Job description

  • Location:
    Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds, Newcastle, Plymouth, Southampton
  • Salary:
  • Contract Type:
    Fixed Term

Document Production Specialist (0302)

We're looking for a Document Production Specialist to join our team on a 12 month contract.

In terms of location we can be flexible, although you would need to be able to access one of our offices as and when necessary  (Bristol, Southampton, Plymouth, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh or London).


The team

Our Executive Services team ensure that our fee earners provide a seamless and efficient client service and is made up of 3 'hubs'.  We have a Personal Assistant hub, which provides organisational and client care support, an Executive Support Assistant hub, which provides support with administrative tasks and a Document Production hub, which provide a transcription service. We have a number of Executive Team Leaders across the business, one of whom is responsible for the day to day running of the Document Production hub. This is who you will report to.


The role

You will play a crucial part in supporting our fee earners across the business by dealing with large volumes of work, including audio and copy typing and the production of complex, lengthy documents. Day to day tasks will include formatting and presenting work in house style, proof reading documents and working with track changes and document comparisons using CompareDocs. You will also assist with updates to precedent document libraries and help deal with and resolve queries as and when they arise.


What are we looking for?

It goes without saying that you will need excellent knowledge of the MS Office suite and experience of working with track changes and DocsCorp. You will need a typing speed of 65 wpm or above and of course have a high level of attention to detail.

Alongside these technical skills we are also looking for someone who is a real team player and can build good relationships with the people they support around the business. You should be organised and have a flexible approach to managing workloads.


Who are we?

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and seven UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.


What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships.

Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued.  We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have an ethnic diversity, an LGBT+, a family network and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody).  We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work.  We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders.  We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.


Next steps

If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with us on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have a Facebook page (

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Oceana House, 39-49 Commercial Road, Southampton, UK, SO15 1GA

Meet the recruiter

Kim Southway

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