Work Life Balance at JCP Solicitors
We are always happy to talk to our candidates about flexibility. At JCP, work life balance and wellbeing is an essential part of our culture. Here are some real-life examples from #TeamJCP:-
Business Support Manager - South East Wales
“Working at JCP has allowed me to have the perfect work-life balance – which means that spending time with my family and friends and also having time for myself for running/walking the dog/going to the gym, isn’t something that can only be fitted in at the weekends. JCP sponsor quite a few sporting events so there are always free places going spare that I can put to good use! My sister and I also attend a weekly choir session with our mum who has dementia, and it’s so important to me that I can fit this in around my work life.”
Director - Personal Injury
“As a mum of three 3 small children working at JCP Solicitors allows me to reach my potential in an ambitious career. Recently I felt very supported to undertake the challenge of running my first ever London Marathon. JCP encourages a work life balance and fully supports its employees when they embark on such challenges. I work part time and the firm is very supportive if I need to finish early, come in late or switch my non- working day due to childcare.”
Associate Solicitor - Lifetime Planning
“Employee welfare is clearly prioritised at JCP Solicitors and encouraging a healthy work life balance is a large part of that. From organising staff get-togethers to recommending short breaks throughout the day, JCP are always looking for ways in which we can achieve a balance. We are encouraged to enjoy our free time and step away from work out of hours. Recently we all took part in a “guess the steps” challenge, which was a boost to get outside over a weekend with my dog Leo! Fun little challenges are the norm at JCP.”
Legal Secretary - Injury Services
“JCP Solicitors promotes activity, a healthy lifestyle and finding a work life balance. Whilst I am not a runner or a cyclist I have found something that I enjoy and which (I like to think) I am relatively good at! Working for JCP means I can enjoy the working life of a larger regional law firm, whilst being able to enjoy myself on the beautiful coast of Pembrokeshire.
The beach has always been my ‘happy place’, whether it’s on the sand or in the water. A time to switch off, relax and chill. I think everyone should have a ‘happy place’ doing something they enjoy, whatever that may be.”
Director - Family Law
“As a mother of two teenage boys and a full time family solicitor, life can get pretty hectic. Getting the balance between work and home life can be challenging so I try to make the most of my time outside of work. Working long and unsocial hours is not an expectation at JCP, meaning I have more time with my favourite people as well as exercising and cooking. Feeling fulfilled outside work helps me do a better job in work.”
Legal Advisor - Lifetime Planning
“I have only been with JCP Solicitors for a relatively short amount of time but so far I am really impressed with their focus on work life balance, wellbeing and support with career development. I look forward to being involved in more of the community based sponsorships and involving my family in some of the activities. My role in the Lifetime Planning team means that community links are really important to me, so being able to balance work and the things I enjoy is a great mix. Also, who wouldn’t want to work in South Wales with the likes of Pen Y Fan on your doorstep!”
Legal Advisor - Commercial Property
“JCP Solicitors has always encouraged a healthy work life balance. This is especially important for the modern day parent. My daughter Poppy (6) and my son Oliver (7) have activities every day of the week! Add to this walking a Border Collie & Chihuahua, training for a Half Marathon and helping to Coach my Son’s Rugby & Football team; time outside of work is extremely precious to me and my partner Jade. JCP Solicitors are with me every step of the way to help facilitate my work life balance and are always accommodating and supportive.”
Director & Head of Personal Injury
“Everyone strives to achieve the correct work-life balance, but sometimes this is easier said than done when pursuing a challenging and demanding career in law. Without the support of your employer this is an impossible goal to achieve.
“Fortunately here at JCP we are encouraged to strike the right balance between home and working life. The flexibility offered by JCP is priceless and does allow me the opportunity to progress in my career whilst also ensuring that I am able to spend quality time at home with the family, and pursue my hobbies, one of which is exploring the mountain ranges of Wales.
“Finding the balance is key and it is something I actively encourage within my team which in turn brings out the best in everyone.”
Business Support Assistant
"Working at JCP Solicitors has really helped to allow me to balance my work life with my family, friends and my sporting responsibilities. I have trained in karate with Neath Bushi Kai Karate Club since I was 5 years old. When I was 10, I also started teaching karate to other students of all ages at the club and I didn’t want to stop doing this when I started working. Training and teaching others takes up a lot of my free time but JCP gives me the opportunity to have that time."
Legal Assistant - Residential Property
"Finding a good work-life balance and being able to continue to do the things you love is key to being happy and healthy when you have a busy job and JCP are always right there supporting us. I feel like I can switch off when I leave the office and focus on spending time with friends and family, doing the things I love. I am part of the local netball team and enjoy training, playing and spending time socially with my team. I feel like this has really helped improve my physical health as well as my mental health, something that JCP really encourage looking after. I love walking (living in Pembrokeshire, how could I not!) so it’s nice to be able to log off from work on time and catch the end of the day, taking in the fresh air after a day in the office."
Business Resources Director
"I have worked at JCP for over 18 years, when I joined back in 2003 I was the mother to a 1-year-old and my husband worked shifts. From the outset, JCP enabled me to change my working pattern to support me to be able to do this. At 2 years old my daughter was diagnosed with Leukaemia and the support from JCP was amazing; without notice, if she spiked a temperature we would be in the hospital yet JCP supported me through this challenging time.
I was always mindful to make the best of my working day and to ensure that everything could be handed over and picked up if I was not in that day – there were no laptops or mobile emails then! Fast track to now, and JCP continues to support me in achieving a happy work-life balance which enables me to leave work on time and go out and run, and train this year for my first two ever marathons."
"I am grateful to JCP and the flexibility offered surrounding working patterns, which allows me the healthiest of worklife balance. My health and well-being are
supported through regular training sessions and I am also the Mum of two young children who have never-ending extracurricular activities! With a husband regularly working away and parents not living locally, my flexible working pattern means I can be present and fully focused on my career, family life and fitness.
JCP are aware of the daily pressures we all contend with, and are fully supportive and encouraging of their team to achieve both professional and personal goals."
"Working at JCP Solicitors has allowed me to have an excellent work-life balance. As a young legal professional, it is incredibly important to be able to fit my personal life alongside my career ambitions. I really value the time I’m able to spend doing what I feel most passionately about, something I am able to do freely
at JCP. I have always had a real passion for swimming and see the pool as my ‘second home’. Being able to switch off after work and spend time with friends,
family or at the pool allows me to clear my mind after a busy day."
Legal Assistant - Court of Protection
"As a busy mum working full time and studying, I feel very grateful to work for a firm that actively promotes work-life balance and allows me to for example pick my children up from school on their birthdays rather than having to go to their usual afterschool clubs on their special day, or to attend school events so I never
miss a sports day or school concert.
JCP also has an internal support group for those of us that are studying alongside working full time, meaning we have the support of others that are in a similar position in the firm. JCP also arrange training sessions for the use of legal databases etc. to aide with our legal studies. Feeling supported in the work place is so important, JCP extends this to beyond office life."
If you have any questions about how working at JCP could better support your work life balance, contact us at email@example.com.