Legal Assistant

Based in Belfast, Devenish are a leading provider of environmental, animal and human health solutions and a key influencer in driving health and sustainability throughout the food chain. Devenish has three manufacturing sites in the UK and four in the United States, from where they supply innovative nutritional solutions and technical expertise to producers through the farm, feed and food industry in the UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Australasia, Latin America, and the USA.

The Role

Reporting to the Company’s In-House Counsel we are recruiting for a Legal Assistant covering maternity leave (minimum 12 months). This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience or further your knowledge in a corporate and commercial legal role.

Responsibilities include:

  • Administrative support to the Company’s In-House Counsel.
  • Liaising with all departments within the Company regarding any new and ongoing legal requests (new agreements, queries, etc.)
  • Preparation of first draft documents/emails/correspondence.
  • General administrative duties such as research, opening new matter files, filing, dictation, record keeping etc.
  • Liaising with insurance on all new/ongoing matters and claims and working with internal departments to fulfil any requests.
  • Company trademarks/patents administration.

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum 2 years' experience within a similar role or a recent law graduate.
  • GCSE English and Maths minimum grade C or above
  • Basic legal knowledge
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft apps and good ICT skills
  • Document management experience
  • Good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively across all levels
  • Good organisational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritise effectively and work under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build constructive working relationships and work collaboratively with others
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with respect to data and information
  • Flexible and adaptable

Desirable Criteria:

  • Relevant education for the role or degree
  • Previous experience working as a legal assistant / paralegal.
  • Prior experience in an administrative role
  • Document management experience

What we offer:

  • Based in Belfast with flexibility to work remotely
  • Part time or full-time working hours (minimum 22.5 hours a week)
  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Company matched pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Westfield Health Cash Plan and Employee Assistant Programme
  • Westfield Rewards
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Cycle to Work

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please forward your CV to HR@devenish.com

Closing date for applications is 28th November 2022

The Devenish Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.