Change Manager

Contract Type
Change Management
Competitive with Benefits
Expiry Date
Osborne Clarke are seeking a Change Manager to join the Change Function of our award-winning, international law firm.

Job Description

This role will involve designing and delivering change management activities required to successfully embed transformational change across a range of key and strategic programmes for the firm. You will support the Head of Change and/or other Change Managers in the team.

This is a permanent position that will be based out of our Bristol office with some home working too. This is a full-time position, but we are more than happy to discuss the role with anyone looking to work on a part-time or on a flexible basis.

The Change Function at Osborne Clarke

The Change Function at Osborne Clarke exists to drive strategic change across the firm, ensuring our Change programmes are aligned to our Strategic Goals. It consists of four teams who work together to deliver and embed effective change to drive realisable benefits for the Firm:

Portfolio Management Office governs the Portfolio prioritisation, resource allocation, financial management and reporting.
Business Analysis and Continuous Improvement Team supports the production of Business Cases or Continuous Improvement initiatives, with clearly defined benefits. They provide fact-based challenge of proposals to ensure the development of the correct solution aligns with business need and the strategy of the firm.
Programme and Project Management Team is responsible for effective delivery of defined solutions to time, cost and quality. They ensure the effective governance, tracking of benefits and reporting throughout the delivery lifecycle to completion before closure of the project and handover into business as usual.
The Change Management Team work throughout the life of a project to ensure the effective engagement of stakeholders, evaluation of the readiness of change recipients and the successful embedding of change initiatives across the firm to drive benefits realisation.

What you'll do

As part of the Change Management Team, you will be accountable for and support the design, development and implementation of change management activities required to successfully embed people, process and technology change for a range of strategic programmes and projects.

Activities will include (but are not limited to) the following:

Completing and utilising change impact assessments to develop change management strategies that drive the faster adoption of changes to increase benefit realisation
Stakeholder engagement and communication planning
Defining and tracking metrics and feedback to demonstrate a successful transition of behaviours and processes to the future state
Working with the Project/Programme Managers and BAs (as appropriate) - to input into benefits realisation plans and ensure that change management activities support and deliver the realisation of the business outcomes associated with the project.

What we're looking for

We are looking for people who have the core competences needed in such a role:

  • Inspirational communication, a great listener with excellent presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding organisational, project planning, teamworking and time management abilities
  • A solid understanding of how people go through a change and the change process
  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal

Depending on your experience level you will be able to demonstrate all or most of the below:

  • Awareness or previous experience of how to use change methodologies to shape and deliver change management activities for transformation programmes
  • Experience supporting and co-ordinating communication and training efforts that are central to the change management strategy (including the ability to provide input, document requirements and support the design and delivery of communication and training interventions)
  • Understanding of how change fits into the end to end project delivery lifecycle as well as the broader business agenda
  • Existing Change Management qualifications (e.g. PROSCI)

Salary and benefits

We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.

For more information or to apply

We would very much welcome your application using the link provided. Should you have any questions about the role, or would like to find out more about the firm, please contact Dan Jones / Patrick Fermin Ryan in the recruitment team on /

Being an inclusive employer is important to us and we are committed to ensuring every applicant's recruitment experience is free from unnecessary barriers. If you have a dis/ability+, to include physical disability, hidden disability, long-term health condition or neurodivergence and meet with requirements listed in this job advert, we would be delighted to offer you a guaranteed interview.

No agencies please.

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Please note that although we include closing dates for our roles as a guide, we review and progress applications on a rolling basis.

At Osborne Clarke we value difference and encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities, and sexual or romantic orientations. We want everyone to feel that OC is a place where you can be yourself and where you belong, and our range of interest groups and diversity networks - not to mention our great teams - are a part of making that a reality.

We support working families via a range of family and caring friendly policies and will accommodate flexible working where we can. We value the health and wellbeing of our people: for example, we're signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, have an active network of mental health champions and offer free initiatives and flexible benefits to all our people.

Being an inclusive employer is important to us. We have made a number of external commitments such as the Race Fairness Commitment and Women in Law Pledge, and are working with organisations like Stonewall to become a more inclusive employer.

Osborne Clarke is a Living Wage Employer, so we're committed to paying everybody in our business enough to live on and to enable them to save for the future.

We want you to be able to show us your best during the recruitment process. If you require any adjustments to be made during the application, interview process or when working with us, please let us know.

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