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ASSISTANT & INSURANCE CLERK - Business Administration Apprenticeship KINGS CHAMBERS

Kings Chambers is looking for and individual to become a member of the Chambers’ Personal Injury Clerking team. The job holder will report on a day-to-day basis to our Chief Clerks in our Manchester Chambers who have overall responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day smooth running of the clerk’s room.

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Closing date: 05 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,750.00

    Salary is paid at a rate of £5/hour

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000123786

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Responsibilities & duties are outlined below but not limited to;

Administrative duties

  • Use of LEX case management System
  • Delivering document to various solicitors & the courts locally
  • Use of Internet & law library to search for authorities, use of online databases
  • Collating and producing authority bundles for court
  • Photocopying / Scanning / Faxing
  • Incoming and outgoing mail and deliveries
  • Collecting / returning books from and to the law library
  • Retrieving papers from Barrister’s rooms
  • Ordering stationary and other supplies
  • Setting up of Seminars and collating of delegate packs
  • Secure destruction of confidential waste in accordance with chambers policy

Clerking duties

  • Logging in briefs for all fast-track matters
  • Sending papers to counsel
  • Fee Assessment and sending of fee notes
  • Taking bookings for counsel from insurers and panel solicitors over the phone, which entails discussing appropriate fees. This can differ from Trials, MOJ’s, small claims, Telephone hearings.
  • Chasing papers from solicitors
  • Diary management
  • Organising of couriers for counsel
  • Checking court lists and also daily communication with courts.
  • Working alongside PI clerks in managing the diary and allocating work
  • Logging in and sending of outcome reports from counsel onto insurers and panel solicitors
  • Collating and presenting management information to chambers insurer clients
  • Weekly Bordereau summary for all insurer client fees
  • Attending meetings with the Chief Clerk for the department, when required, with insurer clients
  • Maintaining and developing the relationship with the insurer clients

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required 
  • Excellent Work Experience 
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full-time employment prospects for the right apprentice upon completion of Level 3 Apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Willing to learn, Flexible

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Essential

Things to consider

Chambers actively promotes wellbeing for all staff and members. We have introduced an employee assistance program which gives staff access to confidential advice and support should they need it. The scheme includes an online portal and telephone counselling service. • 5 weeks holiday (plus bank holidays) with incremental allowance for long service up to a maximum of 1 additional week • Cycle to work scheme • Season ticket loan scheme • We take a proactive approach towards training and development. All employees have their own personal development plan which includes comprehensive training with up to three days paid leave each year to attend external training courses. • pension scheme, DIS insurance • access to discounted health care scheme • Medicash plan which includes virtual GP, cash-plan, dental & optical contribution • Employee Assistance Programme

About the employer

Kings Chambers is proud of its reputation in all its fields of work, offering a choice of established specialist silks and a large team of talented juniors, highly regarded in each of Chambers UK specialist areas and supported by an expert clerking team. Chambers covers the professional markets and has specialist advocate teams in the following areas; Administrative & Public Law, Business and Property Law, Clinical Negligence & Healthcare Law, Court of Protection, Construction, Competition, Employment, Environment, Litigation Funding & Costs, International, Local Government, Mediation & Arbitration, Personal Injury, Planning, Regulatory & Disciplinary Law and Sports Law. Kings Chambers is renowned throughout the legal profession for its collegiate spirit and friendly atmosphere. We passionately believe that by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more collectively than we achieve individually. Kings is known for its affable workplace culture and professional work ethic. We are committed to supporting all of our staff in aspiring to and in achieving their own professional and personal goals. Kings is an equal opportunities employer and fully committed to providing equality of opportunity and helping staff to achieve their full potential through training and development. We are dedicated to ensuring that all those who work within Chambers are always treated with equal respect and courtesy.

Employer

KINGS CHAMBERS

Address

36-38 YOUNG STREET

MANCHESTER

M3 3FT

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Training

Training provider

SALFORD CITY COLLEGE

Contact

Mary Takhar

mary.takhar@salfordcc.ac.uk

016163155555

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)


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