Deputy Litigation Manager

Recruiter
RKRS Legal
Location
Stoke-on-Trent
Salary
68800.00 - 76165.00 GBP Annual
Posted
14 Mar 2019
Closes
26 Mar 2019
Sector
Legal
Job Type
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent

Vacancy: National Litigation Unit - Deputy Manager

Office: Stoke

Salary: GBP68,800 to GBP76,165 (plus GBP5,500 Car Allowance)

Closing date for applicants: 26 March 2019

Contract: Permanent

REF: RM151

With nearly 100 years' experience of successfully representing clients of injury and mistreatment, they have the privilege of working with and supporting the Trade Union Movement and the people they represent.

By providing an inclusive environment, they ensure that individually and collectively they flourish to be the best they can be. They are recognised as one of the UK's leading teams by credible directories including The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, as well as being highly recommended in The Times' Best Law Firms 2019. They pride themselves on being "the most experienced trade union, claimant and employment rights law firm in the UK", their friendly working environment and their excellent work/life balance.

The opportunity

Due to continued growth they are looking for an experienced Deputy Manager to join their hugely successful National Litigation Unit in their Stoke office. You will have the opportunity to manage and motivate staff, who will go on to achieve high operational, financial, people and client service performance.

The opportunity will suit a confident manager with a passion for training and developing lawyers. You will take pride in conducting challenging and rewarding cases, whilst ensuring the national team deliver a first class legal service to their clients. To ensure you thrive in the role, you will interact with various functions and expertise at a senior level in a nurturing environment, where you can grow and shape your career.

The role

As a Deputy Manager, you will have significant experience and excellent track record of successfully managing a personal caseload and therefore will need experience of running cases from beginning to end, as well as supervising cases and conducting case reviews. In addition to your case load, you will lead and engage in marketing and operational activities, as well as providing full and effective performance management and appraisals of staff in the Unit as directed by the National Litigation Unit Manager, including objective setting and monitoring performance against objectives, KPI's and requirements of National Litigation Unit roles.

The role requires a lead with experience in coordinating team resources, training and communicating best practice for case handling, to help optimise both efficiency and cost. Provide supervision, guidance and development to the Supervisors/Team Managers in the National Litigation Unit to ensure organised, client focused, cost effective and efficient service delivery.

A day in the life of a Deputy Manager is never the same, however a typical day may include effective performance management of staff, reviewing operational processes, training and developing team managers/supervisors and case handlers, as well as providing cover for the National Litigation Unit Manager during periods of leave or other absences and deputise at other times, as required.

Benefits

They recognise and reward high performance, with competitive salaries and an extensive benefits package including:

- Structured pay scales
- Car allowance GBP5,500
- Contributory pension scheme
- Permanent health insurance
- Life assurance
- 30 days annual leave (in addition to bank holidays)
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
- Cycle to work scheme
- Organised sports and social club
- Annual travel and parking loans
- Financial assistance for professional development

For more detailed information on their benefits, please visit their website.

They believe that attracting talent that reflects the diversity of the communities within which they live and work is a key part of their business, which is why they are an equal opportunities employer.