Additional Resources Ltd.

Business Development Executive

Business Development Executive

12 Month Interim Assignment - to start early September

Based In Edinburgh

Salary up to £28,500, depending on experience

The Opportunity

Based at our Clients Edinburgh office, the successful candidate will be expected to support teams on a firm-wide basis, across all four offices.

Therefore, it is expected that travel to the Clients offices in Scotland and London office will be required.

The job holder provides a wide range of assistance to colleagues across the Business Development (BD) team, who, in turn, provide both strategic and practical BD support to the clients practice and sector groups.

Responsible for some of the client's smaller sector groups, working with the relevant lead partners to plan and deliver agreed BD objectives.

Working as part of the wider BD team, to respond to the varied requirements of the business and its clients.

The Company

A leading Scottish-headquartered UK law firm and the only full-service, independent Scottish legal practice of scale with a London office.

Establishing long-standing relationships of trust, rooted in legal advice and client service of the highest quality, is our hallmark.

Founded in 1768, the firm has been at the forefront of innovation in all the key sectors of the economy - from the expansion of Edinburgh's financial services sector and landmark projects.

The Company is a people business that values and rewards the contribution of colleagues across the firm.

They are proud of the inclusive and collaborative culture, both internally and when working with clients, and are committed to encouraging and supporting diversity and social mobility.

Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate will have 2+ years in a Business Development Executive role

Professional Services sector within the legal profession

Undertake market, sector and client research and analysis to assist BD Managers to support key clients, events, tender responses, prospect identification and other BD activities.

Working together with lead partners, develop and implement market-specific BD strategies and plans for the relevant secondary sector(s), in line with the firm's strategic priorities, and undertake market, sector and client research and analysis to support key clients, events, tender responses, prospect identification and other BD activities for those groups.

Assist partners and other lawyers to carry out the activities required to meet practice and sector group objectives, including assisting them develop and maintain client networks, identify leads and build prospect pools, track BD activity, advise on prospect strategy, proposition development and all aspects of proposal writing, pitching, tendering or securing referrals.

Proactively seek to build relationships with lawyers and other colleagues as required to execute BD activities and plans.

Support the ongoing development and maintenance of databases of relevant information for BD purposes, such as credentials, quotes, marketing materials etc.

Provide general administrative support to the BD team and undertake any other reasonable assistance duties as requested.


Proactive and highly motivated self-starter

Educated to degree level

At least two years' experience in a BD or marketing role within the legal profession

Excellent competency and skills using MS office packages

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Understanding and experience of CRM systems

Excellent attention to detail


Client-facing experience, either in client management or BD

Experience using Adobe InDesign software application

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