Float Secretary

  • Location:

    Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire

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  • Salary:

    Up to £17000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sally Henderson

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Float Secretary
Location: Pontefract & Goole
Salary: £17,000

Are you a Secretary with excellent word processing and audio typing skills looking for a new opportunity?

We have a Float Secretary position available for someone who is looking for a varied role working in different teams/departments allowing to operate at optimum efficiency.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

* You will be expected to use a high degree of self-management and initiative, mindful of client care at all times - this will include being flexible with travel, working for various fee earners and covering Reception when needed within all office branches depending on allocation of workloads
* To prepare correspondence and documents for Fee-earners through audio-typing and word processing
* To administer filing (which will include daily filing) and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files in accordance with the detailed procedures contained in the Office Manual
* To prepare mail and enclosures for collection
* To administer all photocopying
* To make appointments, arrange meetings and to maintain an up-to-date diary for his/her Principal if required to do so
* To check own work to minimise errors and avoid corrections by fee-earners
* To provide support to other secretaries as required
* To provide guidance to junior and temporary secretaries when required to do so
* To attend clients both in person and on the telephone when required to do so and to provide such support in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the firm's standards for client care
* To undertake any specific training when required, and overall to have a responsibility towards self-development
* To ensure the confidentiality of all the firm's and client's documentation and information
* To ensure and adequate supply of stationery, office consumables
* Liaison with the HR Manager regarding the booking of holidays
* To support the administration department for times when not booked out to cover secretarial absences

Key Skills:

  • Trained in secretarial practice
  • 1Excellent word-processing and audio-typing skills
  • Preferably previous experience as a legal secretary or experience of working in an alternative professional office
  • 4 GCSEs at Grade "C", or the equivalent qualification
  • Good organisational ability and client care skills
  • You must have drivers license, own car and business insurance
  • You must be willing to work at all our offices in Goole and in Pontefract
  • You will work in all area's of law including, PI, Industrial Disease, Commercial and Residential Property, Wills, Employment and Clinical Negligence
  • A 2-3 week training plan would be put in place for the first 2-3 weeks to cover all area's
  • Weekly rota send out one week in advance
  • You will also cover reception

Please click to apply or for more details please contact Sally Henderson at the Search Consultancy Leeds office on 0113 308 8064 or email your CV to sally.henderson@search.co.uk

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.