Business Development Assistant

Location: United Kingdom
Office: Norwich Leeds Manchester Cambridge Birmingham
Discipline: Internal
Contact name: Ben Porter

Contact email: [email protected]
Contact phone: 01214568041
Vacancy reference: 023249
Closing date: 22 March 2024
Startdate: 20 February 2024 - 20 February 2024

A full time, permanent role based in any of our regional offices.

What does the role involve?

You will be responsible for assisting with winning work for the firm alongside the Business Development (BD) function across the firm.

Who will I be working with?

You will report to a BD Manager, and work alongside the BD team, wider Marketing team and business/legal support specialists.

Main duties and responsibilities

Working with the firm wide BD team to implement marketing and business development projects and initiatives to win new business including:

  • Working alongside the BD Advisors, attending and contributing to team meetings and developing knowledge of our sectors and National Service Lines (NSL’s)
  • Supporting the production of fliers, proposals and other marketing documents to support new business growth e.g. preparation of UK/international pitches, credential statements, presentations and other marketing materials
  • Running systems and processes to support BD and knowledge sharing e.g. maintaining deals sheets, case studies and pitching materials along with supporting the implementation of internal best practice delivery
  • Building relationships with the legal teams
  • Building personal brand and attending networking events
  • Supporting  budget management and finance systems such as Purchase Orders
  • Booking events and other marketing activities for lawyers across the firm using the marketing credit card
  • Chairing BD team meetings
  • Research on target clients and markets
  • Supporting legal directory submissions
  • Supporting business development team on ad hoc business development projects and research
  • Attending sector, NSL and office meetings with the BD colleagues to provide a supporting function and meeting outcomes
  • Provide support at events and conferences on an ad hoc basis

The person

To be successful in this role, it is likely you will have/be:

  • Able to keep track of multiple tasks and deadlines, and keep tracking systems up-to-date
  • Confident to speak to and work with a wide range of colleagues – including asking questions, negotiating deadlines, keeping them informed on progress and letting them know if something might not be possible
  • Able to deliver under pressure and with occasional tight deadlines
  • Fluency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent English, both written and verbal and attention to detail in drafting and document production
  • Desire to use initiative and proactively ‘go the extra mile’

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer for a role, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes, but is not limited to, a basic DBS check, right to work check, any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and a self-declaration to assess your character and suitability for the role. A full policy of the screening the firm undertakes is available on request.

The Mills & Reeve Business Services career structure

We have a firm wide Business Services career structure and a published career progression framework.  Within the firm wide career structure there are five career levels.  For the purposes of the framework, this role is at an Assistant level. Further information on the firm’s Business Services career structure is available from the HR team.

The package

As you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits. The firm’s standard benefits are detailed in the following link:

The firm

What really sets Mills & Reeve apart from other law firms is the way we work with our clients. We understand that clients, in the 21st century, no longer want a traditional law firm – they want one that embraces forward thinking approaches to service, billing, commercial know-how, innovation, people management and community engagement.

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements and endeavour to achieve the right balance for both our people and the business. This attitude to flexible working ensures we continue to provide outstanding service to our clients, whilst allowing our people to develop their careers in the knowledge that personal priorities will remain just that.

Mills & Reeve is committed to promoting equality, diversity and to providing an inclusive and supportive environment. Please click the link below to find further information regarding our diversity policy.

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