VANRATH are assisting with the recruitment of a Junior Personal Assistant for a leading Global Law Firm. This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual to join a thriving company that offers an amazing working environment, fantastic package and progression opportunities.
This role will be Hybrid working, involving a split of working in Belfast City Centre, and working from home. This is a Monday - Friday position (Permanent).
There are multiple opportunities for progression from this role, into a variety of areas in the firm.
£23,000 - £25,000 + Fantastic Benefits & A Great Place to Work & Hybrid working & Progression Opportunities
The role will comprise of the following activities:
- Deliver high quality, accurate work whilst managing and responding to changing and competing priorities
- Implement effective telephone call management and other communication work practices.
- Print, photocopy and scan relevant documents as and when required.
- File relevant documents in electronic or hard copy files as and when required
- Assist with fee earner expense claims
- Manage own email including timely response
- Manage the entry of timesheets for fee earners
- Assist with the billing administration process
- Support the team with meeting the required WIP, billing and debtor's day's targets by generating client matter reports
- Assist with the new business intake administration process which may include, conflict checks, file opening forms
The Ideal Person
- Experience in a similar role in the Legal Industry is highly preferred
- Administrative experience or degree educated
- Ability to work well as part of a team, while also being able to use initiative when needed
- Ability to communicate professionally and articulately at all levels
- Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications
For further information on this vacancy, or any other job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Jack Groves in the strictest confidence via Vanrath.
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