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Market Affairs Specialist

Weightmans LLP
Liverpool, Merseyside
Up to £66,000 depending on experience
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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Contract type
Full time
Not applicable
Private practice

To provide professional market affairs and legal support to a dedicated Segment [Insurance / Health / Public Bodies] within the business 

Accountable to the Business Change, Knowledge & Market Affairs Director and your relevant Segment Head for:

  • Proactively seeking ways to help our lawyers raise external profile / promote our expertise.
  • Playing a significant role in the promotion and recognition of our legal services / expertise externally.
  • Proactively searching for ‘what’s soon’ (i.e. present day to next 12 months), ‘what’s next’ (i.e. beyond the next 12 months to 3 years) and awareness raising in its broadest sense.
  • Identifying and writing articles and thought leadership reports on any pertinent changes / market awareness.
  • Co-ordinating and drafting responses to consultations.
  • Establishing, maintaining and developing membership and support for appropriate professional bodies, organisations and focus groups.
  • Establishing, maintaining and developing a network of contacts in the market affairs / knowledge / legal professional support community.
  •  Providing training and guidance in relation to all new legal and regulatory developments affecting your dedicated Segment.
  • Providing training and guidance in relation to market awareness, internally and externally.
  • Establishing, maintaining and delivering the following:
    1. Segment based annual legal and market awareness training plans
    2. Segment based ‘new starter’ legal and market awareness inductions
  • Working collaboratively with Data Services, Product & Innovation, New Business and Marketing to ensure that we capture the right data to allow us to manage and report on trends and work with others to analyse and derive insight from our data, our clients and our segments.
  • Bringing use case ideas to Product & Innovation and Business Change – e.g. how new technology / tools may be harnessed / leveraged for benefit for our clients. 
  • Fostering close relationships with key personnel and stakeholders.
  • Providing professional legal and market support.
  • Providing technical advice, legal and market research.
  • Maintaining, developing and continually enhancing the firm’s Knowledge content on Nimbus
  • Writing and editing guidance notes, checklists and providing practical advice to the lawyers within your Segment.
  • Maintaining, updating and promoting the use of precedent / template documents and letters within your Segment.
  • Working with the other PSLs, SHs, SLs, HSDs, TMs and other key stakeholders as well as the Head of Library, Research & Resources, to ensure that your Segment has the right library resources available to meet their information needs and help to monitor and review usage.
  • Supporting on a wide range of projects as and when required.
  • Promoting use and adherence to taxonomies and information classification.
  • Maintaining personal professional development.

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

About You

Key Duties and Responsibilities


The following skills and competencies are associated with successful completion of the role. They are not necessarily prerequisites for appointment, but we will support the role holders to develop in these areas


  • Degree qualified or equivalent experience
  • UK qualified lawyer and/or Segment specialist with a good academic background
  • A minimum of five years’ experience within private practice and/or your dedicated Segment
  • Prior experience in delivering market affairs / knowledge management content to lawyers is advantageous, but not essential
  • Comprehensive current legal and market knowledge, understanding of the legal community and market, together with extensive experience of your dedicated Segment
  • Proven ability to write about, present and train others in relation to legal / market developments, including case law, legislation and procedural changes
  • Ability to spot / identify issues of relevance
  • Understanding and awareness of knowledge management tools and resources
  • A solid understanding of process/continuous improvement methodology or a willingness to learn and embrace
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • A high level of interpersonal skills, able to work collaboratively with a range of people to deliver results
  • Able to think laterally and capable of delivering innovative solutions
  • Conscientious approach to all work
  • Proven ability to juggle demands and resources with changing requirements and priorities
  • Good time management and prioritisation skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Be willing and able to travel to other offices as and when required


If you meet our criteria and think this is a job where you could bring enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Why work for us

Weightmans is a Top 40 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer and 10th overall employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards 2024 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK.

We are proud to be an accredited living wage employer.

Click here to find out more about industry recognition for excellence, through our achievements, awards and accreditations.

The independent research showed "Weightmans provides exceptional employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation."

We are truly committed to fostering a culture of equality and diversity, where everyone in the firm is respected and recognised on merit for the work that they do.

We strongly encourage applications from people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and disabilities. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustment at any stage of the application process.

Please feel free to note your preferred pronouns in your application.

Work for a firm where people matter – work for Weightmans.

As well as being immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people we offer a wide range of benefits including;

  • 28 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rated for part time)
  • Hybrid working including provision of home office equipment*
  • Healthcare cover/ Medicash
  • Pension plan
  • Life Insurance 4 x salary
  • Interest free travel loan scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme including counselling, legal and consumer advice service
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Discounted dental scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Offers & discounts
  • Great reward and recognition scheme

*there are a small number of roles that cannot be performed from home, your Recruitment Adviser can confirm.

Please note

  • We encourage candidates to speak to us direct/apply direct for the opportunities we have available.   
  • Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.
  • The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.
  • We are open to part time/job share applicants.

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