Working with us
Working at Clarke Willmott solicitors
Our careers pages will help you build a picture of life at Clarke Willmott and let you know how you can go about joining our team.
At Clarke Willmott people are our most important asset, and an integral part of every aspect of what we offer and deliver. When you join us you will see that we are committed to building a supportive culture for people who want to enjoy their work, fulfil their career potential and excel at what they do.
All applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your CV attached. If you are applying on a speculative basis please set out the type of work you are interested in and your preferred location.
Learning and Development
Learning and Development is high on our agenda at Clarke Willmott. Our Investors in People accreditation recognises this and in 2012 we developed our commitment further by launching the Clarke Willmott School of Management. Whilst we continue to develop the learning solutions delivered through the school, our ultimate aim for the school is to deliver excellent services to our clients, win business and maximise profitability.
Diversity & Equality
As a signatory to The Law Society’s Diversity and Inclusion Charter, we are firmly committed to a framework for positive action across all strands of diversity.
We are committed to developing an organisational culture which values people from all sections of society and the contribution which each individual can make. In all our offices we wish to see a workforce which reflects the local population and the communities within which we work. We work with a number of organisations whose aim is to encourage students from diverse backgrounds to consider a career in law. One example is our commitment to the College of Law’s programme “Pathways to Law”, offering work experience placements across our offices to school students.
We are committed to ensuring that the recruitment, retention and career development of people is on merit, on the basis of justifiable job requirements and equality of opportunity for all applicants and employees.
We conducted a survey in May 2017 as part of the law firm diversity data collection exercise required by the SRA, you can view a summary of the results here.
Corporate social responsibility
Clarke Willmott takes its corporate social responsibility very seriously and as a result has established a team of colleagues to carry out the firm’s commitment and ensure all policies are practiced throughout the business.
Our CR policy is divided in to three areas; our people, the community and the environment. We are fortunate to have a Chief Executive who fully supports our programme and is committed to raising our profile in this area. In addition our offices each support their own chosen charity of the year and a charity committee to maximise fund raising for them.
We encourage everyone to get involved with community or charitable initiatives, whether for our chosen charities or for other organisations.
To support this, the firm allows one day in each financial year to be taken as paid leave when spent on these initiatives – your Community Day.
Examples of our CSR work include:
Providing refugees within the Bristol area the chance to develop and enhance their English language skills through weekly informal conversations held at our offices. Members of staff meet with the refugees and discuss an array of topics such as culture, food etc.
Clarke Willmott are passionate about supporting the needs of pupils and students. Across the firm we offer educational support working alongside charitable organisations who work closely with local schools. Support such as reading buddies, mentoring, mock interviews and CV writing skills are amongst the initiatives our staff members as volunteers get involved in.
Each office has a dedicated charity (in some cases two) which we support on a two year basis. Internal office charity committees organise various fundraising initiatives such as cake sales, raffles, monopoly evenings, race and quiz nights plus regular dress down days.
Social & Sports
We are a social bunch at Clarke Willmott. We have a social committee based in each office that organise a range of events on a monthly basis. These include quiz nights, summer barbecues, Christmas parties and the traditional First Friday of Fun where the partners invite everyone to get away from the office and catch up with colleagues.
In addition, we have various netball, basketball, cricket and football teams which meet on a regular basis and compete in local tournaments.
In addition to our competitive salaries, our great open-plan working environment and high quality work, we reward our lawyers and business support professionals with a comprehensive range of benefits.
The exact benefits you would receive depend on your position, but they might include the following:
- Up to 29 working days holiday per annum
- Performance related bonus scheme
- Group Personal Pension
- Private Healthcare
- Income protection
- Life assurance
- Subsidised gym membership
- Interest free season ticket loan
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Childcare vouchers
- Employee assistance programme
- Eye care vouchers
- Flexible holiday scheme
- Employee discounts