Head of Conveyancing
My client a fantastic legal firm are currently looking to recruit an experienced Senior Residential Conveyancer to join the firms growing team in Bristol.
As a senior manager of the department, you¿ll be responsible for the day-to-day management of the residential conveyancing department and will encourage, support and develop all members of the team whilst ensuring key targets are met.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate sound knowledge and experience of residential conveyancing and the Bristol and South Gloucestershire market.
¿ To undertake compliance with and to be fully aware of all aspects of requirements imposed by the Solicitors Act, Solicitors¿ Accounts Rules and Trust Account Rules, and all other Statutory and Law Society Rules and Regulations from time to time in force for the conduct of the business of a solicitor
¿ To encourage and promote the agreed image and ethos of the firm and encourage a team culture and support network for staff
¿ Day-to-day management of the residential conveyancing dept. incl. visiting staff in all offices when required
¿ Advise & supervise any member of staff, especially within an area of responsibility delegated to the HOD.
¿ Organising departmental meetings, setting agendas and keeping minutes/action plan
¿ Actively seek ways to contribute to the continuing evolution and development of the firm and its conveyancing department, incl. monthly training sessions with trainees/paralegals/legal secretaries (either in a group or individually)
¿ Organising annual ¿away day¿ each year for the department
¿ Undertake monthly one-to-ones with the team & where appropriate, Personal Development Reviews
¿ Lender Panel membership & maintenance/renewal
¿ Assisting with quality marks (e.g. CQS and Lexcel) accreditation and compliance, panel memberships, CPD & file audits
¿ Responsible for coordinating holidays & other leave to ensure adequate cover across the department
Providing locum cover where required
Coordinating departmental marketing & working with individual fee earners on office-specific plans
Maintaining a consistent & fair/organised triage system
Monitoring new work coming into the firm, building relationships with clients
Attending marketing / networking events
Streamlining fees charges so they are consistent across the department & ensuring these are maintained
Approving team targets the financial director on an annual basis.
Dealing with complaints at the initial stage
Continually review team structure ensuring correct people are in place with adequate support
Preparing departmental reports as & when required by partners
Liaising with third parties such as search providers, indemnity providers & reviewing the providers we use
To be successful you will:
On offer is a competitive salary dependent on qualifications and experience and the chance to join a forward thinking, progressive firm.
The firm is looking to interview ASAP and therefore interested applicants should forward a CV.