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Talent Development Manager

Elite global law firm is seeking a Talent Development Manager to join them in a newly-created role. In this role, you will support the Leveraged Finance and Capital Markets practice groups in London. The role will be critical in ensuring the delivery of timely and effective support to promote the professional and personal growth of the lawyers and their careers at the firm. You will work closely with the wider London HR team, and the Manager of Attorney Talent Development based in NY. Here there the chance to get involved with complex work, unique challenges and inspiring results. There is also real collaboration and a supportive environment where you'll learn and grow professionally and personally - and even have some fun along the way. Key responsibilities will include: Build a comprehensive knowledge of the practice groups - their work, people, deal flow and clients; Build a comprehensive understanding of the Associate/Counsel in the groups, in terms of their Key Performance Indicators, key strengths, specialist knowledge, professional development goals and overall performance; Work closely with the Allocations Partners in coordinating the allocation of Associates to ongoing and new matters, suggesting assignments based on the workload of the department and the developmental needs of each Associate; Assist with, and monitor, the work allocations to Trainee Solicitors, and ensure that utilization is maximised; Work closely with Partners to ensure that appropriate developmental and training needs are identified and communicated during Associate performance reviews; attend all evaluation meetings to ensure consistency in the form of delivery; Ensure that performance reviews are completed for Attorneys and Trainee Solicitors; Provide advice, coaching and guidance to Associates on their career goals; Work in conjunction with the Training Partner(s), Practice Support Lawyers and the Professional Development team on the creation of training programmes and ad hoc training events; Ensure that tailored induction programmes are created for new hires, and support the induction of new Trainees into the team at Seat Rotation; In conjunction with the Recruitment Manager, support the recruitment of lateral hires, LLM/JD hires, and Trainee Solicitors; In conjunction with the HR Manager, manage the exit procedures for departing associates (appropriate handover, etc); conduct exit interviews; Provide active support to the Firm's diversity and inclusion initiatives; and Ad hoc project work, as required e. benchmarking, research, change management projects. The ideal candidate will have prior experience as a practicing lawyer, ideally in a related discipline (finance, leveraged finance or capital markets). You must have excellent interpersonal skills, with the confidence and ability to influence at all levels, build effective working relationships and using personal networks. You must be strong team player, be able to meet deadlines and have a commitment to delivering an excellent service. A full CIPD qualification and/or coaching qualification would be beneficial.