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Legal Assistant

London, UKLegalFull-TimeLegal

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Technology. Award-winning customer service. Bleeding-edge data ability.

Simply Business is a new type of insurance company, using all of the above to create the best possible insurance experience for small businesses and self-employed people.

We love working here, and have even taken the number one spot in the Sunday Times Best Company To Work For 2015 and 16 lists; we’ve stopped entering now to focus on a few bigger projects, but you get the idea.

It’s a great place to work.

There are currently over 500,000 active Simply Business insurance policies in the UK alone. And we have offices in London, Northampton and Boston, USA.

Talking of offices, ours are bright, airy and geared up for really smart working. We’re flexible, with plenty of remote workers coming in and out, and we believe work and life should be hand in hand, rather than a juggling act. So no need to worry about school pick-ups, or a horrible commute.

Our people are our most important asset, so we focus on building a working  life that helps us thrive, not stick. Join us and you’ll be part of our journey  to creating something even better, for our customers and ourselves.

The Legal Assistant will provide PA support to the UK General Counsel. They’ll also provide high quality administrative support to the legal team to ensure the team runs effectively and efficiently. The Legal Assistant will also be responsible for collating board materials and administration relating to board meetings.

As a Legal Assistant you will:

  • give first class day-to-day PA support to the UK General Counsel and Company Secretary
  • plan and schedule meetings and appointments, organising travel and managing expenses
  • liaise with internal (and external) customers and suppliers
  • prepare and edit correspondence and presentations
  • assist and prepare board packs for monthly and quarterly meetings while liaising with various board attendees (Chairman, CEO and Company Secretary)
  • ensure deadlines for board meetings are adhered to, correlating all necessary papers, as well as the agenda and minutes
  • liaise with external resource to ensure meeting minutes are circulated in a timely matter to all board members

Responsibilities include:

  • carrying out general day-to-day administrative support for the legal team
  • attending team meetings
  • assisting the legal team to maintain the contracts database and all other legal records
  • ad-hoc support for the Data Protection Officer and Head of Risk & Compliance
  • liaising with EA on diarising board meetings
  • assisting the team on raising purchase orders and processing invoices via Focal Point
  • maintaining internal internet site (CAKE) with legal policies and documents

What we are looking for

  • experience working as a Personal Assistant
  • honesty and reliability, along with the ability to build strong working relationships and to work well with people
  • strong administrative skills
  • strong coordination and organisational skills
  • excellent IT skills
  • exceptional written and oral communication
  • maintaining confidentiality
  • willingness to work well as part of a busy, friendly team
  • ability to work at a fast pace while maintaining accuracy

  • Please attach a cover letter and keep your CV to a maximum of 2 pages when applying

What are the benefits?

There’s all the serious (but important) stuff we call ‘core benefits’. On top of that, you can pick and choose from the more exciting options we offer – whether it’s a full gym membership or gym subsidy, comprehensive private health cover, extra holiday, or a National Trust pass. 

The ‘core’ stuff
Some of these will kick in once you’re confirmed in post, but here’s the summary:
• a salary that reflects your experience, our pay policy and the market we’re in from your first day, generous annual leave
• life assurance (financial cover for your family, should the worst happen)
• a cash plan to reimburse your everyday medical expenses
• an extra day off if you get married or move house
• an automatic enrollment pension (employer-matched at 5%) 

The fun stuff
We also have a great deal more to pick and mix from, with things like:
• a full gym membership
• private medical insurance
• extra days annual leave
• shopping vouchers
• dental insurance
• travel insurance

But there’s so much more to Simply Business than insurance and memberships. We also commit to flexible working options, smart working (our offices are kitted out for you to work when and how you choose), cycle to work, eye test vouchers, and season ticket loan schemes, and we have a handy online form to put in any training or conference requests.

Best of all, though, are the groups, clubs, and adventures that come with the Simply Business territory. Forget a simple Give As You Earn scheme (although we’ve got that too) – we trek the Sahara for charity, take you on weekends away, throw epic summer parties, and meet up for book groups, public speaking coaching, yoga, manicures, beer brewing, and lots, lots more.

Our values

Everything we do comes down to these five values – empowerment, authenticity, simplicity, learning and pioneering.

In practice, these will mean something unique to every  person at Simply Business, but if you’re considering working here, give them some thought. They’re at the heart of our story.

We believe in our people and the positive impact they can have so we enable everyone to stretchthemselves

We celebrate diversity, avoid jargon and genuinely care about helping small businesses thrive

We attempt to simplify complex solutions to save our customerstime andeffort

We’re never done learning about new possibilities and act to explore them

We’re obsessed with finding new ways to create even better  experiences
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