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HR Assistant

Middlesbrough

Role: HR Assistant  

Department: Business Support Department

Location: Middlesbrough  

Hours: Full-Time

As a leading North-East law firm we are recruiting a newly created HR Assistant position for an experienced HR Administrator who wishes to progress their career.  

The role:

The successful candidate will be part of a small team and support the Head of HR in providing provision for a high quality administrative and transactional HR service for the Group. With particular focus on recruitment, employee records and operational HR administration and supporting ad hoc projects.

Requirements:

  • Working towards  or qualified in CIPD Level 3 or above is desirable, or the desire to achieve this level of qualification
  • At least to two years or more experience as a HR Administrator
  • Previous experience of recruitment administration is essential
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A high attention to detail
  • Understand and respect the sensitivity of HR information and employee records ensuring confidentiality of all written and verbal communications
  • Ability to monitor, report, and analyse data in line with business needs
  • Ability to build rapport and strong working relationships with all level of employees
  • Ability to prioritise workload effectively
  • Ability to work effectively as a team and independently as a individual
  • Positive and professional attitude and enthusiastic approach
  • Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook 

In return we offer a competitive salary, career development prospects and training, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, workplace pension and staff benefits.

Email covering letter, CV and salary expectations to our Human Resource Department, at HR@watsonwoodhouse.co.uk by the 15 March 2021.

Should you have any questions about the role/department please feel free to contact our HR team at the email above.

Group IT Manager

Middlesbrough

Role: Group IT Manager

Department: Business Support Department

Location: Middlesbrough  

Hours: Full-Time

As a leading North-East law firm we are recruiting a newly created Group IT Manager position for an experienced IT professional to report into the CEO.  

The role:

The successful candidate will lead the IT function, develop and implement IT strategy and service delivery for the Group. As well as maintain, design and develop business intelligence solutions and to drive the business forward, ensuring systems efficiencies across all departments.

Requirements:

  • Educated to A level standard or equivalent experience (e.g. NVQ level 3) is essential
  • BSc/BA Computer Science or other relevant field desirable
  • At least 2 years IT system management / systems admin experience required
  • A strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office and Microsoft 365 suite
  • Demonstrable experience leading projects or navigating the implementation of processes and systems is essential
  • Knowledge and experience of SQL
  • Knowledge of Ethernet network configurations, hosted servers and local servers
  • Experience and knowledge of Advanced Report Creation, Autoroutines, Case Type Maintenance, Database Maintenance, Data template maintenance, Directory Monitoring, Import Export, MIWH, Screen designer, Task server administration, Web services, Workflow Maintenance, XML Templates
  • Supplier management experience

In return we offer a competitive salary, role prospects and training, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, workplace pension and staff benefits.

Email covering letter, CV and salary expectations to our Human Resource Department, at HR@watsonwoodhouse.co.uk by the 22 March 2021.

Should you have any questions about the role/department please feel free to contact our HR team at the email above.

Group Management Accountant

Middlesbrough

Role: Group Management Accountant   

Department: Business Support  

Location: Middlesbrough  

Hours: Full-Time

As a leading North-East law firm we are recruiting a newly created position for a Group Management Accountant into our Business Support Team.

The role:

The successful candidate will carry out financial analysis, review and report the performance of the Group.  Providing essential information in assisting the Group to make informed decisions and strive towards meeting our business objectives and strategic goals.

Requirements:

  • Qualified, or working towards, CIMA ACCA ACA or equivalent experience
  • Financial and management accounting background is essential
  • Service/Legal industry experience preferable but not essential
  • Demonstrable  technical accounting knowledge and a strong track record in statutory reporting
  • Experience of articulating complex financial information in a concise, informative manner
  • A strong background of implementing and managing financial control environments in highly regulated businesses
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work flexibly and deliver results
  • High Standard of IT literacy including accounting software, MS office and advanced excel skills

In return we offer a competitive salary, role prospects and training, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, workplace pension and staff benefits.

Email covering letter, CV and salary expectations to our Human Resource Department, at HR@watsonwoodhouse.co.uk by the 22 March 2021.

Should you have any questions about the role/department please feel free to contact our HR team at the email above.

Receptionist

Harrogate

Role:               Receptionist  

Location:        Harrogate

Hours:            Full-Time

As a leading North-East law firm we are recruiting a Receptionist at our Harrogate office.

The role:

As the first point of contact for both existing and new clients, the successful candidate will support fee earners by assisting with the day to day reception duties. Duties include dealing with calls in a professional friendly manner, taking accurate and detailed messages, and attending to clients in the office whilst maintaining confidentiality.

Requirements:

  • Previous receptionist experience essential.
  • Excellent client service skills required.   
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Experience using Microsoft and Outlook.
  • Case management system experience would be advantageous.

In return we offer a competitive salary, role prospects and training, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, workplace pension and staff benefits.

Email covering letter, CV and salary expectations to our Human Resource Department, at HR@watsonwoodhouse.co.uk by 12noon on the 26th February 2021.

Should you have any questions about the role/department please feel free to contact our HR team at the email above.

Conveyancing Solicitor / Licensed Conveyancer / Legal Executive

Harrogate

Department: Conveyancing Department

Location: Harrogate

Hours: Full Time

As a leading North East provider of Residential Conveyancing, Watson Woodhouse Group are seeking a Fee Earner to work in our Harrogate Office. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a very progressive practice, amongst some of the region’s leading solicitors. 

The role:

The successful candidate will be able to work independently and be able to manage a caseload of residential property files, to include; sale and purchase of freehold and leasehold properties; as well as new build transactions, re-mortgages, right to buy and help to buy schemes. Also as part of the role play an active part in the promotion of the firm’s services.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 2 years Post Qualification Experience Residential Conveyancing is essential.
  • The ability to deliver Excellent Client Care.
  • Enthusiasm for the industry.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and as an individual on their own initiative.
  • High levels of attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills, with an ability to prioritise and organise a busy caseload.

In return we offer a competitive salary, role prospects and training, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, workplace pension, Christmas Savings Scheme and other staff benefits.

Email covering letter, CV and salary expectations to our Human Resource Department, at HR@watsonwoodhouse.co.uk by COB the 5 March 2021.

Should you have any questions about the role/department please feel free to contact our HR team at the email above.

Family Secretary

Darlington

Role: Family Secretary 

Department: Family Department

Location: Darlington

Hours: Full-Time

As a leading North-East law firm we are recruiting a Legal Secretary in our Family Law Department for our busy Darlington office.

The role:

The successful candidate will support fee earners by assisting with drafting legal documents, taking initial instructions and client statements, and collating Court bundles whilst maintaining a high level of discretion and confidentiality. Additional to providing regular reception cover as and when required.

Requirements:

  • Previous Family Secretarial experience would be advantageous  
  • Strong and efficient secretarial and admin skills
  • Fast, accurate typing ability using digital audio systems
  • Experience of case management systems (preferred)
  • IT literate
  • Diary management
  • Strong organisational skills
  • A high level of attention to detail

In return we offer a competitive salary, role prospects and training, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, workplace pension and staff benefits.

Email covering letter, CV and salary expectations to our Human Resource Department, at HR@watsonwoodhouse.co.uk by 12noon on the 5 March 2021.

Should you have any questions about the role/department please feel free to contact our HR team at the email above.

Family Solicitor / Legal Executive

Middlesbrough, Stockton, Darlington

Role: Family Solicitor/Legal Executive

Department: Family Department

Location: Middlesbrough, Stockton or Darlington

Hours: Full Time

As a leading North East provider of Family Law, Watson Woodhouse Ltd are seeking a Family Fee Earner to work in one of our offices in the North East. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a very progressive practice, amongst some of the region’s leading lawyers. 

The role:

The successful candidate will be able to work independently and be able to deal with all aspects of family law with particular focus on divorce, finance, children and public law. The role will involve managing of a client caseload and ensuing high standards of client care and development of good working relationships with external institutions and organisations. To support and develop any immediate support and fee earning staff as agreed with the Head of Department and play an active part in the promotion of the firm’s services.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 2 years Post Qualification Experience within Family Law is essential.
  • The ability to deliver Excellent Client Care.
  • A good working knowledge of Legal Aid.
  • Strong drafting skills.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Advocacy experience.
  • Ability to demonstrate use of sensitivity when dealing with clients and manage difficult conversations.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and as an individual on their own initiative.
  • High levels of attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills, with an ability to prioritise and organise a complex workload to deadline.

In return we offer a competitive salary, role prospects and training, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, workplace pension and staff benefits.

Email covering letter, CV and salary expectations to our Human Resource Department, at HR@watsonwoodhouse.co.uk

Should you have any questions about the role/department please feel free to contact our HR team at the email above.

Police Station Representative

Middlesbrough

Role: Police Station Representative  

Department: Crime

Location: Middlesbrough

Tenure: Fixed Term Contract

Hours: Shift rota – 3 on / 3 off over a 6 week rota

7.5 hours per shift with a 30min unpaid break and two 15min paid breaks

Watson Woodhouse Ltd Criminal Law Department have a number of excellent opportunities to join our highly motivated legal telephone advice team with nationwide exposure.

The role:

The successful candidate working in a call centre environment will be required to take initial instructions over the telephone from clients detained in police custody, ensuring their legal rights are adhered to and be ready to make any relevant presentations where required.

Requirements:

  •  Police Station Representative Qualified or desire to qualify with support from the Firm
  • Working knowledge of PACE 1984 and Police Code of Conduct
  • Highly motivated individual with the ability to manage expectations
  • Clear and precise written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and as an individual on their own initiative
  • Ability to work shifts, involving both day and nights

In return we offer a competitive salary, an opportunity to earn additional fees from the Police Station Attendances at excellent rates, training, and role prospects with the potential for the role to become permanent, workplace pension and staff benefits.

Email covering letter, CV and salary expectations to our Human Resource Department, at HR@watsonwoodhouse.co.uk by 12 March 2021.

Should you have any questions about the role/department please feel free to contact our HR team at the email above.

Contacting Us

01642 247656 info@watsonwoodhouse.co.uk 24 Hour Arrest Helpline 01642 917175

Head Office

102-108 Borough Road
Middlesbrough
Teesside
TS1 2HJ
United Kingdom

Company Registration Number: 10868114 VAT Number: 499 468 172

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