Facilities Assistant

Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Jul 2021
Closes
18 Sep 2021
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type
Contract

Our busy Facilities team in Newcastle are looking for a Facilities Assistant to join them on a 12 month contract.

The Team

Our Facilities Services team are one of the many teams that keep our business running smoothly. A key cog to the Newcastle office, the team ensures we have a great office environment to work in and all the facilities we need to be successful. You'll work closely with our current Facilities Assistants, our Facilities Co-ordinators and our Assistant Facilities Managers to provide crucial support to the whole office.

The Role

The Facilities Assistant role requires someone who is resourceful and organised. Being a law firm we generate a lot of documents so you'll be required to deal with post room requests from our Lawyers and Support staff as well as external providers of postal and logistics services. You'll need to be able to work to deadlines and enjoy interacting with lots of different people.

Essentially the role will involve processing all mail (incoming and outgoing), photocopying and scanning, as well as printing emails and other large documents. There is some complex equipment – but don't worry we'll give you all the training you need.

You'll also assist the team with general duties involving the day to day running of the office from stationery orders and maintenance requests through to running errands and health and safety issues.

So, what are we looking for?

The role requires someone with previous office based experience and knowledge of IT packages including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. You'll need to be able to multi-task but still maintain attention to detail. You'll be a motivated pro-active team player with excellent communication skills. You'll have a flexible approach and be consistently helpful.

You must also be able to work on your own initiative and have the ability to work to deadlines. We're looking for enthusiastic individuals who love working as part of a team; this is a really social role interacting with lots of different people – this is where your great customer services skills come in.

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 19 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 feelemphasising that we're more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships. 

Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued.  We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have an ethnic diversity, an LGBT+, a family network and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody).  We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicitiesdisabilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work.  We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders.  We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

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/)

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