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Legal Secretary

  • Job reference: EC2004SECCHILD
  • Location: Tameside, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Non-Qualified, Support Staff
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Job description: LEGAL SECRETARY

Location: Greater Manchester
Job Type: Locum
Area of expertise: Child care
Salary: £ competitive per hour DOE

This is a fantastic opportunity to work as a Legal Secretary in a local authority within their Child Care department. You will be working as a Legal Secretary to provide administrative support to the Legal Services in particular the Child Care team. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and be competent in the use of Microsoft Office and databases. You will be competent in typing including audio typing and digital dictation and have the relevant RSA qualifications.
Responsibilities:
*Produce accurate correspondence and legal documentation via audio and copy typing in accordance with the Authority's guidelines including legal forms, documents and letters.
*Liaise with clients
*Respond to telephone enquiries and manage fee earner diaries and transport and accommodation using Microsoft Outlook.
*Prepare, update and copy court bundles and deliver to Court within the deadline
*Adherence to good administration including filing, production of bills, producing legal bundles and presentations, marketing and business development.
*Develop relationships with clients and their support staff.
*Support and offer guidance to other team members.
*Review efficiency of procedures and suggest improvements.
Requirements:
*At least 2 years' experience in legal secretarial work, ideally within local authority
*RSA Typing Grade II essential - min typing speed 45 wpm
*Word Processing Certificate essential
*Experience and knowledge of child care cases
*Proactive and enthusiastic.
*Client-focused and solution-orientated.
*Strong organisational skills and ability to prioritise.
*Team player
*Ability to use different case management systems and learn unfamiliar ones quickly.

Should you wish to discuss this role before applying, please contact Emma Clapham on 01772 208969 or email emma.clapham@servicecare.org.uk

*The benefits of working through Service Care Legal;
*Exceptional referral bonuses
*Specialist legal recruitment consultants offering single point of contact
*Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
*Nationwide provider of legal staff to Private Sector and Public Sector organisations

*Service Care Legal is a specialist recruitment agency supplying temporary and permanent professionals to Private Practices, Local Authorities and In-house Legal Departments nationwide. We have in-depth experience of recruiting at all levels within the legal industry and consultants who specialise in specific markets to ensure you have a dedicated point of contact who's an expert in your area.

For all our latest vacancies and to register for job alerts please visit www.servicecare.org.uk/legal