Business Development and Marketing Assistant

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
7th September 2023
7th October 2023
Job Type
Salary (£)


Role and Responsibilities (this is a broad but not exhaustive list)

As a ‘go to’ person, providing day to day support to the Guildford Senior Executive and Cheltenham partners in relation to:

Planning and budgeting

  • Working with the Senior Executive & Cheltenham Partners on plans and budgets, as well as leading on the activation of some sub-plans
  • Participating in relevant marketing & business development meetings and providing updates on activity.

Pitches and Credentials

  • Creating first draft documents and supporting the creation of specific content for pitch and credential documents, both formal and informal, where appropriate
  • Creating presentations.


  • Supporting on the planning and end to end delivery of a variety of targeted events, such as seminars, workshops, receptions and other client hospitality from brief stage through to the live event.
  • Using Charles Russell Speechlys CRM tool, InterAction, to create, maintain and refine shared targets and other Marketing lists.

Marketing collateral

  • Supporting the Senior Executive and Cheltenham fee earners in creating brochures, team sheets and other client facing materials

PR/Profile raising

  • Supporting the Senior Executive in helping identify and coordinate PR activity
  • Maintain and seek relationships with local businesses, identifying areas where we can support and get involved with activity.

Directory submissions

  • Project managing and coordinating all directory submissions for the Cheltenham office


  • Producing internal newsletters, including researching and writing articles
  • Supporting the maintenance and updating of the Cheltenham aspect of the Firms website
  • Updating specific webpages on the Firms internal website produced by the Cheltenham office
  • Helping the Senior Executive to gather and report on relevant web analytics.
  • Working with the Senior Executive and marketing communications team, helping in the delivery of social and other digital media

Firmwide initiatives

  • Involvement in and support for local and Firm wide projects, initiatives or campaigns where appropriate and requested

Technical Skills

  • Some knowledge of marketing databases is desirable but not essential (preferably InterAction)
  • Computer literate with a good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Some knowledge of or exposure to email marketing systems or content management systems is desirable but not essential
  • Experience in or knowledge of the legal industry or broader professional services industry is desirable but not essential.

Person Specification

  • Degree or further education qualification in Marketing, Communications, Business Development or other relevant subjects
  • Confident and good personal presentation
  • A flexible approach with regard to daily tasks and working hours
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • A willingness to learn and take on board different kinds of tasks.
  • A team player
  • Able to deal effectively with conflicting requirements
  • Able to adapt and respond at short notice


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