Legal Secretary

Location
Exeter, Devon
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Apr 2019
Closes
03 May 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Legal Secretary

Real Estate team

Exeter

We are ranked number 44 on the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to work for 2019 list!

We are seeking an experienced Legal Secretary in our Real Estate team in the Exeter office. This is a full time permanent position, working 9.00am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday.

Stephens Scown is a leading law firm offering a wide range of legal services to clients across the South West.  Our values are at the core of everything we do which means everyone works to deliver the highest standard. The firm currently has 300 employees across its offices in Exeter, St Austell and Truro.

The Role:

You will be working as a Legal Secretary dealing primarily with commercial property matters.  You will need to have a flexible approach and the ability to work within a team environment.

With a typing speed of at least 65wpm, you will be required to provide a high quality secretarial and administrative service to the Team.

You must be able to produce a high volume of accurate typing by means of digital dictation and other means, and you will also be responsible for diary management, routine client telephone enquiries as well as general secretarial duties. 

Are you the right person?

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a focus on exceptional client care. You will have solid legal secretarial experience and be used to working in a busy and highly professional driven environment, including digital dictation, copy typing and filing.

The position would suit someone who is highly organised, motivated, accurate, proactive and committed to meeting deadlines while remaining calm under pressure. Excellent all round communication skills, professional telephone manner and attention to detail is essential.  

Previous experience of working in a law firm or commercial estate agency is an advantage.

What we can offer you:

In return you will be offered a competitive salary, 25 days’ holiday per year, life assurance and private medical insurance schemes. Our employees also benefit from our employee share ownership scheme.

Send CV to apply.

If you do not hear back from us after two weeks please assume on this occasion that unfortunately you have been unsuccessful.

Agencies will be asked to work with us on this role if required. Speculative candidates submitted through agencies we have not instructed will not be considered to be represented by that agency.

All offers of employment at Stephens Scown are subject to Basic level of Disclosure and Barring Service check. Any information gathered in relation to the DBS process is held in in accordance with all relevant data protection regulations. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offences. At interview, or in a separate discussion, we ensure that an open and measured discussion takes place on the subject of any offences or other matter that might be relevant to the position. Failure to reveal information that is directly relevant to the position sought could lead to withdrawal of an offer of employment. We make every subject of a DBS Disclosure aware of the existence of the DBS Code of Practice.