly recommended in the legal directories in a number of specialist areas as being innovative and second to none. We successfully placed a Finance Director to work closely with the Managing Partner and Management Board to advise and support the firm in achieving its ambitious 5 year plan, strategic objectives and business plans.
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In this pre-eminent Chambers the Role of the Chief Executive was to develop and manage the operations of Chambers and its staff and to help develop the practices of individual members of Chambers. Strategically when the Legal Services Act comes into effect in 2011, the set wanted to ensure that they were ready for any implications surrounding the impact of this legislation.
Director of Finance for a City Law Firm
This broadly based commercial City law firm needed a Director of Finance. Who would be responsible for a small team and establish working relationships with partners and heads of department. The role works closely with the Managing Partner and The Management Committee.
Chief Executive for a City law firm
The Chief Executive’s role was to implement the decisions of the partnership and to encourage the Partners and staff to achieve the firm’s goals. He was to be responsible for recommending and initiating decisions on firm strategy and direction to the partnership and then putting into effect the partnership’s decisions resulting from those initiatives. The Chief Executive was to be responsible for the financial and commercial performance of the firm. The Main Purpose of the job was to optimise the productivity of fee earning partners and staff and the growth and profitability of the firm.
Director of Finance & Administration
This role was working for a distinctive and constantly evolving commercial law firm, who pride themselves on their consultative management style and meritocratic ethos. We placed a Finance Director to work closely with the Managing Partner and Management Committee in planning and managing the development of the firm, its resources and operations.
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This consultancy were looking for a Head of Business Development who would proactively identify, develop and lead the implementation of Business Development and Marketing Communication strategies for new and existing markets across Europe, as part of the firm’s 5-year plan. The aim was to increase profitable revenues across all the key skills, sectors and locations of the business.
Head of Human Resources for a professional services firm
This role was focused on developing and deploying an HR strategy, utilising the investment already made in a number of key areas. By fully aligning HR activity with the business strategy, the role enabled the optimal deployment, acquisition and motivation of human capital to enable the company to achieve its ambitious business goals in a highly professional manner.
Information Security Manager for a leading Saudi Bank
This was a newly created role within the bank, with responsibility for developing the overall security strategy to support the bank’s IT environment. To initiate, facilitate, and promote a culture to create IS security awareness and support for security at all staff levels. Provide an overall security training program to improve the IS security awareness level of the bank and to develop and document the new IS strategy. To act as an advisor representing information security and be responsible for liaison relationships with business units and regulatory bodies on security matters.
Head of Human Resources for a Central London law firm
The role of Head of Human Resources in this Law firm was to bring in a major change in the delivery of HR services to the firm. To understand and compliment the aggressive growth strategy of the Partnership. There was also a need to ensure all processes were fit for purpose and that they met all current employment legislation. A crucial part of the challenge of this role was to develop a people strategy that would create a firm wide culture that would be robust enough to absorb new hires and acquisitions.
Head of Information Technology for a Top 20 law firm
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With an extensive plan of implementations and upgrades the bank required a senior project manager who would develop and manage projects to the bank’s methodology. To lead and mentor the projects teams and be responsible for the full project life cycle and ensure projects come in to budget and timescales.