Lean Six Sigma Assistant

Pinsent Masons
Any UK office
Closing date
17 Mar 2023
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Job Description


Role Overview

Pinsent Masons Vario provides a range of professional services to our clients. These include flexible legal provision, diversity & inclusion consultancy, legal project management, legal technology consultancy and managed legal services.

The Consulting and Technology team, where this role sits, provides indirect and direct services to clients. Indirect services include supporting the emerging managed legal service and client engagements to other practice groups. This role will be solely focused on internal delivery, assisting the Centre of Excellence with their process delivery.

The Lean Six Sigma Assistant is responsible for assisting, and at time leading, transformation of business processes using Lean and / or Six Sigma methodologies with the aim of creating a process-managed organisation to better deliver business or client outcomes. You will be expected to work closely with Paralegals, across multiple geographical locations to help deliver the 'Process' element of the People, Process and Technology agenda.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify and deliver Yellow and Green belt projects with minimal coaching and supervision. This includes post-implementation process reviews to ensure that successful delivery has been achieved; identify, manage and raise any risks or issues to successful delivery of the project in a timely manner and ensuring that documentation is kept up-to-date and stored in an agreed central, accessible location for the project team
  • Lead and facilitate workshops to establish current processes, identify and drive process improvement ideas and solutions
  • Lead (where appropriate) and support non-certified Lean and Six Sigma training
  • Identify and eliminate unnecessary complexity within business processes and recommend better ways of working, using Lean tools and techniques supported by technology where appropriate
  • Assess and understand the impact of process and/or technology change and ensure that appropriate supporting materials are produced (to include training and communications, reporting and systems enhancements)
  • Analyse data, using basic Six Sigma tools, to make objective recommendations: this includes identifying trends, variation and efficiency to make objective recommendations regarding process capability and performance
  • Effectively present performance recommendations to a breadth of stakeholders
  • Support development of a 'best in industry' Lean Six Sigma programme

Candidate Overview

If this role is right for you, you will hold the following minimum qualifications and experience:

  • Educated to degree level standard or equivalent
  • Experience of working in a law firm or professional services environment
  • An understanding and/or interest in Lean Six Sigma principles and their application 

The following are desirable requirements: 

  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Project/Change Management qualification (for example Agile DSDM, PRINCE2 or MSP)
  • Ability to execute projects using PDCA and DMAIC methodologies
  • Experience of working within a framework of continuous improvement in an international organisation
  • Knowledge of statistical packages, such as Minitab

What can we offer you?

  • The salary banding for this role is between £25-30,000 a year, depending on location and experience. 
  • Agile working i.e. the opportunity to work from home, subject to diary commitments;
  • 25 days' annual leave entitlement and the opportunity to purchase or roll over 5 days;
  • The ability to claim up to 5 days towards parental or caring responsibilities;
  • Contributory pension of up to 5%;
  • Private healthcare;
  • Death in service cover (4 x base salary);
  • Eligibility to apply for an interest free season ticket loan, an interest free gym membership loan and/or an interest free rental deposit loan;
  • Cycle to work scheme;
  • We envisage this role being full time, however, we are open to considering flexible working arrangements.

For any queries or for a copy of the full job description, please contact our in-house recruiter, Bhavika Upton. Please note we only accept CVs that are logged on the Recruitment portal.

At Pinsent Masons we value diversity and inclusion. We are committed to creating a better workplace where all our talent can succeed and feel like they belong. We want to attract, retain and develop people at all levels and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates whatever your ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/ long term condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristics protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate.


Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm, with over 3,400 employees operating from 27 locations throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.  We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in a deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate. Our global reach ensures that we are well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines. The firm has significant multinational credentials in the financial services, energy, infrastructure, real estate, and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors.

We champion change and promote progress to make business work better for people. Pinsent Masons has embedded a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives to create an environment in which its people can flourish.

We stand out for our innovative approach to service delivery and believe that innovation flourishes in a diverse workforce. We are proud that in the same financial year Pinsent Masons was recognised as law firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards, we were also named the top employer for LGBT people by Stonewall, one of the top fifty employers for women and ranked 21st out of 700 companies by the Financial Times in their Diversity Leaders list. 

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