Reconnect: A life that works as you return to law
DAC Beachcroft are delighted to be offering the opportunity to join our returners programme, Reconnect: A life that works as you return to law. Reconnect is aimed at experienced, legal professionals considering a return to private practice, in a friendly supportive environment, following an extended career break.
You will join the firm on an initial 6 month returnship fixed term contract with the support of a return to work coaching plan. You will have the opportunity to get to know the role and gain experience in your new position. There are opportunities following the returnship for roles to become permanent.
Reconnect was launched in October 2020 and after the success of our returners we are excited to welcome new applications.
What is it like to work at DAC Beachcroft?
DAC Beachcroft is easy to engage with, a reputation they are proud to maintain and reinforce through their people and the way they operate. With an open, welcoming culture and a flexible approach, the firm helps colleagues be their best at work, while recognising that they have all sorts of different interests and commitments outside work.
DACB has recently launched Flex forward, which introduced three types of dynamic, location-based working – office-focused, hybrid, and fully flex – for colleagues to choose from based on their role requirements. In addition, the firm introduced changes to the structure of its working hours, enabling colleagues to ‘glide’ their time across their week. Under this approach, core hours will be abolished and colleagues will be able to flex their hours, for example to go to the gym or walk the dog. This approach enables colleagues to create A Life That Works for them, as well as supporting our clients.
DAC Beachcroft is committed to attracting, retaining and developing people from diverse backgrounds, with a range of life experiences and perspectives. It is committed to welcoming and encouraging all colleagues, so that everyone has the same opportunity to get involved, to make a difference and to progress.
Role responsibilities will vary by practice area, key responsibility areas are;
- Meeting or exceeding personal monthly and annual financial targets.
- Developing an understanding of clients' and DACB's business.
- Engaging with and maintaining existing client relationships.
- Working to deadlines, prioritising workload and meeting conflicting demands on time.
The Ideal Candidate
- Shows sound judgement in decision making, focused on client and case needs.
- Works with appropriate levels of supervision.
- Develops a high quality level of technical expertise.
- Demonstrates proactive financial management in relation to billing, credit control and client service level agreements.
- Able to deal confidently and professionally with clients on day to day issues.
- Demonstrates commercial judgement.
- Team oriented and collegiate with a willingness to work as part of a team on larger matters and to assist with development of business.
Applying to the Reconnect: A life that works as you return to law
By applying to this vacancy advert, you are registering your interest in vacancies at DAC Beachcroft as part of the Reconnect programme. We will review CVs and work with the business to match our returner candidates with current vacancies throughout the year. We welcome applications for all our open vacancies so if you see a role of interest please apply separately stating in your cover letter you are a returner. If you don’t see a vacancy in your preferred area of law please do still apply as new opportunities come up regularly.
During the application process you will be asked to submit a CV and short covering letter to support your application.
Our commitment to you and your application
At DAC Beachcroft, we don’t just accept your differences we celebrate them. From bespoke solutions for our clients, to treating you like an individual. Our strength comes from your diverse ideas and bringing the whole you to work. So if you’re good at what you do, come as you are. We welcome direct applications and are happy to talk flexible working.
We also want you to be at your very best. Please feel free to let us know of any changes we can make at any point in the recruitment process that will help support your application. If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV. Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.