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Resource Manager

Oakleaf Partnership
City of London, England
£65000 - £90000 per annum
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Talent Management
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Job Details

This is a unique opportunity to work for a prestigious global law firm who work with some of the world's most successful companies on ground-breaking corporate deals. Very much a leader in their field, they have a reputation for putting their people first and embracing new ways of thinking.

A newly formed role, reporting directly to the COO, this Resource Manager will assist the firm in being more agile and will have an important role in talent management and liaising with the HR and leadership teams. This is an exciting opportunity for somebody to bring their experience and expertise and apply it within a firm where the work allocation function is rapidly growing

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the implementation of the work allocation process across the group, including conducting one-to-one consultations with Partners and Associates
  • Highlighting potential under/over utilisation to the practice group.
  • Deployment of resource to matters balancing commercial and individual needs
  • Championing the use of alternative resources including utilising support at other offices
  • Act as a trusted advisor to the lawyers by understanding client requirements and the wider needs of the business
  • Challenge requests and deal with potential resource escalations, making decisions on conflicting demands as required
  • Leading resource management projects and initiatives
  • Creating a skills matrix for new joiners

The ideal candidate will have proven experience within a work allocation/resource management role or similar, and ideally have experience of working in a professional services or large corporate environment. They could also be a Lawyer looking for a change of career direction. Be able to consult with a wide range of stakeholders at different levels. Respond with empathy and understanding to enhance relationships. Be resilient to deal with challenges from people within the business, with good interpersonal and strong influencing skills. Experience of conflict resolution, with the ability to manage complex conflicts between numerous parties, drawing on robust negotiation skills to resolve them. Be able to actively manage expectations and escalate issues where necessary.


Oakleaf Partnership is the UK’s largest independent HR recruitment consultancy. Founded in 2005, we have built enduring relationships with HR functions across every sector; thanks in part to our expertise, but also our collaborative approach. We listen. We share our insights. We take the time to truly understand the culture of an organisation – the person behind a CV.

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