Typist

Reference code:

WPRTYP

Location:

St Helens

Main purpose of the job: 

To provide typing and administration support to the department

Main key result areas

  • Ensures that audio and copying typing is completed accurately and effectively and all documents are correctly filed.
  • Proof reads and checks all typed documents, using all necessary tools available to ensure error free work.
  • Maintains an effective diary review system for follow up actions as directed by fee earner.
  • To answer the telephones in a professional manner and ensure that messages are recorded correctly and delivered efficiently.
  • Provides general administrative support as required
  • Ensures that post procedures for incoming, outgoing and internal are followed.
  • To achieve a typing speed of 50 wpm whilst maintaining accuracy.
  • To properly record any chargeable time and ensure full file notes are written.
  • Undertakes other ad hoc duties as required to assist the department

Person specification

Qualifications

 

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, or equivalent. Relevant work experience can be considered as an alternative

Essential

Experience

 

Experience of audiocopy typing

Essential

Experience in an office/clerical role

Essential

Experience of time recording

Desirable

Experience of digital audio dictation in particular BigHand

Desirable

Experience of working in a Law Firm 

Desirable

Experience of using a Case Management system

Desirable

Experience of legal terminology and typing legal documents

Desirable

Knowledge and skills

 

Good standard of computer literacy

Essential

Excellent literacy and spelling

Essential

Excellent  communication skills at all levels, both face to face and over the telephone

Essential

Excellent accuracy and attention to detail at all times 

Essential

Organisation and time Management Skills

Essential

Awareness of the work undertaken by a solicitors office

Essential

Knowledge of department procedures.

Desirable

Personality / Other Qualities

 

Discretion and ability to work in a confidential environment

Essential

Pleasant, approachable, patient, polite

Essential

Ability to work amidst frequent interruptions whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail

Essential

Ability to be flexible to suit the needs of the Dept.

Essential

Ability to work as part of a team

Essential

Please do not send enquiries to the department manager of the specific team.