Legal Clerical Assistant

12 month fixed term contract

CEC NJC – Grade 4

Salary £18,933 – £19,698

Job Ref  E1130

Closing Date 12th September 2021

Cheshire East is an amazing place to live and work. As one of the largest employers in the borough, we are able to offer you a wide range of challenging and rewarding career opportunities.

At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, a well-led organisation with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities.

If you want to be part of our award-winning council and contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate, are committed to working as part of a team and striving to deliver exceptional service wherever you can, we would especially like to hear from you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our local communities so that we can all work for a brighter future – together.

Brighter Future

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed Legal Assistant to join Legal Services supporting the 2 main legal team areas.  Working daily at the Corporate Offices adhering to Covid Standards and Practices, duties include; supporting team functions, use of ICT/Council systems to produce accurate documentation to tight deadlines and standards.  Signing and sealing legal documents, engrossing and scanning large complex documents, online customer contact and email handling at front of house for the service.

The administrative assistant is required to support functions across all parts of the Council’s Legal Department.  A high level of organisational and interpersonal skills is needed and the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines is essential.  As a team player, you will need to be flexible and hard working, with excellent ICT skills and have an eye for detail/accuracy.  The post holder will play an essential part in the support to the Legal Services working mainly from home, where you will be part of a small dedicated and friendly team carrying out key admin functions.

For informal discussion about this post, please contact Liz Newman on telephone number 07794435050.

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