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Receptionist / Secretary

Job summary

Location: Brighton

Salary: £21,255 per annum (pro rata)

Deadline: 5pm on Monday 18 September 2023

We are seeking an organised, pro-active, articulate and highly motivated receptionist / secretary, preferably with experience of working in professional services, on a full time or part time basis. We are a Living Wage employer. The current rate and starting salary is £10.90 per hour (£21,255 per annum pro rata).

This is a fixed term maternity cover post which is likely to be extended.

Duties include diary management, typing / editing, reception duties including managing calls from new and existing clients, greeting clients and file management. The successful candidate will be confident about being trained to work with voice recognition technology.

We are committed to ongoing professional development and all our employees have access to quality-based training and career development in a friendly and team based working environment. We are an equal opportunities employer and offer the opportunity for everyone to play a key role in our continuing growth and expansion.

We welcome applications from those who wish to work flexibly including school hours.

Skills Range


  • Strong IT skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
  • Copy editing skills for voice recognition dictation
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational and administration skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

Highly Desirable:

  • Legal /professional secretarial and reception experience/qualifications
  • Experience of working in customer services
  • Experience of working with a case management system

Person Specification

  • Able to prioritise your workload and to work to deadlines
  • Using initiative and flexibility in your approach
  • Ability to multitask and remain calm under pressure
  • Commitment to providing an efficient, effective and professional service to our clients
  • Enthusiasm for team working
  • Commitment to our company’s values


  • Holiday increase based on length of service
  • Access to training and professional development
  • Brighton location
  • Staff nights out

How to apply

To apply, please send a cover email and your CV to

No recruitment agencies please.

Martin Searle Solicitors, 9 Marlborough Place, Brighton, BN1 1UB
T: 01273 609 991

Martin Searle Solicitors is the trading name of ms solicitors ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and is registered in England under company number 05067303.

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