Deputy Head - Costs

Closing Date: 1.12.2020

We are a multi-accredited firm based in Newcastle Upon Tyne recognised for its innovative approach to legal services and client service excellence. We have an exciting role as a Deputy Head within our Costs Department.

This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate with proven prior experience in legal costs and management, who will take a proactive approach in the development of the department and has the ability to work within a team environment.

We are looking for the successful candidate to support the growth of our company and with this in mind we are looking for the candidate to match our ambition and ethos to develop and deliver the innovation and service excellence to Legal Costs.

We recognise the importance of our staff by offering careers with real value. At Winns we are committed to offering employees competitive salaries and benefits, but we also encourage them to strive for more. Every member of staff has the opportunity to play a part in achieving results for our clients. We believe that true job satisfaction is achieved through making a difference. We don’t just show our staff the career ladder, we offer them the leg up they need to realise their ambitions. Excellence is always rewarded with genuine promotion opportunities, access to professional development initiatives and the chance to help shape the future of our dynamic business.
• Competitive salary dependent upon skills and experience
• Excellent benefits package

Job Specification

Key Responsibilities

• You will support the Head of Department with day to day management of the department
• Assist with ensuring that the department achieves its Key Performance Indicators
• Assist with and support staff development
• Thrive to seek out and create opportunities for the department to improve on its contribution to the firm
• Assist with the development and maintaining of systems, processes, policies and procedures
• Ensure compliance with Information Security Policies including data confidentiality and the operational security of the Information Systems used
• To ensure you uphold the Core Values of the Winn Group

Key Requirements

• You will be an experienced Costs Lawyer or Legal Costs professional with at least 3 years’ experience in management
• You will be able to demonstrate initiative and the drive to produce a high standard of service
• Be highly organized, methodical, and adaptable
• Strong communication skills
• Commercially driven
• Excellent understanding of the Civil Procedure Rules and Case Law
• Have experience in case management software pages (previous Proclaim and Costs Master experience would be advantageous)

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