EXPERIENCE & SKILLS REQUIRED FOR LEGAL SECRETARY ROLE

  • An understanding of Corporate Law
  • Ideally 2-3 years’ experience in a similar legal secretary role 
  • Legal / Accounts experience 
  • Knowledge of relevant legal and regulatory requirements, particularly the UK Companies Act 1985 and 2006 (and related legislation) as well as corporate governance principles and best practices
  • A high level of verbal and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with people across all levels
  • Attention to detail and a well-organised approach to work
  • The ability to prioritise work and to work well under pressure
  • Integrity and discretion when handling confidential information
  • Self-starter with the ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office

THE ROLE

Main responsibilities included in the legal secretary role are:

  • Ensuring all the statutory administration processes are completed 
  • Updating statutory records, such as the register of all shareholders and directors, past and present
  • Sending necessary documentation to Companies House, such as annual returns and financial statements
  • The issuing and transfer of share certificates as required
  • Informing Companies House of any significant changes in the company’s structure or management, for example, the appointment or resignation of directors
  • Establishing and maintaining the company’s registered office as the address for any formal communications
  • Ensuring the security of the company’s legal documents
  • Various ongoing ad hoc projects 

THE COMPANY

  • Ongoing training
  • The ability to develop your career further
  • Paid time off to volunteer and help the community in a way you are passionate about
  • 20 days plus Bank Holidays
  • Additional holidays will accrue from your third year of being in our team
  • A Holiday purchase / buy back scheme 
  • Your birthday off each year if it is a normal working day to do something special
  • Team development days
  • Flexible working hours
  • Open communication at all levels and honest discussions encouraged to develop the business
  • Health and wellbeing Initiatives 

Hours of Work: Permanent, Full Time – 36.5hrs Hybrid Working
Location: Jesmond or Chester-Le-Street Offices. 3 days per week office Based, 2 days per week from home
Salary: £18,031 – £23,000 

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