Executive Assistant - Corporate & Commercial

£27,000 - £32,000 yearly
  • Mills & Reeve
  • Birmingham, UK
  • Jul 21, 2021
Executive Assistant

Job Description

The role

Executive Assistant roles are based within the Executive Support Services (ESS) team which is responsible for supporting all areas of the business. The role reports to the Executive Support Team Leader and is responsible for providing a high quality support service to the lawyers, utilising available resources as appropriate. The role is based within the firm‘s Corporate & Commercial National Service Line and will work alongside the Document Production Specialists and Administration Assistants. You will be providing support to a number of partners/fee earners. This is a full time, permanent role. 

The person

 This is a busy and challenging role and to be successful your background will probably include experience in a similar role, such as a PA or Secretary and ideally within a similar environment, experience of providing support to multiple people i.e. diary management, arranging travel/events, and excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office systems; Outlook and Word. In addition, the role requires someone who: has the ability to work as part of a team and establishes good working relationships at all levels, has excellent planning and organisational skills, is flexible and willing to work additional hours as the role demands, provides outstanding client service at all times, is able to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels, has excellent presentational and attention to detail skills, and lastly remains calm under pressure.


As you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits. Everyone has different priorities and preferences, so at Mills & Reeve you can choose the benefits that appeal to you. From buying holiday and undergoing health screening to leasing a bicycle – the choice is yours.

Our core benefits are:

  • Equal all staff bonus based on the firm’s financial performance
  • Generous pension including the option to salary sacrifice
  • Five weeks' annual leave and the option to buy or sell a week each year
  • Extra day of leave for wedding/civil partnership, religious holiday and house moving
  • Bonus week leave every 11th year of continuous service
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Income protection after two years’ service
  • Life assurance with the choice of covering between two and 10 times annual basic salary
  • Confidential employee assistance programme providing guidance on every day issues to more complex matters and both telephone and face to face counselling.