We are looking for a Junior Clerk to assist our busy Practice Managers across our core areas of civil, criminal and family law. Your duties will include assisting with diary management, agreeing fees, general clerking duties (particularly civil) and administering our growing direct access workload. The ideal candidate will have at least 1 year's clerking experience, and will be looking to take on more responsibility and develop their career.
Salary: £20,000 (may be negotiable for an outstanding candidate) plus pension and season ticket loan after probationary period
Core hours: 9am to 6pm
Location: Chambers (we do not consider this position to be suitable for home working)
We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following:
- Good spoken and written communication skills
- Good organisational and time-management skills
- Confidence and a professional manner
- Tact and respect for confidential information
- The ability to work well in a team
- The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
In addition, we expect the successful applicant to have a minimum of 5 high grade GCSEs (including Maths and English) and at least basic IT skills such as Word, Outlook, and Excel. Further and/or higher education would also be an advantage, particularly if you are interested in a long term career in clerking and want to gain relevant work experience in a busy general common law set.
Please apply with a CV and application letter setting out why you are suitable for the role and highlighting relevant experience by 5pm on Monday 20 December 2021 to Clare Kelly, Chambers Director at firstname.lastname@example.org Interviews will be held early in the new year.
5 Pump Court is committed to promoting and providing equal opportunities. We welcome applications from people from all sections of society regardless of their sex or marital status, sexual orientation, colour, race, religion, ethnic or national origin, age or disability. We will also make reasonable adjustments to remove the barriers faced by disabled people.