Professional Services /Legal Secretary and Administrator

Location South East
Flex Type Remote
Role Basis Permanent
Salary £25,000 - £32,0000
Company Flexibility Matters

Our client is looking to recruit a Legal Secretary/ Administrator at their Business Solicitors firm, to join us as soon as possible. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic team player that is keen to build a career in a lively and friendly law firm.

Your starting salary will be £25k – £32K per annum, with full time hours Monday to Thursday 9am – 6pm and Friday 9am – 5pm.
You will start with 22 holiday days per year.
Benefits include a Christmas bonus, company away days and Christmas and summer parties.

Your new company:

This is a forward-thinking business focused law firm that since it started trading as an SRA regulated firm on 1st May 2019 has grown by more than 1000%.

They’ve recently moved into a much larger open plan office which is just a 5-minute walk from Haywards Heath train station to accommodate commuters.

Their clients include leading technology startups and owner managed companies across a wide range of industry sectors. Most are based in London and around the South East, while their work is also often international in scope.

They are looking for someone who wants to supercharge their career and make a name for themselves by contributing to a fast-growing practice. You will benefit from the kind of experience not available at larger more established firms and will learn more, contribute more and grow personally and professionally in a way that will exceed your expectations. By joining this business you will never be just a number and will always have a full workload, but you will also be able to enjoy a healthy work life balance.

Your new role:

The role is varied and includes the following:

-Answering the telephone professionally, quickly and efficiently, and transferring calls or taking messages where necessary
-Booking VC calls for the retained team
-Preparing standard letters
-Performing AML and CDD checks
-Preparing post and taking to the post office
-Scanning and photocopying documents
-Assisting with placing stationery orders
-Using the firm’s database to track documents stored offsite, e.g. Wills, LPAs, Deeds etc
-Recalling documents from storage, from time-to-time
-Supporting all our Consultant Solicitors as and when required
-Supporting our Retained Team
-Opening matters on Actionstep
-Following the file closing process to ensure client files are dealt with correctly
-Assisting the Office Manager with compliance tasks
Carrying out legal research
-Assisting with marketing tasks, including management of social media accounts and some event organising.
-From time to time assisting with accounting tasks and helping to manage invoicing and chasing outstanding debts
-General office admin duties

What they are looking for:

Applicants should have:

-Some good academia
-An ability to work well independently and use your own initiative, but also react positively to close supervision
-A meticulous eye for detail
-High service and presentation standards
-A good team player, willing to roll up your sleeves and get on with the job
-Strong organisational and time management skills
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
-An enthusiasm to take on new challenges and broaden your knowledge base and skills set; and
-An interest in developing your own career and a desire to work hard to meet targets
-Previous experience in a legal secretary role or professional services advantageous

This is a full time office based role with flexibility as and when needed.

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