SEO London – Corporate Law Programme Manager

Posted on 22nd April 2021
Type Full Time
Specialism Diversity and Inclusion, Education
Deadline 22nd June 2021

Job Description

SEO London – Corporate Law Programme Manager 

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  • Role Type: Corporate Law Programme Manager
  • Team: Corporate Law Programme
  • Location: London
  • Reports to: CEO
  • Hours: Full time
  • Salary: Competitive

About Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) London

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity London (SEO London) is a charity that provides access, training and mentoring for outstanding candidates from under-represented communities in leading industries and corporations.

SEO London Corporate Law Programme

SEO London Corporate Law Programmes seek to identify outstanding candidates from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) or social mobility qualifying backgrounds, for sponsor firms’ first year schemes, vacation schemes and training contracts.

We support law and non-law undergraduates in all years of study, graduates and career changers. We provide candidates with extensive training, mentoring and networking opportunities, offering significant exposure to the industry.

SEO London is also the delivery partner for City Solicitors Horizons (CSH), an exclusively social mobility focused initiative. This aims to improve the chances of undergraduates from disadvantaged backgrounds in accessing the legal profession.

The team is looking for individuals that can contribute strong corporate law and/or graduate recruitment knowledge and bring fresh insights to the programme. If you enjoy working in a fast-moving environment, with a strong work ethic and passionate about making a difference in the lives of others, we would love to hear from you!

Candidate profile

We are looking for a personable candidate with 5 or more years of experience in a recruitment setting. You will have the opportunity to put forward strategy and implement your own ideas and you will be expected to take initiative and be enthusiastic and motivated.

Candidates must have an interest in and in-depth knowledge of the commercial legal industry and a deep knowledge of the recruitment processes of City law firms is highly desired. In addition, we ask for a genuine passion for charity work, diversity and social mobility. This is a fantastic role which offers candidates responsibility and professional development or a chance to change your career and use your previously  acquired skills.


  • University degree (any discipline)


  • One or more of the following:
  • 5+ years’ experience in a recruitment/talent or learning and development capacity.
  • 2+ year of CSR/D&I experience
  • Third sector knowledge or experience (pro bono/volunteering considered)

Essential Skills

Strong commercial awareness and knowledge of the legal industry Team Management
Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint) Ability to assimilate large quantities of information
Strategic Thinking Attention to detail
Organisation Proactive
Ability to work independently Time management
Friendly and personable  Project management
Strong writing and presentation skills Relationship Management

 Desirable Skills

  • Event Management
  • Ability to analyse data and draw inferences
  • Collegiate approach to work with other managers
  • Marketing and Advertising abilities
  • Creativity

Main Duties & Responsibilities

As a leader within SEO London, this Programme Manager role plays an important part in managing the delivery of our law programmes – the Corporate Law Programme and City Solicitors Horizons (CSH) programme – and the overall growth strategy. The Programme Manager directly line manages a team of Programme Coordinators, who are each responsible for programme delivery across our partner law firms, corporates and our candidate relationships.

The role includes the following duties and responsibilities:

Firm and External Stakeholder Relations

  • Strategic lead for Corporate Law and City Solicitors Horizons (CSH) firm relations
  • Ensuring excellent programme management from Programme Co-ordinators
  • Setting KPIs and monitoring outputs to ensure programme delivery is on track
  • Business development of partner firm relationships.
  • Renewal of existing partnerships and working with the SEO CEO to develop and pitch new partnerships
  • Tracking current Corporate Law and CSH firm information including their diversity aims, their internal targets and their recruitment process changes

Candidate Sourcing and Management

  • Responsible for overseeing the recruitment and development of new candidates for each academic year
  • Alongside the Campus Lead, building on existing university partnerships, identifying new ways to increase candidate recruitment
  • Overseeing the screening, assessing and training the Corporate Law class

Events and Training

  • Corporate Law event logistics support and supervision
  • Organising mentor/mentee information and allocations for CSH
  • Co-ordinating work experience for CSH candidates

Ad-hoc projects

  • Entrepreneurship and fresh ideas encouraged


In order to deliver the SEO London Corporate Law Programme effectively, a degree of flexibility is needed, and the post holder may be required to perform work not specifically referred to above. Such duties will, however, fall within the scope of the role.

The job description will be subject to periodic review with the post holder to ensure it accurately reflects the duties of the role.

Equal Opportunities Statement

As part of its recruitment policy, SEO London intends to ensure that no prospective or actual employee is discriminated against on the basis of race, sex, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation, employment status, class, disability, age, religious belief or political persuasion or is disadvantaged by any condition or requirement which is not demonstrably justifiable.

How to apply

This position is immediately available.

To apply, please complete the application form and upload your CV here.

Please make sure your answers articulate why you want to work with SEO London. Application reviews and interviews will take place on a rolling basis until the role is filled.

Company Information


Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) London


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