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Trainee Team Assistant

Intellectual Property, Data Protection and Technology

Work for a place that works for you…

At Stephens Scown, every day is what we make it, so we make it matter. Doing notable work for notable clients and building our skills with talented people. Making our mark on our communities. Being a force for good.

We don’t just say it, we live it. Our commitment to our people, clients and communities runs through our DNA. We are employee-owned, a Certified B CorporationTM, and we have ranked in the “100 Best Companies to Work For in the UK” list for seven consecutive years.

The Role

  • You’ll support the Team Coordinator and Trade Marks Team with a variety of administrative tasks.
  • The focus of your role will be document creation, updating and maintenance of records, diary management, following file management processes, as well as handling client communications.
  • You will be fully involved in the life of the team, supporting us to deliver and achieve against our business development plans.
  • Do talk to us about flexible working, including part time and job share opportunities

About You

  • You are enthusiastic, highly organised and accurate, with a proactive approach to administrative tasks within the team.
  • You will be committed to developing and progressing within the role.
  • You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to deliver exceptional client care.
  • You have the ability to adapt, to be flexible, and to work as a part of a team.
  • You have good ICT and typing skills, including proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Previous experience of working in a professional services environment is an advantage.

What we can offer you

  • We offer a competitive salary with an impressive array of benefits and rewards. This includes being part of the Firm’s employee-ownership where every employee is listened to, helps us to realise our vision and receives an equal payment of our annual profit-share (subject to time served).
  • Our hybrid working model and approach to flexible working enables our people to share their working time between home and the office to support a healthy work / life balance.
  • View a full list of our benefits – including 25 day’s holiday (plus bank holidays and your birthday), private medical insurance, group life assurance, access to a comprehensive range of wellbeing support, and three additional days paid leave to support good causes.

Why Stephens Scown?

Being Great Matters…

Working here is something else entirely. It’s a place where we can step up to challenges with people so good, they inspire us to be better. We proudly work in a beautiful part of the country, go beyond expectations and achieve things that matter

Owning It Matters…

We’re the UK’s first major employee-owned law firm. But more than this, we’re people-centred and people-led. We do what it takes to help each other overcome every challenge. Whatever’s happening in the world, empowering our people is what matters.

Doing Good Matters…

Our communities and colleagues give us a lot to be thankful for, so we try to make them feel as valued as our clients. Whether we’re digging deep and giving our time and money or picking up rubbish from our streets and beaches, at Stephens Scown if it’s right it matters.

Having Fun Matters…

We might have the expertise of a top city firm, but outside our offices there’s not a skyscraper in sight. Whether we’re getting to know our clients on our local beach or having fun in the park with colleagues, we’re all about living a life enriched by work. Making the fun matter.

Apply for this position

If this sounds like you and you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please send your application by email (quoting your current or last salary) enclosing an up to date CV to or by post to: HR Department, Stephens Scown LLP, Curzon House, Southernhay West, Exeter, EX1 1RS

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At Stephens Scown, we believe that a diverse workforce delivers better results for our clients and creates a happier workplace where everyone feels valued and appreciated. Therefore we welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds, abilities and beliefs.

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