Conveyancing Secretary

Posted 5 April by Fresh Recruits Easy Apply

Job Title: Conveyancing Secretary
Location: New Milton
Salary: DOE
Hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

We currently have a Conveyancing Secretary opportunity for a well-established Solicitors based in New Milton.

Job Description:

To provide high level secretarial and administrative support to fee earners in busy conveyancing department.

Key responsibilities:

  • Fast and accurate audio and copy typing;
  • Preparing and drafting general correspondence in letter and email format;
  • Being the first point of contact for all clients in person and on the telephone;
  • Liaising with clients, other lawyers, estate agents, mortgage brokers etc. on a day to day basis to deal with straightforward non-technical queries and to take clear messages as appropriate where the fee earner's involvement may be required and recording in writing on files details of all contact;
  • Diary management (including arranging meetings etc.);
  • Email management (taking action where appropriate);
  • Drafting bills and printing billing guides, monitoring payment of the same;
  • Time recording on the firm's electronic accounts system if required;
  • File opening / closing and archiving in accordance with the firm's accounting and client care procedures;
  • General office duties such as filing, photocopying and scanning;
  • Keeping the firm's electronic document storage system up to date in all matters;
  • Storage of Deeds in accordance with the firm's procedures;
  • Preparation of contracts and bundles of supporting documentation on sale matters;
  • Requisitioning standard searches on purchase matters;
  • Assisting the fee earner in preparing reports to clients;
  • Preparing standard correspondence and supporting documentation at exchange of
  • Contracts;
  • Dealing with all pre-completion matters including preparation of financial statements;
  • Administering completions and preparing applications for registration for submission to the Land Registry;
  • Providing prospective clients with quotes and converting them in to work;
  • Undertake any other duties that may be necessary and/or appropriate to the role;
  • Forming part of the reception lunchtime cover rota;
  • Assisting with other departments as the need arises.

Person Specification:

Experience required:

Previous experience of legal secretarial work particularly in a conveyancing department would be an advantage.

Skills required:

  • Efficient and accurate word processing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work independently
  • The ability to work under pressure and to cope with a varied and often fast moving office environment
  • To present a smart and professional appearance and manner
  • Excellent IT skills including Windows 10, Microsoft Office 365 including Word, Excel,
  • Outlook

Personal qualities required:

  • Excellent telephone manner and interpersonal skills
  • A helpful, friendly and patient approach
  • A good sense of humour
  • Dedicated and committed.
  • Excellent time-keeping

Benefits:

  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Pension

Ref: 1804-9-8650

It is important that you include a covering letter with your CV, detailing why you feel you are suitable for this position and highlighting all relevant experience.

We receive a high number of applications on a daily basis so we can only respond to successful applications. If you do not hear from us within 3 working days please assume your application has not been taken forward on this occasion. We may contact you in the future about other suitable positions.

Our full equal opportunities policy can be viewed here: http://equal-opportunities/

Reference: 34838351

Bank or payment details should not be provided when applying for a job. reed.co.uk is not responsible for any external website content. All applications should be made via the 'Apply now' button.

Report this job