On behalf of our Client, MPA Recruitment welcomes suitable applications for the role of Legal Secretary to support our client and their staff with any and all legal matters.
· Assist in the preparation of documentation and pleadings in connection with referrals from clients, drafting documentation and instructions and dealing with matters arising under the appropriate legislation.
· Assist and liase with Line Manager, Solicitors, and the client personnel in collating material.
· Assist in the preparation and maintenance of up-to-date statistics and information on the Legal Information System.
· Assists in the preparation of Briefs for Counsel and where appropriate, arranges attendances on Counsel as and when required together with the attendance of witnesses at Court Hearings/consultations.
· Ensures within their delegated responsibility that referrals and instructions from the client are dealt with in an expeditious and effective manner.
· Liases with Line Manager in developing teams/staff to enhance performance.
· Liases and corresponds with clients as required.
The main duties and responsibilities of the role:
Employees of the client will be required to promote and support the mission and vision of the service for which they are responsible and:
- At all times provide a caring service and to treat those with whom they come into contact in a courteous and respectful manner.
- Demonstrate their commitment by the efficient completion of all tasks allocated to them.
- Comply with the client’s No Smoking Policy.
- Carry out their duties and responsibilities in compliance with health and safety policy and statutory regulations.
- Adhere to equal opportunities policy throughout the course of their employment, as in Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.
- Support the client in advancing its compliance with Risk Management Controls Assurance Standards and to contribute to improving governance across the organisation.
- Ensure the on-going confidence of the public in service provision.
- Support the client in complying with its obligations under Human Rights legislation.
- Comply with the policies and relevant professional codes of conduct.
1. A relevant degree and a minimum of 1 years’ experience in an similar function with expertise in the chosen field.
A relevant professional qualification in information governance related area or
equivalent and a minimum of 2 years’ experience a similar environment
· Experience and understanding of information governance issues in an organisational environment
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
· Interpersonal skills to interface with staff, patients, public and other relevant stakeholders as required
· Confident, enthusiastic, and self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a team
· Able to work under pressure and manage priorities and workload appropriately
· Committed to ongoing training to support job role and develop self
· Positive attitude towards learning and development of self and others through continuing personal development