Legal Services Practice Manager

Location
London, Woolwich
Salary
£59823 - £62970 per annum
Posted
13 Sep 2019
Closes
05 Oct 2019
Ref
REC/19/00567
Contact
Rachel Young
Practice area
Law Management
Position
Practice manager
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

Greenwich Legal Services is committed to being a high performing in house legal service which plays an essential part in the achievement of the Royal Borough's priorities and objectives for the benefit of our community. We are looking to recruit a dynamic Legal Services Practice Manager who will join our Legal Services Management Team and play a critical role in the next stage of our continuous improvement journey.

Utilising skills and experience gained within a similar position, the successful candidate will report to the Director of Legal Services and be responsible for the management of the non-operational side of Legal Services. This includes:

- dealing with the finances of the service and the wider legal expenditure across Council Directorates;

- ICT and case management across the service;

- responsibility for achieving Lexcel accreditation and ensuring ongoing compliance;

- responsibility for the strategic deployment of administrative support across Legal Services; and

- leading on the continuous improvement of Legal Services.

Candidates must have:

- A track record of successful leadership and management of a diverse team, including effective management, motivation and development of staff;

- Experience or understanding of working in a legal practice environment, providing high quality support services to a professional service;

- Experience of budgetary control;

- Experience of developing and embedding best practice, innovation and continuous improvement in the delivery of legal services.

Experience or understanding of Local Government, together with experience of obtaining and maintaining Lexcel accreditation, is desirable although not essential.

Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.