Practice & Business Support Manager
||Practice & Business Support Manager
McLeods is the only law firm in Western Australia that specialises principally in local government law. Based in Claremont, we have been representing local governments throughout the State for over 37 years.
Our major focus is on providing relevant and practical services from an informed perspective.
We maintain close links with the industry and industry bodies such as Local Government Professionals Australia, the Western Australian Local Government Association, the Urban Development Institute of Australia, the Planning Institute of Australia and the Local Government Planners Association. We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Practice and Business Support Manager.
Reporting to the Managing Partner, you will manage the support staff and oversee the daily operations of the firm. You will work with the partners and practice groups to ensure the seamless delivery of support services, facilitating the delivery of quality legal services to clients.
Duties & Responsibilities
• People Management
Ensure that the firm and service company are appropriately staffed with competent and motivated people and that the firm’s staff are managed appropriately.
• IT and Supplier Management
Manage the firm’s IT requirements and the relationship with the IT service provider and other key suppliers.
• Finance and Administration
Manage the finances of the firm and the service company to ensure the presentation of accurate and meaningful financial and management reports to the Partners. Manage all administration matters.
• Partner Related Business
Draft meeting agendas, record and distribute minutes, manage agenda papers etc.
• Compliance and Risk Management
Ensure that the firm and the service company meets all of their statutory and legal obligations. Identify and minimise all risks to the firm and the service company, and document action plans.
• Premises Management
Ensure that the premises occupied by McLeods are maintained and are fit for purpose.
• Policies and Procedures
Ensure that policies and procedures meet the requirements of the business; develop policies and procedures where appropriate; keep policies and procedures up to date and oversee implementation.
• Business Development Support
Provide support and assistance to partners in relation to business development, including tendering and marketing.
• Project Work
Perform project work as required.
Skills and Experience
The Successful Candidate will have the following Skills and Experience
-Proven effective management experience in a similar role;
-Excellent communication and relationship building skills;
-Be a skilled multi-tasker with the ability to manage several problems at once;
-Financial experience with the ability to oversee financial and management accounting, and manage a budget process;
-Strong IT competency with experience dealing with IT service providers and overseeing tender processes;
-A strong personnel management background with experience across all areas of the HR spectrum and a working knowledge of employment legislation;
-Be experienced in drafting and implementing policies and procedures.
To take advantage of this challenging opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Initial enquiries are welcome by phoning Brian Kingston at 08 9424 6218 or Peter Wittkuhn at 08 9424 6220
Applications close at 5pm Friday December 15, 2017
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