Business Support Assistant – Peterborough

Job Type: Permanent Location: Peterborough

Our Peterborough office is seeking an ambitious individual to join our Business Support Team to provide a professional, flexible and high standard of administrative support to Executive Assistants, Personal Assistants and fee-earners across the business.

The role

Our Business Support Assistant provide a wide range of administrative support services to the office. The responsibilities of the role includes (but is not limited to):

  • Copying, printing and scanning
  • Dealing with both incoming and outgoing post, i.e., courier, packages, and special post.
  • Assisting with the preparation of various types of documents and correspondence.
  • Assisting with new client onboarding including AML, Letters of Engagement, client checks and proactive follow-up with the relevant teams as required.
  • Maintaining client database.
  • Creating and updating client data rooms.
  • Providing support on event organization both internal and external and related administrative tasks.
  • Support other members of the team and provide cover as and when necessary to ensure that work is completed to a high standard and meets required deadlines.
  • Preparing and submitting expense claim forms for fee-earners, if requested.
  • Ad hoc administrative tasks as and when required.


We are looking for the following skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hard working, show initiative and be self-motivated, with the ability to organise and manage their own workload within a busy, fast paced environment.
  • The ability to cope with repetitive tasks.
  • A flexible, professional approach and have the confidence and ability to communicate effectively.
  • A natural team player with a positive and enthusiastic attitude and an excellent eye for detail.
  • Excellent communication, organisation and administrative skills.
  • Strong time management and prioritisation skills.
  • Attention to detail: proof-reading all work and checking formatting, spelling and grammar.
  • Effective user of Microsoft software and takes responsibility for undertaking any training required to improve relevant skills to meet the needs of the business.
  • Proactive approach and enthusiasm to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Should be flexible in approach to working overtime when required.
  • Good English language and grammar skills.
  • Good level of numeracy.
  • Administration experience in a busy environment is desirable.

Reward & Benefits

  • A 35-hour working week with flexibility around the core hours of 10am-4pm
  • Agile working policy giving you the option to work from home for up to 3 days per week.
  • Paid overtime or time off in lieu.
  • 25 days annual leave. After 5 years’ service, the entitlement will be increased by 1 day.
  • In addition, employees are entitled to buy or sell up to 5 days holiday a year
  • Contributory pension scheme (The firm will contribute 5% of salary on a matched basis with employee from their date of joining)
  • Life assurance cover of 4 x annual salary,
  • Working from home allowance of £25 a month.
  • Eligibility for the firm’s Profit-Sharing Plan that runs from October to September each year. The scheme enables staff to share in the profits of the firm. Payment is usually c£1,000. Paid in December.
  • New client referral scheme. Members of staff introducing a new client to the firm, have the potential to receive a referral payment of up to 10% of the first year’s total fees.
  • Staff have access to health assessments, cancer screenings and health cash plans through the flexible benefits programme.
  • Access to a number of additional benefits with preferential rates under the flexible benefit programme, health cash plans, health screening/GP support, critical illness cover, dental and travel insurance, Techscheme, Cyclescheme, Gymflex and a Workplace ISA.
  • Paid travel expenses when working at offices other than your contracted office.
  • Saffery is committed to being a fully inclusive employer and have a huge focus on ED&I. Upon joining the firm, you will have the opportunity to join a number of people network groups as well as be a part of the growing ED&I network.