BDM Intern

Closing date: 07/01/2022
Term: Contract
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Business Development & Marketing
Location: London
Why Bates Wells?

Job Title: BDM Intern (12 months’ FTC)

Reports To: BDM Senior Executives


Why Bates Wells?

Making a profit is core to all businesses but our goal is to combine this with a real social purpose. Our values are pivotal to us, they shape our decisions and the way we live and work.


We focus on positive social impact as much as we focus on being a successful law firm. Our top tier legal advice is coupled with a real desire to drive change and we were the first UK law firm with B Corp certification, awarded to businesses that balance purpose and profit.


Today, our clients are diverse – from corporate household names, to public bodies, to start ups. We’re also the firm of choice for thousands of charities and social enterprises. We continue to lead the market we helped to shape.


Bates Wells challenges what is possible in legal expertise delivery.

The role

To thrive in this role you will;

  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrate great attention to detail.
  • Be a smart, fast, reliable and enthusiastic team player.
  • Have excellent organisational skills: be a multi-tasker with the ability to manage assigned tasks in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Power Point and Word.
  • Be able to adapt and use new platforms quickly and effectively (Concep, Wordpress, Hootsuite).

Key responsibilities

In this position you will:

  • Working with the BDM Executive to organise and deliver the firm’s events and conference programme (inviting delegates and clients via Concep, liaising with internal stakeholders and speakers, creating online events via Zoom, helping with follow up, etc).
  • Help to update and maintain our Wordpress-based website uploading insights, event information and news updates.
  • Send out e-communications using Concep (e.g. client alerts, briefings and updates).
  • Send out Tweets and LinkedIn posts via Hootsuite to our social media audience on Bates Wells news and publications.
  • Update and maintain the database of contacts.
  • Conduct research tasks as necessary (B-Corp research, specific client research etc).
  • Look after the stock supply of all promotional and marketing materials.
  • Provide general administrative assistance to the BDM team.

Specific tasks may change over time, so we’ll need you to be adaptable and flexible as we continue to meet our clients’ needs.

About you

  • You see the value in Bates Wells as a career choice and view Bates Wells as a high quality employer.   


  • You share our values and want to make a difference.


  • You want to feel that you are a part of the Bates Wells experience and ‘belong’.


  • You are not afraid to test assumptions and challenge.


  • You want exposure to a variety of challenges that will allow you to innovate.


  • You are technically excellent, commercially minded and have great people skills.


About us

  • A one firm approach means working together and improving to achieve common goals and to provide a consistent Bates Wells experience.


  • We are driven by our values and the Bates Wells Way.


  • We work with exceptional clients to offer the very best work.


  • We want to have a positive impact on our people who are our greatest asset so that they can have a positive impact on others.  Purpose is baked into our partnership deed.


  • Looking for better ways of working is always our priority.


  • We promote a strong work/life balance with 25 days holiday with the opportunity to buy more and a ‘Summer in the City’ early-Friday-finish.


  • We have an agile working environment – this means you might sit next to a different colleague every day or choose to work from our rooftop garden if you are in the office. We are currently reviewing our policies to enable a hybrid model moving forward.


  • Our culture encourages clear and honest dialogue and cross-team support


  • The firm review salaries annually as part of the appraisal process in July of each year. However, we encourage our staff to engage with their supervisors throughout the year on feedback and objective setting.


  • We recognise success and contribution at any time of the year through our Recognition Scheme


  • Our benefits and wellbeing package includes firm matching pension contributions, private medical insurance plus a medical benefit cash plan, discretionary bonus arrangements, life assurance, subsidised gym memberships, lifestyle discount scheme, firm-wide profit sharing scheme and an on site café.


  • Everyone gets a bonus if there is one - a proportion of the LLP profit is distributed to our people when we exceed our financial thresholds.


  • We are committed to your wellbeing and offer physical and mental support in the way of subsidised gym membership, private health care and in-office Mental Health Awareness Ambassadors.




About the Business Development & Marketing team

We’re a collaborative team that enjoys a fast-paced, fun working environment. Team work and enthusiasm are key for us. We work with stakeholders at all levels of the firm and we’re passionate about the Bates Wells focus on wider positive impact. The team is truly collaborative and supportive and we all work together to achieve the common goal of promoting and growing the amazing work that Bates Wells does on a daily basis. With two new additions to the team already this year, this is a very exciting time to join the expanding team and work in a law firm which balances profit with purpose.


How to find out more about us

Don’t forget to review our website ( and ask around about us to find out more and whether we’re the right fit for you.


NB We will normally have at least 2 interviews – to test your skills and competencies to work with us and to see if your values align with ours.