Crime and Regulatory Clerk (Manchester)

Salary range: from £21,674 p.a. (with opportunities to progress).  A competitive higher salary can be offered to an experienced barristers’ clerk.

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

Holidays: 25 per year plus Bank Holidays (rising with length of service to 30 days per year)

Benefits: contributory pension scheme, private healthcare and cash plan, group life policy, company sick pay

This is a great way to commence a career as a barristers’ clerk at one of the largest barristers’ chambers in the country. We are looking for someone to join our busy, award-winning Criminal Clerking team based in Manchester city centre. St John’s Buildings is one of the largest barristers’ chambers in the country with over 40 clerking roles across our four city-based sites and excellent opportunities for peer support and career development.

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, specifically supporting barristers. This is an entry-level position at Step 1 of our 5-step clerks job family, offering you the opportunity to start a career as a barristers’ clerk, be trained in the role by our experienced and knowledgeable team and see a route to progress.  However, if you are already a clerk with some experience we can bring you in at a higher level as appropriate.

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 and excellent overall service.

An ideal candidate will have proven experience working as an Office Assistant, Administrator or Clerk in a busy 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 and ICT and equipment and a flexible and team-oriented approach.

In return we offer a friendly and sociable 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. We seek applications from people looking for a long-term career opportunity supporting barristers with their careers and helping to run a busy and professional barristers’ Chambers.

The Full Job Description and Person Specification can be found here. To discuss this role, please contact Mark Heald, Group Senior Clerk (Crime) on 0161 214 1500.

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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.