Secretarial Supervisor - Real Estate

Bond Dickinson
17 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Secretarial Supervisor - Real Estate Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Team: Residential Real Estate Location: Newcastle Secretarial Supervisor - Real Estate (Newcastle) A great opportunity to join our Residential Real Estate team in Newcastle as a Secretarial Supervisor has arisen. What do the Real Estate team do? Our Real Estate teams are growing, fast. With a national presence of over 200 fee earners across 9 UK locations we're a force to be reckoned with. But just because we're big doesn't mean we've lost our personal touch. It's the quality and commerciality of our service, our industry insight and the talent and passion of our people that engages our clients, and they love what we do. It also means that our people are engaged, and excited about the opportunities for growth and development in our business - there is no doubt that it's an exciting place to be. What is the role? In order to provide excellent service to clients, we need excellent people. Aside from our Lawyers we also need skilled and talented support staff and this leads to our current opening in Newcastle. We are looking for a Secretarial Supervisor for whose day to day responsibilities will include ensuring the provision of a professional secretarial service whilst carrying out your own secretarial work; acting as first point of contact for all secretarial queries within your allocated teams; ensuring sufficient secretarial support is given to the fee earners, including reorganising secretarial resources in the event of secretarial shortages and managing the dictation workflow within your own area. So what are we looking for? Primarily we are looking for a Secretary who has experience of working in the legal sector, ideally within property/real estate. A flexible and adaptable approach is essential, as are excellent IT skills and a strong team ethic. Good communication and relationship building skills are a must, as is the ability to meet deadlines. We use Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, so experience of working with these and other bespoke legal packages is necessary. Previous supervisory experience is not necessarily essential, but you must learn to balance these two, equally important roles, to ensure the efficient running of the department. You will need to be an excellent communicator, have the ability to enthuse and motivate others and be committed to the firm's continued success. Why work for Womble Bond Dickinson? We're a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle. In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 18 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France. In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; Insurance, Manufacturing; Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients. We have an enviable office location, right on the Quayside in Newcastle. In fact all our offices are impressive and looked after by our great Facilities and Guest Services team. We have a forward thinking IT team who are always updating our systems. We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits! We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that become lasting friendships. In addition, through our D&I practices and programmes we work hard to ensure that difference is visibly valued and welcomed. Visit our D&I page page to find out more. And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you. But most of all - it's our people and culture that make it a great place to work. So you're interested but have some Questions? If this sounds like a role that you can do then we want to hear from you. Please follow the instructions to make a formal application on our website - just a few contact detail questions and then upload your CV. If you have questions about the role please do contact me Lisa Gater on . (No agencies please). If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with me on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with all of our opportunities. We also have a Facebook . STRICTLY NO AGENCIES