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Frank Recruitment Group is currently seeking a Paralegal with language skills (Italian, Spanish, Dutch and/or Nordic speaker) to be based in our Head Office in Newcastle. We are a rapidly growing company with offices in Newcastle (x3), London (x2), Berlin, New York (x2), San Francisco, Philadelphia, Dallas, Singapore and Melbourne. The group is only 11 years old and employ over 1,000 staff around the globe with plans to expand dramatically over the next few years. This is a fast changing, exciting and challenging environment which is constantly creating new opportunities globally for our staff.
This is a role based at our Head Office in Newcastle working closely with the Head of Legal EMEA/APAC providing commercial support to our UK and international (excluding USA) sales teams and back office staff, in the form of written and verbal advice enabling them to conduct business and play an integral role in our worldwide expansion.
At the outset, the main focus of the role will be supporting Legal Team in day-to-day tasks including, but not limited to: liaising with internal clients (i.e. the sales staff and managers), negotiating directly with UK, European and the APAC region clients and candidates, as well as recovering debt from our clients globally (excluding USA). In addition, the role will involve extensive contract drafting and negotiation with external clients as well as some translation work.
As you gain an understanding of the business and the recruitment industry, the role will quickly undertake a broad range of responsibilities:
Reviewing and negotiating all client terms of business through to conclusion.
Drafting documents for company use (NDAs, HR and Company documents).
Composing letters to clients chasing unpaid invoices and addressing breaches of terms.
Researching new country procedures and legislation to enable the client to provide manpower services.
Providing advice on, and monitoring, international compliance.
Liaising with external agents, lawyers and solicitors.
Providing advice to management and staff on the company's legal position and response to issues.
Other ad-hoc administrative tasks as required.
Education to degree standard
Clear written and verbal communication skills at all levels are essential.
Assertive personality with good analytical and organisational skills.
Confident using Microsoft Word and Excel.
Self-motivated with the ability to work under pressure.
Ability to ensure confidentiality at all times.
Excellent attention to detail.
Flexibility and reliability is essential
Experience of dealing with internal and external customers
Knowledge of employment law
Working Hours 8.30 am to 5.30 pm Mon-Thurs and 9.00 am to 5.30 Fri with 1 hour for lunch but with the flexibility to work additional hours to meet deadlines or complete urgent tasks.
20 days holiday plus 3 days holiday over the holiday season plus UK Bank holidays.