CIVIL BARRISTERS’ CLERK, MANCHESTER

PERMANENT POSITION

Salary range: £19,760 – £21,647 p.a. (depending on skills and experience). This is Level 1 of our 5-step Clerks Job Family. 

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm (1-hour lunch)

Holidays: 25 per year plus Bank Holidays

Benefits: contributory pension scheme, private healthcare and cash plan

This is a great opportunity to join one of the largest barristers’ chambers in the country, and to commence a career as a barristers’ clerk. This is an entry-level role at Level 1 of our Clerks Job Family based in the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence team with our Civil clerking team in Manchester. The Job Family has 5 Levels, from Junior to Senior Clerk, offering excellent long term personal development and career progression.

This is not a role for someone who wants to practice law (e.g. as a solicitor or barrister), but for anyone interested in working in an administrative capacity in the legal sector in a vital role supporting the practice of barristers.

As a member of our clerking team, you will help to provide a smooth and comprehensive clerking service to our members, including: careful diary management, recording of briefs and instructions, checking court listings and dealing with email and telephone bookings and enquiries from clients. As your career with us progresses you will become more involved in fee negotiation, barrister practice development and business development.

You’ll need to be able to demonstrate strong written and spoken communication skills, the ability to follow processes carefully and with particular attention to detail, a polite and friendly manner, confidence with IT, a willingness to learn and the ability to work well with colleagues to deliver an excellent overall service.

Ideally you will have proven experience of working as an Office Assistant, Administrator or Clerk in a barristers’ chambers or similar legal or professional services environment. Essentially, you will have working experience of administration, confidence and experience in the use of office ICT and equipment and a flexible and team-oriented approach.

In return we offer a friendly working environment, a competitive salary and benefits package and, with over 40 clerking roles across our four sites, excellent opportunities for peer support and career development in the company.

To apply please complete the application and equal opportunities forms below and send them to us at human.resources@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk.

For an information discussion about either role, please contact Chris Shaw, Group Senior Clerk (Civil) or Martin Craggs, Assistant Senior Clerk on 0161 214 1500.

Closing Date: we encourage swift applications and will close when we have sufficient applications shortlisted for interview.

Download the job description and person specification.

Download the application form.

Download the equal opportunities monitoring form.