Marketing Manager

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 law firm? If so, an excellent opportunity has arisen for a Marketing Executive/Manager at Woodfines Solicitors.

Why Woodfines?

Woodfines is a progressive, growing law 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

Job Description

  • Managing marketing projects regarding literature, activities and events for all service areas across the firm
  • Collating, editing, design and distribution the firm’s newsletters
  • Working with the marketing team and agencies to develop literature in line with the brand
  • Managing the firm’s website, including general copy updates, maintaining meet the team pages, uploading blogs and articles, etc.
  • Developing the firm’s digital marketing strategy, including managing our social media channels
  • Leading on PR and working with our print and with radio partners, with regard to press releases and editorial content
  • Coordinating advertising for teams and the firm overall
  • Developing and implementing marketing campaigns
  • Liaising with agencies with regards to design, PR and web development
  • Assisting the Events Manager 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 that information is accurate and kept up to date
  • Providing general marketing support and assistance
  • Reporting to the Head of Marketing and Business Development.

Person Specification:

  • A Chartered Institute of Marketing or similar qualification at Professional Certificate level is desirable, but not essential
  • Previous experience within the professional services industry would be preferable, particularly in a marketing and/or media-based role
  • Must have experience in digital marketing
  • Ability to manage projects and have previous experience in pitching and tendering for projects
  • Ability to liaise with stakeholders in the business and develop clear campaign/project plans and monitor results
  • Experienced in B2B marketing
  • Experienced in working with external agencies
  • Strong communication and written skills
  • Excellent understanding of client care
  • Demonstratable business development skills
  • Good MS Office skills, including preparation of PowerPoint presentations
  • Good understanding of Mac-based skills, including InDesign and Photoshop
  • Flexibility is essential – there will be a 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
  • Car driver/owner – must be able to travel to other offices and events locations
  • 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

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

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, which is located 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.

Skills Required:

  • Clear demonstrable experience as a legal secretary, within the field of Residential Conveyancing
  • Previous conveyancing paralegal experience would be preferable
  • Excellent IT ability, 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 is essential
  • Willingness to work as part of a busy team
  • Must have a commitment to providing excellent customer service at all times

Daily Duties:

 Carrying out a secretarial role to support Fee Earners in the Residential Conveyancing team, including:

  • 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 up to 34 days annual leave.

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

Compliance / Operations Manager

We are looking to hire a Compliance and Operations Manager, who can provide support and procedural management across the firm at all levels.

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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Legal Secretary

An opportunity has arisen within our Litigation department in Bedford for a Legal Secretary. This is a busy role working for 2 solicitors.

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 Bedford office within walking distance of the high street and the train and bus stations.

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.

Skills Required:

  • Clear demonstrable experience as a legal secretary, ideally within Litigation
  • 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 Litigation team.
  • Assisting with a broad variety of 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 up to 34 days annual leave.

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

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