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German Legal Secretary

German Legal Secretary


Working hours: Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm

A new permanent vacancy has arisen for a fluent Bilingual English/German speaking (70% English and 30%), Legal Secretary to join the firm and provide high level secretarial and administrative support to Notaries within the German department and also provide Float Secretary cover for the firm. You will be working in a very busy legal environment which will involve the production of legal documentation which will require a lot of typing work, involvement with the dossiers, together with direct client liaison.

You will need to be resilient, able to cope with a stressful, heavy workload, be very organised, methodical, a multi-tasker with a keen eye for detail, who can keep calm under pressure and is used to responsibility.

The role:
This is a very involved role where you will be assisting Notaries in the German department.

Duties and responsibilities:
 Providing high level secretarial and administrative support to Notaries in the German Department (diary management, booking appointments, client liaison, responding to emails, dealing with post);
 Provide Float Secretarial cover as required;
 Ensuring that the priorities and deadlines of the department are met;
 Managing own work allocation, productivity and quality of work with minimum supervision whilst also working as part of a team;
 Producing and editing large volumes of legal documents;
 Checking all information is accurate and complete at all times;
 Managing the maintenance and tracking of all files;
 Ensuring that all clients are dealt with efficiently and politely when visiting the office and also over the telephone/email;
 Answering all telephone calls efficiently and politely and take messages, as necessary in both English & German;
 Ensuring that all internal methods, systems, policies and procedures are adhered to;
 Assisting in general office administration and in the locating of files when necessary.

We are looking for applicants:

Fully computer literate with good keyboard skills and a working knowledge of various software packages. E.g. MS Office - MS Word etc.
 Recent experience of working as a bilingual secretary ( preferably as a legal secretary)
 Fluent (to mother-tongue level) in both English and German, both speaking and written
 Practical experience of handling client enquiries both by telephone and face to face.

If you are interested please contact Claire on 01753 668840 or emailing your CV to c.padgett@eurolondon.com. Thank you for applying to Euro London Appointments, the UK's largest independent language consultancy. Please be advised that documents will be treated in the strictest of confidence and that your application will not be forwarded without your permission. We aim to respond as promptly as possible to your application, however, due to the high level of CV's we receive we are only able to respond to applicants whose profile matches our Clients requirements. To enquire about other vacancies please visit our website at www.eurolondon.com



Claire Padgett

Team: Secretarial & Admin Roles

I specialise in: Logistics, Sales Support, Finance, HR, Internal Recruitment

Languages: English & German

I’ve been at Euro London since: 1997

About me: I studied European Business and Technology at University, which involved living in Germany for a year, studying and working;  so finding a role connected to languages and business was always going to be my goal. My career at Euro London has spanned from setting up the Call Centre Resourcing and Euro London “North” teams, to Internal Recruiter and Branch Manager for Windsor and Senior Manager. After taking time out to have my second child, I now work as a Consultant, recruiting for Clients across the UK and Europe.

If I was a famous person, I would be:The Queen – just for a day.

Fun fact: I once lost a game of “fight your way out of the giant paper bag”, on stage in front of 1000 people, which made my daughter burst in to tears with shame.


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