Business Manager Visa Sponsorship Uk

February 3, 2024
£35 - £45 / year

Job Description


About your new role.


Primary objectives

  • Provide new business development support to Partners in assigned client segments to generate profitable growth and revenue generation in accordance with the firm’s overall financial goals.


  • Provide practical assistance to the Partners so that major business development opportunities and targets can be realised.


  • Identify and develop new work opportunities, whether they come from existing or new market sectors.


Key responsibilities.

Work closely with the Client Segment Head and their key partners to implement and manage agreed-upon new business development projects, such as:

  • Creating business ideas for specific client segments
  • New product development.
  • Targeting new clients, including identification, research, prioritisation, and conversion.
  • New business pipeline; working with partners to ensure pipeline targets are efficiently identified, prioritised, and income is generated.
  • Lead generation, analysing opportunities, and focusing on the most profitable ones
  • Identifying development potential in certain market sectors or locations.
  • Introduce measures to track the effectiveness of all new business development activities.
  • Support the Bids team by providing knowledge of prospects and markets for tenders, pitches, and presentations to appropriate client segments.
  • Provide coaching/mentoring support to Partners in terms of new business development and sales activities, as well as identifying training needs.
  • Work on behalf of the firm to establish relationships with external organisations that could be introducers, referrers, or clients.
  • Working collaboratively with the Marketing team, use client and market insights to create campaigns that engage prospects, improve the client segment’s market positioning and reputation, and generate profitable new business income.
  • Capture and document lessons learned from new business activities and initiatives, and ensure that they are shared throughout the Sales Enablement team, Marketing team, and segments to improve future actions.


Please note that the preferred location for this post is Liverpool, however we are open to other areas. The successful candidate will need to spend time in the Liverpool office.

This list is not exhaustive, and you will be expected to undertake other duties and obligations that are within the scope of the function.


About You

  • At least four years of business development experience in a B2B services setting, including at least two years in professional services.
  • A successful track record of generating new business.
  • Strong analytical skills.commercially aware and astute.
  • A self-starter who can work alone and take the initiative in producing ideas and solutions.
  • Excellent project and time management skills, as well as organisational abilities.
  • Persuasion and influencing skills are well developed, and you may manage at a senior level without having direct line responsibility.
  • Confident, assertive, and resilient.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication abilities (both written and oral).
  • Flexible – the role will involve both internal support for Partners and client-facing activities, thus travel between Weightmans headquarters and to client offices will be required.

If you meet our requirements and believe this is a career you may be enthusiastic about, we look forward to receiving your application.


Why Work for Us?

Weightmans is a top 40 law company with offices around the UK. At the annual Britain’s Top Employers Awards 2023, we were named the leading legal employer and the tenth overall employer, and we earned record Chambers UK rankings.

We are pleased to be a certified living wage employer.

Click here to learn more about industry recognition for excellence through our accomplishments, honours, and accreditations.

The independent research revealed that “Weightmans provides great employee conditions, fosters and develops talent throughout all levels of the business.”

We are sincerely committed to building an egalitarian and diverse culture in which everyone in the firm is appreciated and recognised on merit for their contributions.

We welcome submissions from persons of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and disabilities. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments at any point during the application process.

Feel free to provide your preferred pronouns in your application.


Weightmans is a company that values its employees.

In addition to being extremely proud of the job we do for our customers and the culture we foster for our employees, we give a wide range of benefits, including:


  • 28 days of annual leave plus bank holidays (prorated for part-time)
  • Agile/working from home, includes the provision of home office equipment.
  • Healthcare coverage / Medicash
  • Pension plan
  • Life insurance 4 times salary
  • Interest-Free Travel Loan Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme includes psychotherapy, legal, and consumer advising services.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • Discounted Dental Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Offers and savings.
  • Excellent reward and recognition plan.

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Please take note.


  • Any references to experience or PQE in our advertisements or job descriptions should be taken as a guideline only. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and levels of expertise who can demonstrate that they meet the requirements of the position.


  • The successful candidate appointed to this position will be subject to our usual background check process, and any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of such checks. Further information can be received via the Recruitment team.


  • We are receptive to part-time/job-sharing applications.


Recruitment agencies (PSL or non-PSL)

Weightmans maintains a stringent ‘preferred supplier list’ (PSL) and is dedicated to working closely with the recruitment agencies on that list. Weightmans does not accept speculative or unsolicited CVs, profiles, or any introductions from either PSL or non-PSL agencies. If a PSL or non-PSL agency chooses to submit a speculative or unsolicited CV, profile, or introduction without prior instruction from a member of Weightmans’ recruitment team, we reserve the right to treat the introduction as a gift and contact the candidate directly without accepting or entering into the agency’s terms, nor will we be liable for a recruitment fee.

Eligibility to work in the UK

Eligibility to work in the UK will be checked during the final phases of the selection process. Before starting work, all candidates must either have the right to work in the UK or meet the Home Office’s visa sponsorship standards. Candidates who need sponsorship should assess the Home Office eligibility criteria for a Skilled Worker visa before applying.