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Change Manager (1926)

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

As a Change Manager, you’ll have a key role in the management and implementation of projects and programmes across the Change Delivery Portfolio. You’ll work with various stakeholders at different levels within the business, where you may need to act as a consultant for some, and directly support others. You’ll make sure these projects and plans are sustainable within the business, and oversee that all changes have a good return on investment.

Some Of What You’ll Be Doing

  • Undertake any business analysis and process reviews to understand the current state and impact of proposed changes to business working practices.
  • Develop and propose new ways of working in line with the Change Frame and design business solutions to meet the target operating model and enhance the business capabilities
  • Work with programmes through from end to end to ensure that the programmes’ workstreams will deliver their operational benefits.
  • Undertake mapping of stakeholders with the Programme Manager, establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders and ensure all are engaged at appropriate stages of the project.
  • Monitor and manage the project process and track against set KPIs, and report on these items to key stakeholders
  • Using best practice risk management, assessing any risks in an informed and considered manner and to plan for the mitigation of these risks.
  • Organise, manage and assist in the delivery of any necessary training and business communications to support the projects implementation to the business end user.

What We’re Looking For

  • Previous experience of successful project management, ideally from a legal background or similar, but this isn’t essential.
  • Experience of successfully engaging with large groups of stakeholders at all levels
  • Working knowledge of Project Management tools and methodologies (e.g. Prince2 and agile project management)
  • Industry specific qualifications such as ADKAR, APMG Change Management
  • Ability to empower and promote an environment of trust.
  • Ability to adapt and react positively to change and able to work on your own initiative.
  • Happy to work independently, and as part of a small team, providing input, and turning ideas into deliveries and tasks.
  • Ability to balance conflicting and changing demands through prioritisation and in a pragmatic approach.
  • Have confidence to challenge in a positive and constructive manner when it is in the broader interests of the Group.
  • Previous experience of line management

If this sounds like you, we’d love to receive your application.

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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  • Business Area:
  • Sub-Sub-Business Area:
    Group Transformation
  • Company:
    IM LLP
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • :
    Flexible, Home Based, Sheffield
  • Salary:
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