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Business Services
20000003 Requisition #
We have an opportunity for a Junior Secretary to join us in our Edinburgh office providing a high quality and efficient secretarial/administrative service to fee-earners as required with support, guidance and mentoring from more experienced secretarial colleagues.  

About the role

Reporting directly to the Secretarial Services Manager, responsibilities will include,
but are not limited to:
• Arranging travel and accommodation and booking meeting rooms
• Dealing with all aspects of finance/billing administration and matter administration
• Drafting basic correspondence for fee earners
• Copy-typing and digital dictation as required
• Amending short documents as required
• Processing fee-earner expenses on Chrome River in a timely manner
• Liaison with Business Development, Marketing, Events and Finance Teams with a view to supporting them on specific team-based tasks
• Managing workflow to the Document & Design Centre, Print Room etc as required; proactively taking steps to ensure work is returned within required timescales
• Printing, scanning and copying as required
• Assisting other Practice-Groups where necessary 

About you

You will have a standard grade or equivalent in Administration, English and Maths.  You will be adaptable to change whilst maintaining a professional approach, demonstrating high levels of client care, organisational and time management skills.

Previous office experience is preferred but not essential.  You will have a proactive and enthusiastic approach with high levels of IT literacy, superb attention to detail and the ability to learn new systems quickly. 

About us

CMS are delighted to be named Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 British Legal Awards.

CMS is an international law firm with leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. We create sustainable and rewarding futures for our clients, our people and our communities.

Ranked as the world’s 5th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in over 40 countries from 70+ offices worldwide.

CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.

Equal opportunities 
CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status (“Protected Characteristics”).

For further information about CMS’ diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.

How to apply

If you are interested please apply online. If you have any queries, please contact Esther Caines, Talent Acquisition Advisor.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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