BCAasth Apprentice Legal Assistant
Apprenticeship
Employer Description A busy and friendly High Street law firm with its Head Office in Rochdale. We are a long established Company with three offices in and around the North West of England. Many of our team have been with us for years and our ability to provide a constant level of excellent service in Conveyancing for house moves, business advice and commercial property services, Wills and divorces, personal injury or clinical negligence claims means that many of our clients come back to us time and time again. You can trust us to provide a professional, efficient and personal service.
Salary £3.70 per hour, £129.50 per week Hours Of Work 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday 9am-5:00pm, one hour lunch unpaid. Also Saturdays on a rota – 9.30am -12.30pm (time off in lieu)
Position Type Apprenticeship Age Range 16+
Qualification Level 2 Business Administration plus Functional Skills if required.

Vacancy Description

This position will involve a dual role assisting the Conveyancing team along with general Administration support. As a Conveyancing Assistant, you will proactively support Case Handlers in the progression of Conveyancing transactions, ensuring customers and other third parties (such as mortgage providers, builders, estate agents and other solicitors) are kept updated throughout the process. This will require excellent communication and customer service skills, as you will deal with a range of customers from first-time buyers to experienced sellers.

 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Assist with front of the house responsibilities.
  • Meet and greet customers
  • Answer the phone and take messages
  • Take ID when required
  • Photocopying and scanning amongst other Administrative duties.
  • Prepare draft contract packages, searches and completion letters.
  • This role will require flexibility and may extend to assisting with the post and other tasks. A can-do attitude is a must.

 

Qualifications and Education Requirements

GCSE grades A – D/3+ in Maths and English or equivalent essential

 

Preferred Skills

  • Prior experience within a law firm, financial services/mortgage provider, estate agency or other property-related organisation. Basic knowledge of the conveyancing life-cycle (including post-completion).
  • Good written, numeracy and oral communication skills.
  • IT literate including sound knowledge of Word, Excel and the internet.
  • Ability to prioritise, be organised and efficient.
  • Flexibility with the capability to adapt to change, new practices and cope under pressure but with the ability to recognise when to seek assistance.
  • Able to integrate within a team and able to work on your own initiative.
  • Friendly and helpful approach.

 

Personal Qualities

  • Hard working
  • Observant & organised
  • Efficient & accurate
  • Punctuality essential
  • Positive attitude
  • Reliable
  • Motivated

 

Future Prospects

This is a role in which we want to employ an Apprentice who can grow and develop within the firm. There will be plenty of opportunity to be hands on and get involved with many different areas within the business, ranging from general Administration and working on Reception, to helping out in one of our busy Conveyancing teams. We are looking for a candidate with a can do attitude and the desire to learn and progress. Many members of our team are long-standing and started out as the Apprentice equivalent. We have been nominated for “Apprentice of The Year” in the 2018 Rochdale Business Awards and are keen to hear from individuals who are interested in working in a busy and friendly High Street law firm.

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To apply for this vacancy please complete the enquiry form above and attach your CV, without your CV we cannot process your application. If you do not have a CV please call  0161 272 0496 to make an appointment.


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