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Business Change Manager - Fixed Term Contract - 9-12 months

Business Services
19000018 Requisition #
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Working for a leading law firm, you will support a range of senior stakeholders around our business.

About the role

To take responsibility for Change Management activities across a range of business change and transformation projects. Including; impact analysis, providing implementation and change management advice, creating and implementing communication strategies as.
  This is a dynamic and fast-paced role where no two days will be the same. You will need to be flexible and positive in your approach. The role will be a key interface with the business and will involve:
·       Implementation and Change Management
o    Working with relevant stakeholders to provide change & implementation advice and best practice on a range of projects and initiatives across multiple business functions within the firm
o    Understanding behaviour change requirements and ensure that communications and implementation plans will achieve the end goals
o    End to end planning and management of change initiatives, including embedding, reviewing and lessons learned
o    Identifying continuous improvement opportunities
o    Development of requirements and business cases
o    Managing handover of projects into business as usual structures
·       Change Management Framework
o    Managing the Change Management Framework alongside the Head of Change and Transformation
o    Ensuring all change initiatives are fully supported by the change team; including communications & training where necessary
o    Attendance at business project meetings to ensure change requirements are considered and met
·       Communications
o    Developing and implementing robust communications strategies / plans for business change projects, including drafting detailed communications across multiple audiences.
o    Drafting firm wide communications on a range of topics
·       Managing junior team members – Change Co-ordinator
o    Overall management of day to day activities and tasks
o    Development support

About you

The ideal candidate will have:
In the region of 2-4 years experience in a Business Change role
Change Management Qualifications (e.g. PROSCI ) (not essential)
E xperience of working with Senior/Executive management
Experience in managing a small team
Previous legal or other professional services experience (not essential)
Project Management qualifications (not essential)
Extensive experience in creating Communications strategies
And be able to demonstrate:
Exceptional communication skills
A ccuracy and attention to detail
Exceptional organisational skills
Ability to work under pressure, prioritise and handle a number of concurrent projects and tasks

Assertiveness, persuasive and credibility
A p assion for their role as well as CMS

About us 

CMS are delighted to be named Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 British Legal Awards.

CMS is an international law firm with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.

Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 42 countries from 74 offices worldwide. 

A future facing law firm CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence.  We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.

Equal opportunities

CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status (“Protected Characteristics”).

For further information about CMS’ diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here.to view the diversity pages on our website.

How to apply

At CMS we welcome receiving direct candidate applications so, if you are interested, please apply online.

We strive to attract the best talent, providing an exceptional candidate experience, so our dedicated recruitment team will be able to support you through the process and deal with any queries.
On occasions, we do partner with a select number of trusted recruitment agencies. In this instance, only applications submitted via our recruitment portal upon instruction will be accepted.
If you have any queries about a vacancy or your application, please contact Claire Keen, Recruitment Advisor.

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