Real Estate Group
Are you an experienced Conveyancing Assistant based in the Oxford area looking for an opportunity to develop your career further in a friendly and supportive team within a leading UK Law firm?
We have a fantastic opportunity right now for a Conveyancing Assistant to join our Plot Sales team in our Oxford hub and would be keen to hear from you if this sounds like the ideal role for you. This is a great opportunity to develop your Conveyancing Assistant skills in an interesting and challenging sector.
Our Conveyancing Assistants are a valuable and vital part of the team, providing crucial support to the wider Conveyancing team, supporting their caseloads, and assisting in an administrative capacity.
At Foot Anstey, our people, like our values, are at the very heart of our business. You will be working in an agile and non-hierarchical environment, being a central member of the team delivering solutions focused work for our clients. With a huge technology agenda on the horizon for the Foot Anstey group, you will be exposed to new and creative ways of working which will enhance not only your IT ability but allow for a more client focused approach. Our client service, tailored approach and technical expertise are what set us apart in this market.
What you will do
As a Conveyancing Assistant you will support the work of the Conveyancing team, along with general and more complex administration tasks. You will be working closely with our Conveyancers and Legal Administrators to ensure a first-class service is provided. You will be responsible for amending and collating letters with enclosures in line with set deadlines, ensuring sign off as appropriate by the relevant Lawyer, as well as carrying out a number of post-completion tasks with a view to taking on responsibility for deadlines as the role progresses. You will communicate with clients, stakeholders, and third parties, responding to correspondence, calls and emails in a prompt manner. You will work with the Matter Lawyers, Team Manager and others within the wider Real Estate Group where required in a role which allows plenty of room for growth and development onto more complex tasks, if desired.
What we're looking for
Our team's success has been underpinned by the success of all our employees. We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate, and driven people to join us and in return we will support you and your career development through ongoing comprehensive training.
- Experience working within Conveyancing and an understanding of Conveyancing procedures
- Excellent clear, concise, and effective written and verbal communication skills together with great attention to detail, including the capability to develop and maintain strong client relationships
- Ability to manage multiple tasks at once
- Ability to achieve tasks quickly and accurately meeting the needs of the lawyers in the unit to which you have been assigned
- Commitment to working within a quality standard environment
- Strong IT skills with the ability to become familiar with new systems quickly
- The desire to work in an interesting, fast paced, and collaborative environment
About the team
Our Conveyancing Services team spans a multitude of different specialisms. Each team have specific levels of support and technical experience, and each of our Conveyancers take ownership of their caseloads, assisting their clients through the drafting of relevant documents and ensuring compliance to enable housing transactions to go through smoothly – we really strive to get to know our clients and take the responsibility of our instructions seriously. But don't worry, not only do you get to feel that you're really making a difference individually to your clients and our business, you will have the backing of a 50 employee + size team to help you along the way.
We are an accredited member of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme and have been appointed to over 60 of the major UK lending panels. Our continued success has led to us receiving accolades such as the best firm in our region at the ESTA Conveyancing awards 2019.
Successful applicants will be required to 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. Contact us at [email protected] and we will come back to you as soon as we can.
Our offer to you
In return for your efforts, you can expect considerable scope for personal as well as professional development. 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 and manage 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, with further hubs in Manchester and Oxford.
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 Talent Development programme 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 of 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.
Foot Anstey. Powering Your Ambition.