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5 open positions
  • Business Development and Marketing Co-ordinator - NEW Birmingham See details
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    Job description

    We are looking to recruit for the position of Co-ordinator within the Business Development and Marketing team. The role is to provide full administrative and co-ordination support to the existing team across a wide range of business development and marketing activities, including bids/tenders, communications, events, social media and general marketing.

    Typical activities include drafting/updating marketing literature (including case studies, press releases and event invites), market and internet research, coordinating marketing activities, updating on-line profiles for fee earners, organising and taking minutes at meetings, event support and management of the firm’s social media accounts. A key requirement of the role is excellent written and oral communication skills as well as great project management. It is essential to have experience of writing content, articles and/or other marketing material.

    This is an exciting opportunity to learn new skills and to get involved with key strategic projects for the firm, such as key account programme, targeting and gathering marketing intelligence.

    Whilst formal marketing qualifications are not a requirement, it would be an advantage. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their written and oral communication skills as well as a passion for pursuing a career in marketing and business development.  Relevant marketing experience would be highly desirable, as would experience of working within a professional services environment.

    An enthusiastic approach, a desire to get involved and willingness to work with the existing team are essential. Candidates should also be able to manage changing deadlines, be highly organised and self-motivated.

    To apply, please forward your CV and letter of application to Jane Williams, explaining why you feel that you are suitable for this position.

  • Biotech Trainee Patent Attorney - NEW Southampton See details
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    Job description

    We are looking to recruit a Trainee Patent Attorney in our Southampton office to start immediately or up until Summer 2020.

    We are looking to recruit candidates with a biotech degree.

    Graduates should have a minimum 2:1 degree and a PhD is essential, be highly motivated with good interpersonal skills.

    An interest in law as well as a knowledge of French or German would be advantageous.

    For all our trainee positions, a structured training programme is provided and each trainee will work directly with a qualified attorney as well as having exposure to other attorneys and support staff in order to gain a full experience of the profession.

    Trainees are given a training budget as well as a comprehensive benefits package which includes bonus, contributory pension, life insurance, private medical insurance and permanent health insurance.

    For any further information, or to apply, please contact our HR Department at: recruitment@barkerbrettell.co.uk.

  • Biotech Attorney - Part/Fully Qualified Birmingham - Flexible working options considered See details
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    Job description

    We are currently seeking a biotech patent attorney to work with the teams in Birmingham and Southampton. Ideally based in Birmingham although Southampton may be considered.

    We are looking for candidates with two or more years experience through to those with several years post qualified experience.

    Successful candidates will work closely with the lead partner in the group and will work pro-actively to contribute towards the development of the group and of the business – an enthusiastic, dynamic and outgoing approach to work is therefore essential. The successful candidate will also have the ability to work independently and to work directly with clients and universities in the UK and overseas. There is a good body of existing work and in addition to this the successful candidates will have the brief to grow their own portfolio of clients with a view to becoming independently busy over time. An interest in marketing and business development activity would therefore be a distinct advantage.

    We offer a comprehensive benefits package including bonus, contributory pension, private medical insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, car parking and/or travel loan. Salary is dependent on experience.

    For any further information, or to apply, please contact our HR Department at: recruitment@barkerbrettell.co.uk.

  • Trainee Patent Attorney Birmingham and Southampton See details
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    Job description

    We are looking to recruit Trainee Patent Attorneys in our Birmingham and Southampton office to start immediately or up until Autumn 2020.

    We are looking to recruit candidates with electronics, computer sciences, software, physics, natural sciences, maths and electronic engineering degrees.

    Graduates should have a minimum 2:1 degree and should be highly motivated with good interpersonal skills.  An interest in law as well as a knowledge of French or German would be advantageous.

    For all our trainee positions, a structured training programme is provided and each trainee will work directly with a qualified attorney as well as having exposure to other attorneys and support staff in order to gain a full experience of the profession.

    Trainees are given a training budget as well as a comprehensive benefits package which includes bonus, contributory pension, life insurance, private medical insurance and permanent health insurance.

    For any further information, or to apply, please contact our HR Department at: recruitment@barkerbrettell.co.uk.

  • Newly Qualified/Part Qualified and Experienced Patent Attorneys- Engineering/Physics/Software Birmingham and Southampton - Flexible working options considered See details
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    Job description

    We are currently seeking patent attorneys with a variety of qualification levels including near and newly qualified but with engineering/physics and software backgrounds to work with the teams in Birmingham and Southampton.

    Part qualified candidates with 2-3 years experience and foundation level examinations completed will also be considered.

    Successful candidates will work closely with the lead partner in the group and will work pro-actively to contribute towards the development of the group and of the business – an enthusiastic, dynamic and outgoing approach to work is therefore essential. The successful candidate will also have the ability to work independently and to work directly with small, medium and large industrial clients and universities in the UK and overseas, as well as universities and overseas firms of Attorneys. There is a good body of existing work and in addition to this the successful candidates will have the brief to grow their own portfolio of clients with a view to becoming independently busy over time.

    We offer a comprehensive benefits package including bonus, contributory pension, private medical insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, car parking and/or travel loan. Salary is dependent on experience.

    For any further information, or to apply, please contact our HR Department at: recruitment@barkerbrettell.co.uk.

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We always aim to recruit capable, intelligent and enthusiastic team players who, by working effectively together, can provide exemplary client service – and at the same time, create a great place to grow. We recognise and reward effort and hard work because we know that retaining good people is essential to our present – and our future.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all our staff and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates.