Manager of Professional Development

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  • Salary : Up to £95,000 + Benefits

Our client is a prestigious US law firm – they are now looking to recruit a Manager of Professional Development to join their incredibly busy professional development team in London.

The Manager of Professional Development is responsible for creating and implementing programs and projects regionally and firmwide that serve to further the long-term professional development of the Firm’s lawyers, with particular focus on professional, business, and client-service skills development.

The standard hours are 9.30am to 5.30pm (with flexibility required) The salary on offer is up to £95,000 plus very generous benefits. This role is a permanent position.

This is a great opportunity to join one of the most prestigious US law firms in the world!

Your responsibilities as a Manager of Professional Development will include:

• Work with the Director of Professional Development and other team members to continually assess professional development needs and create learning programs in a variety of formats that support all areas of lawyer development
• Collaborate with Legal Education, Associate Development, and Licensing & Compliance team members to further Professional Development department goals
• Design, deliver, and oversee stage-specific, firmwide learning events and targeted, regional workshops
• Coach attorneys on topics involving professional skills (e.g., leadership, management, business development, contributing to an inclusive culture and career development)
• Collaborate with other internal executive coaches to provide seamless coaching services across the firm
• Deliver and continually enhance lawyer integration programs
• Conduct outreach to attorneys to facilitate new hire integration and foster on-going dialog about their professional development
• Evaluate programs and prepare reports on program metrics and feedback
• Create and manage budget and vet requests for Europe-based lawyers to attend external training courses/conferences
• Collaborate with the DEI team to further the Firm’s strategic diversity goals
• Implement mentoring training resources, as needed
• Produce learning resources, including articles, FAQs, and tip sheets, as needed
• Serve as a resource to practice group leaders to help design practice-specific training
• Respond to training and development needs identified in annual lawyer performance reviews
• Assist in managing the day-to-day operations of the Professional Development department

Requirements as a Manager of Professional Development include:

• Ideally have Senior level professional development experience gained from a law firm
• Experience in lawyer training and development
• Previous supervisory experience
• Supervisory experience would be advantageous
• Ability to travel regionally and firmwide, as and when required
• Strong working knowledge of technology tools and e-learning resources
• Ability to format graphs, charts, and other visual methods of presenting information