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Legal : Qualified vacancies

NQ Solicitor, Wills, Trust and Probate, Preston (Ref 908)


NQ Solicitor, Wills, Trust and Probate, Preston (Ref 908)

Forbes Solicitors has a fantastic opportunity for a NQ Solicitor to work within the Wills, Trusts and Probate Department at the Preston office.

Forbes Solicitors has a growing team of over 340 employees across our 11 offices and we are a full-service law firm. 

We are looking for a standout candidate to join the Forbes family, an individual looking for a firm with a difference, with real people, and, a firm, who by working together, stands out. 

We are looking for someone who displays our values. Specifically, someone who can and wants to excel, is engaged, is a real person, displays fairness in all they do and has a one team ethic.  If these values resonate with you and this is the type of firm you would like to be part of, then we would like to receive your application.

Working within the WTP Department and as part of a team the successful applicant will ideally have:

  • Experience of working in a Wills and Probate department either as paralegal or as a training seat
  • Willingness to study to become a member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and Solicitors for the Elderly

Duties will include all aspect of private client work i.e. probate and administration of estates, wills, IHT planning advice, general estate planning, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection, trusts drafting and administration.

Candidates must have a full UK driving licence and access to a car as travel may be required throughout the North West region. 

The hours will be 9.00am until 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, commencing with 25 holidays pro rata, plus the 8 statutory bank holidays.

What we can offer you in return:

  • Competitive Salary;
  • 33 Days Annual Leave, including bank holidays
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme (Subject to T&Cs);
  • A day off for your Birthday;
  • Ongoing Training and Development;
  • Progression Opportunities;
  • Company Pension;
  • Service Awards;
  • Health Care Benefits  (Health Cash Back Plan and Mental Health Counselling Services);
  • BUPA (Solicitor Positions Only)
  • Other Employee Discounts;
  • Recruitment and Legal Department Referrals (Subject to T&C’s);
  • Annual Events.

Forbes Solicitors is an accredited Investors in People firm, is committed to training and developing its staff and has won an employer award for its commitment to staff training & development.

We request that recruitment agencies do not contact us regarding this position, unless instructed to on behalf of the HR team or the Hiring manager.  Any applications sent to the Firm for this position will not be considered a valid introduction.

If you wish to join this progressive Firm, please apply online by completing our online application form.

Closing Date: 27 July 2021

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Legal : Non-qualified vacancies

There are no vacancies at present

 

Support staff vacancies

Apprentice Trainee Administrative Assistant, Shared Services, Rutherford House, Blackburn (Ref 928)
Secretary/Trainee Secretary, Family, Preston (Ref 919)
New Business Assistant (Ref 916)
Web Developer PHP (Ref 909)


Apprentice Trainee Administrative Assistant, Shared Services, Rutherford House, Blackburn (Ref 928)

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Trainee Administrative Assistant within our new Shared Services Department based in the Centralised Post Room at the Rutherford House office in Blackburn.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to gain some hands-on experience working in a busy office environment, through a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship.

Forbes Solicitors has a growing team of over 340 employees across our 11 offices and we are a full-service law firm.

We are looking for a standout candidate to join the Forbes family, an individual looking for a firm with a difference, with real people, and, a firm, who by working together, stands out.

We are looking for someone who displays our values. Specifically, someone who can and wants to excel, is engaged, is a real person, displays fairness in all they do and has a one team ethic.  If these values resonate with you and this is the type of firm you would like to be part of, then we would like to receive your application.

Working within the Shared Services department and as part of a team the successful applicant must have:

  • 5 GCSEs grades 4 or above, or equivalent, including Maths and English Language
  • Ability to work unsupervised as well as part of a team
  • Good interpersonal, organisational and IT skills
  • Knowledge of IT systems including software packages and email
  • Touch typing speed of 30 wpm or a willingness to learn to touch type and develop skills as they progress - full training will be given
  • Ability to use office equipment, including fax machines, photocopiers etc.

Duties will include:

  • Sorting post into departments/offices
  • Scanning all incoming post
  • Photocopying, scanning & faxing of documents
  • Being responsible for confidential shredding of post
  • Updating digital assets register
  • E-mailing post to relevant members of staff
  • Monitoring Shared Services printing e-mail address and ensuring all is printed and posted
  • Franking/DX Post at night
  • Responsibility for the closing and archiving of files
  • Other general administrative duties in the office

Full training will be provided, including undertaking the BTEC Level IIl in Business Administration. 

The hours of work will be 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday, commencing with 25 holidays, plus 8 statutory bank holidays.

Forbes Solicitors is an accredited Investors in People firm, is committed to training and developing its staff and has recently won an employer award for its commitment to staff training & development.

Closing date: 8 August 2021

If you wish to join this progressive Firm, please apply online by completing our online application form.

Closing Date: 08 August 2021

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Secretary/Trainee Secretary, Family, Preston (Ref 919)

Forbes Solicitors has a fantastic opportunity for a Secretary/Trainee Secretary to work within the Family Department at the Preston office.  The position is a full-time position, however flexible working can be discussed at interview.

An Apprenticeship will be considered.

Forbes Solicitors has a growing team of over 340 employees across our 11 offices and we are a full-service law firm.

We are looking for a standout candidate to join the Forbes family, an individual looking for a firm with a difference, with real people, and, a firm, who by working together, stands out.

We are looking for someone who displays our values. Specifically, someone who can and wants to excel, is engaged, is a real person, displays fairness in all they do and has a one team ethic.  If these values resonate with you and this is the type of firm you would like to be part of, then we would like to receive your application.

The suitable applicant will be required to undertake the following duties:

  • Providing administrative support to the Department
  • Responsibility for the opening, closing and quality control of file
  • Working in co-operation with Advisors and assisting with administration of client files
  • Drafting documents
  • Arranging appointments
  • Being the first point of contact for clients when Advisors are out of the office
  • Answering and dealing with incoming calls

In addition, the role will include ensuring that departmental documentation and file management meets the firm’s LAA (Legal Aid Agency) SQM (Specialist Quality Mark) standards.

Working within a busy Family Department the successful applicant will ideally have:

  • proven attention to detail and the ability to produce accurate work to deadlines
  • previous secretarial experience
  • familiarity with legal documents and terminology
  • the ability to work unsupervised and have good self-motivation skills
  • the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • the ability to work as part of a team and be reliable, trustworthy and enthusiastic
  • the ability and confidence to deal with Clients by telephone and in person
  • proven interpersonal, organisational and IT skills, including experience of MS Office applications and case management systems
  • the ability to touch type would be an advantage

Candidates should ideally have 5 GCSE’s grades 4 or above, or equivalent, including Maths and English.

The hours will be 9.00am until 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, commencing with 25 holidays, plus 8 statutory bank holidays.

Forbes Solicitors is an accredited Investors in People firm, is committed to training and developing its staff and has recently won an employer award for its commitment to staff training & development.

If you wish to join this progressive Firm, please apply online by completing our online application form.

Closing Date: 30 July 2021

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New Business Assistant (Ref 916)

Forbes Solicitors, one of the largest Law Firms in the North of England, has a vacancy for a New Business Assistant based at the Northgate office in Blackburn, and remotely from home.

The position will involve working as a member of a team within the office and to undertake the following duties:

  • Providing an informed and professional response to new enquirers by telephone and e-mail
  • Converting as many new enquiries as possible into new business for the firm
  • Providing quotes, as appropriate, to clients
  • Book appointments for clients to see relevant solicitors, as appropriate
  • Organising legal help assessments and arranging for all relevant documentation to be received by the firm
  • Following up with any information that the client may require
  • Identify any potential conflicts in relation to new business enquiries
  • Quickly and knowledgeably signposting enquiries to the correct department, as appropriate
  • Filtering the types of enquires that the firm does not deal with and signposting them elsewhere
  • Performing administration duties in line with the requirements of the department
  • Facilitating online chat enquiries
  • Producing reports, as required by the New Business Team Leader
  • Any other duties that may be required by the New Business Team Leader

The successful applicant will have:

  • Have 5 GCSEs Grades 9 - 4, including Maths & English Language at Grade 5, or equivalent
  • Good interpersonal, organisational and IT skills including a working knowledge of MS applications
  • A willingness to learn to touch type and develop skills as they progress within the Firm
  • Be articulate and have a confident telephone manner with excellent listening skills
  • Have the ability to work with initiative and independently and be able to manage their own workload
  • Be able to empathise with clients and build rapport
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be an effective and supportive team player with a professional, ‘can do’ attitude

The hours will be 9am until 5pm, Monday to Friday, 36.25 hours per week.

What we can offer you in return:

  • Competitive Salary;
  • 33 Days Annual Leave, including bank holidays
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme (Subject to T&Cs);
  • A day off for your Birthday;
  • Ongoing Training and Development;
  • Progression Opportunities;
  • Company Pension;
  • Service Awards;
  • Health Care Benefits  (Health Cash Back Plan and Mental Health Counselling Services);
  • BUPA (Solicitor Positions Only, for self, not dependents)
  • Other Employee Discounts;
  • Recruitment and Legal Department Referrals (Subject to T&C’s);
  • Annual Events.

 

Forbes Solicitors is an accredited Investors in People firm, is committed to training and developing its staff and has won an employer award for its commitment to staff training & development.

We request that recruitment agencies do not contact us regarding this position, unless  instructed to on behalf of the HR team or the Hiring manager.  Any applications sent to the Firm for this position will not be considered a valid source of introduction.

Due to the large number of applications we receive for each vacancy we will only be able to contact you if you have been successful in your application. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, you will unfortunately not have been shortlisted for the post.

If you wish to join this progressive Firm, please apply online by completing our online application form.

Closing Date: 28 July 2021

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Web Developer PHP (Ref 909)

Forbes Solicitors, one of the largest Law Firms in the North of England, has a vacancy for an experienced Web Developer working at the Rutherford House office in Blackburn and remotely at home.

Forbes Solicitors has a growing team of over 340 employees across our 11 offices and we are a full-service law firm. 

We are looking for a standout candidate to join the Forbes family, an individual looking for a firm with a difference, with real people, and, a firm, who by working together, stands out. 

We are looking for someone who displays our values. Specifically, someone who can and wants to excel, is engaged, is a real person, displays fairness in all they do and has a one team ethic.  If these values resonate with you and this is the type of firm you would like to be part of, then we would like to receive your application.

This is an excellent opportunity for a developer who has strong technical experience working with and creating large scale web / e-commerce applications.  Previous Legal or Retail e-commerce experience desirable but not essential.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate proven experience in;

  • PHP – advanced
  • Full-stack web development experience; working on frontend and backend.
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • HTML, CSS, .NET and JavaScript (jQuery/Ajax/JSON)
  • Creation and use of RESTful API’s
  • SQL Scripts, Views, Stored Procedures and Functions
  • Building scalable websites and applications from concept to delivery in a secure and efficient manor
  • Responsive web design
  • IIS and Apache configuration
  • Importance of Website security
  • Moodle: Configuration
  • Understanding of Moodle database structure (integration with external databases)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Dreamweaver
  • Photoshop
  • Knowledge of and experience of Drupal, WordPress, mobile app development, Python and C# would be beneficial.

The position will involve working as a member of a team within the office and remotely to undertake the following duties:

  • All Web Development from concept to delivery
  • First point of call for all Website / Intranet enquiries via phone, email or Intranet, responding within specified SLA’s
  • Ensuring all calls are resolved or escalated promptly and effectively working within agreed SLA's
  • To contribute fully to achieve the IT Dept annual plans and to its continuing development
  • To carry out tasks either individually or as part of a team
  • To manage your personal time to ensure that agreed workloads are completed           
  • satisfactorily and to target
  • To carry out other tasks as assigned by the IT Director

The successful applicant will have:

  • Proven demonstratable PHP development experience
  • degree level qualification
  • 5 GCSEs A to C, or equivalent, including Maths and English Language
  • good interpersonal and organisational skills
  • technical experience

The hours will be 9am until 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, commencing with 25 holidays pro rata, plus the 8 statutory bank holidays.

Forbes Solicitors is an accredited Investors in People firm, is committed to training and developing its staff and has won an employer award for its commitment to staff training & development.

What we can offer you in return:

  • Competitive Salary;
  • 33 Days Annual Leave, including bank holidays
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme (Subject to T&Cs);
  • A day off for your Birthday;
  • Ongoing Training and Development;
  • Progression Opportunities;
  • Company Pension;
  • Service Awards;
  • Health Care Benefits  (Health Cash Back Plan and Mental Health Counselling Services);
  • BUPA (Solicitor Positions Only)
  • Other Employee Discounts;
  • Recruitment and Legal Department Referrals (Subject to T&C’s);
  • Annual Events.

We request that recruitment agencies do not contact us regarding this position, unless instructed to on behalf of the HR team or the Hiring manager.  Any applications sent to the Firm for this position will not be considered a valid introduction.

Due to the large number of applications we receive for each vacancy we will only be able to contact you if you have been successful in your application. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, you will unfortunately not have been shortlisted for the post.

If you wish to join this progressive Firm, please apply online by completing our online application form.

Closing Date: 27 July 2021

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Forbes Solicitors is an Equal Opportunities Organisation