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Programme Manager

Location

London

Description

About Ashurst:

Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost
200 years, and clear strategy for our future growth. Our in-depth
understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional
standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local
and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all
areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit here

In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements, Ashurst
will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants accept a
job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will undertake
professional verification and background checks. These checks are
only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our legal and
regulatory obligations.

Business Area: Change & Business Improvement

Role: Programme Manager

Location: London

Reporting to: Director of Change & Business Improvement

Hours of work:

Full time Monday to Friday (part time considered)

Department/Role Overview:

Programme Manage the development and execution of the firm's key
strategic revenue growth projects (new offices, joint ventures and new
business lines) - from the assessment of each opportunity and
management of the approval process, to the design and execution of
each project and finally to the management, tracking and reporting of
projects in their first year of life. This team is closely integrated
into each of the firm's functions and works closely and
collaboratively with each department to execute their responsibilities.

Provide essential support to the Head of Strategic Projects, taking
on key responsibility for the execution of the firm's strategic
projects to help elevate the business to the next level of growth.

Main responsibilities:

Working with the Head of Strategic Projects, Jas Thorpe, to support
in the assessing, scoping, designing and delivering of complex
commercial projects on time and on budget to drive profitable revenue
growth for the firm.

The main responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

Project/Investment Assessment

* Supporting on the scoping, analysis and assessment of new business
opportunities against a set of key financial and other criteria.

* Assisting in drafting reports and presentations which deliver
recommendations in respect of prospective opportunities for
consideration by the Executive Team and the Board.

Project Scoping and Design

* Using a problem-solving approach and working collaboratively
across functions to design the operational blueprint for each new business.

* Together with the Office of General Counsel and financial
management colleagues, instructing local counsel and other
professional services firms, as well as conducting research and
developing required knowledge directly, to assist in scoping each project.

* Developing and utilising strong working relationships across all
business functions to assist in the scoping, designing and costing
of each project.

* Utilising your knowledge of the firm and how it operates (which
you will build over time and by always having a curious mindset),
along with external legal, regulatory and tax advice, you will
assist in finding solutions to complex problems.

Project Execution

* Working closely with project managers and utilising your own
excellent project management capabilities to manage project
workstreams, prioritise numerous tasks efficiently and manage
multiple projects simultaneously.

* Reviewing and drafting contracts and assisting the Head of
Strategic Projects in negotiations with third party suppliers and
investment partners.

* Tracking progress and success against agreed targets and drafting
and presenting progress reports to key stakeholders.

Please note: This role is unlikely to be suitable for someone who
needs a large team to produce great work at pace. You will be expected
to have the capability and desire to undertake many of your duties
yourself. This is a hands-on role, requiring a can-do attitude.

Risk and Control: Ensure that all activities and duties are
carried out in full compliance with our regulatory requirements and
internal policies.

Essential skills and experience:

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with the following
skills and experience:

* A very organised, structured and detail oriented person, able to
juggle multiple tasks and manage priorities while maintaining a
great level of attention to detail.

* Responsibility, autonomy, enthusiasm, humility, drive and a
willingness to learn are also key characteristics required to be
successful in this role.

* A sound understanding of the global legal/professional services
market or at least the ability to demonstrate relevant transferable
knowledge and capacity to learn fundamentals rapidly.

* Creative capability to find innovative solutions to complex and
diverse problems.

* High level of analytical skills, commercial awareness and interest
in financial operation.

* Effective relationship builder, internally and externally.

* Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written and strong
interpersonal and influencing skills.

* High integrity (given sensitivity of subject matter).

* Experience in working with main MS office applications (Excel,
PowerPoint etc.).

Desired skills and experience

Each of the following skills or experiences would be an advantage but
is not a pre-requisite:

* Proven track record of effectively planning and assisting
strategic initiatives.

* Financial literacy with specific reference to a law firm environment.

* This role would suit someone with experience in consulting or in
an advisory role (be it in a legal or other professional services
role) looking to move in-house.

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Job Title

Programme Manager

Location

London

Description

About Ashurst:

Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost
200 years, and clear strategy for our future growth. Our in-depth
understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional
standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local
and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all
areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit here

In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements, Ashurst
will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants accept a
job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will undertake
professional verification and background checks. These checks are
only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our legal and
regulatory obligations.

Business Area: Change & Business Improvement

Role: Programme Manager

Location: London

Reporting to: Director of Change & Business Improvement

Hours of work:

Full time Monday to Friday (part time considered)

Department/Role Overview:

Programme Manage the development and execution of the firm's key
strategic revenue growth projects (new offices, joint ventures and new
business lines) - from the assessment of each opportunity and
management of the approval process, to the design and execution of
each project and finally to the management, tracking and reporting of
projects in their first year of life. This team is closely integrated
into each of the firm's functions and works closely and
collaboratively with each department to execute their responsibilities.

Provide essential support to the Head of Strategic Projects, taking
on key responsibility for the execution of the firm's strategic
projects to help elevate the business to the next level of growth.

Main responsibilities:

Working with the Head of Strategic Projects, Jas Thorpe, to support
in the assessing, scoping, designing and delivering of complex
commercial projects on time and on budget to drive profitable revenue
growth for the firm.

The main responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

Project/Investment Assessment

* Supporting on the scoping, analysis and assessment of new business
opportunities against a set of key financial and other criteria.

* Assisting in drafting reports and presentations which deliver
recommendations in respect of prospective opportunities for
consideration by the Executive Team and the Board.

Project Scoping and Design

* Using a problem-solving approach and working collaboratively
across functions to design the operational blueprint for each new business.

* Together with the Office of General Counsel and financial
management colleagues, instructing local counsel and other
professional services firms, as well as conducting research and
developing required knowledge directly, to assist in scoping each project.

* Developing and utilising strong working relationships across all
business functions to assist in the scoping, designing and costing
of each project.

* Utilising your knowledge of the firm and how it operates (which
you will build over time and by always having a curious mindset),
along with external legal, regulatory and tax advice, you will
assist in finding solutions to complex problems.

Project Execution

* Working closely with project managers and utilising your own
excellent project management capabilities to manage project
workstreams, prioritise numerous tasks efficiently and manage
multiple projects simultaneously.

* Reviewing and drafting contracts and assisting the Head of
Strategic Projects in negotiations with third party suppliers and
investment partners.

* Tracking progress and success against agreed targets and drafting
and presenting progress reports to key stakeholders.

Please note: This role is unlikely to be suitable for someone who
needs a large team to produce great work at pace. You will be expected
to have the capability and desire to undertake many of your duties
yourself. This is a hands-on role, requiring a can-do attitude.

Risk and Control: Ensure that all activities and duties are
carried out in full compliance with our regulatory requirements and
internal policies.

Essential skills and experience:

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with the following
skills and experience:

* A very organised, structured and detail oriented person, able to
juggle multiple tasks and manage priorities while maintaining a
great level of attention to detail.

* Responsibility, autonomy, enthusiasm, humility, drive and a
willingness to learn are also key characteristics required to be
successful in this role.

* A sound understanding of the global legal/professional services
market or at least the ability to demonstrate relevant transferable
knowledge and capacity to learn fundamentals rapidly.

* Creative capability to find innovative solutions to complex and
diverse problems.

* High level of analytical skills, commercial awareness and interest
in financial operation.

* Effective relationship builder, internally and externally.

* Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written and strong
interpersonal and influencing skills.

* High integrity (given sensitivity of subject matter).

* Experience in working with main MS office applications (Excel,
PowerPoint etc.).

Desired skills and experience

Each of the following skills or experiences would be an advantage but
is not a pre-requisite:

* Proven track record of effectively planning and assisting
strategic initiatives.

* Financial literacy with specific reference to a law firm environment.

* This role would suit someone with experience in consulting or in
an advisory role (be it in a legal or other professional services
role) looking to move in-house.

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