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Document Checker

Reference: 20984




£23000 - £25000

Job Type


Date Posted

12 May, 2023

One of the world’s leading law firms are seeking an ambitious and driven individual to join their Document Services team. Our client is committed to creating a collaborative and supportive working culture that invests in your progress. They are a company who supports a culture that drives diversity and inclusion.


  • Competitive base salary
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Flexible working approach
  • Private healthcare coverage

The following work parterns are available:

  • Week one: Tuesday – Thursday, 10.30pm – 9.00am and Friday 11.00pm – 9.00am
  • Week two: Wednesday – Friday, 10.30pm – 9.00am and Saturday 11.00pm – 9.00am
  • 9.00am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday
  • 8.00am – 4.30pm, Wednesday to Sunday

Role purpose

To provide a timely and high-quality document checking, copy editing and proofreading service in accordance with the needs of the department’s clients.

Key relationships

  • To build and maintain solid internal relationships through proactive communication with other teams within the Document Centre
  • To build and maintain strong working relationships with other teams in Document Services and Business Service
  • To build and maintain solid external working relationships through proactive communication with the department’s clients

Role and Responsibilities

  • To proofread a wide range of documents for spelling, sense and grammar in accordance with house style guides or bespoke client requirements, ensuring the highest standard of documentation
  • To carry out other checking tasks, both ad hoc and as part of standard departmental practice, to ensure that the quality of documentation is in line with the expectations of the firm
  • To take instruction from the department’s clients, clarifying queries as appropriate, following the required administrative and technical procedures
  • To provide advice for clients with regard to the use of English language or house style issues and editing documents to improve readability if requested
  • To provide guidance to other Document Centre teams on styles/formatting and use of the English language
  • To keep personal workload under active review and to advise colleagues responsible for workflow, the department’s clients or Supervisor immediately of any potential issues
  • To effectively utilise CRM system to manage personal workload, adding updates and pertinent information in real time to facilitate smooth execution/handover on ongoing projects
  • To be flexible with regard to work location and working hours. It may sometimes be a requirement to work in the London office for special projects and meetings

Key requirements

  • Legal, financial, or similar professional proofreading services experience preferred
  • Experience of working on complex technical documents
  • Eye for detail and computer literacy
  • Thorough understanding of working in a deadline-driven environment
  • Committed to personal development
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Excellent client service skills
  • Proven organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise and manage own workload
  • Flexible and proactive approach
  • Committed to delivering a high standard of service

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are experienced and/or professionally qualified we can support your job search.
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