Personal Assistant

Location
Newcastle or Southampton
Salary
Competitive
Posted
05 May 2021
Closes
04 Jul 2021
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type
Permanent

We're currently looking for two Personal Assistants to join us on a full time, permanent basis.

In terms of location, one role will be based from our Newcastle office and the other ideally from our Southampton office (although one of our other regional offices may be considered – Plymouth, Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh)

The team

Our Executive Services team consists of three 'hubs': a Document Production Specialist hub providing a transcription service, an Executive Support Assistant hub providing support with administrative tasks and a Personal Assistant hub, which you will join, providing organisational and client care support.  All three hubs work collaboratively to provide a seamless and efficient service to our fee earners across the business.

The role

As a Personal Assistant you will deliver high quality support to a number of fee earners.  You will act as the first point of contact for internal and external clients as well as focussing on adding value to client / fee earner relationships.  On a day to day basis you will play an active role in: the billing process, maintaining budgetary information and financial spreadsheets; organising and maintaining diaries to include setting up a range of meetings; co-ordinating complex travel arrangements and producing travel packs / itineraries.

What are we looking for?

Our ideal candidate will have previously worked in a Personal Assistant capacity within a professional services industry. You will need a high level of discretion and excellent time management skills. You will also need the ability to build and maintain good working relationships, have strong attention to detail and proven organisation skills.

As well as the above skills, you must be proficient in MS Office suite.

Who are we?

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 18 US cities and seven UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that become lasting friendships.  In addition, through our D&I practices and programmes we work hard to ensure that difference is visibly valued and welcomed. Visit our D&I page to find out more.

And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.

Next steps

If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with us on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/womblebonddickinsoncareers/)