Junior Secretary

England, South Yorkshire, Sheffield
12 Jul 2021
28 Jul 2021
Laura Manners
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type
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 CMS

CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.

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. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.

About the Role

We have an opportunity for an experienced Junior Secretary to join us to provide a high-quality and efficient secretarial service to fee-earners and trainee solicitors in a busy Litigation & Arbitration team. 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.

Tasks include, but are not limited to;

    Creation of electronic and hard copy bundlesCreation of secure linksAmending data in ExcelAmending and formatting documents as requiredSaving documents electronicallyCopy-typing and digital dictation as requiredProcessing fee-earner expenses on Chrome River in a timely mannerManaging workflow to the Document & Design Centre, Print Room etc as required; proactively taking steps to ensure work is returned within required timescalesTake responsibility for fee-earners' diary management as requiredBecome adept at proof-reading and carrying out quality checks on all work producedEstablish positive and effective working relationships with colleagues at all levelsProvide cross Practice-Group support where necessary

About You

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 litigation experience within another law firm, demonstrating a proactive and enthusiastic approach with high levels of IT literacy, superb attention to detail, well-developed administrative skills and the ability to multi-task under pressure.

Equal Opportunities

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.

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

Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.

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.