K J Smith Solicitors

Vacancies

We are always looking for talented staff to join our team.

We are looking for exceptional and caring people to join our firm. We welcome direct applicants and work with a small number of select recruitment agencies only.  We will not be liable for recruitment agent’s commission in the event we are approached directly by a candidate whose CV was sent to us speculatively by an agent we have not contracted with.

If you would like to apply for any of our vacancies, please send an email with your CV and covering letter to hr@kjsmith.co.uk.

Regrettably due to the sensitive nature of our work we are not able to offer work experience placements.

Current Vacancies

Receptionist

Location: Reading

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an additional Receptionist to work with our current Receptionist at our Head Office in Woodley (Reading).  This role would be suited to an experienced Legal PA or experienced Telephone Receptionist seeking a fresh and exciting challenge at a firm recognised for providing fantastic client care to new and existing clients.

Candidates will be responsible for responding to new website and telephone enquiries and arranging 45 minute free consultations at all of our branches. Candidates will also feel confident liaising with existing clients by phone and will have a solid background in client care and a professional, approachable, caring and understanding manner. Training will be provided covering all aspects of our diary procedures and case management software.

Generous package to include: bonus, life assurance, private healthcare and pension benefits. Please send your applications in the form of a CV and covering letter to hr@kjsmith.co.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Senior Solicitor / Chartered Legal Executive (8+ years PQE)

Location: Reading

Senior Solicitor or CILEx with 8+ years’ PQE in family law required for our Woodley Office in Reading. Candidates should be Resolution Members and ideally will already hold an accreditation or be committed to becoming accredited.

The role will require management and mentoring of junior staff and candidates should be confident in all areas of family law including TOLATA.

Candidates should be achieving Level 4 of the Competency Statement and will have already undertaken the Management Stage 1 and Stage 2 (or equivalent) course.

Generous package to include: bonus, life assurance, private healthcare and pension benefits. Please send your applications in the form of a CV and covering letter to hr@kjsmith.co.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Senior Legal Secretary / Legal Assistant

Location: Guildford

A rare opportunity has arisen at our Guildford office which would suit an experienced family law legal secretary looking to advance their career step into a legal assistant/paralegal role.  Candidates will have at least 5-8 years’ experience in working in a family law firm/department.

Key duties will include copy typing, preparing legal documents, attending clients in person and on the telephone, assisting our lawyers with a range of family law matters as well as supporting the office administrator with key administrative tasks.

Previous candidates need not apply and introductions from agencies will only be accepted from agents on our approved agency list.

Generous package to include: bonus, life assurance, private healthcare and pension benefits. Please send your applications in the form of a CV and covering letter to hr@kjsmith.co.uk.

Legal Secretary (Fixed Term 12 Months)

Location: Windsor

An experienced and competent legal secretary is required as maternity cover at our Windsor Office.

Candidates should possess at least 5 years’ experience working in a law firm with a minimum of 2 years in a family law department. A key duty will be audio typing and candidates would ideally have experience of Big Hand and be confident dealing with Case Management Systems.

Previous candidates need not apply and introductions from agencies will only be accepted from agents on our approved agency list.

Generous package to include: bonus, life assurance, private healthcare and pension benefits. Please send your applications in the form of a CV and covering letter to hr@kjsmith.co.uk.

Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive (3-5 years PQE)

Location: Guildford

Solicitor / CILEX (3-5 years PQE) required to work with the team at our Guildford office. With a solid background in Family Law, candidates will be required to evidence their experience in dealing with high net worth Ancillary Relief matters as well as general family matters.

Candidates will ideally be achieving or working towards Level 4 of the SRA’s competency statement. Resolution Member preferred and candidates should have undertaken the SRA Management Courses (stage 1 and 2) or similar.

Will be required to work autonomously as well as part of a busy team. Although this is not a position of management, experience in supervising / mentoring junior staff would be an advantage to reflect the working model employed by the firm.

Generous package to include: bonus, life assurance, private healthcare and pension benefits. Please send your applications in the form of a CV and covering letter to hr@kjsmith.co.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive (5-8 years PQE)

Location: Reading

Solicitor / CILEX – (5-8 years PQE) required to work with our busy Woodley Team undertaking a case load consisting predominantly of Divorce and Ancillary Relief matters.

Candidates will be required to evidence experience in dealing with all manner of Ancillary Relief matters ranging from high net worth through to needs cases.

Candidates should be Resolution Members and ideally accredited in finance, and will be achieving Level 4 of the SRA’s competency statement.

Although this is not a position of management, experience in supervising / mentoring junior staff would be an advantage to reflect the working model employed by the firm.

Generous package to include: bonus, life assurance, private healthcare and pension benefits. Please send your applications in the form of a CV and covering letter to hr@kjsmith.co.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Our Locations

K J Smith Solicitors - Abingdon Office Suite 6, First Floor,
Merchant House,
5 East St. Helen Street,
Abingdon, OX14 5EG
T: 01235 375500
K J Smith Solicitors - Basingstoke Office First Floor,
26 London Street,
Basingstoke,
Hampshire,
RG21 7PG
T: 01256 584000
K J Smith Solicitors - Beaconsfield Office Cross Keys,
18 Wycombe End,
Beaconsfield,
Buckinghamshire,
HP9 1NB
T: 01494 629000
K J Smith Solicitors - Guildford Office Parallel House,
32 London Road,
Guildford,
Surrey,
GU1 2AB
T: 01483 370100
K J Smith Solicitors - Henley-on-Thames Office 33-35 Station Road,
Henley-on-Thames,
Oxfordshire,
RG9 1AT
T: 01491 630000
K J Smith Solicitors - London Office 4th Floor,
218 The Strand,
London,
WC2R 1AT
T: 020 7070 0330
K J Smith Solicitors - Reading Office 5-7 Headley Road,
Woodley,
Reading,
RG5 4JB
T: 0118 418 1000
K J Smith Solicitors - Windsor Office Castle Hill House,
12 Castle Hill,
Windsor,
Berkshire,
SL4 1PD
T: 01753 325000