Staff

“Efficient, professional and personable”
Chambers & Partners

Serjeants’ Inn has been praised by the leading independent legal directories for its fantastic client service. Our staff team are the first point of contact for clients, so it is vital that any prospective recruit shares our positive, friendly and approachable ethos.

Staff vacancies are advertised on this site and also externally. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and we adhere to best practice on equal opportunities.

 

New Job Opportunity

Vacancies – three new roles and one maternity cover

The opportunity
Serjeants’ Inn Chambers is a leading civil law set specialising in high-profile medical, police,  professional discipline, regulatory, business & specialist crime and public law cases, often involving important legal, ethical and social issues.

Our barristers and staff adopt a professional, progressive and friendly approach.  In the last five years, Serjeants’ Inn has expanded its silk team from 9 to 22 QCs, recruited 28 new tenants and won 28 awards.  We were one of the first sets to be awarded the Bar Council’s Certificate for Excellence in Well-Being. For an independent assessment please see Legal Cheek’s review, which notes that, “Members here work on real issues, affecting real people in the most fundamental of ways, meaning there is never a dull moment”.

Members of our award-winning staff team play a vital part in the success of the set as a whole.  We are looking for bright, highly motivated individuals to join us, with three new permanent positions as follows:

  • One junior administrator role
  • Two junior assistant/clerking roles
  • Plus one fixed 12-month maternity cover role – Client Care and Business Development Team

These roles would provide first class experience for anyone seeking to build a successful career in clerking, marketing and/or chambers management. We have an excellent record of developing the skills and remit of members of our staff team and promoting from within. After an appropriate  induction period, we offer all staff hybrid working arrangements.

The person specification

Successful candidates are likely to have strong communication and organisational skills along with:

  • a willingness to learn;
  • an excellent manner with colleagues, clients and contacts;
  • a calm and cheerful approach, even under pressure;
  • the ability to adapt and prioritise competing demands in the context of a busy and changing workload;
  • an attention to detail and the ability to process data accurately;
  • integrity, with an absolute commitment to confidentiality;
  • a good understanding of equality and diversity principles and a determination to apply them proactively in all aspects of the role;
  • the ability to work with multiple stakeholders, taking into account their different views and priorities;
  • experience of the Microsoft Office suite of programmes;
  • experience of LEX or MLC, although training will be provided if required; and
  • in the case of the Client Care team role, creativity with an eye for design and skills in the use of social media and databases.

Successful applicants are likely to have been educated at degree-level, but we will also consider candidates without such qualifications who can demonstrate at interview that they have the necessary skills and approach to make a success of the role. Knowledge or experience of the legal profession would be helpful but is definitely not a pre-requisite.

The roles

The staff team works closely together and there is often considerable overlap between individual roles. While all staff team duties are designed for the pursuit and attainment of the staff team objectives.  The precise nature of the responsibilities allocated to each role will be determined once the successful candidates have been selected.  They are likely to include the following:

Chambers Administrator x 1

  • management of facilities and infrastructure, including liaison with the managing agent of our premises and other tenants of the building;
  • maintenance of building and equipment including keeping the common parts smart and tidy, liaison with contractors and supervision of necessary or appropriate work;
  • administration of pupillage recruitment process;
  • administration of professional indemnity insurance, top-up insurance, practising certificates, ICO registration and any other appropriate certification or memberships;
  • CRM system (LEX) maintenance and administration including  reporting and arrangement of meetings as directed;
  • HR administration including record keeping of holiday, sickness and other absences for the staff team;
  • monitoring and reporting on switchboard and email traffic;
  • administration of online library and other Chambers resources;
  • liaison with service providers such as ComXo, Blitzit and the DX.
  • the pro-active organisation of the confidential destruction or return to instructing solicitors of redundant case papers.
  • provision of support as necessary in relation to video- and audio-conferencing; and
  • ad-hoc project work and other administrative tasks as required by the SMT from time to time.

Junior assistant/clerking roles x 2

  • diary administration including entering papers and appointments;
  • printing, scanning, copying and/or collating material received electronically including production of bundles;
  • collection and distribution of post, DX and monitoring the clerks’ email inbox;
  • fielding calls and dealing with or directing them on as necessary;
  • managing conference arrangements including assisting with catering and video and audio conferencing,  ordering stationery and catering supplies;
  • lodging skeleton arguments, authorities and other materials as well as attending fixing appointments at court;
  • liaising directly with barristers and staff colleagues to ensure that they are properly supported;
  • assisting with practice management and development, in particular for junior barristers;
  • attendance at Chambers’ promotional functions where appropriate; and
  • ad-hoc project work and other administrative tasks as required by the SMT from time to time.

Client Care Maternity Cover x 1

  • Assisting with client service initiatives in addition to a range of marketing activities including:
  • organisation of Chambers’ promotional and knowledge sharing events, webinars, seminars, conferences and social events;
  • production of annual submissions to legal directories;
  • preparation of articles, press releases, advertisements, etc;
  • preparation of promotional material and marketing collateral;
  • regular updating and maintenance of Chambers’ website, blogs, podcasts and social media output, including analytics;
  • regular review and maintenance of Chambers’ client database, CRM packages and intranet; and
  • ad hoc project work.

Remuneration and Application

Competitive salaries commensurate with experience are offered along with a range of staff benefits including generous holiday entitlement, workplace pension, gym membership and travel and cycle loans. Applications supported by CVs should be emailed to retained consultants GRL Legal: recruitment@grllegal.com  to discuss the roles please contact:  Matt Curness mcurness@grllegal.com or Paul Reece preece@grllegal.com

IMPORTANT

Chambers undertakes all recruitment in accordance with its equality and diversity policy.