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Job Title PA (Tax) 14 month FTC
Closing Date 17-Sep-2022
Job Location Bristol
Role PAs

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.

About us

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 role

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

You'll be

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.

Key Skills:

  • 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

No agencies please.

*Services in India are provided by a relationship firm

Please note that although we include closing dates for our roles as a guide, we review and progress applications on a rolling basis.

At Osborne 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 us know.