An “Job Opportunities” Scheme has been developed under the “Young Professionals Programme” by leveraging the “Business and Professionals Programme” in partnership with a range of organizations across industry sectors.
This scheme aims to help students, graduates, young professionals, experienced professionals and returners the opportunity to improve their employment prospects and to encourage greater socio-economic diversity within different industry sectors. At the same time, this scheme also benefits our partners and potential employers by providing them access to talented candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds across industry sectors and helps them meet their diversity targets.
The “Job Opportunities” are merit-based, available at different locations and on different compensation basis which will need to be confirmed with the organization providing the specific “Job Opportunity” during the application process (please refer to the section “How to I apply” below for details).
We will update the “Job Opportunities” on this page on a monthly basis and candidates will need to apply before the deadline for each opportunity directly to the organization (please refer to the section “How do I apply” below).
Please note that these opportunities are only available to members of the British Pakistan Foundation and to find out more about how to become a member, please visit the “Join Us” page.

We currently have the following 19 “Job Opportunities” available with our partners (To apply please refer to the section “How do I apply” below):

1. Mischon de Reya LLP

Position: Associate – Tax Litigation

Duties and Responsibilities

– Experience of working on tax litigation matters;
– Knowledge and understanding of the general litigation procedure;
– Experience of working in a tax team;
– A genuine interest in specializing in tax litigation;
– Excellent case management skills;
– Client focused with an ability to command the trust and confidence of our clients who expect a first class service;
– A willingness to support clients out of hours and on weekends (on occasion), providing urgent round-the-clock advice;
– Strong academics;
– Ability to work with team members at all levels and build strong working relationships;
– Comfortable with undertaking business development both internally and externally.

Skills and Experience

– Excellent team player;
– Excellent attention to detail;
– Excellent organizational skills;
– Ability to effectively manage own workload;
– Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels;
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
– Personable and confident, able to build relationships with partners/ key stakeholders;
– Resilient and calm under pressure;
– Adaptable and flexible approach;
– Pro-active and takes initiative.

Contact: Interested candidates should apply (referring BPF) via the Mishcon de Reya website: http://fsr.cvmailuk.com/mishcon/ and inform the BPF Office at info@bpfuk.org once they have done so.

2. Mischon de Reya LLP

Position: Trade Mark Team Administrator – Dispute Resolution

Duties and Responsibilities

– Opening and distributing the post for the team. Scanning letters and documents through to the relevant case file where necessary.
– Assisting on the invoicing for all matters across the group. This will include; being responsible for the timely preparation and dispatch of bills, checking the bills each month and liaising with members of the team and the Accounts team to ensure that the process is completed correctly within the timescales provided.
– Checking agent disbursements against quotes and adding to the system.
– Answering incoming telephone calls as required on behalf of other team members.
– Ensuring all physical files are maintained and up to date – where relevant.
– Ensuring all relevant correspondence from the relevant trade mark registries is logged on the Document Management System to maintain the corresponding electronic files and that relevant deadlines are added to the trade mark database.
– Co-ordinating and managing multiple diaries and appointments, including booking rooms, lunches, taxis and other tasks as and when required.- Preparing and sending emails to include attaching documents, printing and filing of incoming emails, attachments and confirmations.
– Photocopying, faxing, timely archiving and filing.
– Adding referrals.
– Processing expenses.
– Maintaining client contact details on CRAM (Interaction) database.
– Providing additional support to the team’s Co-ordinate and Paralegals as and when needed.
– Working with other secretaries in the wider Department with a view to providing holiday, illness and other necessary cover to agreed standards.

Skills and Experience

– Maths and English CASE at grade C or above.
– Proven experience of working in an administrative role is desirable.
– Good mathematical skills (candidates must be comfortable in working with numbers as part of the billing process. Training will be provided).
– An ability to demonstrate excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and work towards multiple deadlines.
– Dynamic and driven individual with initiative and a ‘can-do’ attitude.
– Excellent attention to detail.
– Effective oral and written communication skills.
– Ability to work well under pressure.
– Excellent team-working skills.
– Excellent IT skills: including Microsoft Word and Excel.
– Genuine interest to develop a career within a legal environment is essential.
– Willingness to learn.
– Adaptable and flexible approach.

Contact: Interested candidates should apply (referring BPF) via the Mishcon de Reya website: http://fsr.cvmailuk.com/mishcon/ and inform the BPF Office at info@bpfuk.org once they have done so.

3. Mischon de Reya LLP

Position: Paralegal – Private Contentious

Duties and Responsibilities

– Preparation of legal documents as required. Proofreading and updating documents, using initiative to flag queries.
– Creating court bundles and maintaining register of bundles on active matters.
– Typing and amending attendance notes, letters, faxes presentations and other documents as required, using Microsoft Office and the Document Management System (DMS).
– Regularly, frequently and accurately maintain and update correspondence and other filing, particularly original documents in accordance with the team’s practices.
– Maintain confidentiality in respect of those matters which are commercially sensitive or secret and only share them with colleagues and others on a need to know basis.
– MQ² administration – file opening and closing, retainer letters and conflict checks.
– Researching, analyzing and interpreting general business periodicals and professional journals, annual reports etc.
– Recording attendance notes of meetings and telephone conferences and typing up detailed note for file.
– Attending court hearings, mediation meetings and telephone conferences with internal team, clients, opponents, experts, court and other parties.
– Paginating exhibits/documents.
– Cross referencing exhibits.
– Obtaining land registry and companies house documents.
– Dealing with probate registry matters for the team including entering standing and general searches to obtain copy testamentary documents, placing caveats to prevent the issue of a grant of probate, conducting caveat searches to determine existence of caveats, managing the warning/appearance process
– Liaising with the Court of Protection and Office of the Public Guardian in respect of LPA issues
– Liaising with clients in a timely, professional and courteous manner.
– Liaising with other departments as and when required.
– Maintaining client contact details on CRAM (Interaction) database.
– Photocopying, faxing and filing.
– Assist with the preparation of monthly bills: Reviewing billing guides and highlighting non billable time and discrepancies in time. Reviewing and updating narratives and drafting billing emails/letters. Checking for monies on account to see whether bills have been paid.
– Liaising with clients, opponents, experts, court and other parties by phone.
– Delivering documents to counsel, client and others.
– Ensuring central diary is updated with every new date for the diary.
– Arranging meeting rooms, depositions and video conferencing at court.
– To work calmly under pressure to meet deadlines.

Skills and Experience

– Educated to at least GDL/LPC level (or equivalent) is preferred.
– Previous Paralegal experience in Commercial Litigation is essential.
– Dynamic and driven with an ability to work independently with initiative, discretion and confidentiality.
– Must have strong organizational skills with a flexible and a ‘can-do’ attitude to work.
– Should be responsive to the changing needs and priorities of the Department.
– Ability to effectively manage own workload and prioritize workload effectively.
– Resilient and calm under pressure.
– Excellent attention to detail with the ability to type quickly and accurately.
– Ability to communicate and build relationships with staff of all levels.
– Proficient with Word, Excel and other Microsoft Office applications.
– Candidates should have some experience with copy and audio typing (digital dictation) – with a typing speed of around 60wpm
– Languages skills desirable, but not essential.
Contact: Interested candidates should apply (referring BPF) via the Mishcon de Reya website: http://fsr.cvmailuk.com/mishcon/ and inform the BPF Office at info@bpfuk.org once they have done so.

4. Mischon de Reya LLP

Position: Associate – Real Estate (Finance)

Duties and Responsibilities

– Managing transactions for borrowers and lenders working on a broad range of transactions including property acquisition finance, development finance, corporate restructuring and corporate acquisition finance (although corporate acquisition finance not essential)
– Drafting and negotiating facility and security documentation
– Identifying key legal issues in a broad range of transactions
– Liaising with clients and advising on key legal issues in clear, simple language
– Work closely with the Corporate and Real Estate teams as and when required
– Manage and prioritize own workload

Skills and Experience

– Ideally 2+ years PQE
– The ideal candidate will have extensive experience of broad property finance work, and ideally corporate and general finance experience as well
– Strong communication skills and the ability to explain complex information clearly and concisely
– Excellent writing and drafting skills
– Strong academic background
– Excellent attention to detail
– Excellent organizational skills
– Ability to prioritize and effectively manage own workload
– Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team
– Personable and confident, able to build relationships with partners/ key stakeholders
– Resilient and calm under pressure
– Adaptable and flexible approach
– Pro-active and takes initiative

Contact: Interested candidates should apply (referring BPF) via the Mishcon de Reya website: http://fsr.cvmailuk.com/mishcon/ and inform the BPF Office at info@bpfuk.org once they have done so.

5. Mischon de Reya LLP

Position: Paralegal – Corporate

Duties and Responsibilities

To provide a high-quality paralegal service to fee-earners in the Corporate Department. The main focus will be on assisting with disclosure and due diligence on M&A transactions and verification on IPOs.The main duties include, but are not limited to:

– Setting up, uploading documents onto and managing virtual data sites provided by us when we act for a seller of a business;
– Helping co-ordinate bundles of disclosure documents forming part of the disclosures made against warranties given by a seller of a business;
– Where relevant assisting with “verification” of public company admission/prospectus documentation and compiling associated bundles;
– Helping the deal team acting for a buyer of a business with reviewing contracts and other documents as part of the due diligence exercise a buyer undertakes before deciding to proceed with the transaction;
– As part of due diligence, drafting contract reviews and paragraphs for a due diligence report;
– As part of due diligence conducting searches of public registries, such as Companies House and Court/winding up searches;
– Attending training on the above together with trainees and other paralegals;
– Working under pressure to meet deadlines with a flexible attitude to working overtime on the occasions when an urgent transaction may require it; and
– Providing support as required by the fee-earners and working with other secretaries/paralegals in the Department

Skills and Experience

– Bright, intelligent individual with strong academics.
– Dynamic and driven with an ability to work independently with initiative, discretion and confidentiality.
– Must have strong organizational skills with a flexible approach and a ‘can-do’, willing attitude.
– Should be responsive to the changing needs and priorities of the Department.
– Must demonstrate an ability to establish priorities and react quickly and professionally.
– Proficiency in MS Packages including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer. Experience with Document Management Systems is an advantage.
– Excellent attention to detail.
– Effective oral and written communication.
– Good team-working and problem-solving skills.
– Previous relevant experience or a genuine interest in this area of law is desirable.
– Excellent attention to detail
– Excellent organizational skills
– Ability to effectively manage own workload
– Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team
– Personable and confident, able to build relationships with partners/ key stakeholders
– Resilient and calm under pressure
– Adaptable and flexible approach
– Pro-active and takes initiative

Contact: Interested candidates should apply (referring BPF) via the Mishcon de Reya website: http://fsr.cvmailuk.com/mishcon/ and inform the BPF Office at info@bpfuk.org once they have done so.

6. Mischon de Reya LLP

Position: Trade Mark Administrator (Formalities and Records) – Litigation, IP Group

Duties and Responsibilities

– Responsible for updating IPPO database in relation to all applications, registrations and disputes.
– Reviews and interprets all incoming and outgoing correspondence team to check and ensure deadlines are added to the electronic diary.
– Liaises with other members of the team to ensure that deadlines are met.
– Monitors status of applications, registrations and disputes in the electronic diary to ensure appropriate reports are sent to clients in a timely fashion.
– Works in conjunction with other members of the team, including other paralegals and fee earners to actively manage their diary and reminders.
– Assists with trademark watching service.
– Takes responsibility for renewal programme.
– Supports the Trade Mark Team Coordinator with third-party invoices and billing and general administration for the trademark practice.

Skills and Experience:

– Demonstrates a professional demeanour internally and externally with clients.
– Works well independently as well as part of a team.
– Excellent organization and prioritizing skills.
– Minimum of a year’s experience either within a trademarks practice, or, strong paralegal experience.
– Ability to carry out all aspects of trademark and design formalities and record keeping work accurately.
– Basic working knowledge of the trademark application processes.
– Excellent attention to detail and diligent management of deadlines.
– ITMA Trade Mark Administrators Certificate desired but not essential.
– Thorough knowledge of IPPO (webTMS) desired.
– Knowledge of Saegis and Serion desired but not essential.

Contact: Interested candidates should apply (referring BPF) via the Mishcon de Reya website: http://fsr.cvmailuk.com/mishcon/ and inform the BPF Office at info@bpfuk.org once they have done so.

7. UBL UK

Credit Risk Manager: A highly experienced credit risk professional with in-depth knowledge of Treasury, Trade Finance, Corporate, and Retail credit products within the UK. The position is full-time and is based in London.

Contact: Interested candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter (referring BPF) and specifying the position to the HR Department by the 30th of November to recruitment@ubluk.com

8. UBL UK

Position: Senior Business Development Manager: Must have Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMap). Must also have experience in managing non-client facing business development channel for Retail Assets (Broker, Non-UKResident segment). The position is full-time and is based in London.

Contact: Interested candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter (referring BPF) and specifying the position to the HR Department by the 30th of November to recruitment@ubluk.com

9. UBL UK

Position: Business Development Manager (Commercial Products): Must have extensive experience of managing commercial portfolios and relationships. The position is full-time and is based in London.

Contact: Interested candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter (referring BPF) and specifying the position to the HR Department by the 30th of November to recruitment@ubluk.com

10. UBL UK

Position: Relationship Banker: Must have at least a year’s experience within retail banking. The position is full-time and is based in Bradford.

Contact: Interested candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter (referring BPF) and specifying the position to the HR Department by the 30th of November to recruitment@ubluk.com

11. KBM Group

Position: Project Coordinator & Bid Writer in London (Full Time)

Role & Responsibilities:

We are looking for a Bid Writer to join us in our London Office to assist Company Directors in preparing and writing PQQ and tender submissions, assisting with proposal structures, reviewing and editing proposals in line with client specifications. The role involves:

– Conducting Research and Writing PQQs and tenders and referring back to them for editing and final approval, leading to increased success in winning contracts.
– Project manage the completion of individual tender applications when appropriate, including:
– Maintaining an awareness of contracts due for tender and taking responsibility for acquiring pre-qualification questionnaires and tender documentation;
– Negotiating contributions from other specialists and researchers and allocating appropriate deadlines for completion;
– Collating the input of information from various sources to create a coherent and well-structured final tender;
– Ensuring the timely submission of tenders and other proposals.
– Collating research into various private and public sector clients in order to provide bespoke tender solutions and increase the attractiveness of each individual proposal.
– Writing up new approaches to service provision in a manner that will support different client strategies.
– Developing and maintaining a library of tender document templates to act as a reference point for other staff involved in the tendering process and to ensure a unified and consistent approach to proposals.

Our preferred skills are as follows:

– Excellent communicator;
– A high attention to detail with an excellent editing and proofing ability;
– Excellent literacy skills, with an extensive vocabulary;
– Deadline driven with effective time management skills;
– Thrive in a busy environment both independently and as part of a team;
– Ability to multitask and prioritize workload;
– Experience in Aviation or Health and Social Care is preferred but not required;
– Can demonstrate effective bid writing skills.

Contact: Interested candidates, please send your CV and Cover Letter by the 30th of November to hr@kbmgroup.co.uk (Mention job title in the subject line and reference to BPF please).

12. KBM Group

Position: KBM Consultants, EU/ EU Projects Coordinator in London

Job Description:

– Will report to Director
– Able to start immediately
– Will prefer a graduate with at least 2 years experience

Contact: Interested candidates, please send your CV and Cover Letter by the 30th of November to hr@kbmgroup.co.uk (Mention job title in the subject line and reference to BPF please).

13. Samara Productions

Position: PR & Events Manager (Full-Time)

Role & Responsibilities: Samara Productions events coordinator & Admin. Responsible for helping with the following key projects:
– Office administration incl. Record keeping/filing, responding to queries and day to day office admin.
– Managing and updating social media on a daily basis.
– Coordinating events incl. logistics, communications, marketing material, guest list and name tags, Eventbrite management, event flyers and programmes etc.
– Coordinating marketing and communications for all events.
– Using Mail Chimp to help put together the monthly newsletter and weekly mailshots.
– Coordinating with thewebsite developer to keep the website updated with upcoming events, photos, newsletters etc.
– Assisting with other adhoc tasks.

Start Date: ASAP

Contact: Interested candidates please send your CV and cover letter (referring BPF) by the 30th of November to the office at info@samarap.com

14. Farani Taylor Solicitors

Position: Agent

Job description: An opportunity is available in London for an agent who speaks Eastern European Languages.

Contact: For more details and to apply for this position, please send your CV and Cover Letter (referring BPF) by the 30th of November to Shehzad at sakhan@faranitaylor.com

15. Addison & Khan Solicitors

Position: Practice Manager

Job description: At least 2 years’ experience in a solicitor’s firm dealing with the running of the firm, handling solicitor’s accounts, understanding of technology etc. The position is full-time (salary + commission) based at the Ilford office.

Contact: Interested candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter (referring BPF) and specifying the position to the HR Department by the 30th of November at g.khan@addisonkhansolicitors.co.uk

16) Addison & Khan Solicitors

Position: UK Immigration Expert

Job description: At least 3 years’ experience of UK immigration and if the candidate has their own following of clients then it will count as a big advantage. Candidates do not need to be qualified solicitors. The position is full-time (Salary + commission) based at the Ilford office.

Contact: Interested candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter (referring BPF) and specifying the position to the HR Department by the 30th of November at g.khan@addisonkhansolicitors.co.uk

17) Addison & Khan Solicitors

Position: Personal Injury Expert

Job Description: A qualified solicitor with at least 3 years’ experience of cases and issue proceedings is required. The position is full-time (salary + commission) based at the Ilford office.

Contact: Interested candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter (referring BPF) and specifying the position to the HR Department by the 30th of November at g.khan@addisonkhansolicitors.co.uk

18) Addison & Khan Solicitors

Position: Fee Earner

Job description: A qualified solicitor is required to deal with a very busy personal injury department. The position is full-time (salary + commission) based at the Ilford office.

Contact: Interested candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter (referring BPF) and specifying the position to the HR Department by the 30th of November at g.khan@addisonkhansolicitors.co.uk

19) Beyond Retro

Quality Controller and Production Coordinator(London and Pakistan) 1-year contract.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Quality Controller and Production Coordinator (Vintage Fashion Retail)to help us expand into the Pakistan Market. Beyond Retro is a leading vintage clothing retailer with stores in the United Kingdom, Sweden and online. We are committed recyclers dedicated to bringing high-quality on-trend vintage clothing to our fashion forward customers in our large-scale stores and online. The role of the Quality Controller and Production Coordinator (Vintage Fashion Retail) is a uniquely specialized role developed from within our Beyond Retro community. The Beyond Retro Quality Controller and Production Coordinator (Vintage Fashion Retail) has a genuine love for, knowledge of and expertise in vintage fashion, including its history, fabrics and trends. This role will also have a commitment to continually improving and expanding the Beyond Retro product lines.

Contact: For more information and to apply please send your CV and Cover Letter (referring BPF) outlining why you would be suitable for the role to careers@beyondretro.com

Am I eligible?

The scheme is open to all Members of the British Pakistan Foundation who are undergraduates, graduates, post graduates, young professionals, experienced professionals and returners (who are returning to work from a career break).

How do I apply?

Please send your CV and Cover Letter stating the specific “Job Opportunity” and “referring BPF” to the key contact person for the individual job opportunity (provided above) before the deadline for each job opportunity (provided above).

The candidate must keep the BPF Office informed of progress.

How can I find out more?

If you have any further questions about how the scheme operates, please contact the BPF Office on info@bpfuk.org.