Legal Secretary - Real Estate (FTC)
Are you looking for a new opportunity within a law firm that is significantly growing in size and global reach? Are you confident, enthusiastic and proactive? About the role We have an opportunity for a Legal Secretary to join our Real Estate Transactions team in Edinburgh. The role is to provide a high-quality and efficient secretarial service to the Real Estate Transactions team. Reporting directly to the Secretarial Services Manager, tasks will include, but are not limited to: - Diary and email management - Booking meeting rooms - Travel arrangements - Handling telephone enquiries as and when required - Printing, scanning and preparing engrossments - Digital dictation as required - Processing fee-earner expenses on Chrome River in a timely manner - Assisting with monthly billing and other financial tasks - Other ad hoc duties to include dealing with incoming/outgoing post and general day to day management of a small office. This role is fixed-term covering maternity for 6 months. About you You will need to be adaptable to change, have the ability to work on your own initiative, demonstrating high levels of client care, organisational and time management skills. You will ideally have gained real estate experience within a law firm or have previous experience as a Legal Secretary with high levels of IT literacy, superb attention to detail and the ability to learn new systems quickly. About us CMS are delighted to be named Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 British Legal Awards. CMS is an international law firm with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. Ranked as the world's 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 42 countries from 74 offices worldwide. A future facing law firm CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent. Equal opportunities CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status ('Protected Characteristics'). For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website. How to apply If you are interested please apply online or contact Zain Qureshi, Talent Acquisition Advisor, for more information. Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.