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DAC Reconnect Returner Programme 2021

DAC Beachcroft

Location: England (various locations including Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London and Manchester)

Programme: 6-month returnship

Start date: Ongoing, start date depending on role

Application deadline: Apply ASAP, final deadline 31 January 2021

 

DAC Beachcroft is partnering with Women Returners for their Reconnect Programme: A life that works as you return to law. The programme is aimed at experienced, legal professionals considering a return to private practice, in a friendly supportive environment, following an extended career break. Following the 6-month returnship, there will be a strong likelihood of permanent employment.

DAC Beachcroft will be holding an event to help you prepare for your return to the law.  The event will take place on Wednesday 13 January from 12 – 1.30pm, you are welcome to attend but it not a requirement.  Please register here.

About the Reconnect Programme

This 6-month returnship programme will fully support you to return to the law. Successful candidates will be provided with coaching support from Women Returners, a mentor within the business and a buddy for your day to day questions. You will also benefit from a peer support group of other returners within DAC Beachcroft.

Opportunities on the Reconnect Programme are available at solicitor level within a variety of practice areas across their offices in England. They are specifically interested in candidates with Insurance, Real Estate, Health and Business Advisory experience. However, they also welcome applications from other areas of the law and you will be asked to submit your preferences on the application form.

DAC Beachcroft is happy to talk flexible working.

What are they looking for?

  • Shows sound judgement in decision making, focused on client and case needs.
  • Works with appropriate levels of supervision.
  • Develops a high quality level of technical expertise.
  • Demonstrates proactive financial management in relation to billing, credit control and client service level agreements.
  • Able to deal confidently and professionally with clients on day to day issues.
  • Demonstrates commercial judgement.
  • Team oriented and collegiate, with a willingness to work as part of a team on larger matters and to assist with development of business.

About DAC Beachcroft

DAC Beachcroft is a broad-based commercial firm serving a wide range of sectors with a strong heritage in insurance, health and real estate. Its services span everything from insurance and commercial litigation, through to corporate and commercial transactions, including advice on employment law and governance, risk and regulatory.

What is it like to work at DAC Beachcroft?

DAC Beachcroft is easy to engage with, a reputation they are proud to maintain and reinforce through their people and the way they operate. With an open, welcoming culture and a flexible approach, the firm helps colleagues be their best at work, while recognising that they have all sorts of different interests and commitments outside work.

The firm’s culture is reflected in and described by its Cultural Principles – Supportive, Determined, Creative and Clear. These Principles guide interactions and relationships between colleagues, with clients, and with the communities in which the firm does business.

DAC Beachcroft is committed to attracting, retaining and developing people from diverse backgrounds, with a range of life experiences and perspectives. It is committed to welcoming and encouraging all colleagues, so that everyone has the same opportunity to get involved, to make a difference and to progress.

Supportive of Law Returners

The firm has recently recruited a number of  lawyers  returning to the law after career breaks. One of the firm’s returners has been appointed as a Back to Law Ambassador for the national Law Society’s scheme. You can find out more about Eleanor’s story here

DAC Beachcroft is committed to being a responsible business. It supports local communities through a national strategy for pro bono advice and non-legal community volunteering such as helping homeless people, disadvantaged school students, and the elderly. The firm is also committed to attracting, retaining and developing people from diverse backgrounds, with a range of life experiences and perspectives. It is committed to welcoming and encouraging all colleagues, so that everyone has the same opportunity to get involved, to make a difference and to progress.

The recruitment process

To apply for the Reconnect Programme, please visit here to upload your CV and submit your preferences.

For any queries relating to the programme email reconnect@dacbeachcroft.com.

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2021, but please ASAP as they will be reviewing CVs regularly before the closing date with a view on current open roles.