We are looking to recruit a talented legal secretary to join a growing firm based in Wythenshawe. The Legal secretary role will include audio typing, preparation of documents and correspondence, speaking to clients and third parties by telephone and diary management. This is a fulltime permanent position paying £17,000 – £20,000 depending on experience working Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm.

About the role:

· To prepare correspondence and documents for a busy Solicitors firm

· Usually within a defined work stream of Road Traffic Accidents, Employers Liability, Public Liability or Clinical Negligence

· To administer filing which will include daily filing and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files in accordance with the detailed procedure contained in the Staff Handbook

· To prepare mail and enclosures for despatch if required

· To arrange for all copying to be done, in person if the admin assistant is not available to undertake the task

· To make appointments, arrange meetings and to liaise with fee earners, clients, counsel

· To provide support to other secretaries and the administration team as required

· To attend clients both in person and on the telephone 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 do so and overall to have a responsibility towards self-development

· Fully complete jobs. If a dictation asks you to make a call to arrange e.g. an appointment, you may not mark the dictation as closed until the appointment is made (especially where it takes repeated attempts contact the client)

· Legal Secretaries must put their own tasks on the Proclaim file to ensure this is not forgotten (and use text and other means as necessary)

· Responsible for sending completed to the file handler for checking

· Legal Secretaries must proof read their own work before giving to the file handlers with no spelling errors, typos or grammar issues

Essential Skills

· Legal knowledge is essential

· Computer literate

· Excellent command of English spelling, punctuation and grammar (Grade C and above at GCSE for English and Maths minimum criteria)

· Excellent word processing and audio typing skills, Audio typing speed of 65+ words per minute

· Experience of digital dictation

· Excellent customer service skills, including professional and friendly telephone manner

· Knowledge of the Proclaim or other case management system

· Experience of working in a personal injury law firm, or civil litigation firm

The Benefits

· Salary paying £17,000 – £20,000 depending on experience

· Working Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm with one hour lunch

· 20 days holiday, rising 1 day per year to a max of 23 days, plus bank/public hols. In addition the office is closed between Christmas and New Year and you are not required to use your holiday entitlement for this period

· 3 holiday buy backs per year after 1 year of service

· Private medical insurance available after 2 years’ service

· Death In Service – 2 x salary based on annual salary only – eligibility commences when you join the company

· Active social committee, firm pays for e.g. Weekly boot camp, trips such as Bowling, Quiz nights, Christmas party, Summer Barbecue

· Employee Assistance Programme which offers 24 hour helpline, Legal info and CBT

· Free fresh fruit delivered twice a week

To Apply for this jobwise please send your CV to destiny@jobwise.co.uk

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