Secretarial Team Leader - Solicitors Firm

The Workshop
£35000 Per Annum
18 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type

Secretarial Team Leader - Solicitor's Firm - North Surrey

£35,000 + Benefits

Well established, Legal 500 law firm in Surrey are seeking a Secretarial Manager to oversee the Secretarial/PA department, Document Production team and Administration team.

The key areas of involvement will be:

  • Performance management
  • Staff supervision
  • Work flow co-ordination
  • Management Reporting
  • Quality Standards
  • Business Process Improvement

General responsibilities:

  • Communicate management messages accurately and positively
  • Liaise with the Practice Manager and fee earners in respect to ongoing departmental requirements
  • In association with the Human Resources Department, assist in the recruitment of new team members
  • Ensure new staff receive a full induction, are fully trained in their role and are successfully integrated into the team
  • Manage all aspects of service and workflow and continually look for ways in which improvements may be made
  • Directly supervise Personal Assistants performance including giving regular feedback and undertaking annual appraisals
  • Manage the staffing resource available to ensure that the most effective use of the support team is made
  • Ensure absence is managed effectively, completing return to work meetings where necessary and monitor timekeeping
  • Monitor and ensure staff compliance with established procedures i.e. operational process, quality control procedures, conduct, performance and attendance
  • Liaise with the Human Resources Manager to ensure all personnel files including employment applications, emergency contact forms, benefit selection, attendance records and disciplinary records are up to date
  • Identify staff training needs and coordinate their training to ensure a consistent high standard of service to both clients and internal departments
  • Ensure adequate cover in the departments at all times and reallocate resources where necessary
  • Immediately raise any Health and Safety concerns to the Practice Support Officer
  • Maintain reports and compile data in relation to service provision
  • Work with the Practice Manager on developing and maintaining excellence within the teams
  • Work with the Practice Manager to seek out opportunities to improve the service and add more value, and develop proposals
  • Assisting others in the department whenever there is spare capacity or it is evident that a colleague needs assistance with their workload
  • Providing specific PA or document production cover in times of absence and/or high work load

Desired skills and experience:

  • Previous secretarial or administration experience within a law or professional services environment is essential
  • Previous supervisory experience preferably within a law or professional services environment is highly desirable
  • Excellent communication, both verbally and in writing, together with strong organisational skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to build confidence, trust and respect with others in a very short timescale
  • Strong IT skills with an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • The right candidate will be an organised, enthusiastic and efficient worker with the ability to multi-task
  • A flexible attitude to work and the ability to adapt to working with different departments and with different personnel is essential

In return an excellent package is on offer; a salary of £35,000, nearby free residential parking,

Hours of work are Monday-Thursday 8.30am - 5.15pm and Friday 8.30am -5pm.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please contact Jenny at Workshop Recruitment on 02392 324666 or .

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