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  • Job ID: 1042132

  • Salary: From £40,000 plus excellent benefits

  • Hours per Week: 37.5

  • Closing date: 15-07-2024

Legal Technical Supervisor – Estate Planning
From £40,000 plus excellent benefits (Work Level 6A)
Full time, 37.5 hours. Monday-Friday 
Remote, with occasional travel across either of our four office locations in Bristol, Manchester, Sheffield, or Stratford-Upon-Avon

Due to continued growth of the department, we’re looking for an additional technical supervisor to join our estate planning team at Co-op Legal Services.

In this role, you’ll oversee technical supervision, training, and case quality throughout the department, giving technical legal advice and support to colleagues, making sure we’re providing the best service for our clients. We’ll also look to you to line manage a high performing team of experienced case supervision lawyers, making sure they’re meeting performance targets and providing upskilling where required. This role would suit someone who has been a professional support lawyer in the field of private client or has extensive technical estate planning knowledge and experience and is looking to develop their managerial skills. There’s no client facing work, time recording, or billable targets, and they’ll be no business development work, allowing you to focus on the law, quality assurance and your leadership development, and as we continue to grow there’s never been a more exciting time to join us.

What you’ll do

  • Provide technical legal advice on estate planning cases to team leaders, case supervision managers, case handlers, legal assistants and key partners through a variety of channels 
  • Inclusively line manage a team of case supervision lawyers, ensuring their development
  • Manage your team’s performance, reviewing MI and reports to make sure that performance targets are consistently being met
  • Perform file audits and review outcomes in accordance with our internal frameworks
  • Work with the head of practice to identify and deliver training and design policy improvements to address themes highlighted in supervision outcomes
  • Support with recruiting team leaders and legal staff
  • Work closely with senior team leaders to upskill them on technical matters to allow them to better support their teams
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the law and estate planning within the private client field, briefing the department on any changes in the law and practice

This role would suit people who have

  • Extensive legal technical private client skills, with a focus on tax, wills, and estate planning
  • The ability to inclusively lead and develop an expert team of legal professionals
  • A passion for technical excellence within private client law, and keeping on top of market insights
  • Excellent relationship building skills and communication skills at all levels

Why Co-op?

As a Co-op colleague, we can offer you a competitive salary and great benefits package which includes 30% off Co-op branded products in our food stores (as well as other discounts on Co-op products and services). You’ll also get:

  • An annual bonus (based on personal and business performance)
  • 28 days holiday (rising to 32 with service) plus bank holidays
  • A pension with up to 10% employer contributions
  • Access to a subsidised onsite gym (at our Manchester HQ)
  • Coaching and training to support your career development
  • Wagestream – a money management app that gives you access to a percentage of your pay as you earn it
  • YuLife – an app that rewards you for exercising with discounts and vouchers for your favourite brands

Building an inclusive work environment

At Co-op, we’re proud to do things a different way. As one of the world’s largest co-operatives, owned by millions of members, community is at the heart of what we do. Since our Co-op was founded in 1844, we’ve had a clear social purpose, and everything we do as a business helps to build a fairer world for our members, customers, colleagues, and communities.

We’re actively building diverse teams and we welcome applications from everyone. If you have a disability, we can make reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process according to your needs. We're also part of the Disability Confident scheme, meaning we'll always offer an interview to disabled candidates who apply through the scheme if they meet the minimum criteria for a job.

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If you’re successful in your application, we’ll perform some background checks as part of our pre-employment screening process. These will include an SRA check, credit checks, and a DBS (disclosure and barring service) check. Please note Co-op does not offer visa sponsorship for this role.