Careers

Careers at Harold G Walker Solicitors

At Harold G Walker we offer jobs and careers in a Firm with a strong reputation which has been built over the last 70 years.  Our strong position within the local community makes Harold G Walker a great place to work and our plans for continued growth continue to create new job opportunities and for those who wish to progress the opportunity to join a Firm which you can grow with.

Whatever your role we can offer you competitive pay and benefits, a good work life balance and opportunities for personal and professional development all within a Firm that you can take pride in. If you would like the opportunity to work at Harold G Walker Solicitors we are always interested to receive applications from high calibre individuals.

Please send your CV and covering letter to Pam Howe, Practice Manager: pamhowe@hgwalker.co.uk

Current Vacancies

Legal Secretary for Commercial Conveyancing Department

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced full time Legal Secretary to join our well-established Commercial Conveyancing department at our Broadstone office.

This role will involve supporting our lead Commercial Conveyancer as well as providing excellent levels of service to our clients. As a Legal Secretary within the Commercial team you will be dealing with diary management, document production, audio-typing and client liaison, so previous experience within a Legal Secretary role is essential. Candidates who have worked within a Commercial Conveyancing department would be desirable, however experience within a Residential Conveyancing role will also be considered.

To be successful in this role you must be able to demonstrate excellent client care skills, be highly organised and will have the ability to use their own initiative, work effectively under pressure and possess strong communications skills, as well as an acute eye for detail.

The Role

  • Supporting the fee earner by ensuring all routine administrative processes are undertaken along with co-coordinating diary commitments.
  • Preparing correspondence through audio typing and word processing.
  • Dealing with routine post, drafting communications as appropriate.
  • Administration duties including daily filing, opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files.
  • Ensuring protocols are in place to protect the confidentiality of both the firm’s and clients’ documentation and information.
  • Assisting clients in person or on the telephone, providing support in a professional and friendly way to ensure the firm’s standards for client care are maintained.
  • Dealing with client queries whenever possible and referring matters to the fee earner as and when necessary.

The Package

This position is full-time. We offer an attractive salary which will based on individuals qualifications and experience. Other employment benefits include; on-going training, membership to BUPA Healthcare, paid travelling expenses, auto-enrolment pension scheme, high street discounts on major stores and various other services, schemes and vouchers. This role will be based in our Broadstone office.

To find out more about this position or apply please contact the Practice Manager on: pamhowe@hgwalker.co.uk

Legal Secretary for Family Department (Part-Time)

We are seeking an experienced Legal Secretary to work part-time (2 or 3 days a week) within the Family and Matrimonial department of our busy Broadstone office.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Legal Secretary to join our friendly team in Broadstone to support one of our leading Family Lawyers. The ideal candidate will have experience of secretarial and administrative practices, including case management systems, accurate typing, word-processing and audio-typing skills. The candidate will also be able to demonstrable excellent client care skills, be highly organised and will have the ability to use their own initiative, work effectively under pressure and understand the need to produce excellent work to strict deadlines.

The Role

  • Supporting the fee earner by ensuring all routine administrative processes are undertaken along with co-coordinating diary commitments.
  • Preparing correspondence through audio typing and word processing.
  • Dealing with routine post, drafting communications as appropriate.
  • Administration duties including daily filing, opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files.
  • Ensuring protocols are in place to protect the confidentiality of both the firm’s and clients’ documentation and information.
  • Assisting clients in person or on the telephone, providing support in a professional and friendly way to ensure the firm’s standards for client care are maintained.
  • Dealing with client queries whenever possible and referring matters to the fee earner as and when necessary.

The Package

This position is part-time as part of a job share role, preferably 2 or 3 days a week. We offer an attractive salary which will based on individuals qualifications and experience. Other employment benefits include; on-going training, membership to BUPA Healthcare, paid travelling expenses, auto-enrolment pension scheme, high street discounts on major stores and various other services, schemes and vouchers. This role will be based in our Broadstone office.

To find out more about this position or apply please contact the Practice Manager on: pamhowe@hgwalker.co.uk

Newly Qualified Commercial Property Solicitor

This is fantastic opportunity for a newly qualified Commercial Property Solicitor to join our specialist team in Dorset. Reporting directly to the Commercial Partner within the firm, the successful candidate will manage an existing caseload whilst generating new business in and around our Broadstone office. In addition to this the ideal candidate will foster strong working relationships with clients and play an active role in the further growth and development of the department and firm as a whole. This is a rare opportunity for a specialised practitioner to become part of a well-regarded team.

The Candidate
  • Ideally you will be newly qualified as a Commercial Property Solicitor and have some experience in a client facing role.
  • You will be familiar with lease extensions, new leases, leasehold acquisition and business purchase, and lease enfranchisement.
  • You will have a good understanding of commercial priorities.
  • You will be a self motivated individual and have the ability to inspire your colleagues.
  • You must have excellent technical and communication skills.
  • This role may also require occasionally assisting the Residential Conveyancing department.
  • You will be confident, self-motivated and work equally well on your own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • You will be IT literate and fully conversant with MS office packages and case management systems. You will be able to prioritise your workload in order to meet tight deadlines.
The Package

This position is a permanent full time role, Monday to Friday, 09:00am – 05:00pm, with an hour for lunch which equates to a 35 hour week. We offer an attractive salary which will based on individuals qualifications and experience. You will receive 5 weeks holiday plus Bank Holidays. Other employment benefits include; on-going training, membership to BUPA Healthcare, paid travelling expenses, auto-enrolment pension scheme, high street discounts on major stores and various other services, schemes and vouchers. This role will be based in our Broadstone office.

To find out more about this position or apply please contact the Practice Manager on: pamhowe@hgwalker.co.uk

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