At Exchange Chambers we value and celebrate diversity. We would encourage applications from all minority groups and backgrounds.

 

Job Vacancy – Criminal Clerk

Job Title: Criminal Clerk
Hours of work: 09:00 – 18:00
Salary: Dependant on experience
Location: Leeds
Holiday entitlement: 25 days per year rising with years of service but dependant on experience
Benefits: Medicash scheme and Pension scheme (after 3 months)

Job Description

Exchange Chambers are looking to recruit a Criminal Clerk to join our team in Leeds. With over 200 Barristers including 21 silks and 56 members of staff, we are one of the largest and most well- resourced Chambers in the UK.

We also have one of the largest criminal teams in the UK with over 90 members including 12 Silks which also includes the most category 4 prosecutors nationally.

We are looking for someone who has the potential to assist with practice management and who has ambition and dedication. We want someone who has fantastic client-care skills and who will build long- lasting relationships with Solicitors.

This is a good opportunity for a resourceful, enthusiastic and motivated individual who will work closely as part of a team.

Experience in criminal clerking is required. We are looking for an individual who aspires to reach the top.

The Role

  • Gain an appreciation of the practice of each individual member.
  • Maintain contact with solicitors to discuss and develop an understanding of their requirements.
  • Responsible for scrutinising Court lists and requesting that cases are moved and listed for Counsel and Solicitors’ availability.
  • Assist the Senior Criminal Clerk in maintaining the criminal diaries.
  • Liaise with Counsel where necessary regarding their short and long-term diary commitments.
  • Assist the Senior Criminal Clerk in ensuring that any changes in the diary are made and solicitors and Counsel are informed.
  • Responsible for booking conferences and ensuring that they are booked at convenient times for Counsel and Chambers.
  • Clerking the daily diary (under supervision for the Senior Criminal Clerk) and deputising in his/her absence.
  • To assist the Senior Clerk as and when required including attending events.

Person Specification

  • Excellent face to face communication and interpersonal skills for dealing with Clients, Barristers, Solicitors and Court Officials.
  • A mature telephone manner and strong written communication skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Functioning extremely well under pressure.
  • Ability to prioritise work load and plan ahead accordingly.

For a PDF version of the full job description, click here.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter, outlining your suitability to Ian Spencer (Senior Clerk) – spencer@exchangechambers.co.uk

 


 

Job Vacancy – Marketing Manager

Job Title: Marketing Manager
Hours of work: 09:00 – 17:30
Salary: Dependant on experience
Location: Leeds, Liverpool or Manchester
Holiday entitlement: 25  days per year rising with years of service
Benefits: Medicash scheme/ Pension scheme

We are seeking to recruit a Marketing Manager who will be responsible for the implementation of Chambers’ marketing and communications strategy. This is an ideal role for a marketing professional with 2 years+ experience.

Job Description

Digital

  • Development and maintenance of the website. Management of all content including news items, articles and blogs, seminar listings, and other key webpages using WordPress (content management system)
  • Management of members’ CVs and profiles, including PDF CVs in Adobe InDesign
  • Management and implementation of digital communications via LEX Marketing, including seminar invitations, bulletins and newsletters etc.
  • Production of advertisements and artwork for marketing campaigns on an ad-hoc basis – pupillage, recruitment etc.
  • Social media management – oversee the role out of campaigns and manage profiles (Twitter and LinkedIn)
  • Manage SEO and digital marketing strategy – work closely with external digital partner to implement strategy
  • Reporting – produce regular reports on website performance using applications such as Google Analytics and Google Search Console
  • Liaise with tech partner, Connect Internet Solutions, regarding technical website and hosting issues.

Print/ collateral

  • Manage the production of marketing literature, including brochures, flyers, seminar handouts, business cards etc. – all designed in-house using Adobe InDesign (industry standard publishing software)
  • Development and implementation of corporate brand guidelines
  • Manage content for all marketing literature
  • Manage the production of all marketing materials and collateral including in-house design and print specifications
  • Liaise with external suppliers, printers and merchandisers for production

Legal Directories

  • Management of Chambers’ legal directory submissions – Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500
  • Management of legal directory online profiles
  • Liaise with directory researchers/editors
  • Assist in gathering information and statistics for legal award entries
  • Maintain Exchange Chambers’ set profiles, both online and print
  • Write legal directory award submissions as and when necessary

Database

  • Management of the LEX Marketing module – application used for digital communications
  • Management of data – development of marketing groups and coordination of ‘cleaning’ activities
  • Reporting on marketing groups/success of marketing campaigns
  • Ensuring that the database is GDPR compliant

Internal Communication

  • Oversee the production of monthly internal newsletter
  • Marketing announcements/updates via email or LEX Marketing
  • Production of internal resources – social media policy etc.

PR

  • Work with Bob Bion, external PR consultant, to oversee all PR activity
  • Manage Twitter and LinkedIn to maximise PR outcomes
  • Ensure press cuttings and PR highlights are included in the internal newsletter

Seminars

  • Work closely with the Seminars and Training Manager to ensure that all seminars and events are marketed effectively
  • Production of marketing materials and resources for seminars, including PowerPoint presentations, handouts, brochures and flyers
  • Ensure that all seminar literature and related marketing materials meet brand guidelines

Survey/ Research

  • Production of a range of ad-hoc surveys to aid marketing efforts including pupillage, personal injury, client satisfaction survey
  • Reporting/analysis of client surveys

Other

  • Manage Marketing Assistant
  • Attend all departmental meetings and committees that may require marketing
  • Organise corporate photography shoots for the website
  • Support senior management as and when required

For a PDF version of the full job description, click here.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to Claire Salvatore – salvatore@exchangechambers.co.uk