Office Manager

  • Job Reference: JO0000002294
  • Date Posted: 12 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Ryder Reid Legal
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Office / Practice Management
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Ryder Reid are working on an exclusive basis with one of the world's top law firms to recruit a new Office Manager for their London office.

The Office Manager will manage the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the office, including all HR-related issues. You will report to the Co-Managing Partners and work closely with all US Head Office departments to achieve firm-wide objectives, whilst supporting the firm's philosophy and culture within a local context.

Key responsibilities for the Office Manager will include:


  • Manage all support staff functions reception, legal assistants, secretaries, accounting, billing, collections, marketing, events.
  • Manage vendor relationships: contracts, purchasing.
  • Organise and participate in monthly Partner meetings (agenda, follow up, implementation).
  • Update and implement policies, practices and procedures to reflect current and local legislation and the firm's requirements.
  • Work with the London Partners to ensure effective communication of key messages across all departments.
  • Organising Summer and Christmas staff events.
  • Dealing with all building and space related issues.
  • Liaise with Law Society regarding SRA renewals and audits.

Human Resources:

  • Support the Partners and external employment lawyers to identify, manage and resolve all HR issues.
  • Develop and implement UK HR policies and procedures to ensure the firm's compliance with current legislation.
  • Oversee the recruitment & HR processes for legal and support staff, including: agency negotiations, interviews, contracts, compensation, induction, appraisals, disciplinary issues, termination and assisted departures.
  • Manage personnel files.
  • Active role in managing positive moral and resolving issues promptly and efficiently.
  • Monitoring staffing levels to ensure productivity and continuous availability of the appropriate resources.


  • Coordinate the billing process: new matter set-up (KYC requirements, currency, retainer and conditional fee agreements), pre-bill review, resolving issues, tracking payments, direct correspondence with clients regarding bills and charge out rates.

The ideal candidate will have previous relevant experience from a law firm or professional services firm. You will be able to work effectively in a very busy and fast-paced environment, manage multiple projects and be a problem-solver. You will enjoy a role with lots of variety, and you must be able to manage strong characters and approach all tasks with energy. You will have a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, and be able to build effective relationships with people of all levels.