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Business Development Manager - 12 month FTC

Burges Salmon
Bristol or London
Closing date
16 Aug 2024

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Vacancy Type
Business Development, Business development
Contract Type
Experience Level
Role Classification
Other Professional

Job Details

Our Business Development team work directly with the firm's Partners and lawyers to ensure that the strategy is implemented consistently and our client-centric approach is at the heart of all business development activity.

We are looking for a Business Development Manager to join us for a 12-month fixed term contract. This role can be based out of our Bristol or London office, following our hybrid approach to working.

As a member of the Business Development team, you will also be an integral part of our broader, collaborative marketing department. You will quickly develop an in-depth knowledge of market and client challenges with the overall goal to provide practical advice and guidance to achieve the most effective and commercially valuable business development activities.

As the business development expert, the lawyers will rely on you to

• identify and develop opportunities for growth, ensuring both current and prospective clients are aware of the exceptional work that we do.
• Develop and drive forward plans for strategic clients, targets and referrer.
• Support with producing sales and marketing collateral such as capability statements, proposal documents and web copy.
• Develop and manage the delivery of sales and marketing plans for the relevant legal teams.
• Keep on top of emerging market trends and being able to define the firm's services and USP to the markets in which you are operating will be key to your success.

Our lawyers are required to produce business and marketing plans and you will support and guide them through the production and implementation of these - working with your Marketing Communications colleagues on specific campaigns. You will monitor the effectiveness of these plans and campaigns and be constantly reviewing the effectiveness of the business development activity that is taking place.

Your business development expertise will be valued and respected by the lawyers that you are working with. As a marketing professional you will be able to quickly instil confidence and trust and be able to influence senior colleagues using diplomacy and tact.

About Burges Salmon

Our six core values – Ambition, Collaboration, Commitment, Fairness, Quality and Respect - are at the heart of everything we do and help to shape our unique culture. As well as high quality work and exciting development opportunities, we offer our people a professional, friendly and sociable working environment with a real sense of community.

A full overview of all the benefits of working at Burges Salmon can be found on the ‘working at Burges Salmon' section of our careers page.

We are delighted to have been named RollOnFriday's 'Best Law Firm to Work At' 2024, for the third year in a row, and also named as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2023 for the second year running.  Our commitment to excellence has recently been recognised by the IIP, which awarded us Platinum certification for investment in people.

It's important to us that our organisation represents the diverse community in which we operate and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. As a Disability Confident Leader, we will provide a fully accessible recruitment process and offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We're committed to finding the right person for this role and are open to discussing flexible working, full time or part time working patterns.

If you have any questions regarding the role or the interview process, please contact Jenna Hazel (Resourcing Business Partner) - or call on 0117 307 6060.

This advert will close as soon as we receive sufficient applications so please apply as soon as you can to be considered.



Standing with you. Ambitious for you.

Standing with you, we’re ambitious to provide the best service for you – and it’s ambition with purpose. 

In a rapidly changing world, our commitment to environmental sustainability, and our social, inclusion and diversity responsibilities, are central to that purpose – enabling us to support you with your own response to these opportunities.

We’re down-to-earth, straightforward and strategically switched-on. You benefit from our specialism in complex legal areas, along with market sector expertise that’s as deep as it is focused.

We’re always accessible, always responsive. Between you and us, there are no barriers. 

Above all, you’ll find our commercial edge is matched by a genuine caring culture – for you, for our people and for the wider communities around us.

It’s what makes us a law firm you can trust. One you’ll enjoy working with.  

Our vision

Our vision is to be the market-leading independent UK law firm that provides the best proposition for its people and its clients.

By focusing on the markets and areas of expertise where we have extensive knowledge and experience, we achieve the best outcomes for our clients, who range from large organisations, entrepreneurial businesses and public sector bodies, to individuals, families and their global wealth. We are trusted to help them with everything from their everyday legal needs to their business critical issues and all points in between.

  • UK-wide: We have lawyers who are qualified to work in all three legal jurisdictions in the UK – England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • International: Across the world, we work with a select number of like-minded independent law firms – our Preferred Law Firm network.
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+44 (0) 117 939 2000
One Glass Wharf
United Kingdom

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