Secretary- 12 month FTC

14 Feb 2017
14 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you interested in working within a legal secretarial role?  Do you have previous professional services experience?   Do you have typing speeds of 65 wpm?

Our client is seeking a candidate for a 12 month fixed term contract basis, paying up to £22,000 per annum.

The core responsibilities are:

- Prepare correspondence and documents from digital dictation
- Amending and formatting documents e.g. leases and agreements
- Effective prioritisation of tasks whilst managing a full workload
- Effectively work with fee earners and secretarial team members
- File, archive, photocopy, scan and fax documents as and when required
- Ensure that client contact information is kept up to date
- Maintain a level of individual knowledge required for the role
- Help maintain a clean office and clear desk
- Open and close files
- Book client and internal meetings
- Answer and make telephone calls
- Assist with the booking of travel arrangements
- Handle confidential information in line with the firm’s data security protocols
- Creating project bibles
- Liaise and build relationships as appropriate with clients and their support staff

Key skills:

- Previous secretarial experience within a legal/professional services environment, ideally within a Real Estate team is preferred (however not essential) with a minimum typing speed of 65wpm
- Qualified to a minimum of 5 GCSEs (including a grade C in English and Maths) or equivalent
- A secretarial NVQ / Diploma or equivalent would be beneficial but is not essential
- Must have good IT skills, particularly in Microsoft packages
- An excellent eye for detail with a concern for quality and accuracy
- A focused client service approach is essential
- Team oriented and collaborative with a flexible, can do attitude
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing
- Demonstrable ability to multitask and prioritise a full workload under pressure and the ability to work independently

If you feel that this role could be of suitability, then please do apply online or email me on

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business