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Part Time Receptionist/Administrator (27.75 hours per week) - Luton office
The working hours of the role will be: Monday and Friday 8:45am-5.15pm and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1:00pm-5.15pm
We are looking to recruit a Receptionist/Administrator to deliver a professional, efficient service and to create a warm and welcoming environment to our clients. An excellent telephone manner with first class interpersonal skills is essential to the role. A proactive approach and the ability to use your initiative are key to the smooth running of the office.
Duties and responsibilities:
- To answer incoming calls promptly and transfer to the relevant individual;
- Welcome clients to the office and attend to their needs;
- Organise and prepare meeting rooms;
- Sign in and out all visitors to the office;
- Attending to incoming/outgoing post and send faxes;
- Archiving files and scanning all Will files as required;
- Updating database with relevant file information;
- Banking duties as and when required including taking paying in books to Barclays Bank plc;
- Process credit/debit card payments as and when required;
- Typing daily returns for the accounts department as and when required;
- To regularly check and order stationery as required;
- Photocopying, printing and scanning;
- Making maintenance calls when phones/photocopiers break down;
- General maintenance of the phone system;
- Provide refreshments to clients when required;
- Run errands as and when required;
- Other admin tasks and manage office facilities.
The appropriate candidate will have the following skills and attributes:
- Professional telephone manner and good people skills
- Basic computer skills (including working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook);
- Organisation and prioritisation;
- Accuracy and attention to detail;
- Positive attitude;
The firm provides a range of benefits including pension, childcare vouchers, life assurance and cashback/discounts from major retailers.
Closing date: 1st September 2017
Unfortunately due to the high level of response to this role we can only respond to candidates selected for interview.
NO AGENCIES PLEASE
Neves Solicitors LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Neves and Neves Solicitors are trading names of Neves Solicitors LLP (Registered No. OC371395).
Registered office: AW House, 6-8 Stuart Street, Luton, LU1 2SJ. SRA Number: 567286
What it's like to work at Neves
I started working at Neves in September 2015. I began as an Assistant in our Residential Property department and after 9 months applied for a Training Contract with the firm which I began in September 2016. I have almost completed my first seat in the firm’s Private Client department and feel like I have experienced such an array of clients and situations. Both departments I have worked in have been very client-facing and giving such services has been incredibly rewarding.
I admire what a friendly and supportive working environment I am part of. Neves has a strong team ethic and I look forward to going into the office each day. I am given a lot of responsibility with my work itself and I am faced with various challenges on a daily basis. I learn something new each day and feel like I am continuously developing in my role. I am incredibly excited to see what the next eighteen months of my training have to offer.
Despite only being at Neves for a relatively short period, I am lucky enough to have attended many different networking events, training sessions and seminars. The firm has a great reputation and extensive links with other companies and the local communities where we are based. I am very grateful for the opportunity I have been given to train here.
I have worked for Neves since September 2014, having completed my training contract with the firm and going on to qualify into the firm’s Family Department. During my time with Neves I have been fortunate enough to work in almost every department, and as such feel I can take a holistic approach to the matters I come across. I have also been able to see that the positive attributes of the firm are firm-wide.
During my training, I was able to take a very hands-on approach to the work and given a lot of responsibility. This meant that when I qualified, I felt much more confident in my own abilities and more experienced than some of my friends who had trained at larger firms did.
I am proud to work in the firm’s Family Department as although sometimes the work can be challenging, it is nice to be doing that work as part of a team which cares about the outcome we reach for the client, and which also works together well to make the Department a nice place to come to work.
I joined Neves in July 2006, initially as a paralegal, before commencing my training contract in January 2007. I qualified as a solicitor in January 2009 and have worked in our disputes department in our Milton Keynes office ever since, although I travel to the Luton and Harpenden offices as required.
Whilst the disputes department consists of a relatively small team I have always received appropriate training and support as I worked my way up from being an inexperienced junior solicitor to where I am now. I consider that the “open door” approachable nature of all partners and members of staff makes it easy to work together as a team including across multiple offices and departments and ensures our clients receive the best possible service.
Aside from a relatively short period away, I have worked for Neves since April 2010. I completed my training contract with the firm and qualified into the Private Client department in 2012.Training with Neves allowed me to have exposure to such a wide variety of work, which accelerated my learning and equipped me with much confidence on qualifying. As a firm, Neves supports me in working from all offices, which means that I have been able to develop a great relationship with colleagues firm-wide. I am able to fully understand how all departments work and can put a real face to the names on my internal contact list!
Neves is a well established regional firm with offices that have a corporate feel, but we have a real presence in the community and our clients are at our core. The work we carry out in the Private Client department is extremely varied and no two days are the same.
The firm itself is a very friendly one, and not only have I been made to feel very valued by the team I work with, but also by the clients I work for.