Legal Operations Director

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


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.

  • 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 
  • 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.