Professional Support

Supporting our business




Our support functions are fundamental to us as a business and we are proud to offer a wide variety of non-law careers for enthusiastic, innovative people. Friendly, welcoming and forward-thinking, we aim to provide the best possible working environment for all our staff and give everyone here a great work life balance.

Every individual in our professional support team is valued and makes an outstanding contribution to the firm. We encourage our support team to continue their professional development, supporting them every step of the way to progress down their chosen career path.

Our support functions

Our support functions

Business Excellence

Our Business Excellence Team plays a vital role in supporting the firm in all areas of quality, compliance, business improvement, records and archive management. The team works closely with both legal and executive teams to evolve our systems and processes within the business, continually improving efficiency.

Business Services

This team is in place to provide everyone in the firm with any help and support they need when it comes to any internal business services. Within this team, you may add value to the business in many ways, from providing services to the other teams in the form of co-ordinating post, printing, stationery and photocopying, as well as building services, security, and health and safety.

Client Development

The client development team works alongside the partners and legal teams to ensure that our clients remain at the heart of everything we do. Guided by the client development director, our team of business development managers work closely with the partners in each of our key sectors and practice groups to advise on a broad range of communication and business development activity. Campaign executives are closely aligned to the business development managers and support the implementation and delivery of focused marketing campaigns.

Finance and Accounts

Our accounts team is focused on driving increasingly efficient operations through the provision of accurate and timely financial information. Depending on your role, you will be involved in office account transactions, electronic payments, expense claims management and management accounting and reporting. Whatever your role, you will aim to support partners, clients and others with their financial queries.

HR, Learning and Development

Working within our HR and L&D teams, you will support the firm to deliver all aspects of our People Strategy. This will include resourcing, recruitment and on-boarding of top quality talent at all levels within the firm. You will also design and roll out engaging and impactful programmes to develop our people, as well as support and advise on project delivery across a range of HR and L&D initiatives.


The right technology helps everyone succeed. So as part of our IT team, you will be integral to the smooth running of the business. You could be involved with support desks, client document portals, IT policy and advice, IT security, document production, e-information storage, and mobile technology, dependent on your role.

What our people think


Susie Halliday
Executive Director – Learning and Development

“Foot Anstey isn’t afraid to take chances or try something radical - like make one of their Lawyers Executive Director of Learning and Development!”


Training and development



Our support teams are undoubtedly an integral part of our business.

We offer all our support staff an individually tailored programme focusing on personal and professional development, to help you be the best you can be. We also fully support professional qualifications, including NVQ's, CIM and CIMA.

Recent examples of specific training programmes for our support teams include:

  • Meeting client expectations
  • Effective positive thinking
  • Influencing and persuading others
  • Handling difficult people
  • Assertiveness training
  • Creative thinking at work
  • Managing performance
  • Coaching skills for success

Reward and benefits

Reward and benefits

Working at Foot Anstey, you will be entitled to a range of reward and benefits through our flexible benefits programme: Choices. Our competitive package includes the following:

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25 days’ annual leave

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Ability to buy or sell up to a week’s holiday per annum

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Weekly lifestyle hour

Life Assurance

Life assurance

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Income protection

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Contributory pension with salary exchange option

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Employee assistance programme

Childcare vouchers

Childcare voucher scheme

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Cycle to work scheme

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Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption arrangements

Employee Referral Scheme

Employee referral scheme

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Discounted shopping

Working environment

Our working environment

Recruitment process


Online application

Once you have identified a vacancy that you wish to apply for, please complete the online application form which is managed through our recruitment system.

First interview

If successfully shortlisted for the first stage, you will then be invited in for an initial interview with the relevant team leader so that we can find out more about you - and you can find out more about us.

Second interview

If you are successful at this stage, you will be invited back to a more detailed panel interview with the relevant department head and another manager or member of the HR Team. There may also be an additional assessment activity, such as an in-tray exercise or working with your team. You will also get the opportunity to tour the office and meet your new colleagues.