Our client is looking for a Legal Secretary to work for a US Partner and team within the firm's Capital Markets group. It is rare that we get to speak to the Partners but on this rare occasion, I have.
And my job remit is now as follows.
They are looking for someone to work in the office five days and week.
"I don't want you just to find me someone good - there are plenty of good people out there. I want you to find me someone who I think is indispensable.
I want someone who thinks outside the box and wants to use their brain. There are plenty of people that can follow my instruction, but I am so busy that I need someone who can just do what needs to be done under their own initiative."
I asked about longevity of experience and was told;
"No job hoppers. I want City law firm experience at Partner level but there doesn't have to be years and years of it. Length of service, be it long or short, is no guarantee of someone's ability. If you are great, you are great. So find me someone great."
I have to say, the Partner was very charming and won me over in five minutes. So if you want to be won over too and land yourself a fantastic role in a famous US law firm, you will be a very smartly presented and well-spoken Legal Secretary who has a minimum of 3 years' experience gained at a noted City law firm at Partner level.
You will have experience of dealing with clients and forging relationships, handling multiple diaries and travel arrangement requests, be able to monitor multiple inboxes including drafting simple replies. The Partner wants you to remind them of all things important and for you to make their life as easy as possible; the more you can lighten their load, the more they are going to like it!
As you can imagine, the firm has state of the art offices with state-of-the-art technology but has a team that ALWAYS pulls together.
To top this all off, the firm offers one of the most comprehensive benefits packages you will see including a performance related bonus.
If you want to be part of something special, please send your CV for immediate consideration.