Brodies Returner Programme

Location: Edinburgh

Sector: Legal

Programme: 16 week paid returnship (part of Finance, Legal & FinTech Returners Scotland]

Brodies has 4 exciting 16 week placement opportunities across their Real Estate, Banking, HR, and Business Development (Bids) Departments. The positions will predominantly be located in their Edinburgh offices. Brodies is delighted to partner with Women Returners as part of this cross company programme funded by the Scottish Government to support women returning to the work place following a career break.

As part of the programme you will receive coaching support from Women Returners and a dedicated internal mentor to help you transition successfully back into the workplace.  Brodies has an established culture of flexible and agile working which supports its diverse work force enabling employees to balance work and home life easily.

Their placement opportunities cover both legal and business support roles and they welcome applications from women who are returning to work following a career break of at least 12 months. The legal vacancies focus on Banking and Real Estate, however they would also like to hear from candidates with experience from different legal backgrounds who are keen to change direction.  All they ask is for enthusiasm and commitment to upskill into a new practise area.


HR Advisor

With guidance and support, the HR Advisor will provide generalist advice to several legal business areas, demonstrating a broad range of HR skills from recruitment & selection to employee relations.  Candidates will have the ability to build relationships, influence and communicate in a fast paced environment. You will ideally have 4 years’ experience of working in a broad generalist position preferably in a professional/financial services organisation. Desired qualification – CIPD qualification or working towards

Bids Co-ordinator – Business Development Team

They are looking for a Bids professional to join their dedicated Bids Team to take ownership of specific bids, assist the Bids Manager on aspects of larger bids and coordinate and develop the bid processes and procedures. Support will be provided by the Business Development team who have a wealth of knowledge in their respective practice areas. Ideally candidates will have 5 years’ experience in a previous bids/tenders role and will be enthusiastic, highly organised and calm under pressure.

Real Estate Lawyer

As part of a supportive team, Brodies is looking for candidates with a range of commercial property skills. Specifically the role will involve:

Candidates must be client-focused and committed to providing the highest level of client care. As well as on the job training and development, the department provides regular training sessions to ensure legal knowledge is kept updated. Required qualification – 2 years plus Scots or English qualified lawyer

Banking Professional Support Lawyer

Brodies is looking for a qualified Banking Lawyer to provide specialist professional support services to the Banking and Finance Department. The role will involve:

Candidates will enjoy working as part of team, possess strong research skills and have the ability to manage their own case load. Required qualification – ideally 5 years plus PQE within the Banking sector.

About Brodies

Brodies is a modern, dynamic and innovative commercial law firm with over 600 employees and 94 partners. Brodies is the Scottish-headquartered law firm offering clients the largest specialist legal resource in Scotland, delivering services of the highest quality to Scottish, UK and global organisations.    With offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Brussels, the firm offers legal advice to private and public sector clients both in the UK and internationally in its core business areas of corporate and commercial, energy, property, litigation, banking and financial services, employment, pensions and benefits and trust and tax.

Application Process

Please send your CV and cover letter to ensuring you clearly state which role/s you wish to apply for.  The closing date for applications is 30 September 2018 at 23.59 (extended).

As part of your application, please state whether you have a practising certificate or whether you are currently on the roll of solicitors.

With any questions relating specifically to Brodies, please email

With any questions regarding the overall programme, please email

Brodies is committed to equality, diversity & the creation of an inclusive work environment where no partner, employee, potential employee or job applicant receives less favourable treatment. They value the skills, experience and perspective that a diverse and representative workforce offers them in terms of their ability to deliver top class legal services to their clients.

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