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Technical Lead

Digital Data & Technology

Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Southampton

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Are you ready to lead in Technology?

If you are an experienced Technical Lead with a passion for delivering top-tier technical support and leadership across a diverse range of applications, this role is perfect for you!

Join our ambitious law firm and lead our technical team to ensure we are achieving the highest standards of performance and stay up to date with the latest technology innovations. Simultaneously, you’ll deliver exceptional customer service, ensuring we meet the business requirements every time.

About the Role

As a Technical Lead in our firm, you will play a crucial role in providing comprehensive technical support for in-life products, services, and projects. Your efforts will align with the evolving needs of our business strategy. You will collaborate closely with all areas of our technology function, including the Service Desk, Technical Account Managers, and Service Managers, both within the organisation and with our external strategic partners.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Proactive and Reactive Problem Solving: Address technical issues efficiently and effectively.
  • Technical Change Implementation: Work with third parties to deliver technical upgrades and new product solutions.
  • Change Control Framework: Ensure all changes are tested and deployed to minimise business disruption.
  • High-Level Design and Recommendations: Research solutions and provide recommendations to management.
  • 3rd Party Proposals: Review and respond to technical aspects in the best interests of the business.
  • Continual Improvement: Keep our technology current with ongoing improvement activities.
  • Documentation: Produce and maintain technical knowledge base documentation.
  • Business Continuity: Serve as the technical lead for business continuity events.
  • Product Upgrades: Plan and manage regular product upgrade roadmaps.
  • Industry Trends: Stay updated with advancements in Microsoft Azure cloud technologies and legal-specific tools.
  • Team Supervision: Manage the 3rd line function, including objectives, performance, and administration.
  • BAU Programme Planning: Ensure the effective execution of the Business-As-Usual program plan.
  • Reporting: Regularly report to the Head of Technology Services on progress and KPIs.

Skills and Attributes

  • High level of technology literacy with a degree or strong practical experience in a 3rd line application environment.
  • Extensive, demonstrable experience in a comparable role with demonstrated technical leadership.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Server environments and Office 365 solutions, including Azure Active Directory and Teams.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Azure cloud services and core legal business applications like iManage and Intapp Time.
  • Understanding or certification in ITIL, specifically incident, problem, and change management.
  • In-depth problem-solving skills and solution-based thinking.
  • Strong communication skills to convey messages across all business levels.
  • Excellent time management, planning, and organisational skills.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional and personal development.

Apply now to take the next step in your career with Foot Anstey and be a part of our journey to excellence!

Pre-employment screening

Successful applicants will be required to complete a pre-employment screening process which includes a financial integrity check and a DBS check. If you wish to discuss any issues or questions in connection with this, please do speak in confidence with a member of the Talent Acquisition Team at [email protected]

Eligibility to work in the UK

Eligibility to work in the UK will be verified in the final stages of the selection process. All candidates must be able to prove their right to work in the UK, which may include meeting the Home Office criteria for Visa sponsorship. Candidates who require sponsorship should evaluate the Home Office eligibility criteria for a Skilled Worker visa before applying and keep up to date with any legal developments.

Our offer to you

In return for your efforts, you can expect considerable scope for personal as well as professional development. We encourage people to engage with our popular and well supported coaching and mentoring programmes, which connect you to people right across the firm and at every level. We create space for mental and physical wellbeing with our weekly Lifestyle Hour, 28 days annual leave, a day off for your birthday, and a sabbatical you can take every 5 years. You can also buy holiday and manage your benefits flexibly using our sophisticated portal to configure your total reward offer according to what you value most. As part of this, you can make ongoing or one-off donations to our charitable foundation and access our CSR programme where you can engage with community-based initiatives (as a team, or individually) twice a year, to give something back where you feel it matters. Take a look here to find out more about Our benefits | Foot Anstey.

Why Foot Anstey?

As one of the UK’s fastest growing law firms, Foot Anstey believes in helping our clients and people achieve their ambitions, unlocking new and exciting opportunities. Our team of business and legal advisors are motivated by understanding clients’ goals and collaborating with them and other advisers to deliver solutions.  By becoming our clients’ most trusted advisor, we are enabling them to achieve their ambitions. How we do it is just as important as what we do. Our values define the way we act with our clients and one another every day, and because of these we think our culture and environment sets us apart.

Over our history we’ve grown from a high-street firm to a significant regional and national player working with leading brands and individuals predominantly across six key sectors: Private Equity, Retail & Consumer, Energy & Infrastructure, Islamic Finance, Developers and Private Wealth. Our strategy of gaining market share through meeting clients’ needs, investing in and developing high quality talent and using technology and innovation to enhance our services has led to significant growth. We now operate from seven locations with offices in Truro, Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Bristol, Southampton, and London. 

Our people are central to our success, in every part of the business. We actively support our employees to achieve their aspirations through offering meaningful careers with balanced rewards, which have been carefully designed to focus on personal wellbeing. We offer continual opportunities for support and professional development through our Talent Development programme and Digital Skills Academy, and believe in empowering each other to achieve and strive to create a progressive and inclusive working environment. Being forward-thinking, we are open to discussing flexible working patterns for all of our vacancies, with over 40% of our existing employees having a permanent flexible working pattern. In addition, our impressive suite of flexible benefits will enable you to prioritise what matters most to you.

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is integral to delivering our strategy, and we were delighted to be awarded the National Equality Standard for a second time in 2021.  We consider this to be right at the heart of our priorities and goes way beyond our policies – it’s something we consider across everything we do, from the make-up of our client teams, encouraging staff to reach their potential, through to our leadership. We aim to support our clients and our people to achieve their goals, regardless of background, gender, race, beliefs, sexuality or other non-work related factors. We champion aspiration and encourage it in everyone that works with us.  As such we actively encourage applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any characteristics protected by law. If you apply for this role you may be encouraged to answer our diversity and social mobility monitoring questions, so please be reassured that any answers you provide will remain entirely anonymous and confidential and will in no way impact your application.

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