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Office Assistant (Leading to an Apprenticeship) (Ref 707)
Administrative Assistant, Housing & Regeneration (Litigation), Chorley (Ref 706)


Office Assistant (Leading to an Apprenticeship) (Ref 707)

Forbes Solicitors, one of the largest Law Firms in the North, has a vacancy for an Administrative Assistant (leading to an apprentice) at the Oak House office at Walton Summit, Preston.

The role will include:-

- Dealing with incoming and outgoing post

- To provide typing and administrative support to the office in line with ISO and 9001 quality procedures and external requirements including but not limited to typing of letters and emails, file notes, use of big hand, filing, file opening.

- Maintaining and updating partner files including file review and Supervisor review procedure

- Working in co-operation with Fee Earners

- Dealing with clients in person and over the phone including distribution of messages (this will include covering reception on a rota basis and the overflow of the reception phone).

The successful candidate will ideally have:

- 5 GCSE grades A – C, including Maths and English

- Touch typing speeds of 30wpm (or a willingness to learn)

- Knowledge of filing as well as other office procedures

- Ability to work unsupervised as well as part of a team

- Ability to deal with Clients by telephone and in person

- Knowledge of IT systems, including software packages and email

- Ability to use office equipment, including fax machines and photocopiers

- Excellent attention to detail and proof reading skills

- Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills

Full training will be provided, including undertaking the Apprenticeship, which includes a BTEC Level II in Business Administration at the Forbes Training Centre in Blackburn.  The hours will be 9.00am until 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, commencing with 20 holidays, plus 8 statutory bank holidays pro rata.

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: 15 October 2017

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Administrative Assistant, Housing & Regeneration (Litigation), Chorley (Ref 706)

A vacancy has arisen for an Administrative Assistant within the Housing & Regeneration (Litigation) Department based at the Chorley office.

Working within the Housing & Regeneration (Litigation) department and as part of a team the successful applicant will ideally have:

  • 5 GCSEs A to C, or equivalent, including Maths, English Language & ICT
  • Previous office/administration experience
  • experience of dealing with the public
  • excellent interpersonal, organisational and IT skills
  • touch typing speed of 30 wpm or a willingness to learn to touch type and develop skills as they progress

Duties will include:

  • responsibility for ISO for the team and ensuring compliance throughout
  • opening and closing files on the case management system
  • filing of correspondence, files and other documents
  • adapting to a paper light system
  • typing from digital dictation
  • photocopying, scanning & faxing of documents
  • sorting of post
  • other clerical duties in the office including assistance in maintenance of some office records
  • providing general assistance to fee earners and existing support staff

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 20 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: 06 October 2017

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Forbes Solicitors is an Equal Opportunities Organisation