Business Development Advisor – Global Law Firm – St Pauls – Agile Working

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  • Salary : Competitive

This leading global law firm wish to recruit for an ambitious Business Development Advisor to help drive their ongoing business development plans across their Energy & Infrastructure practice group.  The role is being recruited for on a permanent basis.

The position would suit a Business Development Executive / Coordinator looking to work with a diverse range of clients. The Business Development Advisor will work directly with UK qualified Partners, taking the lead on business development activities to promote the profile on the UK and international legal stage. Located close by to St Pauls tube station, the firm offer a hybrid working model of 3 days in the office. Standard hours are 9:30am to 5:30pm offering a competitive salary.


Reporting into the Senior Business Development Manager and collaborating with the central marketing team, you will be responsible for:


  • Acting as the lead for pitches, the pitch process and opportunities for the IERP practice, including writing proposals and credentials whilst ensuring best practice methodology is applied.
  • Write and produce other bespoke materials, including client presentations.
  • Advising partners and teams on new business and cross-selling opportunities, and provide support on the development of our approach, team, proposition, research and supporting materials.
  • Collate and maintain information on the firm wide Global Pitch System; monitor success rates and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Act as a ‘horizon spotter’ for the IERP team globally to identify new opportunities and trends and provide timely information to lawyers.
  • Undertaking and maintaining post-pitch feedback where appropriate
  • Supporting the IERP practice on client targeting initiatives and analysis.
  • Help the practice on client relationship management initiatives, including acting as a ‘Client Account Manager’ for some of IERP’s priority clients.
  • Co-ordinate client events/seminars/webinars in conjunction with the Events team and Knowledge Lawyers, acting as an ‘Account Coordinator’ for internal clients, and including full and effective use of the firm’s event email marketing system.
  • Draft, review and update practice area entries in directories, award submissions and legal supplements.
  • Contribute to the firm’s deal reporting process, ensuring the firm is accurately represented in across various industry league tables.
  • Support in the production of other internal and external marketing communications including presentations, brochures, internal and external alerts, newsletters and web copy.
  • Liaise and collaborate with other M&BD teams including Practice Groups, Industry Sectors and PR to cross-sell capabilities and credentials including proactively coordinating with PR to raise the profile of individual partners and propositions.
  • Support the M&BD team in thought leadership campaigns including liaising with our design agencies, drafting and publishing content.
  • Supporting with social media posts and monitoring performance and engagement data (LinkedIn, Twitter, ClearView Social).
  • Contribute to the wider M&BD effort, which will include participating in specific firm-wide M&BD initiatives and projects, as required.
  • Deal with ad hoc enquiries about the practice areas or its clients from other parts of the firm or members of the M&BD team.
  • Any other tasks that may reasonably be required.


The client is seeking a candidate educated to CIM and/or degree level, preferably in marketing, communications or business, with 3 years + proven business development experience, preferably in a law firm or partnership structure. You must have strong verbal and written communication skills and be professional and can multitask and work to tight deadlines. You must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite, with strong technical skills in Word, Excel and CRM databases.