Lewis Silkin is a commercial law firm renowned for working with creative, innovative and brand-focused businesses as well as providing first-class employment, immigration and reward advice.  The firm is going  through an exciting period of change and growth and to help achieve its ambitions, it is looking for two Co-Directors of Business Development to look after their two core areas of focus – Creators Makers and Innovators and Employment Immigration and Reward.

These are two newly-created roles which will work on the strategic development of growth, sectors and clients. You will be embedded in and develop your own individual divisional propositions to tie in with the firm’s overall objectives. Working closely with the Divisional Managing Partners and other fee earners, your role will be broad across all aspects of business development, including pitching and targeting as well as maintaining the firm’s international network relationships and creating compelling thought leadership and marketing campaigns. Both roles will report to the operating board and will work closely together on client development, cross-selling and ensuring consistency in approach, messaging and brand – you will have joint responsibility for overall firm marketing and business development strategy.

These are really exciting opportunities to implement change at a senior level.  Each group has its own BD team and there is a central marketing team to support on all initiatives. You will also work closely collaboration with the lead of that team and your fellow Co-Director on firm wide initiatives to ensure a ‘one firm’ approach.

Previous professional services experience from within business development at a senior level is a prerequisite and experience of one of the divisions services is desirable. What is essential is the strategic approach, collaboration and leadership skills and a demonstrable track record for driving change and delivering on objectives. Liz Chappell and Rebecca Ellis at Totum are handling this role on an exclusive and retained basis on behalf of Lewis Silkin. Please contact [email protected] or [email protected]. Any third party and direct applications will be managed by Totum on Lewis Silkin’s behalf.

Job Details

Job Ref: 894514
Hours: Full Time
Location: UK – London
Working Term: Permanent
Salary: Competitive


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