Head of Business Development and Marketing
At VWV we pride ourselves in providing quality legal advice and always strive to put the client at the centre of the firm. How we market and sell our legal services is the responsibility of our capable internal Business Development and Marketing Team. They are at the heart of the VWV brand providing that all-important first impression of our business to everyone that engages with us from clients, candidates, referrers, third party suppliers as well as our competitors.
If you think you've got what it takes to lead, develop and inspire such a valued business support function, then keep reading as we're kick starting the New Year with a new leadership role.
Antonia James, Director of Client Relations, is recruiting for a Head of Business Development and Marketing to be based from our Bristol office.
Could this be the opportunity your career to date has been working towards?
The overall objective of this role will see you supporting and facilitating the creation and development of the firm's strategic growth objectives in addition to co-ordinating, managing and resourcing business development initiatives focused on helping the firm to achieve them.
Your strategic expertise will be needed to drive initiatives aligned to our sector and service specialisms as well as in our continued product development strategy. You'll be responsible for managing the associated budgets and resources to ensure effective implementation as well as providing clear ROI.
Managing people requires great skill and a natural ability, managing people that manage others requires a depth of management and leadership experience and ability to inspire, motivate and support managers to not only manage their own responsibilities but to balance this alongside providing the best ongoing support, coaching and mentoring to their teams so it will come as no surprise that team management will also be a large part of your role.
Why choose us?
With around 450 employees we're a sizeable firm that still continues to grow, known for its friendly and welcoming culture where team work and collaboration is key, watch this short video to see what our people have to say about us.
For safety at this time our people are working remotely, though everyone is looking forward to getting back to the office at least part time, where our lovely culture is clear to see. We work hard but we also have fun and we're missing that social interaction with each other that really embeds our culture. That said, we have video meeting capability so we can still stay in contact as much as possible. This unusual time has proved we can work effectively as a business from home if needs be, so whilst we don't yet know how things will look when we return to our offices, what we do know now, is we can discuss the individual flexible needs for every employee and team without agility barriers.
We offer a competitive salary, holiday allowance that increases after 12 months with the firm, contribute to your pension pot, have an informal dress code which allows you to dress appropriately for your day no matter what day it is, give you private healthcare and life assurance, as well as offering a range of discounts with local businesses and with so many excellent internal training programmes on offer to everyone it's so easy to develop and improve your skills.
We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity, we're striving to create an environment where everyone, regardless of background, can reach their full potential.
So who are we hoping will apply?
You'll most likely have a degree in business studies or marketing coupled with the Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma and/or Chartered Marketer status and at least five years professional services BD and marketing experience with an impressive track record of managing and developing teams.
Your previous experience and qualification will provide the evidence of your suitability but the crucial evidence we'll be assessing throughout the recruitment process will be your ability to communicate and inspire, to present confidently and to influence our lawyers and partners alongside balancing a challenging workload with mixed priorities through first class organisation and time management where attention to detail is not compromised.
You’re interested so what happens now?
Just click the apply button where you'll be asked to create a simple account and upload your CV.
Polite note to recruitment agencies
We're not currently looking for agency support with this role, if that should change we'll remove this statement and will only accept named introductions after terms have been agreed through VWV's Recruitment Manager, Emma Forrester.
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