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Aberdein Considine is an award-winning law firm with 19 offices across Scotland and the north of England and more than 450 staff. Our specialist lawyers, independent financial advisers and property experts act for thousands of private and commercial clients across the country.

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ABOUT US

A friendly approach to expert advice.

Aberdein Considine is Scotland’s largest estate and leasing agent with a national network of offices, including in the key cities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and Stirling. We are one of the most respected litigation practices in Scotland, acting for most major banks and financial institutions.

We offer a full range of legal services to individuals and businesses – and have a leading financial services department, which deals with everything from personal financial and lifestyle planning to corporate benefits for businesses.

Aberdein Considine is a partnership made up of 30 partners. We are led by Managing Partner, Jacqueline Law, who joined the firm in 1993.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We pride ourselves in being lawyers you relate to.

Solicitors who get it, get you and get things done.

From day one, our philosophy has been to create a legal, financial and property service to our clients, both private and corporate, to the highest possible standards that is accessible and relatable.

We never doing things because “that’s the way they have always been done”. We aim for alternative and innovative solutions. Underpinning everything we do is a commitment to CARE.

To care for our clients and to care about the outcome of the work we are privileged to undertake for them. We also care about our team.

We will do our utmost to provide a challenging and rewarding environment. Working together we believe we can provide a nationwide, private and corporate service which is second to none.

CAREERS

The successful candidate will be central to the full development and implementation of the firm’s marketing offering, leading a team whilst building up strong internal relationships with Partners to help further shape and develop the firms marketing, business development and PR strategy.

This role will suit someone who is passionate about delivering a ROI from their marketing budget; is able to respond to challenges in a positive way;  aspirational in that they want to be part of the leadership team; and someone who isn’t afraid of accountability and diversity of sectors.

Planning success

  • Responsible for evolving and executing marketing strategy for the firm in both the off-line and online environments
  • Responsible for brand management and value proposition development
  • Experience in managing and overseeing digital communications and delivery
  • Project manage the implementation process and forward management for a market leading new Property Website for our firm and enhance our existing Legal and Wealth Websites
  • Become an expert in market trends and use this expertise to identify opportunities to drive growth for the business

Delivering the marketing plan

  • Oversight of marketing communications across our sectors, from conception through content origination to delivery
  • Oversight of sector-specific event development and delivery
  • Responsible for knowledge, delivery and relationship development via marketing programmes from brand awareness, through proposition development, to sales – specifically to include driving marketing campaigns and promotions to meet the marketing targets and enabling sales to reach the revenue and volume goals
  • Continually monitoring the performance of leads and conversions whilst maintaining margins

Exceptional people skills

  • Responsible for day-to-day management of the Marketing team, including conflict resolution, personal development and communication with Partners and fee-earners
  • Reporting to the Managing Partner and key stakeholders in the business regularly and as the situation demands
  • Interfacing with Partners and heads of each sector on a continuous basis
  • Coaching, mentoring, leading by example, collaboratively the Marketing Team, setting clear objectives

Budgeting and reporting on success

  • Responsible for communicating the importance of and capabilities of the Marketing function to internal clients and stakeholders
  • Own a budget c. £500,000
  • Analyse the ROI of specific campaigns and make incisive decisions on whether to continue the campaigns
  • Have ‘P+L’ responsibility and develop marketing budgets and forecasts to drive new business and increase fee income

Leadership

Guides and leads individuals and/or teams towards achieving individual, team or business goals

Commerciality

Recognises the commercial impact of his/her actions and strives to maximise profitability

Technical skills

Is recognised as a client service or an internal technical authority within the firm and the wider business community

Resilience & Tenacity

Maintains drive and determination to overcome obstacles to business objectives

Teamworking

Unlocks the potential of teams to achieve better business performance

Financial

Proven budgetary skills, numeracy and P&L understanding

People Development

Creates a positive atmosphere in which people can improve their performance and skills through feedback, coaching and learning

Personal Skills

Maintains highly developed personal skills and applies them to set an example to clients and staff, as well as other partners

Marketing

Uses client and market knowledge and develops business relationships to ensure the profitable growth of the firm and its clients

OUR BENEFITS

In return for your hard work, we offer a challenging work environment, a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package and a generous incentive scheme.

  • 27 or 28 days annual leave (excluding public holidays)
  • Leave increasing with length of service
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Discounted Legal Fees
  • Rebate of Products Commission
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Contributory Private Medical Cover
  • Funded Learning Scheme
  • Flu Vaccination
  • Discounted Optician Charges
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Domestic Emergency Days Leave

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If you would more information about these exciting new career opportunities with Aberdein Considine please contact Denholm Associates today.

We would love to hear from you. Thank you.

SCOTT CAITHNESS

SENIOR CONSULTANT - MARKETING

Scott started his career working for one of the leading Advertising & Comms agencies in Edinburgh where he spent 7 years before moving in to recruitment in 2011. As such, he is well-networked in the Marketing & Comms space across Scotland. With a friendly and consultative approach, Scott is genuinely passionate about providing a positive journey to both candidates and clients alike and believes communication plays a big part in this.  A “thinking-outside-the-box recruiter”, he is known for helping candidates portray the best version of themselves and helping clients find talent for those hard to fill roles.

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Communication Lead

We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking to add a Communication Lead to our fast-growing team. You’ll be a trusted advisor to clients across several sectors in all aspects of communication, external affairs, marketing and issues management. Coming from an agency or consultancy environment, at Account Director level or above, you’ll report directly to the Managing Director and be responsible for a small and busy multi-disciplinary team. You’ll have first-class project management skills, be solutions-driven and excellent commercial acumen too. Alongside the senior team, you’ll work to drive the strategic growth of Aspect.

Your core duties will include:

  • Working with the MD to develop and deliver growth strategies 
  • Attracting and retaining profitable clients across a range of sectors 
  • Leading the creation and execution of strategic communication programmes
  • Inspiring, leading and developing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Developing strong relationships with clients, colleagues and associates
  • Producing high quality pitches and proposals to secure new business 
  • Curating, nurturing and managing a team of talented associates.

You’ll be a skilled communicator, interested and knowledgeable about the key issues shaping the external environment. In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • 7+ years of senior leadership experience within an agency or consultancy
  • Experience in Energy, Renewables, Financial Services or Life Sciences would be very desirable
  • Outstanding writing skills and the ability to engage and excite an audience
  • An impressive track record of client attraction, retention and growth 
  • The ability to thrive fast-paced environment managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong influencing and leadership skills to motivate and inspire those around you
  • Excellent planning, evaluation and project management skills
  • To develop new processes, systems and ways of working to drive performance

Communication Advisors

We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking for Senior Communication Advisors, Communications Advisors and Communications Executives to join their fast-growing team. 

You’ll have previous agency experience at Senior Account Manager or Account Manager level and be passionate about delivering excellent results for clients. You might be a specialist in PR and media relations who produces compelling editorial content across a range of topics and sectors or you might be a public affairs expert who understands the policy landscape and helps clients build influential relationships. Whatever your specialism, you’ll be an excellent writer, full of creative ideas, with proven client management experience and the ability to provide expert advice our clients.

Your key duties will include:

  • Supporting the key account lead with day-to-day client liaison, providing strategic counsel on day-to-day account matters when required
  • Active involvement in planning and delivering global PR, marketing and digital campaigns
  • Managing content programmes, including mapping out content themes, spotting industry trends and story angles, writing copy when required which may include opinion articles, web and social
  • Building strong media relationships, creating pitches based on your story ideas and delivering content in-to suit the client’s target media and securing opportunities
  • Planning and running client’s social media programmes, and management of their channels
  • Continuously identifying opportunities to grow brand awareness and profile our client’s businesses within their target sector through events, webinars, thought leadership
  • Producing comprehensive and timely reports on client activity 
  • Supporting in the development of client proposals to help grow or win parts of the business


In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven background in account handling and direct client liaison – 4 years’ minimum
  • Experience in an agency setting focusing on B2B communication or PR
  • Strong communications skills, verbal and written
  • A background in delivering creative, digitally led B2B communications such as LinkedIn campaigns
  • An innate understanding of earned media, with the ability to create stories and generate coverage across traditional media, digital and social
  • Experience working on content management programmes, with an awareness of the changing way business audiences consume information and an appreciation of search, paid and wider customer marketing activity, and how it all fits together
  • A history of working with clients in a variety of sectors is welcomed but experience in the tech and energy industries is advantageous.

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ANDY MACEWAN

HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY, CHANGE & TRANSFORMATION

Andy has been recruiting in Technology, Change & Transformation since 2001. Delivering tailored resource solutions as trusted advisor to clients ranging from start-ups through to global blue-chip organisations across contract, permanent, fixed term, and managed service/statement of work solutions. He has experience providing candidates for Helpdesk through to CIO and takes great pride in providing excellent customer service and ensuring each candidate journey is a positive one. An expert in his market he can provide guidance across current market trends.

Our Purpose

Our aim is to combat illicit online trade by identifying and removing counterfeits for sale. Counterfeits not only damage brands, their reputations, and revenues, but can cause significant harm to the end customer – whether as a fake toy or a fake medicine – and the consequences can be life threatening.

Counterfeiting is a significant economic and social issue.

The OECD reports that counterfeit and fake goods make up more than 3.3% of the world’s global trade. Those involved in the trade of counterfeits have been linked to people trafficking, prostitution, and drug dealing.

As such, reducing illicit trade is about much more than brand protection but also about human rights, safety, and social equity.

And this is what we do, every day.

Our People

Our people are our most important asset, and their mental well-being and happiness are core to our success. We love our diverse workforce, actively embrace flexible working (even pre-pandemic!) and encourage a healthy work-life balance. We have been recognised as one of the most diverse SME workplaces in the UK and are holders of the Scottish Business Pledge which exists to promote a fairer Scotland. We have also just been included in the 2021 Culture Leaders Top 25 – an accolade of which we are very proud!

We are a fully inclusive and nurturing employer and, despite being in tech, the majority of our team are women, leading to accolades in the Computing Magazine Women in IT Awards and the Amazon Growing Business Awards. We currently represent 15 nationalities and speak 20 languages. Age is no barrier, and we recruit for attitude, providing and encouraging appropriate learning and training for each and every role.

We are also proud members of IP Inclusive, a network of professionals working to make the intellectual property industry more diverse.

Our Environment

We deliver purpose-driven work from an extremely welcoming environment near the City Centre. We actively encourage the responsible use of resources, from using public transport to reuse, recycling, and, of course, a minimal impact office environment. We have benefited from the advice of the Energy Saving Trust and Resource Efficient Scotland. Our waste contractor also provides us with a monthly report on volumes and types of material and the carbon emissions avoided through recycling.

Over 80% of our employees can walk or cycle to The Lair and, pre-pandemic, 10% were using public transport as their normal daily commuting mode. Without doubt, online meetings will replace considerable miles, going forward, saving resources, time and energy. Where possible, when possible, the train remains our preferred option. 

Our Community

As well as working in close collaboration with our clients, and the online marketplaces, we are active members of groups that have been established to combat illicit trade. These include the Scottish Anti-Illicit Trade Group, the European Intellectual Property Office, The Scottish Business Resilience Centre, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, and the China Britain Business Council. Members of our senior management sit on the boards of ACID (Anti-Copying in Design), the Scottish Ministerial Trade Board, and the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s Observatory Panel for SMEs, amongst others.

Each team member nominates good causes or charities that are supported on both an individual and corporate basis. Wherever possible, we support the employee’s involvement whether through time or fundraising events.

ANGELA MCCANN

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Having worked in the recruitment industry since 2000, Angela brings a wealth of experience as a Recruitment Professional and a proven track record of delivering a high-quality search and selection service to both public and private companies in the UK and internationally. Angela believes in a partnership approach to recruitment, ensuring a detailed understanding of employer/jobseeker requirements and delivering a bespoke service underpinned by professionalism, pragmatism and strong market knowledge.

JAMES BLYTH

HEAD OF MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING

James has a decade of experience within the FMCG sector where he has partnered with a wide range of businesses placing key appointments at all levels including Director/ Board level. Driving growth across our Manufacturing & Engineering function, James specialises in Production, Operations, Engineering, Quality, HSE, Technical, NPD and Supply Chain. With his passion and expertise in these areas, James supports candidates and clients by working closely to understand their needs and wants providing exceptional service.

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