The starting salary for this role is £21,943 per annum for working 36 hours per week.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Practice Support Officer to join our friendly and fast moving team. In this role you will be responsible for ensuring that financial processes within Legal Services and the wider council are followed. You will also be responsible for maintaining information databases and being a guardian for our case management system, Prescient Plus.
As a Practice Support Officer you will need to meet strict deadlines, therefore the ability to cope under pressure is essential. You will also be providing support to lawyers e.g. preparing reports, creating and amending documents and answering telephone calls. Other duties include administration work with regards to the county’s deeds, legal library subscriptions including post, which will require physical attendance at the office on a rota basis.
You will be responsible for opening files for lawyers and the physical retrieval and archiving of such files. You will be required to organise, locate, retrieve, and lift such materials therefore some manual handling will be required.
This role requires you to work cooperatively as part of a team to deliver seamless business support and provide an administrative service to more than 60 lawyers in Legal Services including clients from other departments within Surrey County Council.
The post is situated in a sensitive and confidential legal environment and requires exceptional organisational and IT skills, with the ability to prioritise work and a clear focus on meeting deadlines. You will be expected to make straightforward decisions relating to your role. On top of this, you will be required to attend our hub office in Weybridge called Dakota as well as other hub sites across Surrey’s estate as per business requirements. Flexible home working is a part of this role and you will be able to work from home up to 3 days per week, subject to business needs and requirements.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 19th September 2021.
We anticipate receiving a high number of applications for this position and therefore this position may close at short notice before the advertised closing date to ensure we can shortlist fairly. An early application is encouraged to avoid disappointment, please click the apply button below.
Interviews are expected to take place on 22nd September 2021.
If you have a question about the role, please email Susan Rose on email@example.com
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.