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Junior Administrator – Serjeant's Inn Barristers’ Chambers (London)

Closing Date: Saturday, 15 January 2022
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Send CV To: recruitment@grllegal.com

Our client, Serjeant's Inn Chambers, is a leading civil law Barristers’ Chambers specialising in high-profile medical, police, professional discipline, regulatory, business & specialist crime and public law cases, often involving important legal, ethical and social issues. 

Barristers and staff adopt a professional, progressive and friendly approach.  In the last five years, Serjeants’ Inn has expanded its silk team from 9 to 22 QCs, recruited 28 new tenants and won 27 awards.  It was one of the first sets to be awarded the Bar Council’s Certificate for Excellence in Well-Being and Legal Cheek’s independent review, notes that, “Members here work on real issues, affecting real people in the most fundamental of ways, meaning there is never a dull moment”.

Members of its award-winning staff team play a vital part in the success of the set and Chambers is seeking a bright, highly motivated individual to join as a Junior Administrator. Chambers has an excellent record of developing its staff and promoting from within.  

The role

  • Management of facilities and infrastructure and maintenance of building and equipment
  • Administration of pupillage recruitment process
  • Administration of professional indemnity insurance, top-up insurance, practising certificates
  • CRM system (LEX) maintenance and administration
  • HR administration including record keeping of holiday/sickness/absences
  • Monitoring and reporting on switchboard and email traffic
  • Administration of online library and other Chambers resources
  • Pro-active organisation of confidential destruction or return of redundant case papers.
  • Provision of support as necessary in relation to video- and audio-conferencing; and
  • Ad-hoc project work and other administrative tasks as required by the SMT

The person specification

A successful candidate is likely to have strong communication and organisational skills along with:   

  • A willingness to learn and an excellent manner with colleagues, clients and contacts;
  • A calm and cheerful approach, even under pressure and an ability to adapt and prioritise competing demands in a busy and changing workload;
  • An attention to detail and the ability to process data accurately;
  • Integrity, with an absolute commitment to confidentiality;
  • A good understanding of equality and diversity principles;
  • The ability to work with multiple stakeholders;
  • Experience of the Microsoft Office and experience of LEX or MLC, although training will be provided if required.

Successful applicants are likely to have been educated at degree-level, but Chambers will also consider candidates who can demonstrate at interview that they have the necessary skills and approach to make a success of the role. Knowledge or experience of the legal profession would be helpful but is not a pre-requisite.

To apply: please forward your CV, which should clearly outline your suitability for the role to exclusively retained consultants GRL Legal:  recruitment@grllegal.com

This is an urgent instruction and the closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 14th January 2022.

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