Secretary - Successful Legal Firm

28 Oct 2019
25 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Secretary - Successful Legal Firm
Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Are you a highly organised and diligent Secretary with experience in a professional services environment? Are you looking to take on a rewarding role with a leading Patent and Trade Mark firm? If so, Withers & Rogers want to hear from you.

About Us

With offices in Bristol, Leamington Spa, London, Munich and Sheffield, Withers & Rogers are one of Europe’s largest dedicated intellectual property law firms. Established more than 130 years ago, we remain as passionate as ever about delivering the very best for our clients.

We are now looking for a Secretary to join our dedicated team in Sheffield.

The Opportunity

As a Secretary, you will provide full secretarial, PA and administrative support to an Attorney within our Advanced Engineering group.

In this key role, you will:

- Prepare official forms for UK, European and International Patent applications and some foreign patent applications
- Screen telephone calls and enquiries
- Transcribe audio to support the creation of letters, patent specifications and claims sections
- Organise diaries and prioritise appointments
- Arrange both UK and overseas travel
- Maintain and submit expenses

About You

To join us as a Secretary, you will need:

- Secretarial experience in a professional services firm or similar
- Previous experience of multi-tasking and forward-planning
- The ability to manage Attorney’s emails, judge their urgency and action as required

Ideally, you will have strong experience of providing dedicated secretarial and administrative support to an individual or a group of professionals.

Other organisations may call this role Patent Administrator, Team Patent Secretary, Legal Administrator, Patent Services Co-ordinator, Patent PA, IP Formalities Administrator, Legal Assistant or IP Formalities Secretary.

The Benefits

- Competitive salary
- Join a growing, vibrant office with excellent transport links
- Enhance your experience in a forward-thinking team
- Healthcare cash plan
- Positive and welcoming work environment
- Flexible working
- The chance to buy up to an extra five days’ holiday

You will receive a comprehensive induction, as well as excellent training and support from colleagues to enable you to hit the ground running, rise to new challenges and succeed in your role.

Webrecruit and Withers & Rogers are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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