Partner / Head of Care Dept

Berry Recruitment
Newport (Casnewydd)
23 May 2018
31 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
1. Role/Job Purpose
To contribute to the smooth running of the partnership through working towards the goals of the business plan and effectively manage staff within your area of responsibility.

2. Main Responsibilities and Activities
*To contribute to the smooth running of the partnership.
*To be familiar with the practice business plan and carry out duties in a way consistent with achieving the goals of the business plan.
*To continue achieving high levels of performance in carrying out the general responsibilities of a Solicitor.
*To assist in achieving targets and delivering profitability.
*To lead by example and act in a manner befitting the position at all times - subject to the Solicitors Regulation Authority Code of Conduct, not go against Partnership decisions, adopt negative attitudes, criticise without praise to balance, consciously act contrary to the partnership decision or policy.
*To support and assist the practice/accounts/personnel/marketing/IT managers in the effective running of the department and firm generally. To respond to all reasonable management communications.
*Effectively manage and supervise the other fee-earners and support staff in your department and workloads allocated thereto.
*To motivate and develop other fee-earners and support staff within your department and the firm generally.
*To make decisions regarding recruiting/ dismissing/disciplinary matters in accordance with the office manual.
*To report any problems you cannot solve to the Senior/Managing Partner.
*Develop business initiatives to improve department and firm workloads.
*To attend Partnership meetings when invited to do so.
*To sit on and actively participate in management meetings/sub committees when invited to do so.
*To represent the Firm at all times.
*To strengthen existing client relations and introduce new clients to the firm.
*To attend external business activities events on a regular basis and with a target of 1 p/m.
*To promote/support and attend staff organised events.
*All of the above is underlined by the principle of good faith.
*To evaluate all team members in line with the Firm's Performance Development Review process.
*To ensure a safe working environment in your area of responsibility.
*To manage the Family Contract with the Legal Aid Agency and to ensure that the Dept is compliant with the LAA requirements.

3. Person Specification

*Admission to the Solicitors Roll and minimum of 5 years PQE in work area.
*To have been at a senior level in a previous firm.
*To be an accredited Children's Panel member.
*Consistently achieving high levels of performance in carrying out the general responsibilities of an Assistant Solicitor.


*The ability to think strategically, prioritise and make decisions.
*The ability to communicate effectively to a range of people both inside and outside the organisation including clients, business associates colleagues and team members.
*The ability to balance competing needs and interests.
*Strong influencing and persuasion skills.
*The ability to convey a true understanding of client's needs and maintain their confidence.
*The ability to lead, manage and supervise an effective team.
*The ability to assess situations and provide appropriate feedback.
*An understanding of health and safety issues within the workplace.


*The ability to lead a team, ensuring all team members understand the aims of the department and their own contribution towards it.
*An understanding of the principles and methods of delegation and the ability to apply this effectively.
*The ability to effectively present information to the team in a way that is clear and concise and promotes understanding.
*The ability to provide appropriate support to team members which will include coaching and mentoring where team members are not performing to the desired standards.
*The ability to develop an effective team.
*The ability to manage stress in relation to self, team or individuals.
*The ability to deal with difficult situations and manage conflict.

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