Legal Secretary

Recruiter
Search Consultancy
Location
Birmingham
Posted
06 Aug 2017
Closes
11 Sep 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Full Time

Legal Secretary (Plot Sales) - Birmingham City Centre - £18k to £20k

6 months contract


The role:

You will work as part of a team to provide secretarial and administrative support to help our legal teams deliver great service to our clients.

This will be offered on a fixed term contract of 6 months.

Your key duties will be:

providing timely and effective support to other members of the team

producing correspondence and documentation with accuracy

providing support throughout the whole sale and purchaseprocess; including inputting SDLT, carrying out searches and Land Registry applications

taking phone messages and assisting, where appropriate

using a case management system to process and progress files

opening and distributing the post

managing the opening, closure and archiving of files

producing bills and other financial administration

managing diaries for the team, planning and organising meetings and making travel arrangements

organising and maintaining departmental filing systems and document storage

photocopying, scanning, faxing, printing, filing and other general administrative tasks

Skills and experience you will have:

ideally 6 months legal secretarial experience gained within a real estate team

experience of inputting SDLT, carrying out searches and Land Registry applications

a minimum grade C pass at GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics

confidence with IT systems, including Microsoft Word, Excel and ideally PowerPoint

Key competencies you will need:
fast and accurate keyboard skills

the ability to work well in a team and develop good working relationships with colleagues and clients

confident interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise openly and clearly

to be able to produce a high standard of work, often to tight deadlines, whilst maintaining accuracy and good attention to detail

the ability to prioritise well and be able to cope with changing demands

the ability to demonstrate professionalism, flexibility, initiative and self confidence

About you- you will be:

highly enthusiastic, willing to go the extra mile and be happy to go beyond the job description

respectful towards others and have a positive, willing and 'can do' attitude

keen to learn, interested in driving your own career progression and be proactive in taking ownership of this

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.