8 months ago
Practice group/Global Operations team:
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About Eversheds Sutherland:
Eversheds is not your average law firm and we are not looking for average people. We do things differently – in the way we treat our people and the service we provide. That is how we have become one of the largest law firms in the world and a great place to work and develop your career.
Our company commercial group handles major projects for some of the largest clients in the world. We enable our lawyers to stretch their skills and gain experience few other law firms can offer. Our group includes a wide variety of experts, from deal-makers and banking experts through to contract drafters and IP specialists. With the resources of an international firm and an award winning, innovative approach, all of our people are able to offer carefully managed, progressive business solutions that modern day organisations require.
Our Banking team is a leading practice which advises on some of the largest and most high profiles deals in the region. Thanks to our resources, we are able to adopt a much more multidisciplinary approach to the way that we do business that delivers efficiency and results. Our lawyers are also supported by experienced, sector-focused experts to provide an unrivalled and seamless international offering.
Secretaries are held in very high regards at Eversheds. We don’t just want people who are great typists, but individuals who can think on their feet, work well with our clients and get things done. You will have the opportunity to learn new skills alongside people who are great to get on with. We fully reward you for your talents in a highly supportive environment that offers genuine career path opportunities.
This role description covers the main tasks typically required of our legal secretaries, however this may vary depending on the exact requirements of the legal advisers/partners you support.
Provision of full secretarial and administrative support to senior partners
Typing of client documentation
Highly proactive and responsive diary management
Management of emails/correspondence
Organising extensive overseas and UK business trips and events
Organising and planning meetings and dealing with all business travel related to those meetings
Organising conferences/seminars in the UK and overseas
Updating and maintaining our internal intranet site
Acting as liaison point for clients and colleagues
Dealing and screening calls, delivering a positive client experience
Paper and electronic filing
Skills and experience:
Highly motivated to work for Eversheds and the department/practice group
This is a very busy and active role which requires quick thinking, prioritisation and sometimes ‘thinking on your feet’
Excellent grammar and attention to detail
Excellent IT skills
Ability to learn new systems and adopt to new responsibilities as and when required
Confident in dealing with senior stakeholders both internally and externally, and have the ability to keep deadlines with these stakeholders
Ability to work flexibly and willingness to go the extra mile when required is required
Use of own initiative is essential
As an experienced and valued team member you will be polite, co-operative and upbeat with all colleagues, caring about your own performance and the team’s. You will be adaptable, contribute positively to new team initiatives, and act as a role model. You will demonstrate a “can do” attitude, you will be happy to help as well as taking ownership if mistakes are made and working to resolve them.
In addition to this, you will demonstrate good time management, doing everything possible to maximise fee earning time for Legal Advisers, and taking pressure from them. You will be professional and friendly when dealing with clients, working swiftly to resolve client problems.
It is essential that you have confident communication skills, good knowledge of IT systems and produce accurate and polished work to deadlines.
In addition to the above, Eversheds also require awareness and full participation in the Firm’s commitment to equality and diversity, the environment and health and safety.