Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Current Vacancies

Why a career with Whitehead Monckton?

At Whitehead Monckton, we are committed to recruiting, developing and retaining the highest calibre of staff to ensure we offer the very best professional service for our clients and our teams work alongside the best colleagues.

Whitehead Monckton is ranked in both the latest editions of Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 independent legal directories.  A number of the Tax Planning and Estate Administration team are members of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and Solicitors for the Elderley (SFE).  All our family team lawyers are members of Resolution, and committed to a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters.We recognise that our people are our most important asset. We take development seriously and see capability as the key to our success. Our collegiate, supportive and approachable culture will help you be the best you can be.

We are interested in hearing from fee earners, support staff, secretaries and trainees. If you have talent, drive and the ability to add real value to the company, we want to hear from you.

With three offices: MaidstoneCanterbury and Tenterden. We are rapidly growing and have the commitment and desire to grow further.

All our offices offer a friendly and pleasant working environment, with the majority of our staff being located in our Maidstone office. Whitehead Monckton supports flexible working practices, implements family friendly initiatives and assists employees to achieve a balance in their work commitments and their life outside of work.  Many law firms claim this, but few in practice deliver.

Training Contracts

At Whitehead Monckton, we are proud to offer the opportunity to start your career in Law with a training contract. We are now taking applications for September 2024. Simply complete the online application by 31st March 2023.

Apply Online for Sept 2024

Work Experience

We offer the opportunity for students to partake in the full law environment with our work experience. Currently all opportunities for 2023 are full, however visit the page below for a full upcoming list of opportunities.

Work experience opportunities

Our Culture

Whitehead Monckton is a Limited Company where the previous Partners are now Directors of the firm. Christopher Longden is Managing Director and reports into the Management Board. Together with the Executive Board, Chris manages the firm in delivering the strategic plan.

Our lawyers are divided into relevant departments, each headed by a Director/Associate Director. The heads of department manage and monitor the performance of their respective teams to successfully achieve performance targets. The emphasis for the departments is one of specialism, ensuring that we can provide the very best comprehensive service to our clients, no matter what their needs.

Each department also has its own integrated support team to provide our clients with a seamlessly efficient administrative service.

Whitehead Monckton can boast to have a specialist team of managers within Central Services providing support to the business with accounts, compliance/client care, human resources, marketing and information technology provided centrally.  This enables the lawyers and their support staff to concentrate on providing our clients with the excellent service they require and deserve.

Developing your career

At Whitehead Monckton, we are committed to identifying and developing professional talent within the Company and promoting individuals, as the business needs determines.  With this in mind the Company has created a structured career development programme. This programme is designed to provide individuals with the transparency, development opportunities, feedback and the support you need to help achieve your individual goals at Whitehead Monckton.

We offer the opportunity to work in a friendly and supportive environment where your contribution to the Company’s success is both recognised and valued.  You will have the opportunity to work as part of a team as well as on your own initiative.  Whatever your role, you will receive support, training and guidance to enable you to do your job to the best of your ability.

Our Benefits

Whitehead Monckton can offer a competitive salary along with a range of benefits depending on the role including:

  • 23-30 days annual leave plus paid bank holidays and Christmas eve closure
  • Birthday Leave
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Pension (with a salary sacrifice option)
  • Death in service benefit
  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Discount on legal services
  • Independent financial advice via Raymond James
  • Benefits website access (provides a variety of  High Street discounts)
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance program
  • Regular social events
  • Participation in various charitable events
  • Hybrid working up to 2 days per week at home, after a qualifying period
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • Employee referral scheme

Equality and Diversity

Whitehead Monckton is committed to promoting equality and encouraging diversity within the workplace through policies, procedures and practices and in those areas in which it has influence.

We intend to treat people equally and with the same attention, courtesy and respect regardless of their age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief. Attracting a wide diversity of talented individuals, keen to pursue their careers within the legal environment is a key priority to the company. Whitehead Monckton seeks to treat all individuals equally, fairly and free of any discriminatory conduct.

Our policy applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, work allocation and every other aspect of employment.

Privacy Notice

As part of any recruitment process, Whitehead Monckton collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use this data to meet our General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) obligations.

What information does Whitehead Monckton collect?

We collect a range of information about you. This includes:

  • your name, address and contact details, including email address, national insurance number, telephone number, gender and date of birth;
  • details of your educational establishments, qualifications, skills, experience and employment history;
  • at interview stage information about your current level of remuneration, including benefit entitlements;
  • at interview stage whether or not you have a disability for which we need to be able to make reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process;

We may collect this information in a variety of ways. For example, data might be contained in application forms, letters or CV’s, or collected through interviews or other forms of assessment.

Data will be stored in a range of different places, including on your application record and other IT systems (including email).

Why does Whitehead Monckton process personal data?

We need to process data to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you. It may also need to process your data to enter into a contract with you.

We have a legitimate interest in processing personal data during the recruitment process and for keeping records of the process. Processing data from job applicants allows us to manage the recruitment process, assess and confirm a candidate’s suitability for employment and decide to whom to offer a job. We may also need to process data from job applicants to respond to and defend against legal claims.

We may process information about whether or not applicants are disabled to make reasonable adjustments for candidates who have a disability. This is to carry out its obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment.

Whitehead Monckton will not use your data for any purpose other than the recruitment exercise for which you have applied.

Who has access to data?

Your information may be shared internally for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. This includes members of the HR team, interviewers involved in the recruitment process, managers in the business area with a vacancy and IT staff if access to the data is necessary for the performance of their roles.

We will not share your data with third parties, unless your application for employment is successful and it makes you an offer of employment. We will then share your data with former employers to obtain references for you.

Whitehead Monckton will not transfer your data outside the European Economic Area.

How does Whitehead Monckton protect data?

We take the security of your data seriously. We have internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.

For how long does Whitehead Monckton keep data?

If your application for employment is unsuccessful, we will hold your data on file for 6 months after the end of the relevant recruitment process. If you are unsuccessful following an interview we will hold you data for 12 months after the end of the relevant recruitment process.  At the end of these periods or if you were to withdraw your consent, your data will be deleted or destroyed.

If your application for employment is successful, personal data gathered during the recruitment process will be transferred to your personnel file and retained during your employment. The periods for which your data will be held will be provided to you in a new privacy notice.

Work Experience

If your application for work experience is unsuccessful we will delete or destroy your data immediately.

If your application for work experience is successful we will hold your data from the date of your application until the end your placement. At the end of this period or if you were to withdraw your consent, your data will be deleted or destroyed.

Your rights

As a data subject, you have a number of rights. You can:

  • access and obtain a copy of your data on request;
  • require us to change incorrect or incomplete data;
  • require us to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing; and
  • object to the processing of your data where we are relying on its legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact Joanne Forbes, HR Officer – 

If you believe that the organisation has not complied with your data protection rights, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Data Protection Officer

We have appointed a Data Protection Officer to oversee the compliance with this privacy notice. If you have any questions about this notice or how we handle your personal information, please contact Antonio Fletcher.

What if you do not provide personal data?

You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide data to us during the recruitment process. However, if you do not provide the information, we may not be able to process your application properly or at all.

Automated decision-making

Whitehead Monckton does not use automated decision-making during any part of its recruitment processes.

If you would like to download or print this Privacy Notice then please click here.

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