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Investigation Manager (Legal/Regulatory) - Part time

Solicitors Regulation Authority
England, West Midlands, Birmingham
£44932 - £49000 per annum
Closing date
11 Apr 2021

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Are you an excellent people manager who has experience of managing or coaching a team of Lawyers, Case Workers or Investigators within a Regulator or a Law Firm?

Our Assessment and Early Resolution team is looking for an Investigation Manager to join them.

Your role

As an Investigation Manager you will lead and manage a team of Investigation Officers in our Assessment and Early Resolution Team (AERT).

AERT Investigation Officers assess reports about alleged misconduct and breaches of our Standards and Regulations. This involves:

  • making initial enquires of the complainant and the firm/solicitor complained about to identify misconduct
  • Identifying and weighing up aggravating and mitigating factors to analyse the seriousness of the alleged breach
  • Considering the strength and quality of the evidence so far and whether the matter is being capable of being evidenced

The work is high volume and fast paced but requires an analytical and enquiring mindset.

You will have an excellent customer service approach and lead by example. Dealing with customer dissatisfaction quickly and courteously but holding firm where necessary to support good decision-making in the team.

As part of a team of four AERT Investigation Managers you will provide support, development, and technical expertise to about 12 AERT Investigation Officers.

This is a people management position which will require you to use your leadership skills to nurture your team and develop them to become high performers. You will give support and guidance to your team to make sure quality results are delivered against set objectives/KPIs and that exceptional levels of customer experience are demonstrated.

Working with senior management, and the wider Investigation and Supervision team, you will successfully deliver organisational change programmes and identify and deliver improvements to the way we work.

Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to challenge and influence key stakeholders at every level are key to being successful in this role.

What's in it for me?

  • Lead and manage a team of Investigation Officers who make initial enquiries and decide whether we investigate further reports about misconduct
  • Provide quality technical advice about initial enquiries to be made and support staff in making reasoned and excellent decisions about alleged breaches of our Standards and Regulations.
  • Showcase your people management skills by supporting and developing your team to become professional customer focused Investigators working to the highest standards.
  • Be part of the Investigation and Supervision leadership team and develop and implement changes and improvements to the way we work.
  • Work collaboratively with other areas of our organisation to take action to protect the public.

What we're looking for

  • Ideally, you will have experience of working in a similar role with another regulator or have had experience of managing or coaching staff within a law firm or in the legal sector.
  • Excellent judgment and decision making - evidenced ability to analyse complex information to make sound decisions as well as a good understanding of regulatory and operational risk.
  • A strong customer service mindset with a track record of dealing with customers concerns well and leading and coaching others to deliver excellent customer service.
  • Ability to motivate your team, managing performance through coaching, to improve standards and engage staff in their own development.
  • Ability to identify, plan and deliver improvement and changes through leadership or project work
  • A flexible and tenacious individual, able to adjust your priorities at short notice.

Useful and additional information

There is a full role profile and information pack attached to the bottom of this advert on our website.

We welcome applicants who may be looking to achieve a balance between their personal and professional life. We are happy to discuss scope for flexible working arrangements prior to interview.

If you have any questions that aren't answered in the advert, additional documents or on our website, please contact us via:

We are currently advertising this opportunity on a full or part time basis. Please apply according to your preference. Part time hours would allow for a minimum of 28 hours per week working across 4 days.

The successful candidate will be working from home till at least the early summer. Longer term, this role will be expected to be based out of our offices at the Cube in Birmingham city centre one-two days a week, and from home the rest of the week.

To apply

Please use the apply button at the bottom of the advert. Please upload a CV and cover letter that demonstrates how your knowledge, skills and experience meet the requirements of the role, in particular what we have highlighted under the 'What we are looking for' section.

Closing date for applications is 11 April at 23:55. Interviews will be taking place 21 April onward. These will take place remotely over Microsoft Teams and if you are successful, the team will be in touch to let you know what to expect.


Outstanding people are at the heart of our organisation. It is through them that we achieve our aim - to give the public full confidence in the solicitors' profession.

We recognise and reward achievement, providing a working environment which allows people to develop their skills and fulfil their potential.

Our diverse departments attract a wide spectrum of people from various specialisms - there is no single route into a career at the SRA.

Whatever your background, you can be sure that a career at the SRA will provide you with challenging and enjoyable work.

Our work is varied, challenging, interesting and highly rewarding.

Find Us
The Cube,
199 Wharfside Street,
B1 1RN
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