Business Manager

Business Manager

Job details

Organisation: Leading Barristers’ Chambers – All applications to GRL Legal LLP


Location: London

Salary: Circa £60k plus bonus and benefits

Closing date: 19th January 2024

Job description

Our client is a leading Barristers’ Chambers specialising in criminal law, financial crime, health and safety, regulatory and disciplinary and consumer and trading standards law. Members act as both advisors and advocates in all aspects of their key practice areas both domestically and internationally. Chambers are seeking a Business Manager to manage the administration of Chambers.

The Role:

Working within an established and dynamic team, this important role will maintain the efficient operation of Chambers’ business, managing and delivering a broad range of functions, often with competing deadlines.  To deliver this successfully requires a multi-skilled individual capable of demonstrating leadership and personal initiative.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Day to day management of Chambers finance and administration

Financial Management

  • Maintain and develop Chambers’ financial management systems including monthly bank reconciliations within Sage
  • Prepare a detailed draft annual budget
  • Prepare annual draft accounts
  • Prepare and present monthly financial reports for the Management Committee
  • Liaising with chambers accountants regarding staff payroll


  • Responsible for all employee documentation relating to HR, contracts, job descriptions etc
  • Manage the Chambers pension scheme and health care scheme including enrolment of new staff, payment of contributions made through payroll and sourcing the best schemes available
  • Ensure staff have annual appraisals, adequate training and development
  • Assisting the Pupillage and Tenancy Committee with management of the Pupillage Gateway and applications


  • Supporting Chambers’ marketing strategy, including supervision of Chambers’ website and organising seminars and Chambers’ hospitality, and assist the Senior Clerk and members of chambers individually in targeted marketing of solicitors and other professional clients

Building, Accommodation & Facilities Management

  • Management of household & business matters: equipment; IT; printing, property management, services & suppliers

Company Secretary

  • maintain Limited Company records file annual return to Companies House

The ideal candidate will be:

Used to dealing with high volumes of information and working to deadlines.  Comfortable creating and presenting reports for use by colleagues and management teams. Highly organised, numerate and professional, with a can-do approach to work. Calm under pressure, punctual, reliable and flexible and a supportive team player.

Flexible/hybrid working accommodated

To apply for this position, please forward a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, together with your CV to exclusively retained consultants, GRL Legal:

To discuss this role please contact exclusively retained Consultants, GRL Legal LLP

Matt Curness:

Paul Reece:

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 19th January 2024.  Early applications are encouraged with initial interviews for suitable candidates taking place immediately.