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Legal Secretary

Posted: 6 Oct 2020 Closes: 4 Nov 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom £19,737 - £21,142 pa pro rata for part time staff
Permanent & Full-time NHS_JdUxs9m9lxhe

Legal Secretary

Job Reference: 190-9919-DIR

Employer: Department: Medical Director Location: Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield Salary: £19,737 - £21,142 pa pro rata for part time staff

This Vacancy

This post will provide secretarial and administrative support to the Legal Services Department for the efficient management of clinical negligence, personal injury claims and inquests, in line with statutory requirements and local and national guidelines. The post holder will work closely with colleagues in the Legal Services Team, the wider Patient and Healthcare Governance team and a wide range of trust employees from all directorates.

About Us

The Legal Services Department is a small team within Patient and Healthcare Governance that manages claims against the Trust and inquests. The department works with NHS Resolution to conclude claims fairly to all parties, with the coroner's court to ensure appropriate statements and attendance of witnesses at inquests, and with the governance and safety teams to ensure that lessons learned, if problems with care are identified.

Who we are looking for

The successful applicant will have an important role in the management of claims and inquests and will be an initial contact point for legal queries that come into the department.

As a Legal Secretary you will need secretarial experience including audio-typing, diary management and excellent written and verbal communication skills to liaise with a variety of stakeholders including Trust Staff from all areas as well as Claimant's Solicitors, Trust Solicitors, NHS Resolution, Coroner's office and others. The post holder will need to be efficient and extremely well organized to support the legal managers to ensure court deadlines are complied with and to be able to work independently in aspects of the job.

This is a unique opportunity to work in a busy team in a role which combines medical and legal requirements.

What you can expect from Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Roy Whitehead

Acting Legal Services Manager


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