Dispute Resolution Solicitor

Andy File Associates Limited is working as a Recruitment Agency on behalf of our client with regards this permanent position

Candidates must be able to drive and have a car – parking space provided

Role

  • Work as part of a team providing legal services in respect of Dispute Resolution instructions received from clients and intermediaries
  • Communicate with clients, intermediaries and other parties Solicitors as appropriate
  • Directed by the Section Head, to undertake and supervise fee-earning work in the Dispute Resolution Section as appropriate, which includes the effective, efficient and economic management / supervision of the Dispute Resolution Section, responsibilities inclusive of the handling of client’s matters, appropriate delegation to Dispute Resolution Fee Earners & Support Staff

Management and Administration

  • To undertake compliance with and to be fully aware of all aspects of requirements imposed on a Solicitor by the Solicitors Act, Solicitors’ Accounts Rules, Law Society / Solicitors Regulatory Authority and all other Statutory Rules / Regulations from time to time in force for the conduct of the business of a solicitor – full details of this requirement can be supplied on application

Fee-Earning

  • Ensure the confidentiality and security of all Practice and client documentation / information
  • Deal with client matters including seeing clients at home, office or wherever appropriate
  • Maintain high standards in the processing of client work, both in respect of professional standards and client care including responsibility for all work produced by yourself, Fee Earners, Support staff under your reference / section
  • Provide advice and guidance thorough supervision to other subordinate fee-earners and support staff within an area of responsibility delegated to a Assistant Solicitor
  • Maintain good professional working relationships with external institutions and organisations
  • Adhere to agreed Practice procedure as determined from time to time, when dealing with Client’s matters, Partners and Staff within the Practice especially as related to quality standards
  • Achieve agreed financial targets, both in respect of fee income and the recording of chargeable hours
  • Develop leadership skills and the ability to optimise team performance
  • Through training and other means, to keep fully up to date by undertaking any specific training or refresher course as identified during the annual Performance Appraisal or at any other time and to ensure that your required relevant legal knowledge and skills are still current
  • Maintain a written record of the required CPD hours of training as required by the Law Society for advocates
  • Monitor and help develop systems and procedures within the Section’s work area, including the use of technology
  • Assist in the development of new products and service opportunities
  • Seek guidance and assistance from the Practice Manager, when required on Practice Office Procedures and Staff (Human Resources)

Marketing

  • Market the firm’s client services
  • Attend nominated ‘networking events’ as appropriate
  • Assist in the development of new service opportunities
  • Promote the other services of the Practice

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Qualified Solicitor with Law Degree, LPC and with the ability to work within a managerial position with responsibility for the management of other members of staff
  • Excellent knowledge within their field of legal expertise and the ability to disseminate this knowledge to other members of the department in terms of advice given and developing others
  • Contract dispute
  • Property disputes
  • Debt recovery and enforcement
  • Employment
  • Professional negligence
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Cohabitation disputes including TOLATA claims
  • Commercial

Personal Attributes

  • Demonstrate an ability to cope with changing levels of workloads
  • Presentable and reliable (smart/well groomed and on time)
  • Confident and Assertive
  • Mature and receptive
  • Word-process and be computer literate
  • Self motivated and results driven
  • Excellent numeracy and spelling skills
  • Responsible and flexible
  • Professional and positive attitude
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and develop in the role

Planning and Organisational Attributes

  • Demonstrate organisational and time management skills
  • Demonstrate proactivity and attention to detail
  • Makes a positive contribution to setting their own objectives
  • Organised and able to prioritise their work
  • Plans ahead for predictable peaks or holidays, etc.

Communication Attributes

  • Polite, diplomatic, friendly and patient
  • Demonstrate a natural empathy/affinity with clients and agents
  • Excellent report writing and written communication skills
  • Communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Deals promptly and sensitively with difficult situations and people
  • Offers support to your team / colleagues when they need help
  • Responds to constructive feedback from Partners or team members and takes action to address any behaviours causing a problem

Problem Solving and Creativity

  • Ensures that checks are in place to ensure quality of work
  • Examines cause of problems and suggest solutions on how they can be solved
  • Suggests improvements to standards and working practices
  • Accepts and implements changes to new ideas and working practices

Benefits:

  • Salary DOE
  • Death in Service (3x salary)
  • Westfield Health
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Bonus Scheme
  • 20 days holiday + stats

 

 

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Dispute Resolution Paralegal

Andy File Associates Limited is working as a Recruitment Agency on behalf of our client with regards this permanent position

Main Purpose of the Job:

  • Work as part of a team providing legal services in respect of Dispute Resolution and to communicate with clients, intermediaries and other parties solicitors as appropriate
  • Undertake fee-earning work in the Dispute Resolution Section as appropriate
  • Responsibilities inclusive of the handling of client’s matters, appropriate delegation to Personal Injury Support Staff

Management and Administration

  • Undertake compliance with and to be fully aware of all aspects of requirements imposed on a Fee Earner by the Solicitors Act, Solicitors’ Accounts Rules, Law Society / Solicitors Regulatory Authority and all other Statutory Rules / Regulations from time to time in force for the conduct of the business of a Solicitor’s firm
  • Actively seek ways to contribute to the continuing evolution and development of the Practice
  • Be aware of the need to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and profitability of the Section / Team
  • Deal with client matters including seeing clients at home (home visits are unlikely but have been required occasionally), office or wherever appropriate
  • Take initial instructions from clients in accordance with the agreed section procedures and the agreed services standards
  • Complex matters, initially close supervision will be provided by the nominated Dispute Resolution Fee Earner
  • Exercise high standards in the processing of client work, both in respect of professional standards and client care
  • Assist in the taking of witness statements and case preparation for court work
  • Assist in the development of new products and service opportunities
  • Use Microsoft / Liberate software to manage client’s appointments and key dates and to use the Practice’s legal software / word processing software to produce the necessary letters / documents without secretarial support – All such documents / letters are to be approved by the nominated Dispute Resolution Fee Earner prior to being sent

Marketing

  • Market the firm’s client services and attend nominated ‘networking events’ as appropriate
  • Assist in the development of new service opportunities and promote the other services of the practice

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience in a Dispute Resolution Law environment or some form of legal qualification or training such as ILEX or high standard of academic achievement with the ability to work as a member of a team
  • Contract dispute
  • Property disputes
  • Debt recovery and enforcement
  • Employment
  • Professional negligence
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Cohabitation disputes including TOLATA claims
  • Commercial
  • Competent with the operation of relevant IT facilities including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Previous experience of legal software desirable but training will be given on the use of the Practice’s database and legal software

Personal Attributes

  • Demonstrate an ability to cope with changing levels of workloads.
  • Presentable and reliable (smart/well groomed and on time).
  • Confident and assertive
  • Mature and receptive
  • Word-process and be computer literate
  • Self motivated and results driven
  • Excellent numeracy and spelling skills
  • Responsible and flexible
  • Professional and positive attitude
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and develop in the role

Planning and Organisational Attributes

  • Demonstrate organisational and time management skills
  • Demonstrate proactivity and attention to detail
  • Make a positive contribution to setting their own objectives
  • Organised and able to prioritise their work
  • Plans ahead for predictable peaks or holidays, etc.

Communication Attributes

  • Polite, diplomatic, friendly and patient
  • Demonstrate a natural empathy/affinity with clients and agents
  • Excellent report writing and written communication skills
  • Communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Deals promptly and sensitively with difficult situations and people
  • Offers support to your team / colleagues when they need help
  • Responds to constructive feedback from Partners or team members and takes action to address any behaviours causing a problem, plus problem solving and creativity
  • Ensures that checks are in place to ensure quality of work
  • Examines cause of problems and suggest solutions on how they can be solved
  • Suggests improvements to standards and working practices
  • Accepts and implements changes to new ideas and working practices
  • Candidates must be able to drive and have a car – parking space provided

Benefits:

  • Salary DOE
  • Death in Service (3x salary)
  • Westfield Health
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Bonus Scheme
  • 20 days holiday + stats

 

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Sewing Factory Manager

Andy File Associates Limited are working as a Recruitment Agency on behalf of our client with regards this permanent position

Factory Manager –Operations

Reporting to – COO

Role Purpose:            

  • Manage the sewing factory and colleagues within
  • Ensuring all work flows smoothly through the factory and sales orders are completed on time and in full
  • Support the sales team, garment technologists and customers in the sampling process
  • Ensuring all products which run through the factory are production viable and can be achieved with the margin targets set

Accountabilities:       

  • Management off all day-to-day factory operational functions including standards, efficiencies, stock throughput and upkeep of machinery
  • Management and development of the factory workforce
  • Health and safety within the factory environment

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the critical path is adhered to and completion targets are met by managing products through the production line in the most efficient way
  • Attend planning meetings and report on production activities to help maintain the business production critical path and delivery of sales orders
  • Work with the operations manager and the sales team to continually review the production forecast v workforce capacity available working as a team to ensure customer expectations are managed and sales orders are delivered on time and in full
  • Work closely with garment technologists to help manage the samples process supporting garment development from prototype to sealing stage
  • Work with the sales team to ensure products are production viable within the standard minute value levels set by the business
  • Brief production packs into a third party if outsourced work is required
  • Work directly with our customers to provide technical support to ascertain whether products can be improved on and provide options for production viability
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with suppliers of trims, services, zips, accessories and machinery
  • Oversee production, checking fit, measurements, quality of making, prints and garments details ensuring high standards are maintained
  • Manage a growing team of minimum 6 machinist and 3 cutters
  • Work closely with other department heads to ensure sales orders are produced on time and in full
  • Ensure all stock management paperwork is accurate and flows through the factory and to the stock controller in the agreed timescales
  • Ensure all machines and equipment is fully serviced and are in full working order
  • Health, safety and security of the factory floor
  • Train and develop new machinists
  • Support the Directors in delivering the business values
  • Be prepared to carry out other ad hoc duties in line with manager requests

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Proven track record of planning and managing a sewing factory
  • Ability to work across different types of sewing machinery
  • Production experience, preferably in ladies’ fashion
  • Strong team player with an ambition to build and be part of a high performing team
  • An advanced understanding of garment construction and CMT production
  • Excellent communication and managerial skills

 

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Product Design Manager

Andy File Associates Limited are working as a Recruitment Agency on behalf of our client with regards this permanent position.

Our client is looking for an experienced Product Design Manager to join their team based in Sheffield.

Overview:

• This role is to assist with supervision of the product design department at our client.
• Responsible for reviewing and approving the design specifications, calculations, drawings, etc. for all our products and sites.
• Responsible for meeting the technical performance, safety and budget requirements on all projects.
• Line management of all the design engineers; process, mechanic and controls engineers.

Experience:

• Experienced engineering manager
• Ideally a Chartered engineer with experience managing a team of engineers and having overall technical responsibility for product design.
• An engineering manager from an EPC would be a very good match for this role.

 

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Operations Manager

Andy File Associates Limited are working as a Recruitment Agency on behalf of our client with regards this permanent vacancy.

An exceptional opportunity in a fast growing international company for an experienced Operations Manager with significant career aspirations.

About the company

Our client is a dynamic technology and service driven company operating in exciting international markets.

The company is entering a rapid growth phase and is now seeking to expand its operational management and to support and enhance these opportunities. They represents a rare and exciting company for talented and ambitious people.

The Role:

Reporting directly to the Managing Director, the company is seeking a talented and experienced Operations Manager who will be permanently based in Sheffield to take management control of product production and product development. We would expect the successful candidate to exhibit the following attributes.

– Hands on with a no-nonsense common sense approach.
– Structured and disciplined.
– Formal engineering qualifications in either electrical and or mechanical engineering.
– Experience and knowledge of managing complex projects.
– Experience and knowledge of electronic product manufacturing.
– Experience and knowledge of product quality control systems and procedures.
– Experience and knowledge of product life-cycle management.
– Experience of supplier management and procurement negotiation.

This is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious project manager who seeking the next step into a senior management or an experienced senior operations manager who is looking for their next challenge in an exciting, high growth environment.

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