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Senior Business Development Executive (0909)

The Role

We are currently recruiting for a diverse role working within the Group Sales and Marketing team on a 12 month maternity cover contract. Based in our Reading and Southampton offices, your role will be to help the business secure and increase more profitable work as well as working to retain existing key Clients.

Irwin Mitchell is a people business and people are at the heart of everything we do. We are passionate about the law and in providing our clients with the very best legal advice and guidance through our expertise and client understanding. We are renowned for our human approach to law which differentiates us in a highly competitive market.

Over the past 10 years, we have grown significantly to become one of the largest legal businesses within the UK and we believe it is our great people that attract our great clients. Our firm is diverse and unique by its design and we are constantly looking to develop not only our client experience but also our investment in our people. We have been recognised for the diversity of our workforce and are committed to being a great place to work for the people who currently work with us and those who join us in the future.
Our Group Sales and Marketing department plays a fundamental role in the development of the Group and its subsidiaries. The team creates nationally recognised campaigns and is recognised as leading the way in legal sector marketing in social media, PR and marketing.

The collaborative and tenacious attitude of the team has seen it win numerous prestigious awards including the Marketing Campaign of the Year Award at the annual Personal Injury Awards, 2018. We are again a Finalist for the same award, to be announced at the end of November 2019.

Working as a Senior Business Development Executive, you will employ your experience in business development and marketing to provide support and guidance to the fee earners responsible for increasing business.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, with the confidence and tact to work as the intermediary between the Firm and its clients and key contacts, ensuring our clients are consistently at the heart of all you do. You will work to develop and build these reciprocal relationships with intermediaries to ensure that the practice areas are able to maximise their relationships to obtain work. You will be able to think creatively to offer inspiring and innovative challenges to the status quo in order to give outstanding client service.

You will have a collaborative approach and be an excellent team player as your role will involve supporting the Business Development Manager as well as liaising with the central marketing, group communications and E Business teams in order to communicate positive developments to the wider business.

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. You will also work to ensure all activities undertaken are in line with the National Business Development Plan and do not compromise the Firm’s brand reputation.

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.

Please note, the role can be flexible between Reading and Southampton, but you must be able to commute to the Southampton office regularly throughout the week.

The Benefits

In addition to your basic salary we have a competitive benefits package including pension, critical illness cover, health cash plan, death in service, discounted legal services, 25 days hols (this increases with length of service), discounted online shopping, discounted gym memberships and season ticket loans.

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.

The background checks made 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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Brunel House, 21 Brunswick Place, Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom, S015 2AQ
  • Business Area:
    Group Services
  • Team:
    Business Development
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • :
    Reading, Southampton
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