About this job

Permanent: 37 hours per week
Salary: £19,554 - £21,166 (Grade D)
Location: Tiverton

A full time position has arisen within Legal Services. We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and pro-active individual who is capable of dealing with a range of administrative tasks.  

The post holder will require a methodical approach to work and be competent in the use of information technology with a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office tools, especially Word and Excel. Duties will include implementing digital transformation and ensuring the efficient operation of the Deeds storage facility.  Sound and accurate records management skills are needed.

You will maintain the administrative, clerical and word processing function of the legal team efficiently and effectively. The key responsibilities include:-

  • Dealing with the opening, management, closing and archiving of files, including administration of the Legal Service Helpdesk.
  • Assisting in the production of a wide range of complex legal documents to a high standard of accuracy and presentation and in the processing of incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Using facilities offered by the Land Registry website and bespoke providers to the legal profession such as PLC, Lexis Nexis and Westlaw for the preparation of legal documents.
  • Liaising with the Finance Department to process orders and prepare invoices for payment.
  • The management of sundry debt recovery and the completion of Council house sales

Candidates should have a professional and polite telephone manner, good organisational, communication, literacy and interpersonal skills. Experience of working in a legal environment would be advantageous, however training will be provided.

A satisfactory basic disclosure check and three years complete employment history will be requested in the event of you being offered the position.

Reduced working hours (salary pro rata) may be considered, subject to meeting the business needs of the team.

To find out more

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Kathryn Tebbey, Group Manager for Legal Services, on 01884 234210.

For full details please read the Job Description and Person Specification - DL09 - Business Support Officer - Legal Services

The Job Description refers to the level of competencies required for this post. For an explanation of what this means, please see Core Competencies.

How to apply

Please download and complete our Job Application Form and send to Opportunities@middevon.gov.uk. Alternatively, print and send by post to:

Human Resources
Mid Devon District Council
Phoenix House
Phoenix Lane
Tiverton, Devon
EX16 6PP

Please remember to quote the following post and vacancy numbers:

CLOSING DATE 5 June 2019 at 1.00 pm

We are committed to Equality of Opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If we've not contacted you within two weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Thank you for showing an interest in this vacancy and we wish you every success with your on-going job search.

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