Legal Office Support Assistants

  • Job Reference: LER00425
  • Date Posted: 12 July 2021
  • Employer: Wiltshire Council
  • Website: http://jobs.wiltshire.gov.uk/
  • Location: Trowbridge
  • Remote Working: Temporarily remote due to COVID-19
  • Salary: £19,698 to £20,493
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast paced, innovative and forward-thinking Legal team within Wiltshire Council.

We are an experienced team of Legal Support administrators undertaking all admin and support functions for the Solicitors, Legal Executives and Paralegals within the Legal Department.

About the role

This role is very varied and busy as you carry out daily support functions for a department of around 74 Lawyers. The areas of work cover all aspects of Legal requirements, office administration and financial on a daily basis and under tight deadlines.

Due to the nature of the role working in a Legal environment is very demanding with many interruptions where an individual will need to think on their feet and be prepared to leave one task to complete another more urgent.

You will be well organised, flexible, adaptable and able to work under pressure dealing with last minute workloads in a busy environment. Ideally you should be a fast learner and worker with an ability to retain information, strong attention to detail and accuracy are essential as are good inter-personal skills and an ability to communicate effectively within a team environment.

About you

You will be educated to GSCE standard with good results and must have a minimum of one year’s administrative experience preferably within a Legal environment.

We will look to you to possess good IT skills, including a good all-round experience of using Microsoft Office packages ideally including case management systems.

Interviews will be held following shortlisting.

Unless otherwise indicated, all interviews are held virtually on Microsoft Teams or by phone where this is not possible. Candidates will be sent a link before interview to download the Teams App

Find out more and apply

For specific information about this job, please contact Debbie Goodall, Practice Manager. Email: Debbie.Goodall@wiltshire.gov.uk Telephone: 01225 718087

Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply (see below), as well as our EPIC Values.

You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button at the bottom of this web page. If you are submitting a CV please ensure you read our CV and cover letter criteria carefully to avoid your CV being rejected.

We are firmly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to the principles of inclusion and diversity in both employment and the delivery of services. Read our statement of commitment to equality and inclusion.

The council is a Disability Confident Employer which means we are committed to employing people with disabilities and supporting them throughout their employment with us.

EPIC Values

All candidates are assessed against the councils EPIC Values and EPIC culture (available below). Half of all questions during the interview will be based around these. 

Click here to view our EPIC Values

Download Attached Documents:
BS05-0000 Admin officer.pdf