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LICENSED CONVEYANCER & DIRECTOR OF LEGAL SERVICES
Dawn is the founder of
DP Conveyancing Property Law Limited with over 27 years experience in the Legal Profession within a number of law firms.
PROPERTY LAW TECHNICIAN
Danielle is a Law Graduate, and specialises in conveyancing support within the firm.
LICENSED CONVEYANCER & DIRECTOR (PARTNER)
Marie is a qualified licensed conveyancer with over 24 years experience in the Legal Profession within a number of law firms.
Peter is a Continuous Improvement (CI) and Organisational Development (OD) expert, as well as a Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt with over 30 years of business experience.
NEW fee earner VACANCy (posted 27TH APRIL 2018)
Residential property lawyer / ConveyancING Fee Earner (with partnership opportunity)
Gateshead (With new branch opening in North Shields)
£23,000 to £33,000
Permanent, Full time
Looking to join a family run firm that specialises in Residential Conveyancing?
Due to our continued success, conversion to a limited company and expansion, we have a permanent role available to join an existing team of four people.
For more experienced applicants, a partnership opportunity is also available if you're keen to develop your career and the role will be initially based at our Head Office in Gateshead, with the option of working from our new branch in North Shields (opening Summer 2018) or remaining in the Gateshead office.
The role is full time with flexible working options and if you are interested in either applying or just learning more about the role, then we can arrange an informal and confidential chat.
As a modern, professional Conveyancing firm, our aim is to put a smile on the face of our clients, Estate Agent and Mortgage Broker partners by providing a friendly and efficient service.
We are neither an ‘old school’ firm nor a target obsessed ‘conveyancing factory’ where each Conveyancer must hit individual objectives, and our measure of success is ensuring staff are happy in their roles with a sense of pride and achievement on completion day - and this in turn leads to happy clients and agents who come back to us time after time.
HOW WE WORK
Our guiding principle is to make it as easy as possible for you to do your Conveyancing job with clear communication at each stage of the Conveyancing process, and we achieve this through a combination of:
- Investment in technology using the UK’s foremost quote generation and case management system. This easy to use system dramatically reduces the level of administration and automatically communicates the right information at the right time to all parties, so reducing the number of calls into the office that in turn creates time to do the real conveyancing work
- Highly effective and fit for purpose client forms and streamlined office processes
- Avoiding the provision of ‘cheap Conveyancing’, which means we are able to manage the volume of your caseload to one that is well balanced and achievable
The combination of these approaches all help with the important ‘people management and communication’ aspects of our role, freeing up time to get into the more interesting aspects of the legal Conveyancing side as well as providing a greater level of confidence in being able to manage your caseload effectively, resulting in less stress at the same time as being more able to provide a friendly, helpful and efficient service.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
We are looking for an experienced conveyancing fee earner, who has independently managed files from start to finish for a minimum of 3 years, and one who can 'hit the ground running'. We appreciate that the role of ‘residential conveyancing fee earner’ can cover a wide range of knowledge and skills and we welcome applications from various backgrounds including:
(a) Licensed Conveyancers - with 2 years PQE
(b) Conveyancing Solicitors - with 2 years PQE
(c) Chartered Legal Executives - with 2 years PQE
In terms of experience, I’m sure you’ll agree that none of us will ever know everything about Conveyancing, and so we’re not expecting you to be the font of all knowledge - what we’re really interested in is a desire for continuous learning and doing the best we can for our clients.
What we’re not expecting is for you to bring your own clients through your existing contacts, as we have multiple streams of instructions from various sources. We are also aware that ‘drumming up business’ is not everyone’s cup of tea and we do not expect this from you, unless you’d like to of course, as part of your career development.
SALARY, CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
CPD and financial support - We believe that people go to work to do a good job, and the firm is committed to helping those who wish to learn and develop their technical expertise and career through a variety of roles, with full support in terms of continuous professional development, further education and professional fees. If you’re tied into re-paying training costs or fees to your existing employer, then we’re more than happy to discuss how we can help.
Career ladder - As a firm, we believe it is important to provide clarity on career opportunities linked to knowledge, skills, experience and service to our clients - please scroll down for more information.
Partnership opportunities & Growth - Over the next two to three years, we will be looking to offer more partnerships within the firm as we open additional branches in the Sunderland and South Shields area, in addition to our Gateshead Head Office and newly planned North Shields branch.
Not ready to expand your role just yet? - We also understand that some people may not wish to take on more complex caseloads or go down the management / supervisory career path at certain points in their life, and that’s OK as we value those team members who just want to focus on their current role, as much as those to who have future career advancement and management ambitions.
A variety of benefits exist including pension, discounted legal services, free eye tests and 1 day paid time off to volunteer in your local community.
HOLIDAYS AND HOLIDAY COVER
Along with a holiday allowance of 33 days (including 8 bank holidays) with up to 5 extra days for long service, we also ensure caseloads are shared during your holiday period, with emails answered and files progressed to help provide peace of mind when you’re away, and minimise the first week back overload (we’ve all been there!).
Gateshead (Head office) - Our head office is based in Team Valley, Gateshead, which is easily accessible by public transport and the building has a large car park in a safe, well-lit public area, along with excellent café facilities on the doorstep.
North Shields (Branch office) – Opens Summer 2018.
Sunderland, South Shields and Newcastle branches – The future! :)
HOW TO APPLY OR REGISTER AN INTEREST
If you would like to have an informal and confidential chat with over a coffee during or after normal office hours (or over the weekend) then please make arrangements via Pete on email@example.com and we look forward meeting up – Dawn and Pete.
career pathway & SALARY BANDS
Salary bands are linked to knowledge, skills, experience and service to our clients, and the firm is committed to helping those who wish to learn and develop their technical expertise and career through a variety of roles, with full support in terms of continuous professional development, further education and professional fees.