Junior Family Barristers’ Clerk – Manchester


Salary range: £17,412 – £20,706 p.a. (depending on skills and experience). We may be able to offer a higher salary for an experienced barristers’ clerk.

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


St John’s Buildings is one of the largest sets in the country with sites in four locations across the North, and a high percentage of practitioners recommended in Legal 500 and Chambers UK Bar.

This is an excellent opportunity to join our friendly clerking team based in Manchester City Centre, supporting our Family practitioners.

Working with our award-winning Family clerking team, you will help to provide a smooth and comprehensive clerking service to our members, including: diary management, recording of briefs and instructions, checking court listings and dealing with email and telephone bookings and enquiries from clients.

You’ll need to be able to demonstrate strong written and spoken communication skills, the ability to provide excellent client care, organisational skills and a friendly and helpful manner in working together with colleagues and supporting barristers and their clients.

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 team 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. We have a 5-step career progression framework for our clerks and welcome applications from people looking for a long-term career opportunity.

If you would like to join our friendly, professional and knowledgeable staffing team, please write with completed application and equal opportunities forms (available below) by post or email to human.resources@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk. Feel free to contact Paul Laverty for an informal discussion about the role on 0161 214 1500.

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

We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and operate an equal opportunities approach.

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