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We are a growing firm, currently with 34 Partners, specialising in the areas of private client, commercial property, corporate, commercial dispute resolution, renewable energy, healthcare, telecoms and family businesses. 

We have offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Dunblane and Dunfermline.

We offer stability and quality of work as well as opportunities for progression and partnership. We are an equal opportunities employer. Please read the following privacy policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us when applying for one of our vacancies. GDPR Candidate privacy notice.

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP is an equal opportunities employer.

We are committed to providing equality of opportunity in employment and to developing working practices and policies that support work-life balance.

We are happy to discuss flexible working and offer a hybrid working model for most roles.

Please tell us if you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process.

 

 

HR Assistant/ PA, Glasgow (12 month fixed term contract)

We are a growing firm, currently with 34 Partners, specialising in the areas of private client, commercial property, renewable energy, farming and agricultural, telecoms and licensing, corporate, commercial dispute resolution, employment and family business. We have offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Dunblane and Dunfermline

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated HR Assistant to join our team in Glasgow. Your role will support the HR team in delivering a seamless service to Partners and employees. You will play a key role in supporting HR to help the business in achieving its ambitions for growth and supporting the development of our people by delivering core HR services to the business.

Key HR responsibilities include:
• supporting the graduate recruitment and summer placement processes including logging, tracking and redacting application forms and contacting candidates
• supporting the annual NQ process – tracking application forms and scheduling interviews
• attending law fairs as necessary
• HR projects: assisting with HR projects as required
• Reporting: utilising the HRIS to produce accurate reports in a timely fashion
• Payroll: supporting the HR department with payroll administration
• Monthly pension administration
• Updating the HR system
• Recruitment: filing and tracking applications and organising interviews with candidates, drafting and sending offer letters and contracts of employment, running inductions for new starters, updating and managing the HR system with new starters and leavers and processing invoices
• Training: liaising with training providers, assisting with developing the planning cycle, scheduling courses, paying invoices; coordinating training materials, and circulating training emails.
Other Administrative Support duties;
• General administrative: General administrative duties including photocopying, scanning of documents, filing, taking messages and sorting and distributing post
• Client correspondence: Assisting with routine correspondence and enquiries from clients and members of the public in a timely manner on behalf of fee earners
• Diary management: extensive diary management for key partners as well as planning and coordinating key meetings for clients, lunches, dinners, offsites and events led by the firm
• Confidentiality: Maintain client confidentiality and legal professional privilege


• Any other ad-hoc duties

 

Desired Skills and Experience

• Previous experience within a personal assistant or secretarial background is essential
• Experience within HR is desirable
• Excellent IT skills including full MS Packages and experience using MS Excel
• Demonstrated knowledge and use of track changes
• Working knowledge and confidence in using office equipment such as photocopiers, scanners, facsimiles, etc
• Be able to build rapport and communicate positively and effectively with all levels of employees and partners
• Be self-motivated and self-driven
• Be good at influencing people and look for constructive and positive solutions
• Have excellent IT, Excel and data analysis skills and confident in utilising information to support business priorities
• Have excellent attention to detail
• Proactive with a positive ‘can do’ approach

 

WJM offers the opportunity of a great career in a client focused environment. We also offer competitive salary and benefit packages depending on the experience you will bring to the Firm. If you are interested in this great opportunity please send your CV to recruitment@wjm.co.uk.

 

Front of House Assistant, Dunblane (part-time)

We are a growing firm, currently with 34 Partners, specialising in the areas of private client, commercial property, renewable energy, farming and agricultural, telecoms and licensing, corporate, commercial dispute resolution, employment and family business. We have offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Dunblane and Dunfermline

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated part time Front of House Assistant to join our team in Dunblane. Ideally the candidate will work approximately 20 hours per week over 3 full days or 5 shorter days. The role will be diverse but will include:

• Switchboard and Reception Duties
• Making deliveries/collections
• Copying and scanning of documents
• Messenger duties
• Banking and petty cash duties
• Booking and coordination of meeting rooms
• Data inputting and archiving
• Archiving documents and files
• Audio-typing
• Filing
• Administrative duties

The successful candidate will have experience of working in an office environment, preferably a law firm, as part of a service team. They will be detailed and precise in their approach to completing tasks and must be able to prioritise and juggle a number of tasks at a time. PC skills, ability to access PC based information, intranet, internet and external contractor’s database also required.

If you have the skills and experience described above and are interested in this opportunity, please apply without delay. please send your CV to Kirstin Lennox at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference Dun04/24

Wright Johnston & Mackenzie LLP is committed to providing equality of opportunity in employment and to developing working practices and policies that support work-life balance.

 

 

NQ Solicitor, Private Client/ Property, Inverness

We are seeking an NQ solicitor to join our Private Client conveyancing team in Inverness. Our team led by James and Jonathan Wotherspoon offers a range of services covering residential and rural conveyancing as well as other private client work including wills & executries and related matters.

The role will have a particular focus on conveyancing including residential transactions, rural conveyancing, landed estates and crofting law, but may also cover some more general private client work including wills and powers of attorney. This is an excellent opportunity to develop expertise in a valuable area of practice for the firm.


The successful candidate will be someone who is comfortable with managing a variety of work and who is interested in helping our clients to achieve their aims for themselves, their families and their businesses. They must be comfortable meeting new people, networking and supporting business development and be adaptable to our unique approach to client centricity which truly puts the client at the heart of our business. Ideally the successful candidate will have had seats in both the commercial property and private client groups during their traineeship.


If you have the experience and attributes described, are commercially and client focused, can provide excellent technical service and deliver on time this is a great opportunity to become a key part of our team.


You will also be expected to participate in the business development activities of the team and the firm, and will be required to show a grasp of the financial disciplines required of solicitor at your level.


This role offers the opportunity to advance your career, develop your skills, and to work with a great team in a friendly, supportive and client focused environment.


If you are interested in this great opportunity please send your CV to to Kirstin Lennox at recruitment@wjm.co.uk  quoting reference NQPC/PI24

Administrative Assistant, Wealth Planning, Glasgow

We are a growing firm, currently with 34 Partners, specialising in the areas of private client, commercial property, corporate, commercial dispute resolution, renewable energy, healthcare, telecoms and family businesses. We have offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Dunfermline and Dunblane.

The role

We are looking for an experienced Financial Planning Administrative Assistant to join our Wealth Planning team in Glasgow. Our Wealth Planning team sit within our Private Client team and provides a specialist Wealth Planning service to clients. In this role, you will provide investment administrative support to the Wealth Planning team using our Inteliflo system to record new business and commissions, dealing with investment sales and purchases, investment reconciliation and providing valuations and custody statements for clients. You can also expect to have daily telephone contact with investment and insurance companies/other product providers.

The candidate

Candidates should have a good working knowledge of compliance requirements, the ability to draft investment administration correspondence and be working towards or having already achieved a recognised administrative qualification. You should have demonstrable experience and knowledge of the investment process and sound analytical skills. You should be able to demonstrate a commitment to providing an excellent level of client service, show initiative and have a positive, proactive attitude.

This is a service-focused and busy wealth planning environment where everyone works as a together so teamwork and positive attitude is imperative.

If you have the experience and attributes described, are commercially and client focused, can provide excellent technical service and deliver on time this is a great opportunity to become a key part of our team.

If you are interested in this great opportunity please send your CV to Kirstin Lennox at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference GAA 03/24.

 

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP is committed to providing equality of opportunity in employment and to developing working practices and policies that support work-life balance.

We are happy to discuss flexible working and offer a hybrid working model for most roles.

Please tell us if you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process.

 

Legal Administrator, Edinburgh

We are a growing firm, currently with 34 Partners, specialising in the areas of private client, commercial property, corporate, commercial dispute resolution, family law, renewable energy, healthcare, telecoms and family businesses we have offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Dunblane and Dunfermline. We have also recently announced combination with Irwin Mitchell (Irwin Mitchell combines with Wright Johnston and Mackenzie) to expand the growth of the firm.


We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Legal Administrator to support the legal team involved on a wide range of planning and environmental issues to be based in our Edinburgh office. The team are involved in s.36 Electricity Act 1989 applications, Town and Country Planning Act 1997 onshore wind appeals and planning and environmental issues including in relation to housing, infrastructure, transport and retail projects and this role will support the team in delivering this service to our clients. The role of Legal Administrator is to provide administrative, organisational, and document support to the fee earners within the group. You can expect to be responsible for assisting the team with projects, document management and productions. You should be able to work on your own initiative on the portfolio of work, reports and transactions, have exceptional IT and document skills (including experience with spreadsheets) and be much focused on effective diarising of key events and timescales. In addition to this, effective time management is key, whilst the ability to operate to deadlines and utilise strong administrative skills. You will be able to build rapport and communicate positively and effectively with colleagues, legal representatives and other involved parties. You should be able to demonstrate a commitment to providing an excellent level of client service, show initiative, have a positive attitude and be proactive.
Role Responsibilities:

• Elements of legal case project management
• Audio and copy typing of correspondence, large legal documents and court documentation, inventories
• Diary management and arrangement of meetings, travel and functions
• File management, both hard copy and soft copy using client management software

Specific Requirements:

• Demonstrated experience of working within a business administration role
• Familiarity with legal terms
• Communication skills that demonstrate professional and polished conduct with clients, partners and employees
• Comfortable with use of email communication
• Demonstrated knowledge and use of track changes
• Working knowledge and confidence in using office equipment such as photocopiers, scanners, facsimiles, etc.
• Ability to work with, and willingness to take direction from various levels of legal staff from partner to trainee
• Pleasant telephone manner and ability to field telephone call and assist clients with their queries

If you are a successful candidate you will also be able to manage priorities and your time, be supportive and helpful in your approach to people both externally and internally, be a team player and be willing to undertake other duties within the office when required.

WJM offers a competitive salary and benefit packages depending on the experience you will bring to the Firm. If you are interested in this great opportunity please send your CV to Kirstin Lennox at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference EDLA 12/23.

 

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP is committed to providing equality of opportunity in employment and to developing working practices and policies that support work-life balance.

We are happy to discuss flexible working and offer a hybrid working model for most roles.

Please tell us if you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process.