Head of Department – Conveyancing

Tonbridge, Kent| £65,000 – £75,000 DOE | KL123

An exciting senior opportunity has arisen for a qualified Conveyancing Solicitor, (or ILEX, Licensed Conveyancer or experienced Head of Conveyancing) to join a successful law firm in the Tonbridge area. Our client is a prominent law firm, providing comprehensive legal advice / services.

The successful applicant will provide clear direction and leadership to a successful and very well-regarded Conveyancing team, ensuring that overall day-to-day operations run smoothly and to help guide and shape the strategic direction of the department. You will be expected to motivate, lead, train and manage staff, setting appropriate goals that work towards making the firm an inspiring and successful place to work.


The role includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Managing and leading your team by example and being proactive and accessible.
  • Setting goals and expectations for your team and for understanding how your team’s performance fits into the overall strategy of the firm.
  • Analysing existing processes, driving improvements, recognising when change is needed and managing that process
  • Provision of training to new and existing staff
  • Setting high standards for client service (both internal and external)
  • Focus on long term growth and profitability of your team
  • The production of management information and data
  • Execution and delivery of business projects for which you are responsible
  • Ensuring compliance with GDPR
  • Managing & evaluating staff performance and retention of staff in their team
  • Build networks and contacts in Conveyancing with local businesses and Estate Agents
  • Build and develop strong and profitable client referral relationships
  • Contribute / lead Management team meetings


  • Qualified Solicitor or ILEX or Licensed Conveyancer
  • Able to demonstrate strong people skills with experience of managing teams
  • Experience of fee earning
  • Experience of performance management
  • Experience of working at Management / Board level

What Our Client Offers

A generous salary of £65k – 75k is on offer plus various benefits. There will also be an opportunity to work 1-2 days a week hybrid (after probation has been completed and targets achieved).

Application Process

If you have the required experience and can commute to the Tonbridge area, we encourage you to apply for this role. Alternatively, you can drop an email to Keith at keith@legadorecruitment.co.uk expressing your interest and outlining your qualifications.

Job Reference


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £65,000 – £75,000 DOE


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to Commute:

  • Tonbridge (required)

Work Location: In person