|Role:||Head of Conveyancing|
|Salary:||£40,000 - £48,000|
THIS IS AN URGENT VACANCY – MY CLIENT IS COMMITED TO RECRUITING THIS ROLE EVEN THOUGH WE ARE IN DIFFICULT TIMES – WE NEED YOU NOW!
At just over 10 years old and with nearly 100 employees our client is a successful legal practice that continues to grow and go places and that continues into 2020.
In 2019 they set up their brand-new Conveyancing Department – this has rapidly gone from strength to strength and already has 14 staff. They need a Head of Department to lead them and ensure the success of this department continues.
This is a very special opportunity to take something that is still very new and truly make it your own.
You will be given the autonomy and support to generate new business and develop the caseload as you see fit. Then you will be supported in increasing the team to meet the level of business you develop.
So you are not just running the Conveyancing Department – you really are developing it too.
You will encourage, mentor and develop the team – that is: solicitors, fee earners, paralegals and admin assistants. You will ensure the team meets their objectives and targets ensuring that there is a continuous improvement culture. You will oversee all stages of the conveyancing process from instruction to completion. You will set the team their objectives and track performance daily -ensuring fees can be maximized.
Implementing the firm’s plan for the Conveyancing Department
Maintain CQS accreditation – adhering to guidelines and best practices
Manage a growing caseload of mixed conveyancing matters – residential and commercial covering a broad mix of sales, purchases, freehold and leasehold.
Conduct regular reviews of Fee Earner caseloads
Design efficient internal processes within Proclaim
Provide technical guidance to your team
Work with the Legal Directors to assess trends with the work quality
Managing your team by:
Creating a motivated working environment
Promoting Team Working
Team and Department Meetings
Maximising the potential of your team – working with HR to identify training and development needs
Monitoring weekly and monthly financial management information – in particular KPIs
Building a caseload of high-quality residential sales –
Building client relationships
Ensuring compliance with SRA Code of Conduct
It will take experience and talent to do this role. This is who we are looking for – is it you?
Great experience with residential and commercial conveyancing processes and procedures
Extensive knowledge of sales and purchase of leasehold and freehold, re-mortgages and schemes such as Help to Buy and equity sharing arrangements
Able to show that you can lead and develop a team
Have a legal degree or be licensed with Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC)
Used to working with Proclaim
Able to handle deadlines with ease
Able to identify opportunities for change and improvement
So, you will also be:
Able to inspire others
Able to ensure your team give their best
Be an engaging communicator
Have a meticulous approach
Be calm under pressure
Reliable, tolerant and determined
Enthusiastic and committed
Approachable, well presented and professional
What is in it for you?
A great, supportive culture
28 days leave (including stats)
Plus opportunity to accrue another 4 days holiday per year
Plus opportunity to purchase another 5 days annual leave
Time off in lieu
Flexible working hours
But most of all this is your moment to take this department from great to outstanding.
If you can lead and inspire this team please send me your CV – thank you.