(504) Chief Operations Officer (COO) – Leading Barristers’ Chambers – London

Role Categories: Professional Support
Role Types: Full Time
Role Locations: London (Greater)

£Highly Competitive

Our client is a leading Barristers’ Chambers with a pre-eminent reputation for the work its members undertake in Employment, Discrimination and Equality, Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Sports and Entertainment, Commercial, Human Rights, and Public law. Chambers’ clients range from individuals to public institutions and global companies in each of its key practice areas

There are currently 64 members of Chambers and associate members of Chambers, including 15 QCs.  Members are supported by a team of Clerks and wider support staff, all recognised for their outstanding client service. Chambers promotes a very friendly, collegiate environment. The principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion run through all aspects of its business.

The Role:

The COO will work closely with the Heads of Chambers and Senior Clerk. They will manage all non-clerking staff. They are expected to take a ‘hands-on’ approach to the leadership of the administrative team, delivering support for the business. The COO will also take the lead on delivering key projects for Chambers.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Staff (non-clerking) management, development, and oversight.
  • Management of significant projects.
  • Regulatory and Compliance Management, including GDPR and BSB.
  • Overseeing and implementing Chambers’ policies, including Equality and Diversity, Wellbeing, and H&S.
  • Overseeing the running of Chambers’ Premises and Facilities Management.
  • Working with Chambers’ IT providers and Management Committee on IT provision.
  • Working with Chambers’ Treasurer and Finance Committee on financial management and budgets.
  • Participating in Management Committee and Practice Group meetings.

The person will:

Ideally possess a relevant professional or vocational qualification and/or experience gained in a role in management, administration, and/or project or people management.  Prior experience in a similarly demanding and fast-paced professional environment will be a benefit but isn’t essential. Important qualities include significant project management experience, excellent communication skills, the ability to successfully manage multiple projects, emotional intelligence, and a confident yet diplomatic approach.

The closing date for applications is 5 pm on Friday 1st July 2022. Early applications are encouraged with initial interviews for suitable candidates taking place immediately.

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