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
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
Ability to work independently and also as part of a wider team
Strong verbal and written communication skills working in a close
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
Ability to project professionalism and maintain relationships at
all times with internal and external clients.
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.
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
Equality, 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.
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.