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Family Secretary

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The role

  • preparing correspondence and other written communications, word processing and typing from manuscript or audio / digital dictation
  • ensuring all files are kept up-to-date and that filing is done regularly
  • undertaking file opening and closing activities
  • ensuring regular archiving of files
  • liaising with clients in person, by telephone and e-mail, including taking messages
  • arranging appointments and booking rooms for meetings
  • diary management for allocated fee-earners
  • maintaining accurate, individual time records using CMS in accordance with the firm’s procedures
  • attending team, partnership and training meetings as required
  • assisting with holiday cover both within the team and, if necessary, to other teams and departments
  • assisting and support all members of the team
  • undertaking any other reasonable tasks, duties or requests as and when required by the team or the wider partnership

Are you the right person?

The ideal candidate will have strong secretarial skills, ideally with experience in the family legal environment although this is not an absolute requirement. You will be a team player who is willing to be flexible to meet the needs of this highly successful team.

The position would suit a highly organised individual who works well under pressure and can use their initiative when required. It is important that you have strong numeracy skills and the ability to understand financial ledgers.

You will have excellent communication and stakeholder management skills with a professional telephone manner and be able to demonstrate high attention to detail.

Due to the nature of the work the team is involved in, you will need to understand and demonstrate discretion and confidentiality in your work.

What we can offer you

Brachers LLP offers a friendly and welcoming environment. Whilst we expect our people to work hard, we also want them to enjoy their work and establish successful careers with us. Therefore, we offer everyone the opportunity to train, develop and grow.

You will be offered a competitive salary, pension, 23 days holiday per year, rising to 26 days after 3 years’ service, life assurance, private medical insurance, group income protection, staff discounts, social events and much more. Our employees also benefit from a discretionary annual bonus scheme.

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Mission Our client base includes private individuals and their families, SMEs, owner managed businesses, publicly funded organisations, healthcare organisations, schools, colleges, further education providers, charities, family businesses and multi-national corporations. Alongside our full range of legal services at Brachers, we are proud of the specialist expertise we’ve built up in debt recovery, agriculture and healthcare. Our service offering is further complemented through our associated HR consultancy company, Kent HR.Our family-ethos has left a lasting impact on the way our firm operates. Feedback from clients has led to Brachers achieving top national and regional rankings by leading independent guides to UK law firms evidenced by our well earned Awards and Accreditations.Playing an active role in our community is extremely important to us at Brachers and this is showcased through our activities under Corporate Social Responsibility.As a responsible business, we support our people in developing resilience and managing their wellbeing. We believe these are fundamental blocks in building a thriving workforce to deliver outstanding client service and have made it a strategic objective to develop this culture.We’re proud of our heritage that has seen us working with clients for more than 125 years and we’re committed to building lasting relationships, offering advice that is right for you and takes account of today’s economic challenges.
overview Brachers is an award winning law firm, providing valuable legal support to individuals and companies.Founded in 1895, the firm proudly celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2020, having long been renowned for building lasting relationships with clients.

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