Legal Administrator

Posted by Shelter

Legal Administrator

N7, London Check commute

£25,596 (inclusive of London Weighting) pa plus excellent benefits

Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

Closing date: 23 September 2019 at 11:30pm

Do you have excellent administration skills and a typing speed of at least 70wpm? Then join Shelter as a Legal Administrator and you could soon be playing a vital role ensuring our legal team have the administrative and secretarial support they need to help more people whose housing rights are at risk or denied.

A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.

About the Role
As a Legal Administrator, you'll be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the legal team's work, enabling them to maximise their casework hours. On any given day that could involve providing a swift and extremely accurate audio typing service to solicitors, file management including photocopying and filing, entering information onto our case management systems and communicating with clients and third parties. It will also see you prepare and deliver bundles and documents for court, manage our legal billing process and maintain accurate financial records and petty cash.

About you
Your outstanding administrative and organisational skills will be critical to your success in this role. As well as proven audio and copy typing skills, with a minimum speed of 70wpm, you will have ideally worked in a legal environment so you are used to legal documents, but training can be given. You're proactive, creative and commercially aware with great written and verbal communication skills and enjoy working as part of a busy team.

We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our Legal team and be the change you want to see in society.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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