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Paralegal Secretary

£28,000 - £33,000
Greater London

Are you an experienced, hands-on, and proactive Secretary/PA with a keen interest in continuing your development within a new sector/business?

Do you have the drive and determination to offer full support, in a fast paced office environment?

If so, we want to hear from you…

This is a varied and involved Paralegal Secretarial role for someone with an excellent eye for detail and strong Secretarial and Senior Administration skills. This is a busy operation dealing with intellectual property transactions, which means you will get involved with in depth administration work, client contact, processing information, maintaining and updating company records and systems and occasional ad hoc tasks.  The role will involve supporting the business owner in every aspect of the business , being a 2nd pair of hands to ensure continued success.

  • Preparing letters and raising invoices to Clients
  • Maintaining and updating the firm’s database and associated systems
  • Preparing letters and documents for filing with the UK Patent Office, European Patent Office and EUIPO
  • Typing general correspondence
  • Scanning documents to electronic filing system
  • Operating the firm’s records system
  • Monitoring incoming e-mails
  • Organising workflow
  • Taking and transferring incoming calls
  • Dealing with usual ad hoc jobs necessary in a small office environment
  • Flexibility and willingness to cover other administrative roles during staff holiday or illness.

This position offers a competitive salary of £28,000 - £35,000 depending on experience, 22 days holiday and onsite parking. This will be an office-based position, with the requirement to work 35 hours per week, with set hours and days being flexible for the right person, albeit this is a full-time position.

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will be aspired to make a career out of this given opportunity and will be given the chance to take the patent qualifications in order to progress skills and knowledge.  Initial in-house Paralegal training will be given.

Experience required:

  • Recent solid secretarial experience required, preferably within the legal sector
  • A very strong attention to detail - there is no room for errors in this position!
  • Computer literate including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, plus the ability to quickly pick up a range of systems including bespoke.
  • Experience of Patents would be a great advantage although is not essential as full training will be given.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Organised, Methodical, Flexible and able to work on own initiative
  • Experience with Equinox information system would be very helpful

You will need to be a career minded, dedicated person with a logical approach to work and should be willing to learn and work towards the CIPA Patent Administrator qualification. So if this sounds like you, please do not delay – get in touch ASAP!

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