Chief Operating Officer

Management

To ensure the firm achieves its strategic plan we are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and experienced Chief Operating Officer with a minimum of 10 years board or senior management experience, preferably within a legal or other professional services background. The COO will report to and work closely with the firm’s Managing Partner and Board and will have a wide range of responsibilities including leading Operations, IT, Marketing, Finance, Compliance and Regulations.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to our HR Director at jane.millar@blackadders.co.uk

Closing Date  :  8th January 2021

Job Description

Job Title  :  Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Date  :  November 2020
Unit   :  Management, Admin
Responsible to  :  Managing Partner/Board

Job Purpose

The role of the COO will have a wide range of responsibilities including leading Operations, IT, Marketing, Finance, Compliance and Regulations within a legal environment. To ensure the business achieves the strategic plan and ensures appropriate systems, processes and people are in place for delivery additional future growth.

Principal Duties will include:

Strategic Plan

  • Work in partnership with the Board to deliver the strategic plan for the business.

People Leadership

  • Lead a team of 5 direct reports whilst overseeing a broader team.
    Develop a culture that generates motivated, engaged and empowered individuals which attracts top quality talent.

Project Management

  • Bring best in class experience and practices to the business.
    Refine control, measurement and reporting systems to generate fast, accurate management information to support the strategic plan.
    Oversee the development, implementation and use of technology throughout the firm to meet business growth.
    Review and manage business continuity and disaster recovery for the business.

Commercial Management

  • Lead commercial negotiations with key suppliers and oversee all significant tenders and quotes.

Compliance

  • Adhere to Blackadders policies and procedures and Law Society of Scotland Regulations, including Money Laundering, Client Charter etc.
    Ensure that Safe Working Practices are adhered to, in accordance with Health and Safety Legislation and Blackadders LLP.

Skills/Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years board or senior management experience, preferably within a legal or other professional services background
    Self-motivated individual with strong interpersonal, communication, presentation and problem-solving skills.Good knowledge of financial data, a comprehension of regulatory, compliance and risk management
    Work with various stakeholders within the Firm, Marketing, Operations, Finance, IT, Regulation and Compliance.
    Result-oriented who could work under pressure and deadline
    Strong in Analytical and Logical thinking

Personal Qualities

  • An authentic leader who achieves followership through their actions
    Commercial business leader
    Excellent communicator and collaborator
     

Other Duties

There may be the requirement to perform duties other than those given in the job description for the post.   The particular duties and responsibilities attached to posts may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.   Such variations would not of themselves justify the re-evaluation of a post.   In cases, however, where a permanent and substantial change in the nature of the duties and responsibilities of a post occurs consistent with a higher level of responsibility, then the post would be eligible for re-evaluation.