Legal Secretary in HRPG

19 Mar 2017
22 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
About Eversheds
The Eversheds Sutherland human resources group is one of the largest and most
respected teams of its kind in the world. Our lawyers work with clients to
deliver pragmatic and multidisciplinary solutions that cut through the
complexity of the modern workplace and inspire positive change. Team members
carry our leading work for major organisations - making the law as well as
advising on it. The resources of an international firm allow all of our
lawyers to produce their best work and use their imagination as well as legal
skills to provide a great service to our clients.

The main focus of this role is to provide high level assistance to our legal
advisers within the Employment and Pensions teams. We are looking for a highly
motivated, committed, organised and experienced Legal Secretary, to provide an
appropriate split of secretarial and administrative support.

Key responsibilities:

Managing the workflow of typing, making appropriate use of the firm's
outsourced service i.e. centralised admin function, print room and DP team
Highly proactive and responsive diary management
Organising extensive international travel, business trips, itineraries and
Management of emails/correspondence
Organising internal and external meetings, to include co-ordinating reports
and agendas
Financial admin support, ensuring your legal advisers maintain a high standard
of financial house keeping
Deal with financial queries promptly and ensure dormant balances are kept to a
Preparation of presentations and pitch documents
Acting as liaison point for clients and colleagues
Dealing and screening calls, delivering a positive client experience
File opening/closing
High volume billing and problem-solving
Paper and electronic filing

Skills and experience:
Experience of providing secretarial support at senior level
Experience of billing and finance tasks
Demonstrates a wide range of skills, including excellent interpersonal and
organisation skills
Demonstrates confidence in own ability, and anticipates what is needed
Demonstrates flexibility and ability to use own initiative
Takes account of others' workloads when working together, and offers help
Injects energy into the team
Develops good working relationships within the team

Key competencies:

Highly motivated, accurate, and works well under pressure
Ability to multitask and prioritise
Has a "can do" attitude and a flexible approach to a wide variety of tasks
Excellent IT skills
Ability to learn new systems and adopt new responsibilities when required
Acts in a responsible manner and is discreet and confidential at all times
Ability to hit the ground running, and learn tasks and responsibilities
Demonstrates a wide range of skills, including excellent interpersonal and
organisational skills
Anticipates what is needed and takes appropriate action
Understands which course of action or option would be most appropriate in a
given situation
Demonstrates confidence in own ability
Demonstrates flexibility and ability to use initiative
Develops good working relationships with key interfaces

In addition to the above, Eversheds Sutherland also require awareness and full
participation in the Firm's commitment to equality and diversity, the
environment and health and safety.

We're a modern, progressive law firm. We think differently and we've built a
culture where individual skills and personalities can shine through. At
Eversheds Sutherland, we believe that innovation comes from having an
inclusive culture of genuine equality and diversity and we're happy to help
with any reasonable adjustments you may require in the recruitment process, or
once in post.

Salary: . Date posted: 16/03/2017