Vacancies

Legal : Qualified vacancies
Legal : Non-qualified vacancies
Support staff vacancies

Legal : Qualified vacancies

There are no vacancies at present

 

Legal : Non-qualified vacancies

Paralegal, Insurance, Leeds (Ref 766)


Paralegal, Insurance, Leeds (Ref 766)

Forbes Solicitors, a top 200 law firm and one of the leading firms in the North of England, has an exciting opportunity for the right candidate within the ever-expanding Insurance team based at the Leeds office.

Forbes Solicitors has a growing team of over 320 across its 9 Lancashire, Manchester and Leeds offices and is a full service law firm.

The role will include:-

  • preparation of documentation
  • legal research
  • meeting with clients / taking meeting notes
  • instructing Counsel and medical experts,
  • liaising with lay witnesses and experts,
  • attending Trials and Conferences with Counsel
  • providing legal support to fee earners, and assisting fee earners on client files

     

    The successful candidate will ideally have:-

  • experience of PI or Insurance in RTA, Employers Liability and Public Liability areas
  • previous experience of file handling with a track record of handling their own small claims / fast track personal injury 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 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

     

    If you would like to apply or require further information please visit www.forbessolicitors.co.uk.

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

Closing Date: 30 October 2018

Back to top

Forbes Solicitors is an Equal Opportunities Organisation

 

Support staff vacancies

Office Assistant (Leading to Apprenticeship) Preston (Ref 792)
IT Applications Trainer (Firmwide), HR & Training Department, Northgate, Blackburn (Ref 791)
Credit Control Administration Assistant (Ref 770)


Office Assistant (Leading to Apprenticeship) Preston (Ref 792)

Forbes Solicitors, one of the largest Law Firms in the North of England, has a vacancy for

an Office Assistant based at the Preston Office. 

               

The position will involve working as a member of a team within the office the successful applicant will ideally have:

 

  • 5 GCSEs A to C, or equivalent, including Maths, English Language & ICT – essential criteria;
  • good interpersonal and organisational and IT skills;
  • a willingness to learn to touch type and develop skills as they progress within the Firm. 

 

Duties will include:

 

  • filing of correspondence
  • administration and distribution of correspondence, incoming and outgoing - including                                                                                                                                                                                             internal mail to other branches.
  • inputting data on to the case management system
  • archiving files
  • reception and switchboard cover
     
    Full training will be provided, including undertaking the Apprenticeship, which includes a BTEC Level 2 Diploma 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 Equal Opportunities Organisation

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

Closing Date: 26 October 2018

Back to top


IT Applications Trainer (Firmwide), HR & Training Department, Northgate, Blackburn (Ref 791)

Forbes Solicitors, one of the largest Law Firms in the North of England, has a vacancy for a firm-wide Applications Trainer, based in Blackburn, with travel across the Forbes offices.  The successful candidate, will work as part of the HR & Training team, supporting the Trainers in delivering training to our “internal customers” ie new and existing members of staff.  No previous experience required as full training and support will be provided to the successful applicant.

 

The role – Following in-depth ongoing training the post holder will deliver a range of training across the firm including:

  • In-depth training on the firm’s case management system to new starters, across a range of departments
  • Updating Training Manuals as systems develop
  • Delivering Touch typing classes
  • Assessing of the firm’s Apprenticeship Business Administration Programme
  • Other training as required, ie Digital Dictation, IT Applications ie Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc
  • Updating and maintaining the training part of the HR and Training Database
  • Minute taking of quarterly HR & Training meetings
  • Compiling monthly reports
  • Conduct internal ISO Quality Audits
  • Ensure all delivery of training and interactions with our internal customers are conducted in a professional, fair and consistent manner in line with the firm’s vision and values.
     

The successful candidate will be required to deliver a training service to our internal customers which is respected for its professionalism and helps the Department to consistently deliver an effective and efficient service, to support the development of firm’s workforce.

 

The person - will:

  • Be educated to GCSE level, including Math’s and English grades A-C, or equivalent;
  • Have excellent IT skills and have a working knowledge of, Microsoft Office, including, Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Ideally be a touch typist, or have a willingness to learn
  • Have strong communication skills, both written and verbal and be accurate in the presentation of their work
  • Be a motivated self-starter, with the ability to manage their time effectively and efficiently, can work as part of a team and requires minimal supervision
  • Have a desire to help and support others
  • Be extremely friendly, approachable and eager to learn
  • An appreciation and understanding of employee confidentiality at all times is required.
     
    A full UK driving licence and regular access to a vehicle will be required due to the firm being multi-sited.
                 
    If you require more information, please contact the HR Department for a copy of the Job Specification.  Full training will be given for this role.

          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: 26 October 2018

Back to top


Credit Control Administration Assistant (Ref 770)

Forbes Solicitors, a top 200 law firm and one of the leading firms in the North of England, has an exciting opportunity for a Credit Control Admin Assistant within the Credit Control department based at Preston.

The role will include liaising with Fee Earners, Heads of Department, Cashiers and Forbes Debt Collect, dealing with clients by letter, email, telephone and face to face, updating the case management system, reviewing financial ledgers, processing card payments.

The successful applicant will ideally have:

  • 5 GCSEs grades A to C (or equivalent) including Maths & English Language (English Language at grade B)
  • good interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • good numeracy, organisation and IT skills
  • a willingness to develop skills as they progress

We are prepared to consider applicants without credit control experience as full training will be provided.  In order to source the ideal candidate, we encourge applications from candidates with admin experience and also candidates without admin experience who would be willing to undertake the Apprenticeship, which includes a BTEC Level II Diploma 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.

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: 19 October 2018

Back to top

Forbes Solicitors is an Equal Opportunities Organisation