Charles Russell Speechlys is a law firm with 163 partners, 11 offices across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia and a turnover of £144m in 2016/17.

Our clients are made up of entrepreneurial and growth businesses, family offices and individuals, major corporates and institutions.

In order to meet the needs of such a diverse client base, we have developed an unusually broad range of skills and experience across the full spectrum of business and personal needs. This differentiates us from many other firms of a similar size within the legal “mid-market”. We believe that this gives our lawyers a wider perspective and requires them to show clear insight and a strongly commercial long-term view. 

Our vision is twofold:

  • To be the pre-eminent firm for successful entrepreneurial and family businesses, and the creators and owners of private wealth, along with their advisors and financiers; and
  • To provide specialist legal services to major corporates and institutions which match and exceed the offerings of larger, more impersonal, business law firms.

The firm has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Head of Marketing & Communications. Working closely with the business and newly appointed Director of Business Development & Communications, you will be instrumental in promoting a greater understanding of Charles Russell Speechlys’ vision, brand values and market positioning, whilst ensuring the firm stands out from its peer group so that it attracts and retains clients and talent.

Leading the Marketing team, you will be responsible for developing and driving the firm’s approach to marketing communications spanning the full marketing communications mix including online marketing, web, design, events, directories and awards, media relations and thought leadership across the firm and all of its practices and sectors.

Managing a number of managers and executives within a central team, the role will ensure that the Marketing & Communications function provides the right level of support to the firm and the Business Development and Client Relationships teams, and that all marketing communications activity is aligned with the firm’s overall business goals.

This a fantastic leadership role and provides huge opportunity to drive change. The successful candidate will have strong brand, communications and media relations experience gained from within in an international professional services partnership. Previous experience of managing and leading a team is also essential.

Totum is working with Charles Russell Speechlys on an exclusive basis, and therefore any third party or direct applications will be forwarded to Totum for consideration.

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Job Details

Job Ref: 23285
Hours: Full Time
Location: UK – London
Working Term: Permanent
Salary: Competitive


Rebecca Ellis Rebecca Ellis


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