Solicitors Administration Assistant

Business Administration

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Date Posted: 06/02/2019

Expiry Date: 30/04/2019

Vacancy reference: 1493026

Wage: £168.75 (per week)

Location: Malton, YO17

Apprenticeship Type/Name: Business Administration Apprentice

Working week/hours: 37.5

Apprenticeship duration: 15 Months Maximum with future full time position available for the right candidate.

Apprenticeship level: Intermediate (Level 2)


Qualifications required:

  • A good level of education
  • To be computer literate with IT skills including Excel and Word.(not essential)
  • GCSE or equivalents in English and maths A*- C / 4- 9 these qualifications are desirable but not essential

Desired skills:
  • A good level of education
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), with a dedication to client care
  • To be computer literate with IT skills including Excel and Word or willing to learn
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Keen interest in law
  • Ideally you will have some working experience within an office environment
  • Good telephone manner
Personal qualities:
  • The ideal candidate must be professional and smart in appearance
  • Outgoing personality
  • Ability to use diplomacy, tact and sensitivity and an ability to work under pressure with good customer care skills

Training provided:
NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration

Other: Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship, a discussion will be held with the employer about progression within the role


This is an excellent opportunity to work in a busy solicitors office. Within this role you will assist in the day to day running of the office.

  • Assisting with the sorting, recording and distribution of incoming and outgoing post
  • Responsible for timely despatch of all outgoing correspondence including franking and delivery to Post Office and DX Exchange
  • When required, the effective and efficient processing of all incoming telephone calls and general reception duties
  • Maintaining the cleanliness and presentation of all areas, particularly Reception, at all times. Report any defects or maintenance requirements
  • Attending clients and visitors to the office
  • At direction, retrieval of files and deeds and Wills
  • Accurate logging or removal of files and deeds and Wills
  • Logging stationery and consumable deliveries and store away
  • To act as courier within York and to Court for urgent deliveries/collections
  • Distribute to Legal Advisors/Secretaries the receipts for all cash and cheques received at Reception
  • Carrying out weekly Fire Alarm tests
  • Carrying out office shopping
  • Ensuring privacy and confidentiality at all times
  • General administration duties including photocopying and distribution of copies
  • Carrying out scanning of closed wills files for all Offices
  • At direction, retrieval of files, wills and deeds and updating corresponding records
  • Logging, checking rotation of stationery supplies and consumables
  • Setting up drinks, catering and rooms for meetings as required
  • At direction, photocopying and/or scanning for staff and clients
  • Undertaking general office maintenance and repairs as directed
  • Various other day to day administrative duties across the firm


Name: Avril Deighton


Phone number: 01904 666713

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