At CJCH we have a commitment to exceed the expectations of every client. To meet this commitment, we need people who share our passion for client service and are committed to continuous improvement.

You could be joining one of the UK’s most successful and respected law firms. Our working environment is friendly and inclusive and there are excellent opportunities for career progression.

(Please note that unsolicited CV’s for roles not currently advertised for, will not be responded to unless there is a current business need.)

Current Vacancies:

  1. Chief of Staff – Cardiff based (must be able to work across all offices of CJCH)

Posted 16 July 2018 (Applications close 16 September 2018)

This is a Senior Management level position, which has been introduced into the organisations structure to integrate the overall operations and strategic direction of both the legal practice and the consulting practice under a single control structure.

This role is a crucial new development role for our firm which is aimed at developing a long-term strategic direction for the firm based on global best practices, and which is able to  understand and direct both our traditional legal practice and our more modern technology based service lines.

    • Duties:
      • Conduct a firm wide gap analysis to understand the As-Is structure of the CJCH group, and develop a strategic road-map with achievable milestones to progress the firm to the desired To-Be state (5 and 10 year planning).
      • Develop a integration approach for the consulting and legal elements of the business to introduce a cohesive operating model between service lines.
      • Develop and manage the organisational design strategy and roll this out across the firm to foster continuous development and learning within the organisation.
      • Oversee and manage all operations of the firm, including fee earning staff, support staff and operational divisions such as IT, HR, Marketing and Finance.
      • Act as Principal consultant of the Consulting division to oversee the Anti-Piracy and Licence Compliance global best practice capability development (preferably supported by the candidate being involved in advanced industry enhancing research).
      • Develop and initiate an innovative R&D function for new service lines.
      • Focus on new business development initiatives and coordinate business generation teams.
      • Act as special adviser to the Board (Senior Partners) on matters pertaining to innovation, brand strategy, talent management, business strategy, crisis management, and special project initiatives.
      • Implement a talent management pipeline and development strategy, including a graduate development and trainee program.
      • Develop a 2023 talent strategy for the firm and retrospectively apply this to on-going development and growth activities.
      • Manage the change management initiatives and communication functionality of the firm.
      • Implement efficiency and lean operations initiatives to reduce wastage and increase productivity and profitability.
      • Represent the firm at industry and technology conferences.
      • Manage the Firm’s Inclusion and Diversity initiatives.
      • Act as Firm representative and liaison for collaboration projects between the Firm, Government/Law enforcement/public organisations, and industry organisations.
    • Skills experience and qualifications required for the job (must haves):
      • Minimum of an advanced degree in business management, organisational development or related field.
      • In addition to the above, a legal degree or conversion with experience in the legal industry showing clear understanding of law firm operations.
      • Minimum of 8 years business management experience (preferably with a combination of management consulting, international operations and entrepreneurial experience).
      • Must have experience working with, and conducting, commercial software anti-piracy research and have an detailed understanding of illicit trade (having completed a training programme in illicit trade would be an added benefit).
      • Evidence of ability to develop business in terms of new client generation and internal business capability development.
      • International corporate relations and management experience, preferably in a management consulting or strategy consulting perspective (to show previous experience in managing projects operating on a global scale and the ability to manage teams across multiple locations, cultures, and legal systems and time zones).
      • Minimum of two years operational experience at a Manager/Senior manager level (including managing staff, reporting to and advising executives, performance management experience, and managing human resource matters)
      • Evidence of experience in technology and system integration projects, with a specific focus on management the migration of none users and late adopters.
      • Experience in working with public and private sector organisations.
      • Ability to manage large and diverse teams.
      • Conflict management experience.

Remuneration will be market related to a senior manager role in the firm, and will include 25 days annual leave.

Applications close on the 16th of September 2018. The interview process will be on a rolling basis, and successful applicants will be contacted for an interview once the application is reviewed and the applicant is considered to be a viable candidate.

Applications should include an updated and relevant CV with cover letter addressed to Mr. Wootton, and sent to only. No other format of application will be considered.

Only successful applications will be contacted – lack of response to application should be considered to be an unsuccessful application.