PA to the Board

Work Type

Permanent, part time (21.75 hours p/wk)


Experience of minute taking, excellent secretarial and IT skills


£22,500 - £25,800 per annum FTE depending on experience

The Role

We are recruiting for an experienced PA to join the firm to support the partners and department heads.

You will be required to work 21.75 hours per week and will need to have flexibility as the working days will vary week to week depending on the needs of the business.

You will be able to perform the role remotely but will need to come to an office when required to attend a meeting in person. If you would prefer to be based in an office all of the time then this can easily be accommodated and can be discussed further at interview.

The role will involve collating the paperwork for monthly and quarterly partner meetings, taking minutes at these meetings and typing them up afterwards. There is also additional tasks after the meetings to complete such as producing outstanding action lists.

Other responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to, attending department meetings to take and produce minutes, typing up paperwork and records from internal meetings, liaising with venues regarding external bookings, supporting partners with the administrative side of strategic decisions and objectives and providing ad hoc support to the Managing Partner.

The Team

You will work closely with the Managing Partner as well as other members of the firm’s management team including partners, function managers and department heads.  You will also be in regular contact with colleagues in our business support functions.

Your Experience & Qualifications

The roles requires previous knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Office packages to include Word and Excel. Experience of working with PDFs, including bundling, is also needed but full training can be given.

You will need to have first rate secretarial and typing skills along with prior experience of minute taking. You will regularly using Microsoft Teams which you will receive full training on as part of your induction.

An excellent working manner and the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times is essential. We are looking for a PA who can remain focused under pressure, has strong prioritisation skills and is comfortable and confident showing initiative to help manage their workload.

Our Firm Goals

We carefully chose our values as a firm to ensure they reflect the way we conduct our work, both internally and externally. We embrace 5 core values; Trust, Teamwork, Excellence, Accountability, and Engagement. We reflect these in all areas of our practice, in particular, in our personal and dedicated service to each and every client. By embedding these values into our culture our clients recognise us as trusted advisors.

Our commitment to our clients and hard work over the years is reflected in the ‘Leading Firm‘ ranking that we have achieved for consecutive years from the prestigious Chambers & Partners, and Legal 500 directories. As a firm, we intend to continue to dedicate ourselves to our values in the pursuit of trusted advisor status

Head of Department

Matthew Drew

Managing Partner & Finance Partner

What are the benefits?

Annual Bonus

Agile Working

Health Care Plan

Qualifications Support

Extra Christmas Leave

Funded Socials


Location TBC

Life at Goughs

Our mission is to provide excellent, trusted and truly personal legal services. How we do this is simple – we are committed to our clients, our people and our communities.

Whether you require legal services for you, your family or your business, you can rest assured that with over forty lawyers at seven easy-to-reach high street locations, you will receive high quality legal advice, tailored to meet your needs.

Firm Goals & Values

We are committed to ensuring that clients always receive a tailored, personalised service and we place their needs at the centre of everything we do. 

The values are also qualities and attributes that we look for in our employees. 

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Human Resources Manager

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