Senior Operations Assistant - Legal Advisory - Manchester
Due to continued growth, we are looking to attract a Senior Operations Assistant (Global Practice Area Executive) to join DWF, an award-winning global legal business.
This is a brand new position to DWF and the successful candidate will join our Legal Advisory Division in our Corporate Team, providing operational support to the Global Area Practice Head.
Essentially, in performing this exciting role, you will enable the practice area to operate more efficiently. This role involves working across all facets of the business, liaising with Partners, fee earners, support functions and clients. The position will be far reaching across many disciplines and will encompass tracking financial and operational performance; supporting with people management; coordinating key meetings and cascading key messages, to name but a few.
We're offering you the opportunity to join a supportive and collegiate team and gain access to top level industry training. DWF have a unique approach to providing legal services and work with market leaders and the best in the industry, all whilst providing a supportive work environment where you will work collaboratively towards a shared vision.
You will be learning from industry leading experts in a friendly and committed working environment and get involved in a variety of tasks.
We are keen to hear from applicants who have an operational, PA or finance partner background, gained within a large matrix organisation (preferably, with exposure to a legal environment, however, this is not essential). We are seeking someone with strong interpersonal skills as the role will require liaising with stakeholders at all levels across the business and someone who is strong with numbers/financials and the various Microsoft packages. Project management experience will also be advantageous to your application as we are looking for a self-starter, bigger picture thinker here.
If you are looking to develop and grow your professional expertise and enhance your career in a legal business that isn't afraid to challenge the norm and go beyond expectations ... then apply!
Feel free to visit our website or contact our recruitment team further details about this vacancy or DWF in general.
Benefits package and flexible working:
We want you to feel valued and rewarded by your time at DWF. We understand the importance of offering you a reward package that goes beyond simply salary. That's why, when you join DWF, you'll be given a choice. You can pick from a range of benefits, allowing you to build a package that suits your needs and lifestyle, as well as those of your family. In addition to our standard benefits (medical insurance, life insurance, pension and 25 days annual leave), we offer flexible benefits which include season ticket loans, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers and a buy as you earn share scheme. You will also have access to additional wellbeing programs such as an online GP and an Employee Assistance Programme.
We welcome applications from people looking for a flexible or [partly] agile role. We are happy to explore your preferred working patterns as part of your application.
DWF is a leading global provider of integrated legal and business services, operating across eight key sectors in over 30 global locations with over 4,000 people. Our purpose is to deliver positive outcomes with our colleagues, clients and communities. The legal market has changed profoundly in the last decade and the speed of change continues to increase. There is a clear and growing desire for legal services to be delivered in an easier and more efficient way. So we've listened to our clients and designed a range of services to meet these needs. Our vision is to deliver integrated legal and business services on a global scale through our three offerings; Legal Advisory, Mindcrest and Connected Services. Our ability to seamlessly combine any number of these services to deliver bespoke solutions for our clients is our key differentiator. This Integrated Legal Management approach delivers greater operational efficiency, price certainty and transparency for our clients. Without compromising on quality or service.
Supporting your application
Our recruitment process will comprise of interviews and, at times, a written exercise, an assessment day and/or a presentation. We want to make sure we do all we can to make this a positive experience for you. Please make us aware any adjustments or additional support we can provide beforehand or on the day.
Note to recruitment agencies
We hire the majority of our talent directly by our resourcing team or via referrals. On occasion, we will look for external support and will release vacancies to our recently reviewed Preferred Suppliers List. Speculative CVs sent by other agents or outside of the agreed process will not be accepted and no recruitment fee will be applicable.