Conveyancing Assistant – Plot Sales
We are currently looking for a Conveyancing Assistant to join our Plot Sales team based in our Oxford office, this is an excellent opportunity to join a fast-paced and dynamic team. Our Plot Sales team advise a wide range of house builders and developers, ranging from those in the top 20 in the country to smaller builders. Our team deals with the full range of associated work including part-exchange; setting up estate management schemes; and helping clients to navigate the complexities of the Help-to-Buy scheme.
Our Conveyancing Assistants are vital part of the team, providing crucial support to the wider Conveyancing team, supporting their caseloads and assisting in a secretarial capacity.
At Foot Anstey our people, like our values, are at the very heart of our business. We aim to provide our employees with a rewarding career and work environment and an attractive and flexible benefits scheme as part of supporting the importance of work/life balance. Benefits available to you include a Lifestyle Hour – a discretionary benefit to provide a fully flexible time slot for employees to take an additional hour away from work on a weekly basis.
What you will do
As a Conveyancing Assistant you will support the work of the Conveyancing team and supporting the Team Leader with general administration tasks. You will be working closely with our Conveyancers and Legal Administrators to ensure a first class service is provided.
- Liaising with clients, stakeholders and third parties, responding to voicemail messages and correspondence in a prompt manner.
- Amend and collate letters with enclosures in line with set deadlines, ensuring sign off as appropriate by the appropriate Lawyer, take direction from the Matter Lawyers where appropriate within the life of a transaction.
- Ensure that exchange and completion dates are met and you will work with the Matter Lawyers, Team Manager and others within the wider Real Estate Group where required.
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.
- At least one year's 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
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.
Click here to see Rebecca Kibby, CEO and Head of Conveyancing Services discussing what she enjoys about her role at the firm and why she became a mental health first aider.
Click Here to view a recent article written by Katie Shire, an Associate in our Plot Sales team, discussing five key areas impacting the Conveyancing world and looking ahead to the rest of the year.
Why Foot Anstey
Foot Anstey is one of the UK's fastest growing law firms. We believe 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. We are on an exciting journey to become our clients’ most trusted advisor, enabling them to achieve their ambitions. How we do it is just as important as what we do. Our values of collaboration over convention, championing aspiration, being refreshingly human, embracing entrepreneurial spirit and delivering integrated thinking guide the way we act, every day, from the way we operate as a business to how we treat our colleagues and clients.
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: Developers, Energy & Infrastructure, Islamic Finance, Private Equity, Private Wealth and Retail & Consumer. 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 bases: Truro, Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Bristol, Southampton and London.
Our people are critical to our success. We help our employees 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. We believe in empowering each other to achieve and strive to create a progressive and inclusive working environment. We are open to discussing flexible working patterns for all of our vacancies.
The recruitment process
We appreciate the time and effort it takes to apply for a role. We will acknowledge your application immediately and we will respond as soon as possible regardless of outcome. We review applications on a rolling basis and will move to shortlist as soon as possible. Typically we undertake a two interview stage process. Throughout the process you will receive ample information about us and the role.
We were delighted to be awarded the National Equality Standard (NES) in April 2018 and to successfully renew this in 2021. Promoting diversity and inclusion is one of the cornerstones of our people strategy and we actively encourage applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any characteristics protected by law. If you apply for this role you are encouraged to answer the diversity and social mobility monitoring questions. The answers you provide will remain entirely anonymous and confidential and will in no way impact your application.
If you have any questions about the role or your application, then please contact Sophie Russell [email protected]
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