Legal Secretary

Hays Office Support
£23000 - £24000/annum
19 Jul 2017
18 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A UK wide legal firm are looking for a legal secretary to join the team in Manchester, offering £23,000-24,000

Your new company
Joining the Employment & Pensions team within the HR Practice group based in Manchester, this leading UK-wide legal firm is looking for a proactive legal secretary to hit the ground running in this well-developed team. This firm places a high amount of importance on their employees, and is looking for someone that will take to the team with enthusiasm.

Your new role

* To provide high level secretarial assistance and administrative support to a team of lawyers, using strong organisational skills to ensure that our legal advisors have the information they require
* Highly proactive and responsive diary management
* Organising travel, business trips, itineraries and events
* Financial Administration - providing a comprehensive financial administration service to support our lawyers. Ensuring good financial house keeping is maintained
* Management of emails/correspondence
* Documents and correspondence - producing high quality documents using the appropriate resources and ensuring files are maintained
* Utilise the available resources to help you work effectively
* Organising internal and external meetings
* Preparation of presentations
* Acting as a liaison point for clients and colleagues
* Dealing with and screening calls, delivering a positive client experience
* File opening/closing
* Paper and electronic filing
* Digital dictation
* Supporting your colleagues - working with others as part of a team

What you'll need to succeed
You will certainly be considered if you have already worked as a legal secretary and know what to expect of and how to perform within a busy commercial law firm environment. Personality fit is crucial to our client; they are looking for an individual who is switched on, outgoing and can offer a safe pair of hands, taking a proactive approach to work. You will need to have a professional and authoritative demeanour and be able to prioritise and multi-task. Ideally you will have a minimum of 60 wpm typing and, as we use technology for maximum benefit, you will need to have excellent MS office skills.

It is expected that, with limited supervision, you will be able to proactively support a team of lawyers and produce high quality documents, manage extremely busy diaries, arrange complex travel itineraries and have an enthusiastic approach to dealing with day-to-day tasks and longer term initiatives and projects.
The ideal candidate will therefore have:
* Experience over a number of years of working as a legal secretary
* Experience of working within an Employment and/or Pensions team would be very useful but is by no means essential
* An outgoing, professional and authoritative manner
* Experience of providing secretarial/PA support to legal advisers at all levels
* The ability to demonstrate a wide range of skills, including excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
* Confidence in own ability and the ability to anticipate what is needed
* A flexible approach and the ability to use own initiative
* The ability to take account of others' workloads, offering help where needed
* Develops good working relationships within the team

What you'll get in return
You will receive a salary of £23,000-£24,000 depending on experience, in a professional law firm that provides a secure and stable environment.

What you need to do now
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