New Role: Senior Legal Project Manager

New role in from west country large law firm Burges Salmon for a Senior Legal Project Manager.

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About the job

We are looking for a Senior Legal Project Manager to join our team on a permanent basis. You can be based out of our Bristol, Edinburgh or London offices in our hybrid working environment.

As a Senior Legal Project Manager at Burges Salmon, you’ll be at the forefront of legal operations, collaborating closely with our talented lawyers and clients to ensure seamless project execution. You’ll be at the heart of strategic legal service delivery, providing crucial support through the following responsibilities:

  • Strategic Insight: Understand our clients’ unique needs and develop tailored strategies for efficient legal service delivery.
  • Planning: Planning and managing all operational aspects of legal matters throughout their lifecycle by using various tools and techniques to ensure projects stay on track and within scope.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate potential risks, ensuring projects stay on budget and meet deadlines.
  • Pitching: Contribute to pitch materials that showcase how our legal project management expertise elevates service delivery.
  • Champion of Excellence: Promote the value of legal project management and our Transformation and Projects team across the firm.

Starting from day one, you’ll have the chance to make a direct impact. Engage with clients, collaborate alongside legal experts, and contribute fresh perspectives to the team. We’re not looking for you to have all the answers – diversity of thought, a commercial mindset and multifaceted business experience will be valued in this role.

We are seeking a candidate with substantial experience in the role of a Legal Project Manager. The ability to communicate effectively and present ideas clearly is crucial for this position. The role requires building robust, long lasting relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have a sincere interest in and passion for project management within the legal field. While experience in dispute resolution cases is preferred, it is not a prerequisite. This role values creativity and lateral thinking; we are in search of individuals who can bring innovative ideas to the table to aid in the efficient delivery of legal services.

About Burges Salmon

Our six core values – Ambition, Collaboration, Commitment, Fairness, Quality and Respect – are at the heart of everything we do and help to shape our unique culture. As well as high quality work and exciting development opportunities, we offer our people a professional, friendly and sociable working environment with a real sense of community.

A full overview of all the benefits of working at Burges Salmon can be found on the ‘working at Burges Salmon’ section of our careers page.

We are delighted to have been named RollOnFriday’s ‘Best Law Firm to Work At’ 2024, for the third year in a row, and also named as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2023 for the second year running. Our commitment to excellence has recently been recognised by the IIP, which awarded us Platinum certification for investment in people.

It’s important to us that our organisation represents the diverse community in which we operate and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. As a Disability Confident Leader, we will provide a fully accessible recruitment process and offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We’re committed to finding the right person for this role and are open to discussing flexible working, full time or part time working patterns.

If you have any questions regarding the role or the interview process, please contact Jenna Hazel (Resourcing Business Partner) – Jenna.Hazel@burges-salmon.com or call on 0117 307 6060.

More information and how to apply here

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