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Legal : Non-qualified vacancies

Paralegal, Insurance, Rutherford House, Blackburn (Ref 901)


Paralegal, Insurance, Rutherford House, Blackburn (Ref 901)

Forbes Solicitors, one of the largest regional firms in the North of England, has an exciting opportunity to join our Insurance team, based at our Rutherford House Office in the heart of Lancashire, Blackburn, however, the role will be predominantly home-based with some weekly office attendance.

Forbes Solicitors has a growing team of over 340 employees across our 10 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 feels the firm's values of excelling, engaging, being real people, fairness and one team resonate with them.  If this sounds like the type of firm you would like to be part of, then we would like to receive your application.

The role will include: -

  • providing legal support to Advisors and assisting Advisors on client files
  • preparation of documentation
  • legal research
  • meeting with clients/taking meeting notes
  • handling small claims and pre-action disclosure cases

The successful candidate will ideally have:-

  • experience of PI or Insurance in RTA, Employers Liability and Public Liability areas
  • 5 GCSE A-C (includes English & Maths or equivalent)
  • previous experience of file handling with a track record of handling their own small claims / pre action disclosure cases
  • CILEX qualified, or hold other further education qualifications (LPC, LLB, A Levels)
  • an interest in long term development / progression in the department
  • the ability to work unsupervised and good self-motivation skills
  • the ability to work as part of a team and be reliable and enthusiastic
  • good IT and organisational skills
  • previous knowledge of a case management system would be ideal, however, full training will be given
  • the ability to touch type would be an advantage but not essential as full training will be given

Candidates must have a full UK driving licence as travel will be required throughout the North West region.  The hours will be 09.00am until 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, commencing with 25 holidays, plus 8 statutory bank holidays.

Forbes is an Investor in People Firm with a solid commitment to training and development of all our staff. Forbes Solicitors is an Equal Opportunities Organisation                                       

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

Closing Date: 30 April 2021

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Support staff vacancies

Fixed Term Marketing Executive, Rutherford House, 14-Months Maternity Cover (Ref 900)
Shared Services Trainee Administrative Assistant, Rutherford House, Blackburn (Ref 898)


Fixed Term Marketing Executive, Rutherford House, 14-Months Maternity Cover (Ref 900)

Forbes Solicitors is looking for a  Marketing & Business Development Executive to work within their busy Marketing & Business Development Department focusing on the firm’s digital presence and also the private client service areas for a fixed term period of up to 14-months to cover maternity leave.

The Private Client Marketing Executive will work with the private client teams to achieve the marketing and business development objectives set out  in their business plans. The Executive will also manage the day-to-day relationship with our digital agency.

Private Client areas: Clinical Negligence, Contentious Wills, Crime, Family, Financial Services, Personal Injury, Conveyancing, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts. 

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

  • Drafting multi-channel marketing campaigns in order to strengthen existing profile and develop new client opportunities.
  • Increasing our online presence/rankings in all of the above practice areas
  • Maintaining the private client department website and intranet pages
  • Negotiating and placing adverts and articles in suitable lifestyle magazines
  • Working with fee earners to encourage thought leadership in relevant press and blogs
  • Championing social media including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts
  • Working with our digital and press agency to initiate press releases
  • Submitting to directories (eg Chambers and Legal 500) and league tables
  • Identifying awards that the departments can be entered for and writing entries
  • Organising targeted events
  • Coordination, editing and distribution of printed and digital newsletter and eAlerts.
  • Drafting and designing marketing materials (i.e invitations, notifications to clients and internal advertising, social media updates)
  • Working alongside our design agency in relation to campaign marketing (visuals and aesthetics)
  • Driving forward the Consumer Group (Family, Contentious Trusts & Probate, Wills, Tax Trust & Probate, PI and Clinical Negligence.) and encouraging cross selling across departments. Monthly meetings to discuss marketing & BD opportunities.   
  • Developing and supporting the Regulatory Group. Quarterly meetings to discuss marketing & BD opportunities.

The ideal candidate will have demonstratable marketing experience with a strong digital marketing background.  The role will appeal to candidates who are effective multi-taskers and who enjoy driving growth. The successful candidate must have strong organisational skills and be able to calmly manage multiple deadlines.

The hours will be 9am until 5pm, Monday to Friday, commencing with 25 holidays pro rata, plus the 8 statutory bank holidays. 
 

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

Closing Date: 23 April 2021

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Shared Services Trainee Administrative Assistant, Rutherford House, Blackburn (Ref 898)

Forbes Solicitors, one of the largest regional firms in the North of England, has an exciting opportunity for an Administrative Assistant to join our busy Shared Serrvices team, based at our Blackburn 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.

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

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

  • 5 GCSEs A to C, or equivalent, including Maths and English Language
  • Previous office/administration experience
  • 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
  • Ability to use office equipment, including fax machines, photocopiers etc.

Departmental specific training and individual development will be given to the successful candidate.  The hours of work will be 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday, commencing with 25 holidays, plus 8 statutory bank holidays.

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

Closing Date: 30 April 2021

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Forbes Solicitors is an Equal Opportunities Organisation