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Junior Secretary - Litigation, Arbitration, Insurance and Employment

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Business Services
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19000080 Requisition #
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Are you looking for a new opportunity within a law firm that is significantly growing in size and global reach? Would you like join this new distinctive modern city powerhouse and be part of paving a fresh way of providing secretarial support?


About the role

We have an opportunity for a Junior Secretary to join our Sheffield office providing a high-quality and efficient secretarial service to fee-earners and trainee solicitors. Reporting directly to the Secretarial Services Manager, your focus will be on efficiently managing your own workload and being proactive with the ability to work on your own initiative.

Other tasks include, but are not limited to;
- Managing workflow to the Document & Design Centre, Print Room etc as required; proactively taking steps to ensure work is returned within required timescales
- Copy-typing and digital dictation as required
- Collating all indexing on legal documentation and setting up files as necessary
- Processing fee-earner expenses on Chrome River in a timely manner
- Establish positive and effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels
- Become adept at proof-reading and carrying out quality checks on all work produced
- Take responsibility for fee-earner diary management as required
- Provide cross Practice-Group support where necessary


About you

You will have a minimum of Grade C at GCSE in Maths and English. You will be adaptable to change whilst maintaining a professional approach, demonstrating high levels of client care, organisational and time management skills.

You will have gained previous experience within another law firm or other professional services environment demonstrating a proactive and enthusiastic approach with high levels of IT literacy, superb attention to detail and well-developed administrative skills with the ability to multi-task under pressure.


About us 

CMS is an international law firm with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.

Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 42 countries from 74 offices worldwide. 

A future facing law firm 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 or contact Rob Johnston, Talent Acquisition Assistant, for more information.

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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