Legal PA

July 11, 2024

Job Description


Job Title: Legal PA

Department: F&R Finance

Location: Edinburgh

Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

About the Business:

Here at Pinsent Masons we bring together the best people to get the job done. We’re naturally curious, constantly learning, listening, and growing. We’ll truly value your ideas. You’ll be joining an award-winning, hardworking and commercially minded team, where you’ll have the opportunity to work with leading experts and form meaningful relationships, while making a difference. You’ll get the opportunity to be involved in varied and challenging work. Working in an open and supportive environment, to deliver outstanding results.

Purpose of the role:

Provide proactive and professional Legal PA support to the group.

Services to be delivered to the business in a manner which is consistent with the increasingly competitive environment in which the Firm operates.

This role is intended to embrace a team-working approach, collaborating with lawyers and other members of Business Operations to fulfil the needs of the business. In addition to being assigned to a number of specific lawyers, it is expected that a Legal PA will work with every member of the team to ensure that overall needs are met.

Support may need to be provided to staff from more than one business unit and numbers and content of the group may change from time to time to reflect the current structure of the Firm.

Candidate Overview

We are looking for candidates who ideally holds the following skills and experience:

PA experience in a busy environment is desirable
Previous work in a law firm advantageous
Willingness and enthusiasm to work with and support the group
Good IT skills – knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook required

What can we offer you?

Agile working (the opportunity to work from home, subject to commitments)
Carers’ leave (up to five paid days’ leave towards caring responsibilities)
25 days’ annual leave entitlement and the opportunity to purchase or roll over 5 days.
Contributory pension of up to 5%.
Private healthcare policy
Death in service cover (4 x base salary).
Eligibility to apply for an interest free season ticket loan, an interest free gym membership loan and/or an interest free rental deposit loan.
Cycle to work scheme.

What happens next?

Once your application has been submitted and reviewed, our Recruitment team will share the outcome with you by email.

We typically hold two interview stages per vacancy providing the opportunity to meet two members of the hiring team at each stage. The first stage is typically conducted virtually and the second stage typically in person at the office in which the role would be based. However, we strive to remain flexible depending on the requirements of the role or the candidate.

Our strength lies in our differences.

We are a Disability Confident and top Stonewall employer, a Valuable 500 member, a founding member of the Mindful Business Charter, signatory of the Race at Work Charter and a proud partner of Neurodiversity in Law. We encourage and value different ideas and styles of thinking. It’s with different perspectives that we’ll find solutions to our clients’ most complex challenges. It’s how we’ll deliver outstanding results today, and tomorrow. We want everybody attending an interview to be comfortable and able to fully demonstrate their experience and talents.