Freeths Llp

Legal Administrator Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Freeths Llp (Employer)

Damar Training (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £249.90
35.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 17:30.
16 months (duration)
7 February 2022(start date)
Business administrator (apprenticeship standard)
30 January 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

This is a fantastic opportunity to join Freeths to assist in ensuring that incoming calls and visitors are dealt with professionally and as efficiently as possible at all times and to provide secretarialadministrative support to the Milton Keynes office and its departments as required.

Responsibilities

Key Accountabilities:

  • To provide a first point of contact with clients and greet them in a professional and pleasant manner ensuring that they are announced to the relevant fee-earner as soon as possible
  • To communicate at all time clearly and in a pleasant manner
  • To be presentable both in appearance and manner to promote the professional and quality service which the firm provides
  • To deal with typing provided in an efficient and accurate manner
  • To ensure that all incoming calls to the switchboard are answered promptly and directly
  • To convey messages clearly, quickly and accurately
  • To remain courteous and professional at all times
  • To ensure confidentiality and security of all information is maintained
  • To be responsible for maintaining the reception area in a neat and tidy fashion
  • To be responsible for clearing meeting rooms following use and ensuring that they are kept at all times in a neat and tidy fashion and fully stocked with stationery and other consumables
  • To provide refreshments and assist with the laying out of luncheons to the meeting rooms as required and to clear away such refreshments/food in a timely manner
  • To ensure any deliveries to the reception area are directed to the appropriate staff member(s) as quickly as possible
  • To undertake any training directed by the Office Manager
  • To follow laid down security procedures
  • To provide administrative support to the departments, including photocopying and filing, as and when required
  • To collect the DX from the DX exchange first thing in the morning
  • To assist the firm and various departments with day to day errands such as hand deliveries to Court, Chambers, the bank etc.

Future Prospects

Following the successful completion of the Business Admin Level 3 qualification, the individual has the potential to have a successful career at Freeths.

Reality Check

Annual Salary £13,000.

Benefits:

  • 23 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays
  • Ability to buy or sell holiday down to 20 days or a maximum of 33 days
  • Access to Perkbox and Discount access to Headspace
  • Travel benefits including an Interest Free Public Transport Season Ticket Loan and Cycle Scheme
  • A wellbeing programme of events and support for Free Eye tests, Free Flu Vaccinations, Techscheme etc.

Damar is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and expects all staff, employers and all other partners that we work with to share this commitment.

Skills Required

  • Good keyboard skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office packages
  • Good spelling and grammar
  • Excellent communication skills with a good telephone manner
  • Organisational skills
  • Experience in an administration role, however not essential

Qualities Required

  • Ability to prioritise effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Can show initiative when required
  • Flexible and professional approach
  • Ability to work independently and in a team effectively
  • Commitment to work outside hours

Qualifications Required

GCSEs:

GCSEs at grades B/6 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English Language.

We additionally require: 

3 A Level subjects at grade B or above (or equivalent).

Training Provided

Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
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