Float Legal Secretary

Wells, Street, & Somerton Somerset.
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FT
Salary:
£20,000 - £24,000 PA.
Hours:
9.00am – 5.00pm Monday - Friday
Closing Date:
10th January 2022

Enable Futures are operating as an employment business on behalf of its client for a Float Legal Secretary to work across three locations – Wells, Street, & Somerton Somerset. The role enables you a hybrid working opportunity of partly office based and partly remote from home based.

We are looking for an organised individual with previous legal experience, confident managing a busy workload in a fast-paced environment with the ability to use own initiative and work well under pressure. The working hours are 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday - Friday (one hour lunch break). The annual salary is very competitive & circa £20,000 - £24,000 PA.

Support staff are highly regarded with our firm, and we are not looking for someone who is simply a great typist, but an individual who can work on their own initiative and take responsibility for working well with our Clients by getting things done. We are looking to appoint an experienced Legal Secretary to work across a range of departments and offices in a float capacity. Areas to be covered will include Property, Family, Private Client and Litigation, across multiple offices in Somerset. We are looking for someone who can operate with professionalism and expertise, as you will be liaising with both Clients and other professionals. You will be methodical, organised and very flexible in your approach to work.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for providing full inclusive secretarial support which will include the use of a digital transcription system to create a range of documents in line with our house style, together with the preparation of draft bills and other financial documentation.
  • You will ensure that client files are both opened and closed and demonstrate effective file management including location and retrieval.  
  • You will manage emails and correspondence (internal and external), draft replies to routine correspondence when required and carry out photocopying and scanning of documents.  
  • You will be just as happy to undertake an online search as you are talking to Clients over the phone and in person.

Experience, attributes & skills sought:

  • You will have proven secretarial experience within a legal environment, ideally gained within a range of departments.  
  • You must be confident to work without direct supervision and be able to demonstrate organisational intelligence and communication skills.  
  • You will possess solid Microsoft Office software and formatting skills.
  • Most importantly you will be a highly flexible person with the ability to take on tasks on a range of matters, keen to provide a high level of professional secretarial support and work with team members to provide Clients with a high standard of service.

In return, you will benefit from:

§  A company pension scheme available.

§  A generous holiday allowance 22 days with loyalty days for longevity of service rising to 27 days.

§  + 8 bank holidays.

§  Sickness Benefit Allowance.

§  Hybrid working partly remote & partly office based.

§  Career progression.