My client is a professional, highly reputable legal firm that has been established for over 100 years. They cover a number of legal sectors from Family, Property and Private Client and due to expansion, they are now looking to recruit a permanent Legal Secretary to join their Family department to be based in their Blackburn office. Role responsibilities: Prepare correspondence and documents through audio-typing and word processing To deal with filing, storage and retrieval of client's papers and files, opening and closing of files, storage of deeds and other papers all in accordance with firm policies Covering any tasks as required from typing, photocopying, taking phone messages, directing phone calls, making appointments and maintain up to date diary entries To ensure accurate time recording of all work undertaken by the Solicitors Meet and greet clients in a professional manner Prepare and serve refreshments to clients and Solicitors Prepare the conference room for meetings as necessary and for the tidying and clearance of the room at the end of the meeting To assist with the implementation of good working practices in line with the firm’s procedures To ensure confidentiality and security for all the firms and client documentation and information To undertake any specific training course as and when required Provide support to other secretaries as required Provide guidance to junior and temporary secretaries when required Essential requirements: Minimum 12 months experience within a similar role working for a legal practice within the Family department Organised individual with the ability to prioritise, multi-task and work to strict deadlines Accurate and efficient Word Processing, Touch and Audio Typing skills. Minimum 60 wpm A polite and clear telephone manner Strong organisation and communication skills A hard working, proactive and driven attitude To be fully conversant with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) For the right candidate my client is offering the following: Competitive base salary up to £18k depending on experience Standard office working hours Opportunity to join a reputable firm Loads of other company benefits to be discussed at interview stage This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful and growing team of legal professionals at an exciting time. To be considered send your CV to me as soon as possible as my client are shortlisting for interviews now.