Legal Capability Manager

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Legal Learning and Development Manager

We currently have a vacancy for a Legal Learning and Development Manager at our site in Farnborough.

As a Legal Capability Manager, you will be responsible for the delivery of a number of workstreams to ensure that members of the Legal Function are able to:

(a) be professionally compliant and trained on legal matters;

(b) create, manage, share, store and retrieve information and experience effectively; and

(c) keep in touch with one another on a regular basis.

This role will provide you with an opportunity to work in a “stand alone” management role. We are looking for someone with a legal background, who can understand and make judgments about relevant legal topics, legal documents and law firm activity, and be able to put it in a business-relevant and knowledge management context.

This role requires an individual who is flexible and has the willingness to travel, to visit other BAE sites and our relationship law firms.

Your main responsibilities as a Legal Learning and Development Manager will involve:

Managing the provision of legal training for lawyers (including monthly training, pop-up/ad hoc training and onsite training at law firms)

Managing the provision of legal training to non-lawyers within the Company (eg, through DY programmes, direct cross-Functional offerings etc.)

Liaising frequently with relationship law firms and other external organisations regarding legal training and other offerings, and general relationship management

Maintaining the legal precedent bank and know-how to ensure it is up to date and relevant, including drafting new precedents and know-how as required

Maintaining an awareness of legal developments

Managing annual renewal of English lawyers’ practising certificates and providing guidance on other relevant Solicitors’ Regulation Authority requirements to the Legal Function

Managing the regular sharing of information, know-how and “know-who” within the Legal Function (including via intranet, emails, newsletters, calls and face-to-face engagement)

Managing the operation of the Document Management Policy within Head Office.

Your skills and qualifications as a Legal Learning and Development Manager:
Essential skills

A legal background / training in the law, including drafting experience, the ability to undertake legal analysis and the ability to identify legal issues relevant to the Legal Function

Experience in, or a demonstrable understanding of, running a legal training programme (including being able to identify suitable topics, speakers and presentation style that align with audience requirements)

An understanding of the way large law firms operate and provide legal services to their clients, including the use of precedents and know-how

Familiarity with the SRA requirements for English and Wales qualified solicitors

Desirable skills

Experience of practising the law in either a private practice or in-house role would be preferable

Some experience with document management systems or approaches

Some experience with intranet / IT platforms
What we're looking for in you:

You should be a proactive and “can do” individual, who has the legal knowledge, ability and confidence to self-manage the key deliverables with little or no oversight. A strong awareness of audience, including an eye for presentation and creativity, and an ability to “think outside the box” is crucial - recognising that legal capability is part of a bigger picture within the Legal Function and that there is a need to think of different and pragmatic ways of providing the key deliverables.

You should have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and be able to interact easily and effectively with stakeholders at a range of levels within, and outside of, the organisation.

Location: Farnborough
Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Head Office

“If you’d like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent – at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of the Head Office team, you’ll be at the heart of this endeavour – working closely with our air, maritime, land and cyber and intelligence businesses to support our customers around the world.

Join us and you’ll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts”.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.