Practice Development & Innovation Assistant
Purpose of role
To support the implementation of the UK&ME Innovation strategy, new initiatives and programmes in order to provide high quality, business focused practice development & innovation support to all staff across the UK&ME Region.
- Assisting the UK Practice Development & Innovation Core Team and PDLs with the organisation and administration of training courses and events
- Being the central point of call and systems expert on the firm's event management platform (Splash) and other meeting app technologies such as Fliplet, Whova, etc.
- Providing administrative support to the Practice Development & Innovation Core Team and PDLs for e-learning/online training tools (e.g. creating accounts and reporting as required) or training delivered via webinar/video conference
- Processing invoices to obtain appropriate authorisation and reconciling the Professional Services budget tracker against monthly financial reports
- Managing UK&ME contributions (from PDLs or otherwise) to the firm's Learning Management System (LMS)
- Providing first line information on all Practice Development & Innovation related matters to Dentons staff in the UK&ME region
- Assisting the Innovation Core Team with administrative support for the Quick Wins process
- Providing administrative support for Practice Development & Innovation Core Team digital platforms including MS Teams (or other collaboration) sites
- Promoting the work of the Practice Development & Innovation Core Team by providing a professional service to both internal and external clients
Required experience, skills and attributes
- PC literate with an excellent working knowledge of MS Office, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
- Working knowledge of SharePoint would be an advantage
- Experience working in an Innovation/Events/Project Management team or department (desirable)
- Experience working within a law firm or professional service organisation is preferable
- Knowledge of Learning Management Systems would be an advantage
Personal Skills / Attributes
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English)
- Methodical approach to work with a strong focus on accuracy, attention to details, consistency and quality
- A flexible approach to adapt to differing demands, prioritising tasks where appropriate and ensuring completion of tasks
- Able to build strong relationships to ensure effective delivery of all Practice Development & Innovation programmes
- Ability to work collaboratively as part of a virtual team
- Demonstrates excellent customer/client facing skills
- Strong problem solving and analytical skills
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