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Business Development Assistant

Company name
Osborne Clarke

Bristol, TN, United States

Employment Type

Business Development

Posted on
Nov 23, 2021

Valid Through
Mar 08, 2022


We have a new opportunity for a Business Development Assistant to join our dynamic Marketing & Sales team of over 45 employees across our three UK offices (Bristol, London and Reading). This team supports domestic and international communications, marketing, sales, events and brand strategy.

This is a full-time, permanent position based out of our Bristol office although we are happy to consider some home working fir thtoo.

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke is an international legal practice with over 270 Partners and more than 925 talented lawyers in 25 locations*. Our sector-based approach enables us to help our clients tackle the issues they are facing today, and prepare for the ones that they will face tomorrow. Advising them both comprehensively and commercially. We love working closely with our clients on new deals, products and solutions which will transform their businesses, markets and even sectors. And our unique approachable culture is not an added extra, it's fundamental to our success.

The Team

OC's business development team provide support to the firm's lawyers in all aspects of business development, including client relationship management and bids. The team is structured, like OC itself, along sector lines, covering all service offerings and international jurisdictions within those sectors.

What you'll do

As a Business Development Assistant you will support the business development sector teams that are responsible for growing four of the firms key sector groups: Real Estate & Infrastructure, Retail & Consumer, Digital Business and Life Sciences & Healthcare.

You will administer best practice management of key information required by the business development teams, including pitch content, intranet pages, event logistics and client relationship development documents.

While working in a fast paced environment, your own development will be supported by the Business Development Managers, and you will learn the skill set required to succeed within a professional services business development team.

Other key responsibilities include:

Supporting the Business Development Managers on the organisation and running of internal sector group meetings

Supporting the Business Development Executives on client events and participation at external industry events

Liaising with PA teams to organise meetings and agendas

Sharing Client Relationship Development (CRD) reports, plans and tools across CRD teams

Supporting the Business Development Executives on the creation of legal directory entries and external communications such as client newsletters

Assisting with the team's social media and PR strategies

Gathering fee earner CVs for inclusion in pitches

Updating pitch trackers and experience database

Preparing quarterly Opportunity Pipeline reports

Creating sector group internal update emails using content provided by Business Development Executives

Updating and managing sector internal intranet pages and internal sector group email distribution lists

Owning sector group tracker documents and taking responsibility for regularly updating these trackers

Owning sector group filing systems and structures - managing the internal electronic filing structures across all groups

Building various reports from the firm's systems and sharing these across the sector groups

Contribute to the continuous review and improvement of processes in the team

Be an ambassador for the firm in all direct and indirect contact with our clients and potential clients

Promote a culture of mutual understanding, through effective communication both within sales and marketing and legal teams

What we're looking for

You'll be exceptionally organised, with a good eye for detail, highly literate and numerate

You will have good communication skills and able to build rapport with those that you work directly with, the wider Sales & Marketing team and the Fee Earner Community

You will have the ability to multi-task and able to manage your workload to meet deadlines as agreed within your team

You will also be confident to suggest alternative ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness within your team

Ideally you will be educated to at least A-Level standard (or equivalent qualifications) and looking for a mixture of sales and marketing challenges

Strong IT skills, ideally with experience using Microsoft Office

Salary and benefits

We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.

For more information or to apply

We would very much welcome your application using the link provided. Should you have any questions about the role, or would like to find out more about the firm, please contact Chloe Tidcombe in the recruitment team on

No agencies please.

*Services in India are provided by a relationship firm

Please note that although we include closing dates for our roles as a guide, we review and progress applications on a rolling basis.

At Osborne Clarke

we value difference and encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities, and sexual or romantic orientations. We want everyone to feel that OC is a place where you can be yourself and where you belong, and our range of interest groups and diversity networks - not to mention our great teams - are a part of making that a reality.

We support working families via a range of family and caring friendly policies and will accommodate flexible working where we can. We value the health and wellbeing of our people: for example, we're signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, have an active network of mental health champions and offer free initiatives and flexible benefits to all our people.

Being an inclusive employer is important to us. We have made a number of external commitments such as the Race Fairness Commitment and Women in Law Pledge, and are working with organisations like Stonewall to become a more inclusive employer.

Osborne Clarke is a Living Wage Employer, so we're committed to paying everybody in our business enough to live on and to enable them to save for the future.

We want you to be able to show us your best during the recruitment process. If you require any adjustments to be made during the application, interview process or when working with us, please let us know.

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