IT Service Delivery Team Leader

London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
5 Nov 2021

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About Ashurst:

Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost 200 years, and clear strategy for our future growth. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit here.

In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements, Ashurst will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants accept a job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will undertake professional verification and background checks. These checks are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations.

Business Area: IT Department

Role: IT Service Delivery Team Leader


Based in the Ashurst London Office, however trips to the Ashurst Glasgow office may be required.

Reporting to: IT Service Delivery Manager

Hours of work:

Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, 8 hours a day (including an hour for lunch) The shift will be between the hours of 08.00 - 18.00 However you will be required to work such additional hours as are necessary to carry out your duties

You may be required to work additional hours to facilitate business critical escalations

Department/ Role Overview:

Our IT team is looking for an experienced Service Delivery Team Leader to join our Global team.

This role will guide and advise staff on all aspects of the firm's IT services. You will provide day to day management of the on-site analysts to ensure the Team provides an effective, efficient and client-focused support service to the firm and exceeds expectations when considering Client and Fee earning matters.

You will also be responsible for end to end ownership and resolution of all IT support issues, continual improvement of processes within your scope, management, support and maintenance of the firms desktop environment.

Main responsibilities:

  • Day to day management and development of the Global IT Service Delivery team leader, dealing with any operational and staff issues, shift rotas, holidays and planning, liaison with other IT staff and escalation to Service Delivery Manager(s) as necessary.
  • Continually look for ways to improve the overall support services to the firm through knowledge and process management.
  • To ensure the resolution of all IT incidents and service requests within agreed Service Level Agreement (SLA).
  • Regular analysis and reporting on team performance using the IT Service Management platform.
  • Ensure end to end ownership, communication and accurate ticket logging of all incidents and service requests.
  • Support the team to ensure continual service improvements, whilst encouraging all SME additional duties.
  • Understand the IT requirements of the business and act accordingly to ensure these requirements are met in a timely and structured way, following escalation processes to ensure a consistent, professional and client-focused service
  • Contribute to the effective operation and management of the onsite Service Delivery team to ensure they provides quality, correct and timely information and services to our clients
  • Management of difficult situations with the business in a timely fashion, communicating in a clear and effective manner.
  • Development of team members, including both technical and soft skills through 1 to 1 mentoring and training.
  • Successfully follow the agreed ITIL based processes and procedures, whilst continually reviewing to find improvements to the current incident and service request processes.
  • Help to provide support for all remote working services.
  • Assist with the support of the firm's core applications/services.
  • Support and maintain all desktop/laptop systems and printers. This may include liaising with maintenance companies and vendors.
  • Monitor the capacity plan for all applications and systems to ensure consistent operation and room for improvement.
  • Assist with the management and communication of planned or unexpected downtime.
  • Work closely with business services to ensure all joint service request are fulfilled within SLA.
  • Responsible for IT knowledge management to ensure the necessary information up to date and is available to the right people at the right time.
  • Provide project resources for all key IT projects from inception through to "business as usual".
  • Work as a point of escalation for the global deskside teams 24x7

Essential skills and experience:


  • Strong leadership skills
  • Previous Team Leader experience
  • Excellent Customer Service skills
  • Highly motivated; willing to continually update knowledge and skill sets
  • Analysis and troubleshooting skills of all IT incidents
  • Flexibility: may occasionally be required to work evenings and weekends
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise, communicate and build good working relationships with all levels of staff within IT and across the business globally
  • Consistently working to provide a responsive, effective and personable IT support service to exceed our customer expectations.
  • Ability to identify business impacting incidents and escalate according to the escalation process
  • Ability to work effectively alone and within your team/group or project, under the appropriate supervision
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills
  • Ability to mentor and coach staff to fulfil their potential
  • Work according to ITIL processes and procedures
  • Uses initiative with a positive and can do attitude
  • Ability to concentrate on several areas of work at one time, prioritising work load, delivering consistently to deadlines and reacting positively to changes and conflicting priorities
  • Professional appearance at all times
  • Ability to work well under pressure


  • Windows 10
  • Cherwell Service Management
  • Microsoft Active Directory administration.
  • Knowledge of ADSL and WiFi technologies.
  • Knowledge of RIM Blackberry devices.
  • Production of support documentation.
  • Knowledge of networking concepts.
  • Knowledge of all core applications.
    • WorkSite/FileSite or similar content management application.
    • Interaction or similar client relationship management (CRM) application.
    • Bighand 3 or similar digital dictation software.
    • K Vault Email archiving (KVS) or similar email archiving solutions.
  • Installation/moves of hardware such as printers, digital senders, MFD's (multi-function devices), PC's and all peripheral items.
  • Knowledge of remote working solutions such as ADSL, Broadband, 4G and VPN's (virtual private network).
  • Knowledge of building PC's and troubleshooting support issues.
  • Knowledge of audio visual equipment and solutions

Desired skills and experience:

  • Previous experience in legal or professional services
  • Italian, French, German or Spanish language skills would be desirable but are not essential
  • Background in statistical analysis or business writing
  • Previous experience within Microsoft Office
  • Previous experience in managing audio visual equipment
  • Knowledge of intranets/extranets
  • Health and safety awareness in the workplace
  • Microsoft Exchange 2010
  • Mitel Telephony


Ashurst is a leading international law firm with world class capability and a prestigious global client base. The firm's in-depth understanding of its clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service has seen it become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments on all areas of commercial law. The firm's people are its greatest asset and it brings together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice clients need.

Ashurst has 25 offices in 15 countries and offers the reach and insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding of local markets. With 400 partners and 1,200 lawyers working across 10 different time zones, the firm is able to respond to clients wherever and whenever required. As a global team, Ashurst has a reputation for successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, disputes and projects and delivering outstanding outcomes for clients.

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+44 20 7638 1111
London Fruit & Wool Exchange
1 Duval Square
E1 6PW
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