Junior Premises Coordinator

London, England
Closing date
10 Jun 2022

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Vacancy Type
Other specialist roles, Facilities Management
Contract Type
Practice Area
Private Client, Family
Experience Level
Role Classification
Other Professional
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About the RoleAs the Junior Premises Co-ordinator, you will help provide exceptional client service to a forward-thinking law firm whilst gaining valuable experience and exposure to all aspects of the Premises & Property function. Working as part of the premises team, you will be responsible for assisting across a wide range of projects, moves and activities related to our entire CMS-CMNO global portfolio. You will also work with and assist colleagues in the Facilities & Procurement teams as necessary.

The role holder will provide general support to ongoing relevant premises projects
* Assisting in the maintenance and improvement of our office lease database, ensuring relevant parties are kept informed of upcoming lease renewals, breaks & rent reviews
* Supporting the organisation of scheduled strategy and programmes meetings
* Work autonomously to plan and prioritise own work and support the work of the other members of the Premises team to manage competing project timescales
* Identify and implement process improvements that maximise efficiency and effectiveness
* Work alongside and supporting colleagues in the Premises team, thus gaining experience in finance & procurement functions.
* Responsibility for the preparation of documents, reports, agendas and minutes as requested
* Provide support to our other CMS CMNO office as required
* Assist with any physical office moves or refurbishments, which can involve infrequent weekend or evening working.
* Provide practical support to managers, both within the Premises team and the wider Facilities & Procurement teams, in the management of their teams providing a 'sounding board' for the discussion and resolution of difficult issues.
Undertaking other duties from time to time as may be required by Premises Manager or other team members.

About YouDegree Educated is desirable but not essential - a background in the build environment or project management related field preferable
* IOSH Managing Safely (preferable)
* Experience liaising effectively with individuals at all levels within the customer and supplier environments.
* Experience of the above in either a law firm or professional services environment (preferable)
* At least two years' experience of working within a professional services environment; ideally with some level of construction/property related experienceConfident and persuasive communicator who can connect with stakeholders across the wider business at a multitude of seniorities
* Ability to understand and synthesize complex data and management information to provide insights and analysis to senior management
* Confident at building and maintaining professional relationships with proven stakeholder management experience
* Outstanding communication skills both written and oral and ability to tailor communication style to audience.
* Ability to deliver within strict deadlines and to budget whilst managing conflicting workloads and priorities
* Highly service focussed with a 'can do' attitude
* Excellent organisation skills and strong attention to detail
* A good decision maker, able to work on own initiative where necessary
* Proven project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects at once
* Strong team player, able to work with many different work styles
* Able to prioritise well to meet deadlines
* Ability to listen, question and interpret information to understand requirements
* Ability to suggest creative/innovative solutions
* Ability to read and interpret floorplans and drawing elevations
* Proactive and highly motivated and able to cope well under pressure
* Good numerical and problem solving skills
* Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook

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 view the Diversity & Inclusion 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.



CMS is a future facing international law firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, and home to business services colleagues across everything from Information Technology, Human Resources and Innovation to Finance, Diversity & Inclusion and Communications.  The firm’s core purpose is to build rewarding futures for its clients, people and communities.

In a world of ever-accelerating change where technology is increasingly important in the deployment of global strategies, every team at CMS is empowered to operate and innovate in ways that best meet clients’ needs. We encourage ideas from every corner of our business. We are also committed to addressing our own impact on the environment and approach to sustainability, as well as advising clients with their related legal needs.

We strive to spend more time looking at our clients’ world than inwards at ours.  That’s what makes our approach different. Being able to see things from our clients’ perspective means our people are approachable and accessible. And this means we have a genuinely supportive, open culture you won’t find everywhere. 

We take the same approach with our colleagues: we pride ourselves on fostering a workplace where everyone is encouraged to speak up, share ideas, seek advice and where ability and commitment is recognised by rapid progression. 

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.  

Whatever your specialism, and whether you’re a lawyer or a business services professional, a career at CMS gives you huge scope to carve out a brilliant career as you help us, and our clients, to face the future with confidence.

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+44 (0) 20 7367 3000
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
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