4 months ago
Employment, Corporate, Banking, Commercial and Restructuring & Insolvency.
In order to provide excellent service to clients, we need excellent people. Aside from our Lawyers we also need skilled and talented support staff and this leads to our current opening based in our Southampton office. We are looking for an Administration Assistant who ideally has some experience of working in an administration role.
Let me introduce our Administration & Secretarial Services team
In the UK our Administration & Secretarial Services team are also based across the country and between them they support our 1300 staff. They ensure our legal documents are produced to the highest standards and provide key day to day administrative assistance to our lawyers.
What will you be doing?
The key aspects of the role will be filing (both electronic & manual), printing, proofreading, communicating with internal colleagues and creating business documents. You'll be providing support to a number of legal teams, including Employment, Corporate, Banking, Commercial and Restructuring & Insolvency.
So, what are we looking for?
A flexible and adaptable approach is essential, as are excellent IT skills and a strong team ethic. Good communication and relationship building skills are a must, as is the ability to meet deadlines. We use Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, so experience of working with these and other bespoke legal packages would be desirable. There is the potential to recruit this role as a an Apprentice (subject to eligibility) which would offer the opportunity to gain a formal Level 2 Legal Administration qualification as well as paid on-the-job training. Your progress will be monitored and assessed regularly, by a variety of methods including an e-portfolio, work-place exams, assignments and supervisory testimonials.
Who are Womble Bond Dickinson?
We are a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle.
A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 16 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.
Who are Womble Bond Dickinson?
In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; Insurance, Manufacturing; Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.
What makes it so great to work here?
People are at the very heart of what we do and to succeed we need the most talented and motivated teams in place. Our approach is really quite simple and underpinned by our values. We work hard but we also want our people to enjoy long and successful careers with us. That means making sure that everybody has the opportunity to develop and grow as well as being rewarded for their successes. We also feel it is very important to develop our people from within, so they can learn from the grass-roots upwards and carve out an exciting and interesting career with us.
Secondly, we've worked hard and continue to work hard, to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits! We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that become lasting friendships.
There are lots of extra-curricular activities to get involved in too; perhaps you're into charity fund raising, we love to see people keen to get involved with our corporate social responsibility strategy, so much so we'll even give you two days per year on us to get involved.
And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.
Most of all it's our people that make it a great place to work.
You're interested but would like some more information? You can contact me to talk it through or you can read more about our other apprenticeships on our website. My name is Kita Cureton and my contact number is.
If you're already sold and this sounds like a role you can do, we would really love to hear from you! You can formally apply via the 'apply now' button below to upload your CV. Please don't forget to include a covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role.
- No agencies please, we are an in-house recruitment team.