Legal Operations Director

Location
Leeds
Salary
£100k+ Salary + Car Allowance + Equity Allowance + Excellent Bonus
Posted
07 Jan 2022
Closes
04 Feb 2022
Ref
CH070122
Contact
Craig Heywood
Job Title
Head of Department
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Legal Operations Director
West Yorkshire (Hybrid Working Model)
£100k+ Salary + Car Allowance + Equity Allowance + Excellent Bonus

JOB ROLE:

My client is a world leading company in broadband, telecommunications and media. They are looking for a Director of Legal Operations to lead, transform and grow their in-house legal team, with the future goal of taking the function forward as a successful self-standing legal provider / ABS. 

The legal team undertakes both contentious and non-contentious legal work including defending claims (EL/PL, Motor and Consumer), damages recovery and real estate.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • To act as a change management driver & create a transformation programme to take the function forward as a succesful 3rd party provider in this space
  • To pursue and defend legal claims across multiple legal work types and jurisdictions
  • To deliver value to internal stakeholders through the successful deployment of legal resource across 6 operational teams and 50+ staff
  • To transform the operating model of legal operations within shared services utilising system automation and centralisation strategies and to evaluate the most effective operating model for legal operations across the group
  • To supervise advice given on claims trends, risk mitigation and loss avoidance to operating companies within the group
  • To consider the impact of acquisition and disposal of assets within the group 
  • To role model behaviours, standards and ethical conduct that is inclusive, team focused and high performing
  • To ensure the sustainability of the team by properly training, coaching and deploying resource within the department
  • To build strong relationships with learning institutions 
SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Ability to drive change management & business transformation initiatives
  • You will have experience of growing a legal service offering either by deploying an ABS structure or by building your firms client base in the external market
  • Previous experience working within a fast paced, international, multi-region business where your leadership and strategic drive has made a visible impact
  • Strong communication and project management skills
  • Standout colleague capable of working with and positively impacting a diverse environment
  • Prior experience with people management, leadership, and talent development, through mentoring & by example
  • Strong commercial acumen with broad exposure and understanding of Finance
  • Can-do mentality, pragmatic, drives for excellent results
Please contact Craig Heywood, Director, to discuss the role in more detail or apply through the vacancy for immediate consideration.