CEO / Chief Executive Officer / Legal / Law

Location
Chichester, West Sussex
Salary
£Competitive Salary
Posted
25 Jan 2018
Closes
15 Feb 2018
Ref
NTXFN270272
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

CEO / Chief Executive Officer / Legal / Law

Chichester Commutable from Portsmouth, Worthing and Brighton - regular travel across South England
Salary £70,000 - £80,000
Full Time, Permanent

Formed 30 years ago, our client is a member organisation of leading independent regional law firms from the South of England. Their purpose is to provide a range of services to their member firms including professional indemnity insurance, risk management support, joint purchasing arrangements and professional training and development and to promote best practice through various forums that meet regularly.

They currently have an opportunity available for a CEO to oversee all strategic and business aspects. Reporting to the Board, which is made up of Managing Partners/CEO’s from each member firm, you will lead the team and be responsible for setting the strategic direction for the organisation and ensuring that it is delivered. You will work closely with the leaders of member firms, and prospective members, to promote the common values, aims and goals of the group, and developing the benefits of mutualism.

You will be expected to develop an agreed strategy which addresses the needs and objectives of modern law firms, showing an excellent knowledge of the legal services market and the challenges that face member firms. Acting as a facilitator to ensure knowledge is shared, you will build strong relationships with member firms, acting as a key advisor and point of contact.

You will also be responsible for developing the business, identifying new opportunities to sell our services to both existing and prospective member firms, attend functions and events as required, as well as for organising the agenda for the Group’s annual conference. You will monitor company performance, managing cash flow and budget and enforcing adherence to legal guidelines and in-house policies.

They are looking for someone with proven experience as a senior manager, who is a strong leader and an influential relationship builder. You must possess a commercial mindset and excellent knowledge of the operations of a law firm including HR, BD, Marketing, Finance and Risk Management. Experience of developing and implementing strategies and business plans within a changing organisation is important combined with strong networks within the legal services sector is essential. You will also have the ability to lead by example and to converse with confidence and authority on a variety of operational and strategic challenges within the legal sector.

This is a full time position and the successful candidate will receive an excellent salary in accordance with knowledge and skills plus benefits including a 5% pension contribution and 30 days annual leave. The role is based in Chichester however you will be required to work flexibly and travel regularly to member firms across the South of England.