Legal Secretary / Receptionist

NHS National Services Scotland
Contract Type
Practice Area
Legal Support
Anderson House, Edinburgh
£17,760 - £20,727
Expiry Date
As a vital part of NHSScotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care, working in partnership.

Job Description

We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care.

The Central Legal Office (CLO) provides comprehensive legal services to Health Boards and Special NHS Entities in Scotland, covering all aspects of litigation and employment law, property transactions and commercial contracts.

This post involves providing an efficient and effective Reception service to all customers and staff of CLO, as well as to provide high quality specialised legal secretarial support to the teams within the SBU as required. This service will include receiving and directing all incoming calls, welcoming visitors and issuing security passes, providing hospitality to visitors, arranging taxis for staff and visitors, and liaising with courier companies. You will be customer focused, friendly, well presented and have an excellent telephone manner, together with excellent communication skills (both verbal and written). Experience of working on reception in a customer led environment is essential.

The service will also include audio/copy typing of all relevant legal documentation, photocopying of medical records and other associated documents, file management, and any other duties as required of a Legal Secretary. You will ideally have legal secretarial experience, including audio and copy typing skills (min speed 65wpm).

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Shirley Crease on 0131 275 7835.

Further information on NSS is available from:

Closing date for completed applications is 23 March 2018.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).


NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies.