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Role Description

This is a great opportunity for an Administrator / Secretary to join our Development & House Building Team based in central Reading (5 minutes from Reading mainline station). Reporting into one of the Partners in the team the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the team with all day-to-day administration activities.

The ideal candidate for this role will be confident, organised, proactive and most importantly, a team player. Strong communication skills and attention to detail are essential.

The successful candidate will ideally be in the office 4 days a week although we may be able to offer some flexibility in this respect.

Experience/ Attributes required

Essential Skills 

  •  A minimum of 1 years commercial experience working as an Administrator/ Secretary within a legal environment
  •  Be able to work to a high standard and to be organised and efficient whilst working under pressure
  •  Comfortable liaising with clients via telephone/ email on behalf of fee earners.
  • Ability to work unsupervised (where necessary)
  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills with good attention to detail
  • ​Working in a busy team and have the ability to handle a busy workload and work to tight deadlines
  • Respond quickly and manage expectations effectively
  •  Strong PC/technical skills and high level of confidence using IT
  •  Excellent keyboard skills plus good knowledge of Microsoft Office Packages

Desirable Skills 

  • Previous experience of  working with a property team
  • Experience of HMLR and SDLT Processes


Work type:

  • Preparation of correspondence, documents and completion statements
  •  Land Registry and SDLT applications
  •  Proof reading
  • Handling basic finance tasks such as preparing invoices and reviewing client and office account entries.
  • Diary and email management
  • Dealing with telephone enquiries
  •  Any other departmental ad hoc duties


Contractual Benefits

  •  25 days holiday (Pro rata)
  •  Pension scheme with a 4% employer contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x final salary

Non contractual benefits include (Pro Rata)

  • An additional days holiday for your birthday
  • A weekly Wellbeing hour
  •  8 hours per annum for charity work
  • Season ticket loan
  •  Cycle scheme
  • Cash back medical plan
  •  Discounted retail benefits
  • Bring your dog to work
  •  Social committee events

Team structure

  • 1 x Conveyancing Executive 
  • 2 x Partner
  • 1 x Director
  • 1 x Solicitor 
  • 1 x Associate Solicitor
  • 1 x Senior Associate 
  • 2 x Secretary 

Other information

Boyes Turner’s Employment team is ranked in Tier 1 by Legal 500.  Its partners are recognized as experts in their field. The Group is innovative and seeking to find ways of developing its offering and services to clients harnessing all modern technologies.

We offer excellent working conditions and a modern, forward thinking, friendly team.

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We have been voted as the leading UK regional law firm to work for in the South East by the Best Company Survey published by the Sunday Times in 2006 and best law firm to work for in the South East for three years in a row.

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