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10 months ago
Clayton Legal
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Bristol
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: PQE 4, PQE 5
Contact: Shiraz Afsar
Sector: Residential Conveyancing
Category: Solicitor Jobs

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:

  • Qualified solicitor or FCILEx
  • Management experience
  • Leadership and business experience
  • Marketing & business experience
  • Marketing & networking experience
  • Proven networking experience
  • Ability to negotiate successfully
  • Be able to drive income targets
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and as part of a team
  • You will be professional, personable & detail orientated
  • Excellent communication and organisational experience.

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.

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