Why Join Us?
Are you thinking of taking the next important step in your legal career?
Join Ellis Jones and you will be working within a dynamic and challenging environment with a fun and supportive culture, providing a high quality service to our clients.
We have a culture that encourages and supports your career aspirations along with real opportunities to progress within the firm, from Legal Secretary to Paralegal, from Trainee Solicitor to Partner and on to Managing Partner!
We recognise your individual contribution to the firm and we have an excellent reward and benefits package which includes;
- Private Pension Scheme
- Additional Pension Contributions
- Private Healthcare (subject to eligibility)
- Medical Cashback Scheme
- Subsidised Gym Membership
- Childcare Vouchers
- Cycle Scheme
- Staff Introduction Bonus Scheme
Ellis Jones Day
Ellis Jones Day is once a month. We celebrate our employees, culture and values. We also provide a variety of fresh breakfast options for our staff from local businesses on Ellis Jones Day, and free fruit once a week.
We encourage staff to:
- Talk over the phone or face-to-face as opposed to emailing one another, and dress down for the day;
- We also raise money for a chosen charity and awareness about topical issues e.g. mental health in the workplace.
- The Ellis Jones Star is announced on this day and cross selling talks are organised to give staff the opportunity to learn more about other departments across the firm.
- We also send out our monthly newsletter which includes topical updates, staff news, information on exiting new perk partnerships and much more.
Ellis Jones Star of the Month
The Ellis Jones Star gives recognition to one person a month that has truly gone above and beyond, and demonstrated our core values. We encourage staff to nominate a colleague to be rewarded. The Ellis Jones Star winner is announced every Ellis Jones Day and receives either a £50 Amazon voucher or one extra day’s holiday.
Ellis Jones Wish
This is a fantastic opportunity we provide our staff that could win them up to £250 towards an unforgettable experience of their choice.
Every quarter staff have the chance to submit their wish in a raffle, which could include a spa break, a trip to the West End or driving a sports car. The lucky winner will feature in our Movers & Shakers internal newsletter, and can write a blog post for our website explaining their experience.
We have a social committee who organise various social events throughout the year ranging from family fun days to a spectacular summer ball. The aim for all of our socials is to get staff to connect and build relationships outside of the work environment.
Read more about some of out recent socials here.
We work hard to build partnerships with local businesses who in turn offer our staff fantastic discounts. We reward our staff with some excellent discounts through our Perk Partnership scheme.Some of our Perk Partnerships include Longleat, Marwell Zoo, Toni & Guy, Baffi, and the Project Climbing Centre.
We are continually building our Perk Partnerships and staff receive regular updates on new partnerships. If you are a business or company that would like to create a perk partnership with our firm, please contact Amy Edwards for further information.
In order to engage our staff, we recognise that we need to understand what motivates them. Firm wide we use a tool called ‘Motivational Maps’ to assess what motivates our staff in regards to relationships, achievement and growth. We use motivational maps in individual performance reviews, department team building and firm wide projects. Firm wide this creates a positive environment for staff which is a key factor in our core values.
It is extremely important to us that we are giving back to our local community, and one of the ways that we do this is through offering our staff the option to take days of to volunteer with local charities. One of our Solicitors, Theresa Mills, has recently used this opportunity to volunteer with AIM Community, to read her blog please click here.
Recently we arranged a corporate volunteer day where Ellis Jones staff members attended a beach clean across the iconic Chesil beach with Dorset Wildlife Trust. The team spent the day picking up litter and exploring the scenic views of both Chesil and Portland. For more information on what the day involved, please read our blog post here.
We facilitate and sponsor a number of sporting teams in the Dorset area which we are passionate to see progress. To read about our sponsorships and partnerships please click here.
As part of our recruit, retain and develop initiative we offer mentoring for members of staff to develop their career at the firm. We also offer core skills training outside of legal training, with regular training workshops.
What our Staff Say
“Before joining the firm, I was impressed by Ellis Jones’ reputation for high quality advice and client care, as well as the breadth of experience in the firm’s dispute resolution department. Since joining, the firm has encouraged me to develop my areas of interest and expertise, and I enjoy the friendly, dynamic and forward thinking culture of the firm” Victoria Riddleston, Solicitor.
“I recently started working as a Secretary for Ellis Jones as I wanted to work for a local company with an excellent reputation. Ellis Jones was recommended by friends and relatives as being a friendly employer with great opportunities to progress” Caroline Hector, Secretary.
“I chose Ellis Jones as I left to go to another firm after 15 years of employment, thinking that the grass was greener but I soon found out it definitely wasn’t and realised what a great place Ellis Jones is to work!” Maxine Bennett, Secretary.
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