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    Leeds, Newcastle
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Executive Support Assistant (0182)

Executive Support Assistant (1 x Newcastle, 1 x Leeds)

We currently have 2 opportunities for Executive Support Assistants; one based in Newcastle and one based in Leeds. 

The team and the role

The Executive Support Assistant (ESA) team provide support to fee earners across the firm with administrative tasks such as client and matter opening, archiving, photocopying, scanning, bundle preparation, binding etc. Under normal circumstances, ESAs, are predominantly office based and primarily support fee earners in their own office. However, they work centrally and collectively together supporting fee earners as a team across the business. Workflow for the ESA team is supervised by two Workflow Coordinators. 

Our Executive Support Assistants are highly skilled and distinguished by technical excellence with a willingness to embrace team working and a desire to provide excellent client service.  They are organised, flexible in their approach to managing workloads, confident with their work and are closely aligned with the vision, values and objectives of the people they support across the business.

What are we looking for?

To be successful this role, you will need to be proficient in MS Office and have good keyboard skills.  Previous experience of working in an administrative role of some description (ideally within the professional services sector) is required, along with strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise tasks.  Teamworking capability is especially important within this team, as are communication skills and attention to detail.

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 18 US cities and eight 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 become lasting friendships.  In addition, through our D&I practices and programmes we work hard to ensure that difference is visibly valued and welcomed. Visit our D&I page to find out more.

And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.

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!  My name is Lisa Gater (Recruitment Manager) and I can be contacted via the email address or telephone number opposite.

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


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