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Level 2 Legal Administration Apprenticeship Job Vacancy

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LEVEL 2 LEGAL ADMINISTRATION APPRENTICESHIP

We are looking to recruit a Level 2 Legal Administration Apprentice to join our admin team in our Media City, Salford office. If interested in this role please apply by email with your CV to cparkinson@motoroffence.co.uk

EMPLOYER: Jeanette Miller Law Limited trading as Geoffrey Miller Solicitors

LOCATION: Media City, Salford

APPRENTICESHIP DURATION: 21 Months

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION: 31/07/2017

START DATE OF APPRENTICESHIP: 05/09/2017

Why should I apply?

This is an exciting opportunity to join the UK’s most prestigious firm of specialist driving offence solicitors; defending drivers nationwide for all UK criminal motoring offences.

We are a friendly and forward thinking firm, client focused, and we are giving you the opportunity to join us and start a legal career, following successful completion of the apprenticeship.

What work will I be doing? What duties and responsibilities will I have?

The successful candidate will be working within the Legal Administration department to provide administrative support to the firm’s legal team which will include but is not limited to:

  • Completing administrative duties as agreed by Coordinator;
  • Greeting clients and reception duties;
  • Filing, scanning and photocopying;
  • Ordering stationery and beverages;
  • Dealing with post and DX;
  • Dealing with confidential information;
  • Providing excellent customer service skills;
  • Taking and logging new enquiries;
  • Opening and maintaining client files;
  • Receiving & making telephone calls, recording and passing on accurate messages;
  • Designing and producing documents;
  • Supporting the running of projects, including events;
  • Extensive diary management;
  • Researching information;
  • Collating briefs to Counsel;
  • Taking and chasing payments;
  • Billing;
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with colleagues, chambers and experts;
  • Communicating effectively with people;
  • Attentive to detail and presentation;
  • Working under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
Salary (Per annum)Working Week (total hours plus shift pattern for an average week):
£8,000.0035hrs/wk, Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm, incl. 1hr unpaid lunch

Future Prospects:

CILEx Law School has strong employer links within this industry sector and following on from successful completion of this apprenticeship there maybe the opportunity for progression onto a higher apprenticeship or the CILEx Chartered Legal Executive training.

Who is the employer? Where will I be working?

Here at Geoffrey Miller Solicitors, we keep drivers on the road!

The firm was founded in 2000 and was originally directed by Mr Geoffrey Miller himself. The firm is now directed by his daughter, Miss Jeanette Miller, also known as ‘Miss Justice’ in the media. Jeanette acts in defending motoring prosecutions amongst many high profile figures and regularly contributes to supplying specialist motoring comments in newspapers, magazines, TV and radio.

Our motto is ‘Client is King’; we care about what happens to our clients and aim to achieve the best possible outcome in every case we are involved in. How we achieve our results varies from case to case but is usually as a result of some or all of the following beliefs and strategies adopted by every member of our organisation:

  1. Detail
  2. Preparation
  3. Innovation
  4. Outstanding service
  5. Integrity and expertise
  6. Honesty and openness
  7. Straight talking/no jargon
  8. We listen to our clients
  9. We put ourselves in our clients shoes
  10. Positive thinking

Geoffrey Miller Solicitors is a phenomenal place to work; we offer great opportunities, benefits, progression, experiences, and we love Mondays! We are a team of specialists and we thrive off the industry in which we work in, constantly innovating and developing our strategies and approach, which is a key contributing factor to our success.

Jeanette uses alternative business enhancement solutions such as Feng Shui to ensure we work in the optimum environment and together we are strong advocates of the Law of Attraction; understanding the importance of pre-paving the expectation of positive outcomes.

The Legal Apprentice role will be based at our NEW office in Media City, Salford; a modern waterfront destination in Manchester with creativity, leisure and a vibrant atmosphere.

Training to be provided?

  • In depth job-specific training through working alongside experienced legal staff
  • A combined competency and technical qualification to demonstrate you have the skills required to carry out the job, as well as to provide legal education. Competency is assessed by breaking down the contents of the jobs within your specific occupation into tasks called units of competences and will be measured through observations, assessments and witness testimony. The technical units are assessed through written assignments and online assessments.
  • Functional Skills (Literacy, Numeracy and IT) Dependent on your prior attainment you may need to be assessed in a literacy, numeracy and ICT skills which are an integral part of your apprenticeship.  Upon successfully completion you will be awarded additional certificates of recognition.
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Possible Enhancements

Your academic and competency training will be through CILEx Law School. CILEx Law School provide effective and accessible training for a wide range of professional and vocational legal qualifications. Our emphasis is on quality, innovation, and flexibility in course delivery, coupled with excellence in customer service. We are wholly owned by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, and have been delivering legal training for 30 years.

Legal services organisations are increasingly using CILEx Law School training to develop support staff into fee earning roles including through the new legal apprenticeships. For more information please visit our website – www.cilexlawschool.ac.uk

Applicant details

We will review your application against the criteria below when considering your suitability for the role, only applications which clearly demonstrate, with evidence, that they meet the essential criteria will be short-listed for interview. Desirable criteria are those that enhance your capacity to do the job but can be acquired once in employment.

You must provide evidence to demonstrate you meet the criteria within your application form to be short-listed.

Skills/Knowledge/Experience/IT Confidence:Personal Qualities:Minimum Entry Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, Outlook

Desirable:

  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Customer service skills
Essential:

  • Team Player
  • Attention to detail
  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Confident
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Resilient
  • Mature attitude
  • Take ownership of outcomes
  • Takes pride in personal appearance
  • Willing and able to learn
    Committed

Desirable:

  • Planner/thinking ahead
  • Good telephone manner
  • Analytical
  • Understanding of confidentiality requirements
  • Ability to deal with sensitive personal client situations effectively
Essential:

  • 5 GCSE grades A to C or equivalent are essential, specifically Maths and English

Desirable:

  • GCSE Grade A to C in IT

Reality Check:

If you are required to commute, then please carefully consider the time spent and cost associated before applying for this role.

Other Information:

  • This is a monthly paid post and you are required to work a month in hand. You will be entitled to receive statutory minimum annual leave.
  • You are responsible for funding your own travel to and from your place of work.
  • You must conduct yourself in a safe and diligent manner and comply with health and safety policies and procedures.
  • You must uphold and promote the company policies and procedures, promoting those specifically to your area of work, including Equality and Diversity and Safeguarding.

PLEASE NOTE ONLY APPLICATIONS WITH A CURRENT CONTACT NUMBER AND A CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS CAN BE ACCEPTED

From the 1st April 2017, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices aged 16-18, and those aged over 19 who are in the first year of their Apprenticeship, is set at £3.50 per hour. The NMW applies to time working and time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by the age categories above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate to their age.

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