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.
Reporting to the Birmingham Business Development Manager this role will suit an enthusiastic, creative and organised individual looking to develop broad marketing and business development skills. Part of a 32 person Marketing team across firm's London, Birmingham, Dubai, Exeter and Kuala Lumpur offices, this role works primarily with teams supporting organisations and private individuals across the North and Midlands.
What you'll be doing
Business development: Develop an understanding of the clients of the firm and the markets in which the firm operates; apply that knowhow to help the business to win new work from new and existing clients.
Marketing strategy: Help devise and implement the marketing plans working closely with the partners and other fee earners across offices and specialisms.
Marketing communications and campaign management: To take a lead role in executing new initiatives and campaigns including producing digital and printed materials, and thought leadership following the firm's house style and promoting content through traditional and digital channels including podcasts, video, webinars and social media.
Event management: Plan, manage and attend events, conferences, webinars and seminars as part of the firm's marketing and BD campaigns.
PR and social media: Assist with press releases and implementing social media strategies; making amendments to the website and internal news intranet.
Bids: Input into bids, pitches and capability statements for clients and targets including compiling and drafting track record and other information on the firm
Legal directories: Coordination of the legal directory submissions and interviews
Administration: Budget, diary, travel and expenses management
What you'll Need
• Good oral and written communication skills with a meticulous attention to detail
• A desire to learn about new sectors and businesses to support business development
• A strong team player; ready to help colleagues
• Ability to prioritise work effectively and meet deadlines under pressure; ability to use initiative and work with limited supervision, with a positive, proactive attitude
• Flexibility to work outside of offices hours particularly when running events
• Excellent IT skills and competency, and an interest in digital / social media
• 12-18 months marketing experience in a professional services or equivalent B2B environment
• CIM qualifications or a desire to study towards CIM or equivalent