Receptionist / Legal Secretary

Date: 20-Jul-2021

Location: Brisbane, QLD, AU

Company: Dentons

In Australia, Dentons has offices across Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Adelaide. Our experience, attitude and accessibility attract many of Australasia's most successful and innovative organisations as well as leading multinationals.

Our lawyers are repeatedly recognised as leading legal service providers in Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, IFLR 1000 and in the Best Lawyers International: Australia. Dentons is recognised as a leader in diversity and inclusion, having been named as an Employer of Choice by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, and has achieved Gold Status for LGBTQ+ inclusion for the second year running by the Australian Workplace Equality Index.  


The Opportunity 


We are seeking a professional, personable and confident Receptionist / Legal Secretary to join our Client Services team in our Brisbane office. The key function of this role is to ensure our clients have a positive experience, whether over the phone or visiting our beautiful offices.


Your responsibilities:


  • Be one of the first point of contact for clients and guests arriving at the firm
  • Answer incoming telephone calls through a national switchboard
  • General administrative duties such as ordering couriers, sorting mail and opening new files
  • Assist with client enquiries including photocopying and admin requests
  • Manage multiple inboxes to book meeting rooms, manage general reception email enquiries and distribute electronic faxes
  • Take and make some beverage orders
  • Book some of the firm travel
  • Ad hoc administrative tasks


About you:


Ideally you will be an experienced receptionist or have worked in a similar position previously. Experience working in a law firm, hotel or travel booking environment is preferred but not essential.


The following skills will see you succeed:


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Professional demeanour and presentation
  • Excellent organisational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to act independently and with initiative
  • Strong computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and Outlook


Employee Extras


Dentons Australia focuses on the three key areas of talent management: engagement, development, and culture to motivate, develop and deliver excellence for our clients.


We offer competitive market salary packaging, incentive pay and reward, salary sacrifice packaging, additional leave programs (purchased leave, parental leave) and referral bonuses. We provide a number of generous health and wellbeing programs and promote diversity initiatives across gender, flexibility, culture, accessibility, reconciliation and LGBTQ+. At Dentons, we are constantly looking to improve employee's lives in and out of the workplace.

Dentons has an internal Talent Acquisition team that works directly with candidates on all of our career opportunities. Dentons does not accept external agency applications for this role.