Winckworth Sherwood is an agile, well-rounded firm.
We’re now resolutely full service in terms of sectors and practice areas. Building on our traditional strengths – in particular real estate, parliamentary and ecclesiastical advice – we’ve recently been winning plaudits for our emerging corporate function.
Clients appreciate us for the quality of our work and for our cost-effectiveness. They also appreciate working with individuals rather than conformists: our partnership is a meeting of diverse and powerful minds.
Our location on the banks of the Thames at London Bridge reflects our personality as a firm. With the one hand, we touch the City; with the other, we touch the individuality of Borough Market and the prestige of South Bank.
We share many of the qualities of London itself. We’re always evolving, we’re inclusive, we blend commerciality and creativity rather wonderfully, and all human life is here.
Assisting with the efficient running of the Office, with specific responsibility for the incoming and outgoing mail, stationery ordering and supplies and archiving. Ensuring that duties are completed in an organised and efficient manner.
1. Post duties
Open the morning post and distribute to a Partner, and then further distribute as required
Deal with the franking and sorting of all DX and GPO post
Deal with the delivery and collection of GPO post and DX
Sort and receive accounts post and send post to Head Office accounts
Daily re-direction of post and identification of non-referenced mail
2. Booking outgoing and receiving courier packages and deliveries
Prime responsibility for booking all outgoing couriers, recording the data accurately and ensuring that collection is prompt
Chasing collections and obtaining quotations if necessary
Prime responsibility for receiving and recording all incoming deliveries, including by hand and courier deliveries, and recording appropriately, informing the recipients and delivering if instructed to do so.
3. Ordering stationery
monitor stationery supplies and order as required, and order the supplies required by the office, including checking or orders and stationery items received
Distributing and tidying away stationery as necessary
Ensuring compliance with the closure of matters, including checking for the client closure letter, zero balance and, in the case of transfer of files, written notification to the client of change of fee earner
Proactively checking matter lists to ensure completed matters are closed
Archiving of closed files and sending to off site storage
Re-stock and order supplies as necessary
Ensure fridges are clean and that the kitchen is left in a tidy state
6. Meeting room set-up
Make sure that client meeting rooms are set up as instructed to a good standard, and that flip charts, pens etc. are supplied as per instructions
Serve teas and coffees as required for meetings, and clear as required
7. General admin assistance around the office
Assist with any copying and binding requirements
Ensure printers are full of paper
Ensure rubbish is cleared, and that fire exits are clear of obstruction
Report any cleaning problems or issues, or make known any additional requirements
Modifications and variations
This outline job description may be varied in light of experience or developing needs within the office services, and the moving of and relocation of the office.
The Admin Assistant is expected to be flexible and adaptable, and to work in the areas as directed and from time to time change the emphasis of their work. They need to be punctual, conscientious, self-motivated and proactive, but at the same time know when to ask for help.
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