The Commercial Bar Association is looking for an experienced full-time Senior Administrator starting in February or March 2022

The Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) is looking for an experienced full-time Senior Administrator starting in February or March 2022. The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 17 December 2021. There will be approximately a four month handover period.

The main duties of the administrator over the course of the year include:
• Support to the officers
• Providing general support to the Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Executive Committee
• Minuting the Executive meetings (held monthly) and sub-committee meetings
• Co-ordinating the administration of monthly continuing professional development lectures including email advertising, reminders and booking of venues
• Assisting in the preparations for the AGM (end July).
• Communicating with Court, regulatory, governmental and representative bodies in response to queries about consultations, events, schemes and other business

Membership management

• Managing the annual COMBAR membership renewals and subscription payments (November)
• Dealing with membership applications in collaboration with the Secretary of COMBAR
• Maintaining contact lists of members and Honorary Overseas Members
• Co-ordinating the international grant programme for Junior COMBAR members
• Working with Inner and Middle Temple on the student scholarship Programme
Event management
• Assisting the relevant sub-committees in organising the annual overseas North American Meeting (June) and India Roundtable Meeting (September)
• Organising and booking travel arrangements for VIP guests for these events
Administration
• Assisting the relevant sub-committees in managing the website, posting news, recordings and events
• Providing input where necessary to the eNewsletter for distribution to the membership
• Liaising with the COMBAR accountant in the preparation of the end of year accounts and annual budget
• Being responsible for ordering stationery, office insurance etc, as and when required
• Communicating via email or phone with enquiries from the COMBAR membership or general public

Reporting to the Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary of COMBAR, the ideal candidate should accordingly have the following:
• Proven senior administrative experience
• Strong organisational and planning skills
• Excellent time management skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritise work
• Ability to work independently without supervision
• Attention to detail and problem solving skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
• Proficiency in the MS Office suite of software
• The ability to work comfortably under pressure
• Experience of liaising with senior members of the legal profession both in the UK and abroad
• Basic book keeping skills working alongside the accountant
• Ability to manage budgets and communicate with the bank

The successful candidate will be entitled to private healthcare and 25 days paid holiday per annum.

Salary: £66,500 (basis five days a week) together with a pension contribution equivalent to 3% of salary.

COMBAR is willing to discuss the successful candidate working in part from home and in part from its offices at Outer Temple Chambers. COMBAR is also willing to consider a candidate who wished to work four days a week, provided that there was flexibility at certain specifically identified periods of the year.

Please send a covering letter and recent CV to Veronica Kendall at admin@combar.com

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 17 December 2021. The successful candidates will be shortlisted and interviews will take place in early January 2022.