Conveyancing Legal Secretary

Conveyancing Legal Secretary

Job Title: Conveyancing Legal Secretary
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hastings, East Sussex
Salary: Up to £19000 per annum
Reference: T2KL/1375806
Contact Name: Sammons Group
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 07, 2019 15:54

Job Description

You will be on the Residential Property Team

35 hours a week, Monday to Friday, 9-5

Circa £19,000 + per annum

To support the Head of the Residential Property Team by providing competent and efficient legal secretarial and administration support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To support the Head of the Residential Property Team in the management of the secretarial workload, ensuring that the priorities of the department are met.
  • To make appointments, arrange meetings and maintain an up-to-date diary.
  • Accurate and timely preparation of correspondence from digital dictation and word processing.
  • Organisation of the file management system, including maintaining the relevant paper and electronic filing systems and archiving in accordance with the Practice Manual.
  • Confidently use the main features of the core systems and software packages relevant to your position and practice area.
  • Proactively work to ensure relevant documentation is produced to meet clients' expectations and the needs of the business, and make recommendations on improving work practices as necessary.
  • Ensure all documents and records are maintained in accordance with security and data protection rules.
  • Respond to internal and external client needs in a timely, professional, helpful and courteous manner.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the type of law practiced by your team.
  • Plan and prioritise your work effectively with minimum supervision to meet deadlines and ensure that your colleagues are updated on your progress.
  • Continually look to improve your skills and knowledge and respond positively to feedback from others.

Key skills and knowledge:

  • Excellent word-processing and digital dictation skills
  • Experience of the production of standard conveyancing contracts, forms and documents
  • Experience of carrying out Land Registry and other searches
  • Experience of completion of SDLT forms
  • Ability to compile and calculate completion statements
  • Practical experience of handling client enquiries both by telephone and face-to-face
  • Strong written and verbal communication

Personal qualities:

  • Self-motivated and able to organise own work with minimum supervision
  • Strong attention to detail and delivers work to a consistently high standard
  • Demonstrates a commitment to improving work practices and supporting company plans and policies
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with others and is seen as "approachable"
  • Flexible and willing to provide support required to all Partners and colleagues in the office
  • Demonstrates sound judgement and good decision-making when dealing with problems
  • Ability to express oneself both verbally and in writing in a clear and constructive way
  • Willing to ask questions, listen to other's views and accept feedback

If you feel that this role doesn't match your skills and expertise, please visit our website for a variety of Permanent, Temporary and Contract vacancies.

We endeavour to reply to all applications. However if you have not heard from us within 7 days you have been unsuccessful with this particular role. You are very welcome to apply to future advertisements placed by The Sammons Group.

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