Senior Clerk - Leeds

Clerk - Job vacancy
Full-time Contract
Salary: Depending on Experience

To apply for this position, please email your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to Debra Andrés, Chambers Director – dandres@kingschambers.com

Kings Chambers seeks to recruit a Senior Clerk for Leeds.   This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and ambitious individual that has a proven track record in practice management and business development.   The role will require the individual to lead all aspects of chambers clerking activities in the North East of England from chambers Leeds base. 

Description

Kings Chambers is one of the country’s leading sets with an outstanding reputation. With premises in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham, Kings is home to some 120 barristers including 20 QC’s all highly regarded in each of Chambers UK specialist areas and supported by an expert clerking team.

The Senior Clerk based in our Leeds chambers serves all our practice areas and teams. The individual will have a good understanding of the practice areas and specifically those relating to the barristers based in Leeds.  The individual will ideally have knowledge of the civil law markets of the northeast of England.  Strong knowledge of fees within chambers various practice areas is required. 

The individual will have specific responsibility for the development of various barristers’ practices and the day-to-day management of the practices of those barristers based in Leeds.

The job holder will have responsibility for the day to day operation of business and staff based in Leeds including junior Clerks and Receptionist.

The job holder will report directly to the Chief Clerk of each Department and work closely with the other Chambers’ clerks as well as the barristers themselves.

Responsibilities & duties are outlined below but not limited to;

Responsibilities

  • Leading the clerking team in Leeds.
  • Training and development of junior clerks in Leeds.
  • Defining and implementing marketing strategies and initiatives.
  • Driving and implementation of business development activities including seminars, presentations and client meetings.
  • Being at the forefront of pursuing work from new markets as well as maintaining and developing existing client relationships.
  • Attending social and charity functions on behalf of Chambers which will include evenings and some weekends
  • Assisting barristers in the smooth running and career development of their individual practices.
  • Working at other Chambers (Manchester and Birmingham) locations as may be required on occasions.
  • Management of the Leeds premises and resources.
  • Use of LEX case management System
  • Diary management
  • Fee negotiation

Requirements

  • A proven track record of clerking in a similar leadership role.
  • To be able to demonstrate outstanding skills in strategic business planning and business development.
  • Be able to communicate confidently and efficiently both in writing and orally
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to communicate confidently and efficiently in a corporate
  • The ability to develop and maintain strong internal relationships at all
  • Well-developed influencing skills whilst remaining diplomatic, pragmatic and
  • Co-ordination and prioritisation of workflow, trouble-shooting and the ability to work on own initiative and as part of a
  • Strong level of IT literacy including databases & common office systems (e.g. Excel, Word, email- Outlook)

Salary

Dependent on experience.

25 days holiday + bank holidays – additional holidays for long service

Pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme and Season Ticket Interest-free loan available.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The job holder will be based in our Leeds chambers.

 

Closing date for applications: 29th April 2022

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