Careers in business services
Our business services teams are home to a wide range of specialists who, amongst other things, are shaping the way we work, recruiting the best talent and ensuring we meet our responsibilities as a law firm.
When you join us, you’ll be working in a culture where your contribution will be valued and respected. You will benefit from working in a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable colleagues and will be given all the training support you need to build your career. Depending on your role, you may work closely with our lawyers or have regular contact with our clients; you may lead long-term projects that drive change within the firm or juggle a range of different responsibilities every day.
Your wellbeing is important to us and we offer flexible working and a range of initiatives to help you find the right balance for you. We want you to enjoy your work and for it to complement other areas of your life so you will choose to stay with us for many years.
About our business services teams
Administration and secretarial
Behind every great lawyer there is great administrative support. Our pro-active and skilled administrators and secretaries provide outstanding and essential assistance to our legal teams. They work hard to keep everything in order behind the scenes, allowing our lawyers to work as effectively as possible.
Business development and marketing
Our business development and marketing professionals are the bridge builders of Clarke Willmott. They connect clients with lawyers, lawyers with lawyers, and ideas with a place they can develop and thrive. The team is made up of business development, digital, communications, events, PR and tenders specialists. It is a dynamic and innovative team that does a brilliant job of making our phones ring and our emails ping.
Our Facilities Management team is a key connector between our offices, our people and our work. Without them we wouldn’t have any coffee, any post or anyone to welcome our clients when they visit us. They provide much needed support to everyone in the firm and enable a great working environment that is safe and secure, encourages productivity and feels good to be in.
Our Finance team deals with the numbers and the bank. It is one of our largest business services teams and their work is the backbone of everything else we do. They ensure that financial transactions are handled and recorded accurately, produce the firm’s accounts and management information and provide our leadership team with information to support decision making.
Our HR specialists are our culture champions. They recruit, develop and support our talented teams, leading the way in keeping our people at the heart of what we do. The team is comprised of specialists in HR support, recruitment, wellbeing, learning and development, HR operations and change projects. They are an insightful and approachable team, always on hand to listen to and advise us.
Information security and data protection (ISDP)
Our ISDP team works hard to keep the data we hold safe. They are responsible for oversight of our internal information security programme, as well all matters relating to data protection. Though small, it is a responsive and meticulous team that has its eye on the ball and makes an essential contribution to our duties as a law firm, an employer and a client.
Quite simply our IT team make it possible for us to do the work we do, whether at home or in the office. Their innovative and solutions-focussed approach means that we are always facing forwards when it comes to technology. The team is made up of IT support specialists, project managers, IT trainers, developers and engineers.
Our Knowledge Services team are the librarians of Clarke Willmott. They provide legal research and knowledge sharing support to our legal teams. Their works helps our lawyers provide the best service to our clients and adds significant value to our client relationships. The team is made up of three areas: information services, professional support lawyers and knowledge services.
Risk and compliance
Our Risk and Compliance team is the glue that brings business operations and great service standards together. They guide and support our lawyers through the regulatory maze, allowing them to focus on delivering excellent advice and service to our clients. The team is made up of professionals and regulatory solicitors who are diligent, knowledgeable and practical.
Interested in knowing more?
If you have any questions about working in our business services teams, please get in touch. For speculative applications, please send your CV accompanied by a covering email to firstname.lastname@example.org