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Job Title Market and Client Executive
Location Bristol or Leeds

Job Title: Market and Client Executive

Location: 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 Bristol, Leeds, Birmingham 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 500 people, including 80 Partners, and our award-winning teams provide construction, commercial, corporate, property, regulatory, employment and litigation (commercial and clinical negligence) legal advice.

Bevan Brittan is named among 'The Times Best Law Firms 2022' and has recently either won or been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards.

We are driven by our 4 values: Relationships, Results, Reputation and Responsible. These give us a sense of purpose and ensure we always work collaboratively with clients and colleagues, continually improve, make the right choices and act with integrity.

Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.

Rise to the Challenge

The Markets & Client Executive is an integral part of the Business Development team, providing support to the Market Focus Groups, Partners and lawyers in developing, building and retaining strong client relationships throughout the firm. The Market & Client Executive will work closely with the team of Business Development Executives, Business Development Manager and Business Development & Marketing Director to develop our market knowledge and secure our brand profile in new markets.

We currently have a permanent opportunity in the team, as well as a 13 month fixed term contract opportunity. The permanent post holder will be supporting the Insurance & Financial Services and Commercial Market Focus Groups (MFGs) in the delivery of their business plans. The fixed term contract post holder will be supporting the Health Market Focus Groups.

On joining the team, you would undertake a variety of work including:

  • Providing the link between the MFGs and the BD&M team
  • Controlling and managing the budget allocation of the Business Development Budget
  • Managing key strategic relationships
  • Supporting the Business Development Manager in achieving the MFGs overall objectives and financial performance
  • Supporting various legal departments to achieve market profile
  • Developing best practice and share knowledge across MFGs
  • Developing an understanding of your market place and add value
  • Identifying and assisting with targeting of clients for growth, relationship management teams and new business opportunities.

The successful candidate will provide support for a variety of functions some of which will include:

  • Support Head of MFGs on strategy and planning
  • Support MFGs implementation of business plan regarding workstreams, market information, client research, campaigns and events
  • Day to day support of key strategic relationships
  • Support bid proposals
  • Brief and work with other BDM colleagues on delivery of marketing, events, PR and conferences/events
  • Represent Bevan Brittan at industry events and conferences
  • Develop and assist with new product offerings
  • Member of Key Client Relationship teams
  • To keep and update key client information on the firms CRM system.
  • Manage relevant market directory submissions

The BD&M department are predominantly based in Bristol, however we are also open to applicants based in our Leeds office where we have a satellite BD&M team.

Find out how far you can go

Essential skill set requirements:

  • Experience in a business development / client account management / project management role, ideally a professional services environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to network, build strong relationships and negotiate
  • Strong communicator (both written and verbal) and relationship developer
  • Strategic thinker, with a level of business acumen to provide opinion and challenge to others
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work calmly under pressure to deliver to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a wider team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills working in a close team environment;
  • Positive, enthusiastic and personable ("team player");
  • Resilient - able to work independently and with multiple stakeholders
  • Willingness to learn and be adaptable to change;
  • Organised and proactive with attention to detail and the ability to multitask
  • Ability to project professionalism and maintain relationships at all times with internal and external clients.

Work-life Balance

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 biennial 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).

Where possible, we want to offer all Bevan Brittan people flexibility to work their week in a way that suits them - we operate a hybrid working model based on the needs of our clients, teams and that of the individual. Our core business hours are 9am - 5:15pm Monday to Friday, however we are open to individuals working more flexibly around those times and would welcome a conversation with you if you have any questions.

Responsible Business

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. In December 2021 we donated a total of £60,000 to our four regional office charities, with each charity receiving £15,000 to help fund their vital services.

Our current selected office charities are Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (Bristol) and Maggie's Cancer Care in (Leeds).

We want to demonstrate our commitment to these causes through actions rather than words; colleagues from across the firm are already heavily involved, living and breathing the four pillars of our Responsible Business strategy:

  • Community Engagement
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Wellbeing

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.

Bevan Brittan is proudly a carbon neutral firm. We have achieved the UN's Climate Neutral Now accreditation and our environmental sustainability plan is focussed on achieving our net zero carbon target.

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), Moseley Road Swimming Baths (Birmingham), Yorkshire Cat Rescue (Leeds), Great Western Credit Union (London), and several others.