LEGAL SECRETARY

Recruiter
Get Recruited Ltd
Location
Goole
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Feb 2018
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
LEGAL SECRETARY

GOOLE - PONTEFRACT

SALARY £17,000 + TRAVEL EXPENSES + OFFICE CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

9-5.30pm (Mon -Thurs); 9-5pm (Fri)

**APPLICANTS MUST DRIVE AND HAVE THEIR OWN VEHICLE**

Get Recruited are working on behalf of a successful legal practice based in Yorkshire; they are looking to secure the services of an experienced secretary to be based between two of their offices in Goole and Pontefract.

The prime role of the Float Secretary is to provide support to his or her Principal, allowing the department to operate at optimum efficiency. The Float Secretary is expected to use a high degree of self-management and initiative, mindful of client care at all times - this will include being flexible with travel, working for various fee earners and covering Reception when needed within all office branches depending on allocation of workloads

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* To prepare correspondence and documents for fee-earners through audio-typing and word processing.
* To administer filing (which will include daily filing) and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files in accordance with the detailed procedures contained in the Office Manual.
* To make appointments, arrange meetings and to maintain an up-to-date diary for his/her Principal if required to do so.
* To check own work to minimise errors and avoid corrections by fee-earners.
* To provide support to other secretaries as required.
* To provide guidance to junior and temporary secretaries when required to do so.
* To attend clients both in person and on the telephone when required to do so and to provide such support in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the firm's standards for client care.
* To undertake any specific training when required,
* To ensure the confidentiality of all the firm's and client's documentation and information.
* To ensure an adequate supply of stationery, office consumables etc
* Any ad hoc task as required by his or her Principal
* Liaison with the HR Manager regarding the booking of holidays etc
* To support the administration department for times when not booked out to cover secretarial
* Dealing effectively and efficiently with all incoming calls
* Deal with incoming faxes into reception and notifying a relevant staff member immediately for dispatch to the correct person
* Recording attendances in the office.

MUST HAVES:

* Trained in secretarial practice.
* Excellent word-processing and audio-typing skills.
* Preferably previous experience as a legal secretary or experience of working in an alternative professional office.
* 4 GCSEs at Grade "A-C", or the equivalent qualification
* Good organisational ability and client care skills

TO APPLY: PLEASE SEND CV IMMEDIATELY, INTERVIEWS BEING HELD NEXT WEEK

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