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  • Administrative Assistant, Business Services Department, Ref: ADMIN/BS/SM/NOV16

    Leigh Day, an award winning, specialist law firm is seeking to hire x2 Administrative Assistant for the General Office team.

    This is a busy and interesting role and the successful candidate will be assisting the Facilities Team with a wide variety of tasks. The role holder will predominantly be providing archiving support to the General Office team.

    Main duties and responsibilities include (but not limited to):-
    -    Archiving – ensuring accurate entry of data on the filing systems in accordance with the Firm’s archiving process;
    -    Support with the physical moving and handling of the archiving boxes;
    -    Providing relief cover for reception/switchboard;
    -    Photocopying;
    -    Dealing with postal duties;
    -    Providing assistance to the Outdoor Clerk;
    -    Looking after office stationary (checking stocks and ordering as necessary).

    Candidates should be presentable, have good customer service skills and a clear speaking voice. There is also some lifting and shifting involved and therefore candidates need to be fit and able to tackle manual handling tasks. The successful applicant will be adaptable and able to manage assigned tasks in an assertive, efficient and timely manner. Along with strong communication skills, candidates should be pro-active, friendly and energetic. Experience in a legal practice or other professional services organisation would be advantageous.
     
    To download the job description, please click here.

    Contract 1:         Fixed Term Contract – 6 months, Full-time position
    Contract 2:         Permanent, Part-time position
    Location:            London
    Salary:               Competitive
    Start date:          ASAP
    Closing date:      11 December 2016 (Sunday)
    * However given the urgency of the position we will be shortlisting on a rolling basis and will aim to close the vacancy at the earliest opportunity. If you are keen to apply, it is highly advisable that you send in your application at the earliest opportunity and not wait for the last date.

    To apply, please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by 11 December 2016 (Sunday).
     
    • A covering letter stating why you are interested in the role, the contract you are applying for, how you match the person specifications, your current salary details and applicable notice period.
    • A copy of your up-to-date CV
    • The completed Application and Equality and Diversity form (click here to download)

    Unfortunately failure to return all the above requested documents will result in your application not being considered.
     
    Leigh Day is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. A copy of the Equality and Diversity Policy is available upon request.
     
  • Receptionist/Client Services Assistant – Facilities & General Office, Business Services Department, Ref: CSA/GO/BS/SM/DEC16

    Leigh Day is seeking to hire a Receptionist/Client Services Assistant.

    This is the ideal role for a professional, motivated individual, looking to have a challenging front office role within a high profile law firm with an unrivalled reputation for taking on many ground breaking cases, against powerful commercial organisations, national government authorities and bodies. To learn more about Leigh Day visit: About us.

    This is a busy and challenging role and the successful candidate will be working in a team of 3 and be the first point of contact for our clients and other members of the public visiting our offices. It is essential that the role holder correctly projects the image and ethos of the firm at all times.  This role will require a wide variety of tasks. Duties include:-
    •    Running a busy switchboard and reception area.
    •    Ensuring the tidiness and a good standard of housekeeping in the reception, meeting rooms, facilities and other client areas.
    •    Setting up meeting rooms, ordering and preparing catering and refreshments for client and internal meetings, seminars, breakfast and evening functions.

    Candidates should be well presented, articulate with a clear speaking voice and have exceptional customer service skills. The successful applicant will be adaptable and able to manage assigned tasks in an assertive, efficient and timely manner. Along with strong communication skills, candidates should be pro-active, friendly and have a welcoming personality. S/he should be able to remain calm, patient and polite under all circumstances. Experience in a legal practice or other professional services organisation would be advantageous. Event management experience would be highly desirable.
     
    To download the job description, please click here.

    Contract:            Permanent, full-time position
    Location:            London
    Salart:                Competitive
    Start date:          January 2017
    Closing date:    11 December 2016 (Sunday)
     
     To apply, please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by 11 December 2016 (Sunday).
     
    • A covering letter stating why a) you are interested in this role, how you meet the person specifications criteria, b) your current salary details and c) applicable notice period.
    • A copy of your up-to-date CV.
    • The completed application form and Equality and Diversity form (click here to download).
     
    Unfortunately failure to return all the above requested documents will result in your application not being considered.
     
    Leigh Day is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. A copy of the Equality and Diversity Policy is available upon request.
  • Team Co-ordinator (with legal administrative and / or paralegal experience) – International & Group Claims Department Ref: TC/IGC/SM/DEC16

    If you have previous legal administrative and / or paralegal experience and are looking to broaden your skills and experience in a rewarding role with a top-ranked human rights law firm, this could be the position for you. We are seeking a Team Co-ordinator within our International & Groups Claim Department. The Team Coordinator provides secretarial and some paralegal support to a partner and team of solicitors.

    Leigh Day is a specialist law firm operating across international, product liability, personal injury, human rights, clinical negligence, employment and discrimination. Over the last twenty five years the International & Group Claims Department have been involved in ground-breaking cases against multinational corporations and government authorities and bodies for human rights abuses. This role will assist with multi-party actions involving the claims of foreign nationals against British companies, including claims relating to modern slavery, and claims arising from impacts of the extractive industries and the agricultural sector. To learn more visit: International and Group Claims

    The successful applicant will be responsible for managing the administrative non-legal work of the team in general and of the team’s partner specifically, as well as drafting letters on instruction and some paralegal activities. You will be responsible for organising the team’s complicated electronic and paper case files, preparing bundles of documents for court, overseeing the diaries of team members, drafting documents, analysing documents, liaising with others both within and external to the firm, and generally providing organisational and administrative support. You will be responsible for making international travel arrangements for the team, including obtaining visas, arranging flights, assisting team members with security protocols, and providing general support to colleagues who regularly travel.

    The ideal candidate will be committed to organising a busy legal team and have the potential to do paralegal work. Previous experience in a busy legal practice, including dealing with legal aid cases, would be desirable. The successful candidate will be conscientious and extremely well organised with excellent IT skills. Excellent literacy, numeracy and communication skills are essential. We are looking for a hard-working and proactive individual who is able to use their initiative.
     
    To download the job description, please click here.

    Contract:              Permanent, full-time position
    Closing date:      2 January 2017 (Monday)
    Location:              London
    Salary:                 Competitive
    Start Date:            ASAP
     
    To apply, please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by 2 January 2017 (Monday).
     
    • A covering letter clearly stating a) why you are interested in this role, b) how your experience and skills match the role requirements, c) your current salary details, d) applicable current notice period, and e) confirming your right to work in the UK.  
    • A copy of your up-to-date CV.
    • The completed application form and Equality and Diversity form (click here to download).
                                                                                                           
    Unfortunately failure to return all the above requested documents will result in your application not being considered.
     
    Leigh Day is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. A copy of the Equality and Diversity Policy is available upon request.  
     

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