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Role Description

This is a great opportunity for a Secretary/ Administrative Support/ Personal Assistant to join our fast paced Property Development team based in Reading. Reporting into the Development Partner you will be directly responsible for supporting team on all day to day administration activities.

The ideal candidate for this role will be confident, organised, proactive and, most importantly, a team player. There is a strong culture of cooperation and creating synergy across teams and functions, so communication and attention to detail is key.

We are currently operating a hybrid pattern, however the candidate will need to be flexible in order to comply with business needs.

Experience/ Attributes required

  • A minimum of 1 years commercial experience working as a Secretary/Administrator or Personal Assistant 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 keyboard skills plus good knowledge of Microsoft Office Packages
  • 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
  • Previous experience of  working with a property team preferred
  • Experience of HMLR and SDLT Processes preferred

Work type:

To undertake property secretarial and administrator support duties which include:

o   Preparation or correspondence

o   Completion statements

o   Land Registry and SDLT applications

o   Creation of documentation

o   Diary and email management

o   Dealing with telephone enquiries

o   Any other departmental adhock duties


Contractual benefits

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

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
  • Social committee events
  • Bring your dog to work

Team structure

  • 5 x Partners
  • 3 x Senior Associate Solicitors 
  • 4 x Solicitors
  • 3 x Legal Executive
  • 4 x Secretaries
  • 1 x Trainee Solicitor

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 provide 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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