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Legal Secretary - Estates and Elder Law (Masterton)

Due to an internal promotion we have an exciting opportunity for a legal secretary to join our Estates and Elder Law team in our Masterton office.

About Gibson Sheat

Gibson Sheat is an established and well-respected law firm. We provide a broad range of legal services for our business and personal clients from our offices in Masterton, Lower Hutt and Wellington. We provide a supportive and collegial team environment, with an upbeat atmosphere.

The role

This is a full time role based in our busy and friendly Masterton office. You will be working in our Estates and Elder law team with two legal executives, a senior solicitor and a solicitor.

You will be responsible for drafting documents and statements, preparing bills, opening files, scanning documents, telephoning clients, making appointments, and supporting our team members to provide excellent client service.

This role offers:

  • The opportunity to join a successful, busy, inclusive team, where everyone is treated with respect for the role they play
  • Ongoing professional development through a range of varied learning and development offerings
  • Competitive remuneration and a wide range of staff benefits.

Although this role is full-time, we are open to proposals for flexible working arrangements.

Skills and experience

Candidates will:

  • have experience working as a secretary, preferably in a legal environment
  • use their initiative, be hardworking and willing to take on any task
  • be skilled at picking up new systems and have an aptitude with figures
  • have a calm temperament when under pressure
  • possess excellent writing, reading comprehension, grammar, and proof-reading skills
  • be flexible and a team-player
  • relish responsibility and like to go the extra mile
  • show empathy with our clients

Most importantly, you will bring a positive energy and engaging nature, as well as a good sense of humour to our Masterton office.

Candidates should send their CV and covering letter to HR Manager anna.holland-waterson@gibsonsheat.com by Wednesday 6 January, 2021.