Stephensons Solicitors LLP

Stephensons is an award winning, top 150 law firm with a strong commitment to the future growth and development of the business. With an ambitious mind set, yet approachable and down to earth attitude, Stephensons provides an exciting place for long term career development and progression. Whilst we do look for highly motivated and driven individuals, we also have a strong commitment to work life balance and flexibility. 

23 May, 2018
£27,000 - £32,000 yearly
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB : To manage and run efficiently all types of transactional files including those of a complex nature from initial instruction through to completion.   KEY RESULT AREAS   To demonstrate excellent knowledge of the Firm’s Conveyancing case management system and all other systems and to be able to prepare all forms and letters on the system accordingly. Is accountable for the due diligence, all dealings with other lawyers and other legal aspects on all complex and non complex residential property transactions up to and including exchange and completion of contracts. Assesses any issues and/or risks on every transaction owned by them or problem escalated to them, and utilising skills and experience, delivers pragmatic decision making and legal advice to the client and business partners.   Is responsible for the quality of legal advice given on every residential property transaction allocated to them, including those of a complex nature.   Is responsible for the legal advice or coaching on problems escalated to them from all members of the team.   Communicates and ensures implementation of the Firm’s policies and procedures, plans and principles. PERSON SPECIFICATION   Qualifications   Essential:   Qualified Solicitor/Licensed Conveyancer                                                                                                                                    Experience  E ssential: - Experience of managing a high volume residential Conveyancing case load Experience of using a case management system Experience of dealing with Corporate Estate Agents and referrers Experience in all types of residential Conveyancing including leasehold and shared ownership     Knowledge and Skills   Essential: -  Good standard of computer literacy and keyboard skills Exceptional residential Conveyancing technical knowledge and skills Broad technical knowledge of all issues, processes and developments in residential Conveyancing Organisational/time management skills Ability to work to deadlines and targets in a high pressure environment Excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain positive relationships Up to date knowledge of relevant regulations and the ability to advise on those   Personality / Other Qualities   Essential: -   Discretion and ability to work in a confidential environment Pleasant, approachable, patient and polite Ability to work amidst frequent interruptions whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail Flexibility     Ensures that all activities and tasks required to be performed are undertaken promptly and proactively, prioritising where appropriate and supports others to do likewise.   Provides day-to-day coaching and mentoring for all other team members.   Assesses own development opportunities and creates development plans to improve performance.   Works to build solid relationships with team members to enable the transaction to be dealt with proactively and in unison with them.    
Stephensons Solicitors LLP Manchester, UK Full time
18 May, 2018
We have an exciting opportunity available for a PR Manager to be based at our Middlebrook, Bolton office. The PR manager, will deliver a comprehensive PR programme to highlight the firm’s practice areas and key strengths to the public and other key stakeholders. If you are looking for an opportunity to shine and develop your career within a dynamic, ambitious, yet stable and supportive team then we would love to hear from you. Main key results areas: Ensure the organisations goals are met by implementing PR strategies which complement the business plans Responsible for the day to day management of the press office Act as the key point of contact when responding to enquiries from media, individuals and other organisations Manage the work of our outsourced agency who are responsible for sector title coverage Researches, writes and distributes press releases to targeted media including having a strong track record with national publications and broadcast media Generate and manage the flow of content for online sources and social media, and actively utilise social media to generate work Be responsible for writing and editing in-house e-marketing newsletters, blogs, speeches, articles for the firm’s websites and printed media Source and produce customer cases studies, testimonials and interview clients who agree to publicity about their case Manage the annual awards submissions calendar including advising on entries and preparing submissions Compile the annual legal directory submissions for Legal 500 Monitor and analyse the firm’s media coverage and report monthly using media tracking software Ensure all relevant content is posted to the firm’s websites Commission market research and use the findings to assist with PR campaigns Assist with publicising CSR initiatives to foster community relations Have involvement in events, including seminars, exhibitions, open days and press tours. Including devising and coordinating photo opportunities and maximising press involvement Assists with any other PR related duties as and when required Qualifications Educated to degree level in English, Journalism or PR - Desirable Working towards a CIPR recognised qualification - Desirable Driving licence and own car as there will be some travel - Desirable Experience 5 years experience in a PR position in professional services sector or PR agency - Essential Experience in a strategic PR position - Essential Proven media exposure and ability to build relationships with media, colleagues and clients - Essential Proven people management - Essential Experience in all forms of social media to communicate with key stakeholders - Essential Experience of working in a law firm - Desirable Experience of carrying out independent research - Desirable Knowledge and skills High order of interpersonal skills to gain credibility and maintain positive relationships with partners, employees, managers and external parties - Essential Takes a strategic yet hands on approach - Essential A highly-skilled writer with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail - Essential Ability to work to deadlines with strong organisation and time management skills - Essential I.T. literate and excellent keyboard skills - Essential Strong journalistic connections - Essential Connections at national press levels - Desirable Personality / Other skills Ability to work as part of a team but be able to use initiative and take responsibility for work - Essential Ability to work productively amidst frequent interruptions and remain calm under pressure - Essential Demonstrate a professional, confident and approachable manner showing tact and diplomacy at all times - Essential Demonstrate an adaptable and flexible approach - Essential Discretion and the ability to work in a highly confidential environment - Essential A highly motivated person with the ability to seek out opportunities whilst maintaining client and business focus - Essential Demonstrates a genuine passion and commitment for working in this field - Essential
Stephensons Solicitors LLP Middlebrook, Bolton, UK Full time