Administration Assistant

Manchester – £15,000 - £17,000

About Us

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment are multi-award winning, legal recruitment experts with a 15-year track record of success in the legal sector. We are an APSCo affiliated professional services recruiter with an Investors in People Gold standard accreditation. We have developed a reputation for driving excellence in customer service and efficiency in the recruitment process; our business, put simply, is to remove the pain points candidates and hirers can experience on their legal recruitment journeys and we deliver this on a national and international level.

About You

We are currently looking for an Administration Assistant to join our friendly, busy team in our prestigious office right in the heart of Spinningfields, Manchester. This is a fantastic opportunity for a graduate or someone who has just completed their Business & Administration NVQ to join our team with the view to progress as a Resourcer/Trainee Recruitment Consultant. The successful candidate will be energetic with a professional and hard-working ethos and looking for a role to really kick start their career.

It would be preferable that the candidate has previous experience in an administrative, customer service or sales role with experience of handling telephone calls. The candidate must also have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work within a fast-paced environment and use own initiative. You will also be a team player and fit well with our company culture and skills.

Key Responsibilities

You will be supporting a busy team of recruitment consultants working on a weekly rota basis (9am - 6pm & 8am - 5pm) undertaking the following duties:

  • First point of contact to clients and candidates in person and over telephone and handling all queries
  • Taking accurate messages and relaying to the relevant person
  • Database cleansing and projects
  • Greeting clients/candidates and guests
  • Train and hotel bookings
  • Assisting with the management of the holiday booking system and some HR administration duties
  • Booking in visitors
  • Ordering stationary and office equipment
  • Printing, scanning, photocopying and dealing with post
  • General upkeep of the office


In return you can be rewarded with:

  • 25 days holiday per year plus paid bank holidays
  • Opportunity to earn further holidays through attendance as well as Birthday Off and Length of Service
  • An active social calendar with nights out and events arranged by our Social Committee
  • Fresh fruit delivery twice a week
  • Start-of-the-art working environment based in the heart of Spinningfields
  • Overnight all-inclusive AGM at 5* resorts in Europe
  • Company pension scheme

Douglas Scott is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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Rachel Barton

HR Manager
0161 233 6360

Rachel joined Douglas Scott in September 2012, her first official ‘office’ job role since leaving University. She started off as an Administrator and then moved onto the Support desk as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant. As the DS team grew, an internal position came about for an Administration Manager which she decided to take, becoming the manager of 3 Administrators. She currently manages the Administration team but now covers all aspects of HR as the Douglas Scott HR Manager. Rachel’s duties include; performance management, employee induction and onboarding, training and development, employee relations, disciplinary and grievance, and LOTS of HR administration work. Rachel graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a degree in Criminology. She is undertaking the CIPD Level 5 to enhance her HR skills and knowledge as well as to develop as a HR professional here at Douglas Scott. 

Job Spec:

  • Area of Law: Recruitment Consultant
  • Type: Business Support
  • Salary: £15,000 - £17,000
  • Term: Permanent
  • Location: Manchester
  • Reference: RB130619

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