Reconnect Returners Programme - various locations
DAC Beachcroft is delighted to be welcoming applications to join our fantastic returners programme, Reconnect. Launched in October 2020, this programme is open to experienced legal professional considering a return to private practice following an extended career break.
We are offering successful candidates a route back into the profession with a 6 month “returnship” across a large number of our teams 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.
During your returnship you will be supported by a buddy, a coaching plan is created and you are introduced to previous members of the programme who have gone on to become permanent colleagues at DAC Beachcroft, ensuring you have all the support you need to get to know your role and gain the best experience in your new position.
The Ideal Candidate
What are we looking for?
As an experienced legal professional you will have the fundamental skills, knowledge and experience we are looking for to be successful. These include:
- Showing sound judgement in decision making, focused on client and case needs
- Working with appropriate levels of supervision
- Developing a high quality level of technical expertise
- Demonstrating 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
- Demonstrating 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
About the Company
What is it like to work at DAC Beachcroft?
DAC Beachcroft operates with an open, friendly, supportive and welcoming culture alongside a flexible approach to location based working. The firm helps colleagues be their best at work, while recognising that they have a variety of different interests and commitments outside work.
Colleagues at DACB are given flexibility in how they manage their working time and location through our successful Flex Forward initiative. Under Flex Forward, where you work is agreed between you and your line manager and is driven by the nature of your role. In addition colleagues are given the ability to ‘glide’ their time across their week enabling colleagues 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.
Applying to the Reconnect: A life that works as you return to law
By applying, you are registering your interest in vacancies at DAC Beachcroft as part of the Reconnect programme. We review CVs on a regular basis, collaborating alongside our business leaders to match candidates with vacancies throughout the year.
We also welcome applications for all our open vacancies. If you see a role of interest please apply to the vacancy stating in your application you are a Reconnect returner. If you don’t see a vacancy in your preferred area of law we encourage you to still apply as new opportunities come up regularly.
During the application process you will be asked to submit a CV, if we feel DACB will be able to support your return we will be in touch to invite you to the next stage in the process.
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.