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Administration Assistant

Charities & Private Wealth Disputes

Exeter

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Are you an Admin Assistant who is looking for a new and exciting career opportunity in Exeter?  Join our friendly law firm as an Administration Assistant and become an integral part of our dynamic team.  With your previous admin experience, professional communication skills, and keen attention to detail, you’ll play a pivotal role in providing comprehensive support to our team. This is a real opportunity to grow your admin career whilst learning from a hugely talented team.  If you are looking to embark on a path which offers eventual progression and professional development, we can’t wait to welcome you aboard!  

This is a rapidly growing innovative team specialising in Charities & Private Wealth Disputes. You can expect plenty of opportunity to develop your skill set and to be involved in some interesting and challenging work.  You will be working closely with our Lawyers providing admin support to ensure the smooth and efficient running of their workload in order to meet requirements and timescales.

If you are self-motivated, and energetic with high levels of personal organisation skills, and are looking for an admin opportunity in a corporate but very friendly business setting, then this is the role for you!

What you will do

  • Amending and collating letters with enclosures in line with set deadlines, ensuring sign off as appropriate by the appropriate Lawyer.
  • Collating and completing due diligence to comply with Anti Money Laundering Regulations.
  • File management to ensure compliance with Foot Anstey practices and procedures.
  • Managing routine client telephone enquiries, to ensure all required information and details are obtained to comply with file opening requirements.
  • Ad hoc administration duties such as filing, scanning and photocopying for the team.

What we need

  • Prior experience working within an administrative function. 
  • Excellent communicator (written and verbally) and attention to detail.
  • Good administration skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at once.
  • Commitment to working within a quality standard environment.
  • Strong IT skills with the ability to become familiar with new systems quickly.
  • Ability to achieve tasks quickly and accurately. 
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with other colleagues internally, both within the wider team and across all practice areas.

If you are looking for a forward-thinking firm with the ambition to succeed, this is the perfect opportunity for you!  

Pre-employment screening

Successful applicants will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment screening process which includes a financial integrity check and a DBS check. If you wish to discuss any issues or questions in connection with this, please do speak in confidence with a member of the Talent Acquisition Team.

Eligibility to work in the UK

Eligibility to work in the UK will be verified in the final stages of the selection process. All candidates must be able to prove their right to work in the UK, which may include meeting the Home Office criteria for Visa sponsorship. Candidates who require sponsorship should evaluate the Home Office eligibility criteria for a Skilled Worker visa before applying and keep up to date with any legal developments.

Our offer to you

In return for your efforts, you can expect considerable scope for personal as well as professional development. Tailored to match the level you’re working at, we encourage people to engage with our popular and well supported coaching and mentoring programmes which connect you to people right across the firm and at every level. We create space for mental and physical wellbeing with our weekly Lifestyle Hour, 28 days annual leave, a day off for your birthday, and a sabbatical you can take every 5 years. You can also buy holiday managing your benefits flexibly using our sophisticated portal to configure your total reward offer according to what you value most. As part of this, you can make ongoing or one-off donations to our charitable foundation and access our CSR programme where you can engage with community-based initiatives (as a team, or individually) twice a year, to give something back where you feel it matters.

Why Foot Anstey?

As one of the UK’s fastest growing law firms, Foot Anstey believes in helping our clients and people achieve their ambitions, unlocking new and exciting opportunities. Our team of business and legal advisors are motivated by understanding clients’ goals and collaborating with them and other advisers to deliver solutions.  By becoming our clients’ most trusted advisor, we are enabling them to achieve their ambitions. How we do it is just as important as what we do. Our values define the way we act with our clients and one another every day, and because of these we think our culture and environment sets us apart.

Over our history we’ve grown from a high-street firm to a significant regional and national player working with leading brands and individuals predominantly across six key sectors: Private Equity, Retail & Consumer, Energy & Infrastructure, Islamic Finance, Developers and Private Wealth. Our strategy of gaining market share through meeting clients’ needs, investing in and developing high quality talent and using technology and innovation to enhance our services has led to significant growth. We now operate from seven locations: Truro, Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Bristol, Southampton, and London.

Our people are central to our success, in every part of the business. We actively support our employees to achieve their aspirations through offering meaningful careers with balanced rewards, which have been carefully designed to focus on personal wellbeing. We offer continual opportunities for support and professional development through our Business Skills Academy and Digital Skills Academy and believe in empowering each other to achieve and strive to create a progressive and inclusive working environment. Being forward-thinking, we are open to discussing flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, with over 40% of our existing employees having a permanent flexible working pattern. In addition, our impressive suite of flexible benefits will enable you to prioritise what matters most to you.

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is integral to delivering our strategy, and we were delighted to be awarded the National Equality Standard for a second time in 2021.  We consider this to be right at the heart of our priorities and goes way beyond our policies – it’s something we consider across everything we do, from the make-up of our client teams, encouraging staff to reach their potential, through to our leadership. We aim to support our clients and our people to achieve their goals, regardless of background, gender, race, beliefs, sexuality or other non-work related factors. We champion aspiration and encourage it in everyone that works with us.  As such we actively encourage applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any characteristics protected by law. If you apply for this role, you may be encouraged to answer our diversity and social mobility monitoring questions, so please be reassured that any answers you provide will remain entirely anonymous and confidential and will in no way impact your application.

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