Vacancies

This page provides information on legal job openings across our offices in Bedford, Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Sandy. Woodfines offers a rewarding working environment for bright, committed individuals. 

Commercial Property Solicitor – Milton Keynes

We are looking for a solicitor to join our busy and expanding Commercial Property team, based at our Milton Keynes office. The ideal candidate will be 3+ years qualified, with a sound knowledge of the property landscape in the region and experience of dealing with a range of commercial property transactions.

We would be happy to consider part-time or flexible working applications for the right candidate.

Salary is commensurate with experience and we offer additional staff benefits after a qualifying period.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience  to Karen Jobbling at kjobbling@woodfines.co.uk.

Commercial Property Solicitor – Cambridge 

We are interested in hearing from experienced Commercial Property solicitors interested in joining our office in Cambridge.

You will need to be experienced in all aspects of commercial property matters. You will also be involved in marketing and promoting the department.

We would particularly like someone with significant commercial property experience, preferably gained in the Cambridge area. 

Attractive salary commensurate with experience and Woodfines offer additional staff benefits after a qualifying period.

Please contact us for more information or to apply, please send details of your experience and CV to Karen Jobbling at kjobbling@woodfines.co.uk.

Secretary, Commercial Property – Sandy

We are currently seeking a secretary to work with our dynamic Commercial Property team, based in Sandy, on a full time, permanent basis. 

Skills Required:

  • Strong secretarial skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work under pressure to set deadlines
  • Willingness to work well as part of a busy, friendly team
  • Have an excellent telephone manner
  • Experience as a legal secretary within the Property field preferred.

Daily Duties:

  • Carrying out a secretarial role to support a busy Fee Earner specialising in Commercial Property.
  • Assisting the Fee Earner with a broad variety of administrative tasks, from audio typing to filing confidential client correspondence.
  • Having direct client contact, via telephone, email and face to face.
  • Ensuring departmental systems and firm-wide procedures are followed.

Woodfines offers additional staff benefits after a qualifying period.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience to Karen Jobbling at kjobbling@woodfines.co.uk.

Paralegal, Civil Litigation - Milton Keynes

We are looking for a Paralegal to join our Civil Litigation team, based at our Milton Keynes office. A law background is preferred, but not essential.

Salary is commensurate with experience and we offer additional staff benefits after a qualifying period.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience to Karen Jobbling at kjobbling@woodfines.co.uk.

 

Private Client Solicitor - Cambridge

This is an exciting opportunity with prospects for the successful applicant of a career path into a senior role.

The Role:
The position entails a broad base of private client work skills, including drafting wills, power of attorney, court of protection and deputyship applications, estate administration, legal research on benefits, trusts and estates.

The successful applicant will:

  • have minimum 5 years PQE
  • have a good knowledge of UK Will and Trust law
  • have an aptitude for IT and software applications
  • have good organisation skills
  • have a strong interest in marketing and promotion
  • be a good communicator, which is essential to this role
  • be able to work as part of a team but also capable of acting on own initiative
  • show enthusiasm for their work and be driven to succeed

Interested applicants should send a CV to: Karl Dembicki, Woodfines, Lockton House, Clarendon Road, Cambridge CB 2 8FH.  Or email: kdembicki@woodfines.co.uk

Credit Controller - Milton Keynes

The individual will actively chase clients and challenge partners to achieve maximum cash collections to help reduce aged Debt in line with the Firm’s Credit Control procedures.

The team provides reports on individual client debts and payments, statements of account and answers queries.

This is a highly visible client facing role with the opportunity to develop a good working relationship with our clients as well as Practice Groups, and the Finance department.

The Role

  • Providing Credit Control support to an allocated group of Fee Earners.
  • Chasing clients by phone, email and letter, for payment within the Firm’s Credit Policy, while at all times being mindful of client relationships.
  • Liaising closely with Fee Earners and Secretaries.
  • Escalating queries to Fee Earners and the Credit Control Manager.
  • Keeping accurate records of actions taken.
  • Identifying debts for escalation to the Credit Control Manager.
  • Producing letters, statements and reports as required.
  • Being the first point of contact in the absence of the Credit Control Manager.

Person Specification.

  • At least 5 years credit control experience. Some experience within a law firm would be advantageous, but is not essential.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to client care.
  • Good Excel spreadsheet skills. Preferably able to build vlookups and pivot tables.
  • Able to take ownership of their own workload while seeking guidance where necessary.
  • Proven ability to build good relationships with internal & external clients.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Able to cover tasks in the absence of the Credit Control Manager.

25-30 hours per week.  Times to be agreed.

Monday to Friday: 5 days per week.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience to Sarah Loughran
Credit Control Manager
sloughran@woodfines.co.uk

Secretary, Commercial - Milton Keynes

We are currently seeking an experienced legal secretary to work within our dynamic Commercial team, based in Milton Keynes, on a full time, permanent basis.  

The role will provide secretarial support to the Commercial Team and will cover Commercial, Commercial Property, Litigation and Employment.


Skills Required:

  • Strong secretarial skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work under pressure to set deadlines
  • Willingness to work well as part of a busy, friendly team
  • Have an excellent telephone manner
  • Experience as a legal secretary within one or more of the legal areas required is preferred.

 Daily Duties:

  • Carrying out a secretarial role to support Fee Earners in the Commercial team.
  • Assisting with a broad variety of administrative tasks, from audio typing to filing confidential client correspondence.
  • Having direct client contact, via telephone, email and face to face.
  • Ensuring departmental systems and firm-wide procedures are followed.

 Woodfines offers additional staff benefits after a qualifying period.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience to Karen Jobbling at kjobbling@woodfines.co.uk

Office Junior - Bedford

We are currently seeking an Office Junior to work in our Bedford office.  This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking for their first job or next step in their career into an office environment.

The role will be responsible for carrying out a range of duties across the Bedford office and will include: 

  • Typing
  • Photocopying, filing and archiving
  • Making appointments
  • Dealing with client enquiries, email and any other correspondence
  • Dealing with incoming and outgoing post.
  • Covering reception when needed.
  • Other ad hoc administrative duties


Skills Required:

  • Minimum of GCSE grade A-C in Maths and English
  • Willingness to work well as part of a busy, friendly team
  • Confident and eager to learn
  • Clear communication skills

 Woodfines offers additional staff benefits after a qualifying period.

 To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience to Karen Jobbling at kjobbling@woodfines.co.uk