|Listed on:||30th December 2020|
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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a major international law firm, providing business law advice of the highest quality. We want to be the law firm that clients turn to for legal advice where it most matters, wherever in the world that may be. The Firm has over 2,400 lawyers in 28 offices around the world, providing a comprehensive service to national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments.
Our people make our firm - we are a people business and want to create a welcoming and supportive environment where all can flourish. We see diversity as a strength which creates fresh perspectives and generates new ideas. We enjoy our work and are determined to do an outstanding job. We deliver best when working in teams. Our culture is a product of the combined mindsets and behaviours of our people which is through the Being Freshfields principles, outlined below,
We think and work globally - we don't just say we are one firm; we act like one firm right across the world. We work wherever our clients need us. This is how we define ourselves, not by reference to where we have offices. Cross-border work isn't just what we do, it is what we excel at. We understand what it really takes to work across different legal systems and commercial environments and to bridge language and cultural gaps.
We aim to add value in everything we do - we are passionate about helping our clients succeed. We use our experience and creativity to help clients make judgements and achieve their goals. In everything we do, we seek to make a real difference to the communities in which we operate.
The Freshfields Global Centre provides both business and legal services to the firm. Our services are delivered in a way which supports the global nature of our firm and our clients, enables our fee earners to deliver exceptional service to our clients and to do that in a way which is efficient and effective.
Freshfields is committed to promoting equality and diversity and to developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds make important and positive contributions to our business and how we service our clients.
Our Document Specialists have a vital role to play; tasked with delivering outstanding client service and supporting the firm's 27 network offices and seven legal practice groups worldwide. We're looking for people who can demonstrate a keen eye for detail and meticulous attention to grammar, punctuation and spelling in all work produced. Advanced Word and legal document knowledge (all practice groups) as well as Excel and PowerPoint are key requirements for these roles.
Document Specialist roles will demand the ability to learn quickly, multi-task effectively and meet strict deadlines and time pressures, as well as upholding complex formats while maintaining quality of production. This is an opportunity to learn new skills, while providing exceptional support for our lawyers and local business services teams every day.
This role presents an opportunity to join our new Global Document Services team in the firm's European Centre based in Manchester. The team will deliver a high quality, efficient and comprehensive document production service to our fee earners (lawyers) globally, with a focus on excellent customer service and continuous improvement.
Working alongside a team of document production specialist and creative specialist, you will utilise your advanced skills to support fast, accurate and enhanced document production through effective use of the appropriate tools and innovative technology adopted by the firm
Key Responsibilities and Deliverables
Document production - Produce all work to the highest standards of accuracy within strict deadlines, including:
Team support and development
Demonstrable experience in document production ideally from a legal or banking background or other industry where advanced Word and Microsoft packages are a key part of the role. Experience in Adobe Creative Suite is an advantage.
Freshfields is an equal opportunities employer and all applications received by the firm will be considered by the firm on the basis of their merit alone and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of background. All offers of employment will be conditional on the candidate having/securing the right to work in the UK and providing the firm with evidence of that right (as required by the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006) prior to employment commencing. Please note that, in line with the requirements of the UK Border Agency, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EEA candidate can fill the position.
reshfields is a Ban the Box employer. We ask applicants to disclose criminal convictions only when a conditional job offer is made. A conviction does not automatically lead to withdrawal of the offer: we make decisions on a case by case basis and take a number of factors into account (eg the role you are applying for and the circumstances of the offence). You would have the opportunity to discuss the matter with us before we make a decision.