Resource Manager

McKinlay Law
London (Central), London (Greater)
to £60,000 (negotiable depending on experience)
24 Nov 2021
26 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Resource Manager

Location: Central London

Salary: to £60,000 (negotiable, depending on experience)

Major international law firm are looking for a resource manager to assist one of their practice groups. The role will be working very closely with the partners in the team and it is essential you have a proven track record building strong relationships with partners, fee earners and support staff. The primary role of the resource manager is to allocate work across the group ensuring all client matters are staffed effectively in an efficient manner, work is delivered, and the fee earners’ workload is balanced and fair.

Key duties (this list is not exhaustive; a full job description will be provided):

  • Building strong relationships with all those in the practice group and optimising the allocation of work
  • Proactively anticipating and recognizing resourcing needs and deploying staff accordingly
  • Monitoring resource needs for current work, identifying in advance times of increased / decreased busyness
  • Attending weekly management meetings to discuss workflow, ongoing needs, and utilisation levels.
  • Understand the individual skillsets of all those in the team and identify training and development needs
  • Monitor chargeabale hours and ensure any under-utilized resources are flagged, provide feedback to partners on any issues

To be considered for this role, it is essential that you have managerial experience from another law firm, ideally with experience managing support staff - this could be as a secretarial manager, paralegal supervisor, HR manager etc. You must also have excellent relationship building and networking skills, and be a confident communicator as you will regularly be liaising with internal stakeholders and attending senior level meetings. You must be a good team player, have excellent organisational skills and a commercial and business awareness.

This is an ideal opportunity for a paralegal / secretarial manager to take that next step and take on further responsibility and autonomy in a leading, global law firm. Exceptional benefits on offer.