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Birmingham, Bristol or Leeds
Join a team that makes real changes
Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 commercial law firm providing a
comprehensive range of legal services from offices in Birmingham,
Bristol Leeds and London.
The firm advises businesses across construction, energy &
resource management, higher education and financial services,
complementing the firm's market leadership within housing, local
government and health and social care.
We currently employ over 480 staff, including 82 Partners, and our
award-winning teams provide construction, commercial, corporate,
property, regulatory, employment and litigation (commercial and
clinical negligence) legal advice.
Bevan Brittan was named among 'The Times Best Law Firms 2021' and has
recently won three major industry awards, along with being shortlisted
as a Finalist for a further eleven.
Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes
applicants from all backgrounds.
Learn from the best
Working as part of a small executive assistant team, aligning to the
Commercial and Infrastructure team, the role of the Executive
Assistant is to provide comprehensive, operational management support
to assist the Department Heads in driving forward improvements and
best practice in the day to day running of the department.
Bevan Brittan has strong recognition in the independent legal
directories - Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. In both guides we
are consistently ranked in the top tier for our practices across the
UK, with multiple individuals recognised as leading lawyers.
A very supportive firm with the depth of skills in its teams to
provide a full service. - Chambers 2021
Rise to the Challenge
Main Responsibilities include:
Keeping the department business plans updated.
Working with the team heads to keep team business plans updated
Co-ordinating partners for actions and initiatives and delivery
Planning and delivery of department away days.
Assisting with Partner and fee earner meetings, e.g. diarising,
preparing agenda and papers, taking minutes, circulating actions and follow-up.
IT kit approval administration
Central filing and retrieval of all management financial
information regularly used by Department Heads (DHs)
Assist with budgets, e.g. pulling together statistics and
Basic analysis, e.g. reviewing fee earner utilisation data
provided by Finance and distilling and providing top line info for
DH on a weekly basis
Liaising between Finance and partners as to aged lock up. Chasing
and reporting to DH.
Streamlining the process of write-offs. Monitoring leakage as
Risk & Best Practice
Supporting departmental Best Practice Partner and DH.
Liaising with Risk & Best Practice team as required.
Weekly chasing and reporting to enable individual analysis of
partner performance in relation to:
Chapter 1 and engagement letters
Completion of training and Compliance Statements
Coordinating and ensuring delivery against audit requirements
Liaising with BDM team as required to develop assessments, reports
and team plans.
Coordinating and chasing up partners in relation to submissions
Ensuring CVs / fee earners' website profiles are kept up to date.
Maintaining and keeping up to date departmental database of
marketing information for use in tenders.
Knowledge Management and Training
Planning internal training with Knowledge Director and department
training partner / Professional Support Lawyer (PSL).
Logging requests for external training, monitoring spend against
budget and liaising with regular external training providers
regarding upcoming events.
Assisting implementation of personal development plans.
Administrative support for recruitment.
Assisting with coordinating appraisals and objective setting.
Administration support in relation to promotions, annual pay and
Assisting with identification of transformation opportunities.
Supporting and coordinating project work.
Management of departmental HighQ sites
Any other duties as required by DH.
Find out how far you can go
Skills and Experience Required:
Significant experience as a senior or board level PA / management assistant
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience of working with highly sensitive and confidential information
Strong financial skills
Demonstrable influencing skills
Confident in having challenging conversations
Project Management experience
Excellent attention to detail
Highly organised and proactive
Flexibility to travel to other offices as required
Advanced Microsoft Office Skills, particularly on Word, Excel and PowerPoint
We offer a substantial benefits package to all employees, which
includes 25 days holiday (plus the option to buy up to an additional 5
days), a generous pension scheme and private medical insurance through
Vitality (including "phone a GP service", discounted gym
membership and 'Vitality' Partner discounts).
All of our people are entitled to a biannual private health
assessment through Nuffield Health and are included in the group life
assurance scheme. We also have an Employee Assistance Programme (free
telephone support and counselling service) and a cycle scheme (Save
Tax & NI on a bike for cycling to work).
Due to COVID-19, all of our roles are currently home-based until it
is safe to return to our modern office spaces. Our core operating
hours are 9am - 5:15pm Monday to Friday, however we are open to
considering requests to work more flexibly.
To us, being a responsible business is second nature; a core part of
Bevan Brittan's identity, running through our culture and embodied by
the clients we serve.
Bevan Brittan seeks to play an active role within its local office
communities. Through regular fundraising events, support for local
initiatives and annual charity donations at Christmas, we have
established a culture of giving within the firm. This has laid the
foundations for our Responsible Business strategy.
In December 2020 we donated a total of £40,000 to our four regional
office charities, with each charity receiving £10,000 towards the
causes colleagues support throughout the year. The donations went
towards providing vital services after a particularly challenging
year. Our current selected charity in St Peter's Hospice in Bristol,
Bowel Cancer UK in Birmingham and Maggie's Cancer Care in Leeds.
We want to demonstrate our commitment to these causes through action
rather than words; colleagues from across the firm are already heavily
involved, living and breathing the four pillars of our Responsible
Diversity & Inclusion
Collectively, these four pillars ensure we look after our colleagues'
wellbeing; offer an environment in which all can progress on merit,
regardless of personal circumstances or background; give something
back to the communities in which we work; and protect the environment.
Some recent initiatives include:
Strava running club: a virtual firm-wide running club on Strava,
with regular challenges to keep us all motivated to stay active.
Live Cook Along for Black History Month: We hosted a live virtual
'Cook Along' to share the connective power of food and community.
UK Disability History Month: We supported the event with
informative pieces and real life stories, reflecting our commitment
to supporting those of our colleagues who have a disability or who
care for someone with a disability.
Each lawyer has the opportunity to undertake pro bono legal work
for local charities and not-for-profit organisations. This has seen
colleagues support the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity
(Bristol), St Werburgh's City Farm (Bristol) and Moseley Road
Swimming Baths (Birmingham).