JOB SNAPSHOT Personal Assistant / PA to Partner / Executive Assistant JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: PA to Partner Location: Northenden, Manchester Salary: £20,000+ dependant on experience Job type: Permanent, Full time The Company are looking to recruit a PA to work with one of the Partners within in their general personal injury department. The Partner deals with a range of cases, from holiday claims, product liability, occupiers liability and Public Liability. The role is very much a PA role, where you will be working with the Partner on a one to one basis. It will involve diary management & elements of case management, as well as liaising with courts, defendants and clients. They are looking for a candidate that has legal secretarial experience, ideally PA experience. It is essential the secretarial/PA experience is within in a personal injury department. Candidates with their own fee earning experience are particularly encouraged. This is an exciting role to work closely with a partner on a varied and interesting caseload. They are a growing firm, with an excellent reputation in the market, rated highly on trust pilot and recognised in the Legal 500. Key Requirements To perform such task to support the Partner, in the efficient management of cases, including monitoring important dates/deadlines, autonomously producing chaser letters and chaser calls, dealing with routine incoming letters. To prepare correspondence and documents through audiotyping and word processing and ensure correct enclosures. To make appointments, arrange meetings and to manage the fee earner diaries. To attend clients both in person and on the telephone. Help the company deliver excellent levels of client care To arrange for all copying to be done, whether in person or through admin support. To administer filing which will include daily filing and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files in accordance with company procedure Fully complete jobs. Legal Secretaries must put their own tasks on the Proclaim file to ensure that all parts of a task are not forgotten and that there is a task for the next step. Update case details such as client email address and / or 3rd party details. They are required to send as much correspondence as possible electronically. Responsible to ensure all COBs are completed before going home for that day. To ensure the confidentiality of all the firms and clients documentation and information. Legal Secretaries must proof read their own work before giving to the file handlers. To provide support to other secretaries and the administration team as required. To undertake any specific training when required to do so and overall to have a responsibility towards selfdevelopment. Any other ad hoc duties as and when required. The Candidate: Essential Skills Demonstrable legal secretarial experience within personal injury, ideally within PL work. Computer literate. Excellent command of English spelling, punctuation and grammar (we may test at interview) Excellent word processing and audio typing skills Excellent customer service skills, including professional and friendly telephone manner. Knowledge of the Proclaim case management system The PA is expected to be proactive and to use a high degree of selfmanagement and initiative. Desirable Skills Audio typing speed of 65+ words per minute Experience of working with court forms and creating pleadings Experience of digital dictation, ideally Big Hand Benefits: The company always endeavour to recruit and retain the best staff around. To do so they offer competitive remuneration packages, ongoing training and development opportunities and a wide variety of interesting and challenging work. Additionally, they also offer the following incentives: 20 days holiday, rising 1 day per year to a max of 23 days, plus bank/public hols. In addition the office is closed between Christmas and New Year and you are not required to use your holiday entitlement for this period 3 holiday buy backs per year after 1 year of service Private medical insurance available after 2 years service Death In Service 2 x salary based on annual salary only eligibility commences when you join the company Active social committee, firm pays for trips to e.g. Bowling, Chester Races, Christmas party, Summer Barbecue Employee Assistance Programme which offers 24 hour helpline, Legal info and CBT available immediately Free fruit delivered twice a week Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role. Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; PA, Personal Assistant, EA to Partner, PA to Partner, Legal Secretary, Office Assistant, Business Administrator, Executive Assistant, Business Assistant, Secretary, Fee Earner Support, Fee Earner Assistant, Legal Support Assistant will also be considered for this role.