£23,374-£24,346 pa plus excellent benefits
Stratford, London E15
Closing date: 24 October 2018 at 11.30pm
We’re looking for a well-organised individual who has worked in a legal practice, to join us as a Legal Administrator and provide vital secretarial and admin support to our Stratford, E15 based legal team.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
Our Legal Services have an enviable national reputation for excellence in the provision of housing and community care law. This particular role is part of our London Hub, with bases in Newham, Hackney and Islington, and will see you play a key support role within the local team of solicitors and advisors working out of Stratford Advice Arcade.
About the Role
As a Legal Administrator, you’ll be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the legal team’s work and enabling them to maximise casework hours. On any given day that could involve communicating with clients and third parties, preparing documents and letters or providing a swift and extremely accurate audio typing service to solicitors. It will also see you prepare and deliver bundles and documents for court, enter data onto our case management system, manage our legal billing process and maintain accurate financial records and petty cash. And, when it comes to general office tasks like answering telephones, taking messages, creating and managing files etc., again we’ll rely on you.
In addition to having worked in a legal practice, you’ll need proven experience gained in a secretarial role where you used a range of IT tools to carry out your work, including case management systems. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, you have good audio and copy typing skills too, with a minimum speed of 70 wpm using a word-processor. What's more, you’re proactive, creative and commercially aware, have great written and verbal communication skills, enjoy working as part of a team and are willing to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas when appropriate.
Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.