Administrative Assistant Job in Blackburn at forbes solicitors –


Forbes Solicitors are looking for up to 3 Administrative Assistants to join our Central Services Team at our Head Office, in Blackburn or our Corporate Office, in Walton Summit (Preston). This is a full time role working 36.25 hours per week, Monday – Friday, with the flexibility of part time hours to be considered.

This is a great opportunity for someone to start their career within the legal industry or an experienced administrator to join a collaborative and professional team. Whilst the role will be working to the fast-pace, customer focus and high standards of a law firm, the role will also provide a sustainable work-life balance and relate to the regional area in which it is based.

The role will be responsible for delivering successful outcomes such as:

Supporting the Firm with administrative tasks;

File Opening/Closing, including archiving;

Scanning, copying and filing;

Processing incoming and outgoing post;

Providing typing support for the Firm;

Preparing Bundles and other case related documents for Advisors;

Using the Central Services ticketing system to prioritise and manage workloads;

Updating assets registers;


Forbes Solicitors offer the full range of legal services to individuals, commercial clients, and a number of specialist sectors where we excel nationally. We have offices across the North but our roots are firmly based in Lancashire. Our clients tell us that we stand out from other firms. We are real people who are passionate about getting the best results. Working together and listening to our clients, we provide genuine and practical advice.

We are looking for someone who displays our values; specifically someone who can excel, is engaged, is a real person, displays fairness in all they do and has a one team ethic.


We are committed to being a supportive organisation that keeps focus on our people and therefore we offer a range of additional benefits including:

Competitive Salary;

33 Days Annual Leave, including bank holidays;

Annual Leave Purchase Scheme (Subject to T&Cs);

A day off for your Birthday;

Ongoing Training and Development;

Progression Opportunities;

Company Pension;

Service Awards;

Health Care Benefits (Health Cash Back Plan and Mental Health Counselling Services);

BUPA (Solicitor Positions Only, for self, not dependents);

Other Employee Discounts;

Recruitment and Legal Department Referrals (Subject to T&C’s);

Annual Events.


If you are interested in this role specifically or just working at Forbes Solicitors, please do head to our website to learn more about us.

We will be progressing applicants to the next stage based on applications demonstrating the following knowledge, experience, and skills:

5 GCSEs 9 to 4, or equivalent, including Maths and English Language;

previous experience working within administration is desirable;

good knowledge of IT systems, including, Word and Outlook;

good organisational and communication skills ;

have the ability to work unsupervised and good self-motivation skills;

have the ability to work as part of a team and be reliable and enthusiastic;

have excellent attention to detail;

the ability to touch type would be an advantage but not essential as full training will be given;

We can also offer a BTEC Level 3 in Business Administration as a part of this role, if this is of an interest, please outline this in your application.

Forbes is an equal opportunities and disability confident employer and accredited to Investors in People and ISO 9001 quality management systems. We support the principle of equal opportunities in relation to any opportunities which we might provide through the engagement of employees; the provision of services to clients; and the appointment and engagement of suppliers. We are committed, wherever practicable, to maintaining a workforce which broadly reflects the local community in which we operate.

Due to the large number of applications we receive for each vacancy we will only be able to contact you if you have been successful in your application. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, you will unfortunately not have been shortlisted for the post.

About the Company

Company: forbes solicitors –

Company Location:  Blackburn

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