Senior Associate, Intelligence & Investigations

  • Schillings
  • London, UK
  • 24/01/2020
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Business Intelligence

Job Description


Schillings is an international law firmspecialising in privacy, security and reputation management consultancy. Weenable successful individuals from all over the world to enjoy what they haveachieved, free from intrusions into their private lives or assaults on theircharacter. Our team of lawyers, intelligence analysts, cyber security experts,ex-military strategists, risk consultants and kidnap for ransom response expertswork together in crisis, pre-crisis and in confidence to defend clientreputations and demand privacy.

Schillings Intelligence & Investigations team provide threat analysis, investigation andcounter-strategy assessment, for a range of high net worth individuals, family offices andcorporates. The team conducts intelligence projects and investigations acrosscountries and regions; from the Middle East to Russia and the US.

Intelligence gathering is vital work, both during a crisis and in helping people anticipate and avoid future reputation, security and privacy issues. Its important this work is conducted ethically and legally and were really proud of our innovative team who do just that, and do it brilliantly, Rod Christie-Miller, Schillings CEO.

Job Title: Senior Associate in Intelligence & Investigations

Accountable to Director of Intelligence

Day-to-day supervision of: Associates, Consultants, Analysts


To consistently run intelligence, investigations and multidisciplinary projects (matters) with minimal supervision, promote the firm and win new instructions from existing and new clients. Supervise complex investigations and offer strategic solutions to Partners as to the best way forward in matters. A team player with colleagues, you will work closely with the leaders of the team to contribute to service innovation, sales and overall strategy development in the team.

You will have theopportunity to contribute to the systematisation of research work by updatingand enhancing existing processes and procedures. You will also contributeto our overall knowledge management efforts by producing best practiceguidelines and case studies. This is primarily a fee earning role so dayto day you will be responsible for meeting fee and profitability targets andproducing high quality reports and analysis for clients.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years experience e.g. Big4, management consulting environment, military intelligence, business intelligence or equivalent
  • Experience of delivering consultingassignments to a varied client base
  • A demonstrable interest inintelligence, reputation, risk, data, technology and privacy
  • Thinks strategically and translates clients business issues into solutions
  • Project management and engagement management skills required; including resource scheduling, project team management and billing
  • Self-starter showing high degree of personal initiative, drive and desire to grow new services


  • To act as expert in your field ofspecialism in dealing with complex cases brought to the firm by its clients,supervising the work of more junior staff, and collaborating with partners toidentify solutions to client problems
  • Deliver client facing intelligence and investigations projects and generate additional fee income, under the supervision of the Director of Intelligence and/or the appropriate client facing relationship Partner.
  • Responsible for all aspects of client management, anticipating and providing advice to clients needs, ensuring the highest standard of client care and communication
  • Meet identified business targets forchargeable hours, billing and cash collection, demonstrating good financialmanagement of debtors, disbursements and work in progress
  • Support the development of clientsolutions and introduce new products, frameworks, methodologies and services
  • Represent Schillings at client events,seminars and conferences
  • Create insightful thought leadership to support our clients knowledge development in this area and to support the continued development of our brand as a specialist in privacy, security and reputation management
  • Support partners in developing and/orpitching for business
  • As a member of the firm 'expert' team, is responsible for developing the skills and experience of other fee-earners, sharing knowledge and best practice to the benefit of the firm, its clients and employees

Life at Schillings

Given our audacious (and successful) business strategy, it is not surprising that Schillings has a very strong culture. Whilst not for the fainthearted, the atmosphere is highly collaborative and focussed on excellence. We have worked hard over the years to develop a coaching culture and is remarkably non-hierarchical, especially given its roots as a law firm. The company has adopted a set of values to put at the heart of this change and they reflect the intention and tenor of our ambitious plans. They are: Innovative; Bold; United; and Excellent. The companys client list speaks for the outstanding results that have been delivered over many years and the task now is to grow without losing any of the commitment to delivering for clients or the service ethos. Finding outstanding people who can thrive in this environment is key to our success.