Head of Private Client

Job Title: Head of Private Client
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: £60,000 - £70,000
REF: 1350
Contact Name: Kelly Reid
Contact Email: kelly.reid@realmrecruit.com

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Private Client Solicitor to join one of Greater Manchester’s most reputable firms as a Head of Department. 

In this role, you’ll lead a close-knit specialist private client team and take your own diverse and interesting caseload on behalf of local and HNW clients.  

You’ll also oversee the management of the court of protection team and will be involved in business development activity and marketing in order to helping to grow both teams further.  

You’ll predominantly be office-based but will have the option of remote working. What’s more, the firm are open to considering part time (4 days a week) for the right candidate. 

Head of Private Client - Greater Manchester 

The company & role 

  • A down-to-earth, friendly firm with a family feel and a deep-rooted history 

  • As Head of Department, you’ll oversee both the private client and Court of Protection teams and be actively involved in growing the firm’s offering in these areas 

  • At the same time, you’ll be responsible for a varied private client caseload including wills, trusts, power of attorney and probate work 

  • The firm are committed to the continually training and developing their staff and strongly encourage career progression 

  • They won law firm of the year at the Manchester Legal Awards and have been awarded the Investors in People Gold accreditation  

  • Commutable from Manchester, Stockport, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, Oldham, Rochdale, High Peak 

 Added extras and benefits 

  • Excellent salary 

  • 23 days holiday plus the ability to purchase extra days 

  • Contributory pension scheme 

  • Death in service 

  • Paid for car-parking 

  • Performance-related annual bonus 

  • Enhanced sick pay 

The ideal candidate 

  • A Private Client Solicitor with 8+ years’ PQE 

  • Will be able to autonomously run a varied private client caseload 

  • May be STEP qualified, although this is not essential 

  • Will have experience of managing or mentoring junior colleagues 

  • Someone with an empathetic, calm and caring nature and excellent client care skills 

  • An articulate and personal communicator who enjoys business development and networking 

How to apply for this Head of Private Client role 

If this sounds like the job for you, you can apply via this website by clicking ‘Apply’ above. Alternatively, to learn more about this opportunity or to register your interest, contact Kelly on 03300 245 606 or email kelly.reid@realmrecruit.com.  

Kelly is a principal consultant here at Realm and works exclusively within private client and court of protection recruitment. She works with law firms of all sizes from private client boutiques to multi-service national firms. Kelly’s in-depth market knowledge and contacts enable her to match private client solicitors with the right firms and roles for them. 

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