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PA (Tax) 14 month FTC
We are seeking an experienced PA to support a team of seven fee
earners in our Tax team on a 14 month fixed term contract. This
position is usually based out of our Bristol office, with some home
working for this position too.
Osborne Clarke is an international legal practice with over 270
Partners and more than 900 talented lawyers in 26 locations*. Our
sector-based approach enables us to help our clients tackle the issues
they are facing today, and prepare for the ones that they will face
tomorrow. Advising them both comprehensively and commercially. We love
working closely with our clients on new deals, products and solutions
which will transform their businesses, markets and even sectors. And
our unique approachable culture is not an added extra, it's
fundamental to our success.
The main purpose of this role is to provide highly professional,
effective and proactive PA support to a busy team of fee earners. More
specifically you will:
Proactively monitor and assist with email and diary management
Take ownership of the virtual post mailbox for the tax team,
distribute post and update post spreadsheet
Assist with the file opening, CDD process and draft engagement letters
Draft correspondence, communications, create and amend legal
documentation (eg Tax Advice Notes including structure diagrams)
Assist with personalisation of documents, including uploading,
tracking and downloading of documents via Docusign
Play an active role in managing and taking responsibility for the
billing process such as tracking specific billing arrangements,
preparing WIP reports, completing billing guides, updating monthly
billing spreadsheets and complete finance forms
Attend and take the minutes of team meetings, contributing where
necessary to update the team on any new systems and processes
Undertake administrative tasks including membership renewals, the
organisation of all travel arrangements, complete expense reclaim
forms and file management (filing, closing and arranging offsite
storage of files)
Support the team with all Business Development
initiatives/marketing events suggested by the team
Develop strong working relationships with key clients and colleagues
Provide support within the team (covering for other PA absences)
Proactively identify opportunities, actively contribute and be
involved in ad-hoc projects as given by the team
Troubleshoot IT issues and escalate to our IT if necessary
We are looking for an experienced PA, who is able to use their own
initiative, can demonstrate first class organisational skills and be
an integral team player.
Essential to have excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadline
Flexible and proactive approach
Capable of taking initiative and developing solutions
Ability to pay close attention to detail
Essential to work with confidentiality, discretion and diplomacy
Good IT skills (Microsoft word, Excel, Outlook)
Salary and benefits
We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.
For more information or to apply
We would very much welcome your application using the link provided.
Should you have any questions about the role, or would like to find
out more about the firm, please contact Chloe Tidcombe in the
recruitment team on email@example.com.
No agencies please.
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Please note that although we include closing dates for our roles
as a guide, we review and progress applications on a rolling basis.
Clarke we value difference and encourage applicants from all
social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities,
and sexual or romantic orientations. We want everyone to feel that
OC is a place where you can be yourself and where you belong, and
our range of interest groups and diversity networks - not to mention
our great teams - are a part of making that a reality.
We support working families via a range of family and caring
friendly policies and will accommodate flexible working where we
can. We value the health and wellbeing of our people: for example,
we're signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, have an active
network of mental health champions and offer free initiatives and
flexible benefits to all our people.
Being an inclusive employer is important to us. We have made a
number of external commitments such as the Race Fairness Commitment
and Women in Law Pledge, and are working with organisations like
Stonewall to become a more inclusive employer.
Osborne Clarke is a Living Wage Employer, so we're committed to
paying everybody in our business enough to live on and to enable
them to save for the future.
We want you to be able to show us your best during the recruitment
process. If you require any adjustments to be made during the
application, interview process or when working with us, please let