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Business Development Executive (1543)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we’ve won. We’re committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we’re on the right track.

Your Role

Working as Business Development Executive, you'll employ your experience in sales and business development to provide support and guidance to the fee earners responsible for increasing business.

As a person you will bring a natural enthusiasm, flair and drive for business development. You’ll have the confidence to deal with fee earners is important as is being self-motivated and creative to develop thought-leadership campaigns and carve-out genuine BD opportunities. We are a strong, united and collaborative team and you will need to also work closely with, and in support of, your colleagues. You’ll use this collaborative approach to work with a team of cross practice lawyers to direct and support all BD activity as well as regularly liaising with teams across the business.

As a Business Development Executive you will have some experience in business development and / or sales, have a good sense of commerciality and an ability to assist in the winning of new clients and generation of revenue.

A desire to continuously improve, build upon your knowledge and develop your understanding of the sectors within which key stakeholders operate will be essential in order to fully champion the IM brand and its values. The ability to work with the Business Development Manager to spot and react to market opportunities and develop creative ideas for campaigns and product development off the back of that is important, as is working closely with other teams to build out often fledgling client relationships.

Other aspects that you will be expected to support on will include; attending IM events, aiding the Business Development Manager to follow up on third party leads and helping Partners with presentations and pitches. Prior knowledge of the legal sector would also be an advantage although not essential.

If you are a dynamic individual who is looking to develop your career within an award winning team, we would love to hear from you.

What we can offer you
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.

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Wellbar Central, 36 Gallowgate, Newcastle, Northumberland, United Kingdom, NE1 4TD

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  • Business Area:
    Group Services
  • Team:
    Business Development
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
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