Proclaim Developer


Northenden, Manchester

Job Title: Proclaim Developer

Location: Sharston, M22 4HH

Salary: 35,000 – 40,000 per annum, depending on experience

Job type: Full time, Permanent

About Us:

Established in 2000, Express Solicitors is an award-winning law firm that deals personal injury and clinical negligence claims. Based in Manchester, we serve clients nationwide. We are proud of the work we do helping injured people, and this is our core business.

Express Solicitors are currently ranked 80 out of more than 10,000 law firms in the UK and ranked in the top ten for the Best Law Firm to work for in the UK by Best Companies. We have a 5-star ranking with Trust Pilot from over 6,000 reviews, which, coming from our clients, means a lot to us.

About The Role:

Express is currently looking to appoint a Proclaim Developer, who will be responsible for the design, development, and day to day administration of the Proclaim case management system.

The role will be working with our Chief Operating Officer, Senior Proclaim Developer, and three other developers and where necessary third parties, in particular Access Legal Systems to ensure that all identified improvements to the system can be integrated efficiently and with minimal impact to end users.

In addition to development, the role will encompass the day-to-day administration of the Proclaim system including template maintenance, user configuration, task server administration and report design and execution.

The role will require co-operation with the general IT department and Operations department. In the interests of business efficiency and flexibility it may be necessary to provide cross-cover support to the IT department on occasion.

Person Specification:


  • General understanding of common database programming and query languages
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective communication skills allowing reporting on a non-technical level of work in progress to senior stakeholders
  • Ability to clearly document and evidence planned changes using project and workflow documentation and retain current configurations for recovery purposes
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Must understand the concept of internal customers and ensure that internal stakeholders remain confident in the ability of Proclaim to suit the business
  • Strong negotiation skills and the capability to deal firmly with external companies to manage projects and maintenance effectively


Up to and including Proclaim Technical Level 4 training attended or ability to demonstrate equivalent practical experience including:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar Proclaim development role
  • Creating new case types, database fields and correspondents
  • Screen design and intelligence
  • Using maths fields and tests to perform specific functions
  • Workflow maintenance including creation of linked actions, forms, secure documents, and master documents
  • Advanced Report training or equivalent practical experience of designing, amending and scheduling reports
  • Understanding of design and execution of SQL queries
  • Experience of designing and using auto routines
  • Import/Export routines
  • Task server configuration, scheduling, and troubleshooting
  • Familiarity with Proclaim v3.4 and its additional features
  • Experience of design and execution of Macros
  • Knowledge of Proclaim Accounts system and Sage accounting software
  • Experience of Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Medical Agency, and Costs Case types
  • Knowledge of SQL or similar database languages and ASP, PHP or similar for Web interfacing
  • HTML knowledge
  • Understanding of web services and multi-platform system interactions
  • Knowledge of Proclaim MI Warehouse
  • Understanding of Proclaim A2A integration and maintenance
  • Experience of creating and maintaining Proclaim Secure Docs
  • A practical knowledge of Windows based networks including Active Directory and Exchange

Salary & Working Hours:

Salary is 35,000 – 40,000, depending on experience.

Working Hours: 8:30am – 5:30pm Monday to Thursday, 8:30am-5pm Fridays.

It may on occasion be necessary to perform maintenance outside of core hours and therefore a flexible approach is required.


  • 23 days holiday a year, rising to 26 days
  • 3 holiday buy backs per year after 1 year
  • Extra day’s holiday for your birthday after 2 years
  • Private medical insurance available after 2 years
  • Death in Service
  • Active social committee with generous departmental and firm-wide social budget
  • Active training culture and various groups and events such as Diversity & Inclusion
  • Enhanced Maternity Leave payment if you have over 1 year tenure
  • Other benefits including Employee Assistance Programme, free fruit & annual flu jab

Recruitment Process:

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Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Proclaim Developer, Case Management Developer, Law, Web Developer, Web Designer SQL Queries, Proclaim Accounts may also be considered for this role.

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