We’re currently looking for a VisualFiles Developer to join our IT team on a full-time, permanent basis.

We have offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, London, Bristol, Southampton and Plymouth so it would be great if you were able to access one of these locations for socialising with colleagues and occasional office working. We offer hybrid and full-time home working so we’d also consider applications from people elsewhere in the UK.


The team

First-class IT systems are absolutely key to the success of any business in today’s commercial world and the legal sector is no exception. Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP prides itself on being at the forefront of technological advancements within the legal profession, something we’ve become well known for. To remain competitive in our markets, and to continue supporting our growth strategies, our team of dedicated IT professionals have a key role to play, ensuring the integrity of the IT infrastructure, development of new and existing systems and excellent support to all of our employees, and clients.


The role

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Workflow and Case Management Developer to take ownership of one of our business critical applications using the expertise you have already developed to support development, upgrades and ongoing support of our case management systems.  This role will complement the teams existing skills,  we’ll be looking to you to:

  • Develop the case management system with the aim of optimising the business efficiency and procedures.
  • Work with report analysts to ensure that VisualFiles reports are delivered to users including building tighter integration with Practice Management data.
  • Support the integration of VisualFiles with other firm wide packages including the practice management system and the document management system (iManage/ WorkSite).
  • Work closely with the programme management unit and the teams currently using VisualFiles to carry out business process analysis with a view to further enhancing and developing workflow processes

This list is by no means exhaustive and as the business grows and develops we see real scope for you to shape the direction of this role.


What are we looking for?

It stands to reason that we’re looking for some significant experience in developing VisualFiles within a legal context but we’re open minded to other professional experience.  Experience of Microsoft Word and template development would be useful, but don’t worry, you’ve got the support of a team of experts around you if that’s not your strongest area. What is crucial for success in this role is a real can-do attitude towards problem solving, a strong emphasis on team-work, an ability to communicate effectively at all levels, both verbally and in writing.

You’ll benefit from knowledge sharing within the team and will naturally embrace new technologies, ideas and our business requirements. We need someone who is flexible, with a forward thinking approach, the ability to work to tight deadlines and the drive and desire to make a clear difference within our firm.

Sounds like a great opportunity doesn’t it?  We’d love to tell you just how great, so get in touch to hear more.


Who are we?

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19  US cities and seven UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm’s reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals . With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing ;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals ; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel , emphasising that we’re more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships. 

Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued.  We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have an ethnic diversity , an LGBTQ+, a family network and we’re in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody) .  We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities , disabilities , gender identities , and sexual orientations .

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it’s important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work.  We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders.  We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we’re very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

And that ‘s not all, alongside a competitive salary you’ll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.

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