Chief Operating Officer / Practice Manager

Posted 19 June by CRA Consulting Easy Apply
Chief Operating Officer / Practice Manager Sheffield

CRA Financial are delighted to be working with this multi-award winning corporate law firm which is going from strength to strength. As a result of growth, an enviable role exists working closely with the founding partner of this firm, providing a key part in the strategic direction of the firm. Have you reached a stage in your legal career as a Partner where you are thinking about a move away from fee earning and into a strategic management role? Ideally, you will have significant experience of working in legal practice at Partner level and be capable of dealing with a wide range of matters.

Key areas of the role include:
*Overseeing SRA compliance & regulatory matters
*Staff recruitment and overseeing appraisals
*On-boarding new clients, including negotiating terms of engagement
*Day-to-day management of the office
*Management of the business planning process
*Monitoring KPIs including WIP and billing
*Production of and implementation of company's rules and policies
*Liaising with external regulators, accountants and auditors
*Oversight of IT services and dealing with IT providers
*Appointing and dealing with service providers including negotiating contracts
*Overseeing all aspects of facilities management
*Overseeing marketing for the business and working with members of the team on this

The Person
*At least 3 years' experience managing a small or medium law firm or have operated at partner level and want a change from direct legal service
*Strong organisational and communication skills
*Strong desire to play a constructive role in the expansion of a modern law firm
*Inspirational and enthusiastic with exceptional negotiations skills
*Highly dedicated and motivated with excellent skills in motivating a team
*Strong commercial acumen with the ability to deliver high levels of service to clients

The Reward
*Highly competitive salary and benefits
*Excellent working environment within a stimulating environment where you can really have an impact

Reference: 34819832

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