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About the Role

Office Secretary

At Horwich Farrelly we do things differently. We recognise the value of our employees and understand that they set us apart from our competitors.  So, if you want to experience what life is like as part of the HF team, take a look at our Office Secretary vacancy within our Glasgow/ Edinburgh office.  

The team is filled with legal professionals working in an engaging and friendly environment. Our people pride themselves on making an impact through providing an excellent, results and solutions focussed service to our clients.

There is a great team ethos and we encourage our people to be involved in various team and firm wide initiatives centred on personal development and wellbeing, not just the work we do. For instance, there are opportunities to be part of the engagement committee, attend client events and participate in charity and volunteering opportunities.



As a firm we are fully committed to nurturing and growing talent, and part of that is recognising the results of an individual’s work and rewarding high performance.

Above all the firm values potential, if you are inquisitive, hardworking and passionate about achieving great results, Horwich Farrelly is a great place to develop your career.


What do I need?

You will need previous experience within the last 3 years in a similar role providing secretarial support to a team of lawyers within personal injury and/or insurance matters. Confident in dealing with telephone calls and queries in a timely manner as well as maintaining and updating our court diary and case management systems.

You will need to bring an enthusiastic and self-motivated attitude with a desire to achieve and exceed targets combined with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. The ability to demonstrate initiative and creative problem solving is desirable.

We would like to see a strong work ethic and a committed team player. We are a close knit and stable team that like to share ideas and experience with a view to achieving the best results that we can for our Clients.

Be confident and assertive and willing to engage in public speaking.

What will you be doing?                     

You will be asked to provide full-service secretarial support to a small team of lawyers including 3 Partners across both our Glasgow and Edinburgh offices (hybrid working at least 3 days per week from the office) including but not limited to;

  • Preparing accurate correspondence and documents through audio typing and word processing.
  • Ensure all daily post is logged correctly onto the case management system and facilitate delivery to the correct individuals.
  • Actioning post on instruction from Fee Earners.
  • Ensuring that work produced is of a high standard, reflecting the quality of Horwich Farrelly standards.
  • Ensuring the confidentiality of the Firm's and client's documentation and information.
  • Ensuring all working practices are complied with as set out in the Office Manual..

This is what the hiring manager, Steven, says about the role

“We are a dynamic team taking a fresh approach to claims in Scotland and working closely with our clients to deliver better results.  The successful candidate will be warmly welcomed and supported from the outset with the HF approach.  We value integrity and desire and there is ample opportunity to grow in the role.  We empower our team members to work independently and take initiative in handling their work.  Above all, we do so together as a tight-knit team.”

What’s in it for you?

We are not your stereotypical corporate law firm. We offer flexible working and have a relaxed dress code, you can be yourself at work. We offer hybrid working and flexible working hours for all.

 We continue to place a firm emphasis on investing in our people and promoting internally, from paying for professional subscriptions to offering learning and development grants for further study, we are always looking to invest and grow our people.

We’re always looking to recognise and reward our people for the work they do. Here are just a few of the benefits you’ll have access to, as part of our team:

  • 25 days’ annual leave (in addition to Scottish public holidays), increasing to 30 days with service
  • Private healthcare provision
  • Company pension scheme
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Life insurance and income protection
  • Employee Assistance Programme & Digital GP service
  • Season ticket loans
  • Professional subscriptions paid and development grants
  • Flu vouchers
  • Bonus scheme
  • Perks at work scheme package

About the company

Established in 1969, the firm currently provides legal services to 12 of the UK’s 20 largest motor insurers in specialist areas such as counter fraud, large & complex injury, motor and casualty services, recoveries, costs and credit hire. Horwich Farrelly has recently expanded into the provision of commercial legal services and litigation, providing solutions to a wide range of corporate and SME clients.


Sounds great! What next?

If you are ready to apply, the button is below. If you don’t have an updated CV or just want a bit more information about the role first, please get in touch with me for more information. My email is [email protected]

If Horwich Farrelly feels like a place where you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you. Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include an initial call with one of our team, to find out more about you - followed by a virtual interview.

As an equal opportunities’ employer, we're passionate about inclusive hiring approaches. When you apply, you'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll do our best to support you.


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