Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 160 partners and 950 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Asia, we provide a full-service integrated offering.
Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals.
We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most.
While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can.
Where you'll work
Reporting to the senior business development manager responsible for the overall corporate commercial offering of the firm and to drive forward the marketing and business development plans for Corporate, Commercial Litigation, Employment & Pensions and Private Wealth. The marketing assistant will also have significant responsibility for the delivery of our Public Sector offering. This is a diverse and challenging role in the 26 person Marketing team based across firm's London, Birmingham and Dubai offices. The role will suit an enthusiastic, creative, hard working and organised individual looking to develop broad marketing and business development skills.
What you'll be doing
Marketing strategy: Help draft and implement the marketing plans and budgets for different parts of the business working closely with partners and fee earners to take a lead role in executing new ideas, initiatives and thought leadership.
Event management: Plan, manage and attend events, conferences, webinars and seminars.
Business development: Business development research and targeting support of prospective and existing clients.
Marketing communications and campaign management: Managing and producing marketing literature and thought leadership (online / print) following the firm's house style and promote our content through traditional and digital channels including podcasts, video, webinars and social media.
PR and social media: Assisting with press releases and implementing social media strategies; making amendments to the website and internal news intranet.
Administration: Diary, travel and expenses management.
Legal directories: Coordination of the legal directory submissions including those for corporate commercial and litigation practice areas
Pitches: Input into pitches and capability statements for clients and targets. Compiling and drafting information such as track record.
What you'll need
- Good oral and written communication skills
- A strong team player, ready to help colleagues
- Meticulous attention to detail and ability to follow procedures
- Well presented and professional
- Ability to use initiative and work with limited supervision, with a positive, proactive attitude
- Ability to prioritise work effectively and meet deadlines under pressure
- Flexible and committed
- Willing to work outside of offices hours particularly when running events and willing to travel in the UK when required
- Excellent IT skills and competency, and an interest in digital / social media
- 12-18 months marketing experience in a professional services or equivalent environment (desirable)
- Experience in a law firm (desirable) or partnership (highly desirable)
- CIM qualifications or a desire to study towards CIM or equivalent (desirable)
As part of our firm recruitment policy our candidates are subject to employment screening background checks. These checks include personal details, education and employment history, professional qualifications and credit and criminal checks as appropriate.
Trowers & Hamlins is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity and inclusion. All applications will be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role and will be treated equally irrespective of Ethnicity, Gender (including Trans and non-binary) Race, Disability, Religion and sexual orientation.