Legal PA - 9 months FTC
This role is part of the Business Services function and reports to a Legal PA Manager. Legal PAs will support partners and fee earners in a practice group and will be expected to delegate work to Legal Admin Assistants and the Document Support Unit (DSU).
This Legal PA vacancy is for our Employment team, which is part of our Litigation and Corporate Risk Department. From small companies to large multinationals, issues such as sickness absence, performance management, equality legislation and discrimination are high on the agenda. So too are complex pensions law issues and the need for robust reward and retention policies.
To address these issues, it’s critical that clients receive high quality advice from a team that really understands their business and HR team. We invest time learning about our clients’ HR needs and provide advice that ranges from day-to-day HR issues through to complex UK and cross-border matters.
You will provide a first class PA service to various partners, associates and trainee solicitors in the Employment team.
This is a 9 month fixed term contract.
Who we’re looking for
You will have a can-do, positive and proactive approach to tasks and situations, as well as requests for action outside normal scope of duties. Ability to take personal responsibility and remain calm under pressure is essential.
You will be professional, diligent and able to exercise tact, discretion and independent good judgment in relation to sensitive and confidential matters.
The right candidate will be friendly, co-operative and approachable at all times. You will have excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
What’s in it for you
Making sure our people feel valued is part of our everyday culture, ensuring that they are rewarded is part of our everyday work too. From 25 days holiday per year to private medical insurance, pensions, charity schemes and a whole host of other flexible benefits, you can rest assured that we've got your best interests covered.
Join BLP, and you'll discover an environment unlike any other law firm with an open door policy that helps to deliver real results. Your career is important to us, as the more our people develop getting closer to their potential, the more successful our firm is. So ensuring that the training we offer is exactly what you need is essential. Lawyers, PA’s and business services experts - everyone here has access to tailored learning to suit their skills and ambitions.
Apply online by following the ‘Apply for this role’ link, using either your CV or LinkedIn profile.
We are an international law firm renowned for our innovative approach to high quality, commercial, legal advice support for clients around the world.
Our vision is to be the most respected law firm. We will achieve this through always exceeding our client’s expectations and being a better place to work than our competitors.
We have expertise across 70 legal disciplines and our commitment to exceptional service means our clients can expect more than just our technical excellence when we work with them. Our international offering is an important part of our commitment to our clients and through our emerging markets focus and preferred firm network we are able to support them wherever they do business.
All this is possible because the quality of our people. Part of our core vision is to be a better place to work than our competitors and we are committed to attracting and retaining the best talent. We embrace diversity by promoting and sustaining an open, inclusive and supportive working environment.
Please note that the BLP Group has preferred agency agreements in place with a number of agencies. Any speculative applications should be sent to our HR Resourcing team at firstname.lastname@example.org and not directly to line mangers or employees. The BLP Group will not be responsible for any fees related to speculative applications unless specifically agreed in writing.
As a regulated firm of solicitors, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (“BLP”) is required to undertake appropriate vetting of staff. In addition to completion, by applicants who accept a job offer, of a regulatory questionnaire, BLP uses a specialist provider to undertake professional verification and background checks (including through electronic data sources, and directly with employers and professional bodies/regulators) on our behalf. We will also undertake certain verifications ourselves.
BLP adopts a risk-based approach to its vetting procedures, which are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with it legal and regulatory obligations. For further details, please see our recruitment website: https://jobs.blplaw.com/.