As a growing business, we are always keen to hear from individuals who feel that they could make a positive contribution to the firm, and who believe that they have an affinity with our values, in terms of our approach to caring for staff and clients as individuals with individual needs.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you feel we’re the right firm for you, regardless of whether or not we have a specific vacancy which fully matches your background. We are always happy to receive speculative enquiries from prospective recruits.
The Firm’s Ethos
Founded in 1893, Ellis-Fermor & Negus is a well-respected East Midlands practice with offices at Beeston, Long Eaton, Ripley, and Belper. We deliver a high-quality service to a wide range of private and business clients.
The mission of the firm is to establish a lifelong relationship with all our clients, ensuring that they and staff alike are treated as individuals with individual needs. Relationship building is a key part of our ethos.
Our Christian values are important to us in the way we approach our work and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in terms of everything we do.
Why Join Us
Our ethos means that we endeavour to provide our staff with all the leadership, encouragement and support they need. We want everyone to feel truly appreciated for the contribution they make to the firm. We like to think that this is manifested by the fact that many of our Directors and staff have been with the firm for many years.
A happy and motivated team means that we are well placed to offer a competitive and dynamic service to our clients, thus ensuring the continued success of the firm!
Legal Secretary/Assistant, Wills & Probate, Long Eaton Office (Full time)
We are looking to recruit an experienced Legal Secretary to join our successful and long established Wills & Probate department based in our busy Long Eaton Office.
We pride ourselves on providing excellent client service and have an enviable reputation in the East Midlands for the quality of our work.
The successful applicant will need to be comfortable dealing with clients confidently and in a friendly and welcoming manner, both face to face and over the telephone. They will also need to have the ability to type quickly and accurately and must be comfortable with the general use of computer technology in the workplace. Full training on our systems will be given.
Secretarial experience in a busy Wills & Probate/Private Client department within a Solicitors firm would be an advantage but is not essential. We also welcome applications from experienced Legal Secretaries who are familiar with other areas of legal practice.
- Dealing with enquiries from new & existing clients and from external agencies
- Preparing correspondence, memos, emails and forms from digital dictation
- Maintaining a filing system
- Opening and closing of client files
- Undertaking occasional receptionist duties
- Good computer skills
- Ability to type quickly and accurately
- High degree of multi-tasking and time management capability
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Integrity and professionalism
How to apply
If you are interested in applying for a position at Ellis-Fermor & Negus, please send your CV, together with a covering email or letter to Martin Jessop, our Practice Manager.
If your application is not for one of our advertised roles then please include details, in your covering letter, outlining the type of role you are seeking.
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