Legal Assistant - Contracting Team

Recruiter
Willis Towers Watson
Location
Reigate
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10 Aug 2018
Closes
07 Sep 2018
Sectors
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This role sits within the Insurance Technology Contracting Team. As part of the Insurance Technology Contracting Team, you will provide administration support to the Insurance Technology Contracting Team. Previous administration support experience is essential. The successful applicant will possess excellent IT and communication skills and be capable of working both independently and as part of a team. You must be confident and display a calm, confident, composed manner at all times when working with a wide range of stakeholders within the business and be extremely organsied.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Assisting with the administration of legal documents and related business processes including formatting, proofreading, printing and arranging for execution.
  • Provide administrative support including, but not limited to:
  • Diary management and meeting co-ordination;
  • Legal records management (electronic and paper) in accordance with internal audit requirements;
  • Arranging and administering New Work Policy arrangements forming a critical part of the contract execution process;
  • Producing financial reports for relevant stakeholders based upon key information received as part of new matter instructions;
  • Locating contracts from contract database;
  • Updating matter lists;
  • Sending and filing hard copy original contracts;
  • Taking minutes at team meetings; and
  • Arranging for the payment of invoices.
  • Building effective working relationships with consultants and stakeholders.
  • Ensuring clients' queries are dealt with demonstrating the highest standards of professional excellence, to agreed timescales.


Technical skill sets
  • Advanced understanding of the Microsoft Office suite (i.e. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook);
  • Excellent communication skills including a high degree of attention to detail;
  • Typing/data entry speed and accuracy;

Personal Attributes/Experience
  • Confident
  • Able to show initiative;
  • Strong communicator, with clear written and oral communication skills;
  • The ability to be persistent and persuasive with colleagues at all levels within the business;
  • Strong client focus;
  • Solution focused;
  • High degree of attention to detail and be extremely organized;
  • The ability to handle sensitive information in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to prioritise competing work and complete work in accordance with agreed timescales; Flexible approach in undertaking a variety of responsibilities, capable of handling and providing creative solutions to problems;
  • Good commercial awareness;
  • Good level of numeracy

The Company
Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas - the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer
Willis Towers Watson believes that effectively managing a diverse workforce is vital to our business strategy. We have an obligation to our organization, ourselves and our clients to hire and develop the best people we can find. We will continually review our policies and practices to ensure that all areas of the employment process (including recruiting, hiring, work assignments, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, company-sponsored development programs and overall workplace experience) are free from discriminatory practices. We are committed to equal employment opportunities at Willis Towers Watson.

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