Personal Assistant - 26k - Public Sector

Job Description

VANRATH are delighted to be assisting our client, a large Public Sector Organisation with the recruitment of a Personal Assistant to join their team based in Dundonald.

This is a Full-Time Monday - Friday hybrid working position. 36 hours per week.


£24,000 - £26,000 per annum, plus benefits.


  • To assist with commercial property matters and the investigation & defence of informal/formal complaints.
  • To undertake other duties relevant to the Solicitors.
  • To provide P.A support to the Solicitor, always ensure strictest confidentiality and diplomacy , make and take calls on behalf of the Solicitor, and maintain a personal and office diary, ensuring compatibility.
  • Co-ordinate and administer work of Solicitor in their absence.
  • Ensure the timely provision of advice and information to internal and external clients, regarding meeting strict deadlines.
  • To draft and prepare routine correspondence and reports, collate information and prepare and update statistical information.
  • To assist the Solicitors in the preparation of: Contracts for Sale, Conveyancing Documents, Completion of Pre-Contract Enquiries.
  • To assist in the process of appeals against Tribunal / Court decisions.
  • Assist with the drafting and response of Notices of Appearances, Notices for Additional Information, Notices for Discovery etc.
  • To assist with preparation and collation of Counsel's papers and arrange for delivery of same.
  • Prepare Affidavits as drafted by Counsel and arrange for swearing of same by Tribunal member and external Solicitors.

The Ideal Person:

  • A minimum of five GCSE's including English and Maths.
  • A minimum of two years' experience providing administrative support which must include the following:
  1. Experience in Microsoft Office programmes.
  2. Using Microsoft Outlook.
  3. Drafting correspondence.
  4. Diary Management.
  • Knowledge of Legal Work.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to successfully plan, prioritise and manage the work of yourself and others within required timescales.
  • Proven ability to demonstrate initiative, work flexibly and resolve complex matters with minimal direction and supervision.
  • Proven ability to exercise discretion in dealing with confidential or sensitive matters.

For further information on this opportunity, or any other position in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Conor Birch in the strictest confidence.