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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.
*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.
*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

*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.

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