Legal Secretary / Legal PA Team Leader

England, London, City of London
£40000 - £42000 per annum
30 Sep 2016
28 Oct 2016
Sam Mears
Job Title
Legal Secretary
Industry Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

An outstanding opportunity has arisen with a leading City based law firm for an experienced Legal Secretary / Legal PA Team Leader to join their growing firm on a permanent basis. This role is working very closely with the Secretarial Services Manager to ensure the delivery of excellent PA support across several core departments within the firm.

The successful Legal Secretary / Legal PA Team Leader will have at least 3 years experience as a Team Leader managing a team of at least 10 PA's within a recognised professional services firm (Legal, Banking, Accountancy etc)

*Understanding the dynamics of individual working relationships and practices through the day to day management of respective allocation.
*Assisting the business services functions (IT, Facilities, BD, Risk & Compliance and Finance) when required to, provide feedback on various processes, procedures, training and other development initiatives.
*Representative to the secretarial population and actively leading by example.
*Working with line managers to tackle underperformers using clear objective setting and regular monitoring, escalating more serious issues to SSM and HR.
*Working with line managers and fee earners to conduct probation reviews for new starters.
*Providing input to the performance review process from a team contribution and attendance standpoint.
*Familiarise and keep up to date with our HR/firm policies.
*Understand the firm's sickness policy and informally tackle recurring sickness absence, conducting return to work interviews where appropriate. Escalate more serious cases to SSM.
*Regularly liaise with fee earners and partners for feedback on individual performance and output.
*Assist the SSM with annual Talent Review discussions

JM Legal are one of London's most prominent legal recruitment specialists due to their unparalleled service standards to both clients and candidates for almost 25 years. Our experienced consultants combine exceptional levels of customer service with a detailed market knowledge and a client base that encompasses the vast majority of law practices in London and the Home Counties.