Marketing Manager

Why Woodfines?

We are a progressive, growing firm, well-established in the ‘Oxford-Cambridge arc’, offering flexible working in modern, spacious offices.

As a firm, we pride ourselves on our friendly, approachable nature, to staff and clients, offer competitive salaries, and genuine progression opportunities. Our staff are given autonomy in a firm that focuses on the delivery of practical solutions.

Woodfines is a full-service legal firm, with over 140 staff and very high staff retention. As well as our well-established reputation in Commercial and Private Client Law, we specialise nationally in Road Transport and Logistics Law and, more locally to our rural clients, Agricultural Law.

LOCATION: Bedford, Cambridge or Milton Keynes

HOURS OF WORK: 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday

BENEFITS: Excellent additional benefits

Do you commute to work at a distance and now looking to work locally? Are you an experienced Marketing Executive/Manager looking to join a progressive firm? If so, an excellent opportunity has arisen for a Marketing Executive/Manager.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Reporting to the Head of Marketing and Business Development.
  • Managing marketing projects regarding literature, activities and events for all service areas across the firm
  • Newsletters – collating, editing, design and distribution
  • Working with the team to develop literature in line with the brand
  • Website – general copy updates, adding new fee earners, blogs, articles etc.
  • Digital strategy and social media – adding content for LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook
  • Working with the Marketing team in connection with the social media channels and website in terms of creating content and liaising with the teams
  • Press & PR – print and with radio partners, with regard to press releases and editorial content
  • Advertising
  • Marketing campaigns
  • Liaising with agencies and design companies with regard to press releases and editorial content
  • Liaising with editors/managers of publications regarding advertisements and editorials
  • Assisting the team with events and seminars both in-house and at external venues
  • Carrying out market research, competitor analysis and customer surveys
  • Management of the firm’s data and ensuring the information is accurate and kept up to date
  • General support and assistance

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

  • Chartered Institute of Marketing or similar qualification at Professional Certificate level – desirable but not essential
  • Ideally, someone who has worked within professional services, with experience in marketing and media (especially digital)
  • Experience in a dedicated marketing role
  • Ability to manage projects
  • Ability to liaise with stakeholders in the business and develop clear campaign/project plans and monitor results
  • Strong communication and written skills
  • Excellent understanding of client care
  • Good MS Office skills including preparation of PowerPoint presentations
  • Good understanding of Mac-based skills – including in-design and Photoshop
  • The requirement to work outside of normal working hours and occasionally at weekends due to hosting breakfast/evening events both in-house at other offices and also at external venues
  • Previous experience in a dedicated marketing role and the ability to manage projects and work with stakeholders in the business is essential
  • Car Owner – able to travel to other offices
  • B2B marketing
  • Working with both PR and design agencies
  • Creating tender/pitch documents
  • Business development
  • Candidates should be familiar with marketing concepts and be proactive in all aspects of the role.

Salary is commensurate with experience and we offer additional staff benefits including pension, income protection scheme, group life cover and cash plan.

For an informal discussion please contact Stephen Goddard at sgoddard@woodfines.co.uk or to apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience to Karen Jobbling at kjobbling@woodfines.co.uk

Conveyancing Assistant/Secretary

Why Woodfines?

We are a progressive, growing firm, well-established in the ‘Oxford-Cambridge arc’, offering flexible working in modern, spacious offices. This role is based in our Cambridge office within walking distance the station.

As a firm, we pride ourselves on our friendly, approachable nature, to both staff and clients, offer competitive salaries, and genuine progression opportunities. Our staff are given autonomy in a firm that focuses on the delivery of practical solutions.

Woodfines is a full-service legal firm, with over 140 staff and very high staff retention. As well as our well-established reputation in Commercial and Private Client Law, we specialise nationally in Road Transport and Logistics Law and, more locally to our rural clients, Agricultural Law.

Job description and required skills

An opportunity has arisen within our Residential Conveyancing department for a Conveyancing Assistant/Legal Secretary.  The role is a mixture of secretarial and paralegal duties.

Skills Required:

  • Clear demonstrable experience as a legal secretary, within Residential Conveyancing
  • Ideally conveyancing paralegal experience
  • Excellent IT skills with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Previous experience of using a case management system would be desirable.
  • Proven ability to use own initiative and work well under pressure
  • A positive, proactive, can do approach
  • Willingness to work well as part of a busy team
  • A commitment to providing excellent customer service

Daily Duties:

 Carrying out a secretarial role to support Fee Earners in the Residential Conveyancing team.

  • Assisting with a broad variety of paralegal and administrative tasks
  • Having direct client contact, via telephone, email and face to face.
  • Ensuring departmental systems and firm-wide procedures are followed.

 Salary is commensurate with experience and we offer additional staff benefits including pension, income protection scheme, group life cover, cash plan and 34 days.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience to Karen Jobbling at kjobbling@woodfines.co.uk

Compliance / Operations Manager

About Woodfines

Woodfines is a progressive, growing firm, well-established in the ‘Oxford-Cambridge arc’, and offering flexible working in modern, spacious offices. We have offices in Milton Keynes, within walking distance of the shopping centre, theatre district and the train station; Cambridge, within walking distance of the train station; and Bedford, within walking distance of the shops, train and bus stations.

As a firm, we pride ourselves on our friendly, approachable nature, to both staff and clients, and we offer competitive salaries and genuine progression opportunities. Our staff are given autonomy in an organisation that focuses on the delivery of practical solutions.

Woodfines is a full-service legal firm, with over 140 staff and high staff retention. As well as our well-established reputation in Commercial and Private Client Law, we specialise nationally in Road Transport and Logistics Law and, more locally to our rural clients, Agricultural Law.

About the Role

The role of Compliance / Operations Manager will provide support and assistance to the Partners and Senior Management Team.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Drafting developing and implementing firm-wide compliance policies and procedures.
  • Managing all aspects of firm compliance (including SRA, Lexcel, GDPR and Health & Safety).
  • Providing risk and compliance training.
  • Responding to compliance queries and providing advice.
  • Assisting in claims and complaints handling, maintaining registers, and providing advice on mitigating associated risks.
  • Managing the risk registers.
  • Project to include preparation for Lexcel audit, which is a re-accreditation audit.
  • Oversee the facilities department to include management of: Archiving / storage, office facilities, office / desk moves, office painting & decorating, etc.
  • Office contracts, including outsourcing, printers / scanning, etc.
  • Project management, including: moving to paperless working, office refurbishment (open plan) for Bedford and Cambridge, reducing cost of storage, etc.
  • Manage the IT contract with IT outsourcer.
  • Work with IT outsourcer on managing a replacement equipment programme after initial purchase of new IT, as part of the project.
  • Manage the mobile phone contract.
  • Manage the telephone contract with telephony outsourcer and leased lines.
  • Manage implementation of telephone and IT upgrades.
  • Provide IT training as part of IT upgrade.
  • Implement new mobile phone policy, including purchase of phones.

About You

We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience:

  • Sound knowledge and experience of working in Compliance within a regulated sector, ideally legal.
  • Project Management experience.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent organisation skills.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Able to work on own initiative.
  • Able to work under pressure to set deadlines.

Contract type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: £Competitive
Location: Bedford

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Company Commercial Solicitor – Milton Keynes

We are currently investing in and expanding our Commercial team across our offices to reflect both our current workload requirements, but also the firm’s regional ambitions for the future. We are looking at for a Solicitor with at least 6 years PQE to be based in our Milton Keynes office, who is committed to the vision that we have for servicing clients and their own personal development in a supportive environment.

To find out more about the role, please download our job specification.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience to Karen Jobbling at kjobbling@woodfines.co.uk

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We are currently investing in and expanding our Commercial team across our offices to reflect both our current workload requirements, but also the firm’s regional ambitions for the future. We require an experienced Senior Solicitor to lead transactions and the development of Commercial legal services from our Cambridge office.

To find out more about the role, and the Commercial department, please download our job specification.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience to Karen Jobbling at kjobbling@woodfines.co.uk