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Legal PA

Location: NEWCASTLE BUSINESS PARK, TYNE AND WEAR, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: Salary Negotiable
Sector: Business Support Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: 4
Posted: about 1 month ago Reference: X3-486539

Currently Representing a very reputable law firm based in Newcastle. Looking for an experienced PA to work in their corporate team.

Main Activities:

  • Providing professional and efficient secretarial and administrative support to a number of fee earners such as Partners, Associates, Trainees and other work providers.
  • Creating and amending high volume of documents, correspondence and emails using audio dictation and manuscript.
  • Comprehensive and proactive diary and travel management including scheduling meetings.
  •  Monitor and manage email inbox to ensure matters are filed or processed as appropriate.
  • Acting as a liaison point for clients and colleagues.
  • Dealing with clients on the telephone and in person in a professional, courteous and efficient manner.
  • Provide secretarial support to fee earners in other teams where appropriate and as directed by the client services team leader.
  • To undertake any additional tasks as requested from time to time.
  • Evaluate your role and ways to improve and develop for the benefit of yourself, your team and the firm.

 It is essential that candidates are:

  • Organised, with good planning skills
  • Confidential and discrete
  • Proactive, flexible and enthusiastic
  • Able to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines and multi-task You’ll also have effective oral and written skills with GCSEs or equivalent in English and Mathematics (Grades AC)
  • Relevant secretarial, word processing or computing qualifications (e.g. NVQ, RSA, ECDL)
  • A minimum typing speed of 65 wpm Previous experience should include:
  • Extensive diary management
  • Producing accurate documents and correspondence
  • Dealing with clients both face to face and over the telephone

             • Microsoft Word

             • PowerPoint and Excel (desirable)

             • Working with a document management system (preferred)

             • Working with a financial management system (preferred)

The ideal candidate will also have excellent PA/secretarial skills with previous experience working at a senior level and on their own initiative. It’s also essential that you’re a highly motivated team player with a flexible approach to the working day and are prepared to work overtime at short notice when required. Previous experience supporting a corporate legal team is desirable. Knowledge of company secretarial/corporate compliance work and/or Blueprint OneWorld would be an advantage but not essential.

 

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