Virtual - Paralegal Team Leader, Legal Delivery Centre

Term: Permanent
Reports to: Partner, Head of LDC and LDC Operations Manager
Practice group: Legal Delivery Centre
Location: Virtual
The department

Our Legal Delivery Centre (LDC) is a flexible and scalable paralegal resource for use across all of our UK, Ireland and Middle East offices and across the full spectrum of legal services. Meeting the ever increasing demands for disaggregated legal services, the LDC offers paralegals an exciting opportunity for development and the chance to undertake work that is varied, challenging and engaging. This is a great opportunity to join a growing team that is integral to the firm's strategy, whilst benefiting from being able to work remotely and flexibly. We welcome applications from across the UK for those seeking an alternative experience.

Purpose of role

The LDC comprises teams of paralegals each focussed on our core practice areas. We are looking for an experienced, driven and enthusiastic Team Leader for our Corporate/Commercial focussed team of paralegals.

As the LDC's Team Leader for our Corporate/Commercial paralegals, you will have a fantastic opportunity to support the LDC's delivery model.   

You will be responsible for work allocation and for ensuring your team provides support to the highest standard to the relevant practice area and that services are delivered in a timely, cost effective and efficient way. This will mean constantly reviewing levels of resource, regular financial hygiene, developing and driving a high performance culture with a focus on continuous improvement, accountability and personal responsibility and ensuring all KPIs are reviewed to measure the performance of the service.

You will play a key role in developing and coaching the paralegals and in developing the future growth of the team. You will develop strong relationships with the relevant partners, fee-earning teams, practice managers and our practice development lawyers to ensure the current and future business needs are being met, to drive internal business development to include increasing brand and profile across the firm and to increase business for your team and the wider LDC.

As part of the LDC leadership team, you will work closely with those heading the LDC to grow the paralegal team to meet business needs, and you will collaborate with other LDC Team Leaders in order to support those Heads in relation to the overall management and development of the LDC and its service delivery. The role may suit a career paralegal looking for a next step into team leadership and management

Required experience, skills and attributes

A detailed understanding of how paralegal teams can improve cost efficiency for our practices and how they are best placed to improve a group's delivery model would be helpful but not essential as training can be given. 

Prior paralegal experience would be helpful, but not essential as the technical training and support will continue to be delivered by the fee earning teams. However, you will need to possess the following:

  • Knowledge of implementing and monitoring performance management systems
  • Effective and excellent inter-personal and communications skills, both oral and written sufficient to explain departmental policy/procedure
  • High levels of organisation with a proactive approach and excellent attention to detail to ensure nothing slips through the cracks
  • Ability to work proactively, independently and reliably under tight schedules in a very fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively cross-functionally, think practically and be solution-oriented.
  • Ability to drive business development and to raise brand and profile internally
  • Ability to respond positively to change and be respectful of new ideas
  • Proven track record of improving team organisation and efficiency
  • Commitment to embrace and advocate for inclusion
The firm

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.  www.dentons.com.

Inclusion & Diversity

Essential to our success as a global law firm is our ability to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds. We want a work environment where everyone can reach their potential and we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences.

We undertake and support a number of internal and external initiatives aimed at increasing diversity within the profession and we encourage all our partners and staff to get involved. We welcome you to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Dentons.

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and if you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please email recruitment.matters@dentons.com.

 

Important update regarding job applications:

As part of the program of continued global investment in our people, the Firm is switching to a new job application system on February 20th, 2023.

This role may be reposted on February 20th. If so, it will include a note of this reference number: AH1888 to allow you to avoid duplicate applications.

If you have any questions you can read more here https://www.dentons.com/en/careers/careers-in-the-united-kingdom or contact the team at recruitment.matters@dentons.com if you require any assistance.

 

NO AGENCIES PLEASE

If you are interested in applying for this position, we welcome direct applications via our careers page, but if you have any questions beforehand please email recruitment.matters@dentons.comEnquiries only please, applications will not be accepted via email.

Please note that we will not accept unsolicited CV's sent to the business, nor will we accept any associated terms of business.