Legal Support Manager
You'll be looking after our hard-working legal support team, helping make the legal department run well and inspiring us all to live out our cause of looking after special places for the nation.
The legal support team offers a vital and valued support service to our in-house legal department, freeing up the lawyers to concentrate on their technical and advice work. Taking on this important role, it'll be up to you to manage, inspire, motivate and develop the talented legal support team. Overseeing everything from helping the public with queries to sorting the important from the less important, making sure the legal team's systems run smoothly, involving volunteers in its work and keeping an eye on its budget. You'll make sure your team is providing a first-class support service. We'd like your help to make our processes even better, share in planning the future of the legal team, and look at ways the team can take on more responsibilities and get involved with more complex work. And as a key part of the legal leadership team, you'll support The Solicitor and build strong relationships across the organisation.
Coming to us from a similar senior support role, you'll have an up-to-the minute knowledge of business administration processes. If you have a good understanding of legal terminology and processes, that's great too - but don't worry if you haven't. Highly organised, motivated and resourceful, with impeccable attention-to-detail, you pride yourself on delivering exceptional support and you're a dab hand with MS Office and have the confidence to learn how to use other computer programs. You're credible, confident in your own decisions, great at prioritising and comfortable delivering excellent quality work to tight deadlines. And your communication skills are first class - both on paper and in person. You'll be influential, enthusiastic and brilliant with people: whether you're looking after your team, handling queries from the public or liaising with other staff and volunteers across the organisation.