Finance & Administrative Assistant

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Job Ref.: 
2FAM19
Sector: 
Other
Job Location: 
London SE1
Recruiting For: 
a full time job position
Exact Salary: 
London Living Wage
Salary and Benefits: 

According to skills and experience - Please note that as a minimum we offer the London Living Wage for all posts within the firm.

Number of vacancies: 
1
Job starts now: 
Yes
I would like to receive applications from residents in: 
Lambeth and Southwark
Job Description: 

We seek administrative support for our Office Manager and solicitors in our well established and friendly Court of Protection welfare team at our busy practice at our London office. This is a great opportunity to be involved in assisting our team in the process of developing case law for disabled people who need help in making decisions about key aspects of their lives.

About Us

We are a specialist law firm providing expert legal advice and representation to disabled clients in the niche areas of mental capacity, community care, and health care law. The owner of our organisation is supported by a highly trained team of solicitors and paralegals. The firm’s work seeks to raise the profile of the legal rights of people with learning disabilities, people in mental distress and clients with physical disabilities. The firm holds a contract to undertake legal aid work and is a staunch campaigner for access to justice issues for disabled people.

The post

The post is a full time role which will involve assisting fee earners and our Office Manager in ensuring that the administrative side of the firm continues to run smoothly and casework can be carried out effectively including (but not exclusively):

  • Processing invoices and payments
  • Carrying out financial reconciliations
  • Monitoring and processing petty cash payments
  • Accurate data entry and organising of information
  • Preparing legal aid bills
  • Assisting with the administrative preparation for court hearings and round table meetings where required
  • Providing support to the Sole Director and Assistant Solicitor(s) on cases as required
  • Organising the filing of attendance notes and client related documentation and time recording
  • Assisting with file opening/closing procedures and archiving duties
  • Equipment management, reception duties, ordering office supplies etc.

About You

We are open to candidates from a variety of backgrounds. You may be a law graduate or you may have a degree from a different discipline, but you must have an interest in the work we do. If you are not a graduate you may be able to show through your experience that you have the necessary skills and attributes for the post.

  • What is most important is your attitude, skill set and personality fit.
  • Experience of legal aid, billing, and invoicing and/or cashiering duties would be advantageous.
  • You will be personable, approachable and have energy and enthusiasm for all tasks to make the office run smoothly and efficiently.
  • The successful candidate will be highly organised, need to thrive in a busy environment, have excellent communication skills, numeracy and IT skills, be organised and accurate on all tasks and have a willingness and ability to learn quickly and to accept responsibility.
  • Commitment, integrity, professionalism, drive and the ability to work well in a team is vital.

In turn, we will provide support and training in a specialist legal environment to develop excellent administrative skills and ultimately help vulnerable clients enforce their rights. As a small practice, the role will be varied and involve all aspects of the firm’s operation. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and develop within a thriving firm with an interesting and varied workload. We pride ourselves on our leading reputation and have a strong commitment to client care and the future growth and development of the firm.

To Apply:

Please apply with your CV and Covering Letter in the first instance to receive an application pack. We will require candidates to return this completed pack with a covering letter and up to date CV to info@employ-se1.co.uk

Deadline 4 PM, Friday 31st of May 2019

To apply for this job please email us a cover letter and your most up-to-date CV.

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