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Are you interested in joining one of the UK’s largest specialist intellectual property firms? Check out our current vacancies below to see if there’s something that matches your skills and ambitions and click ‘apply’ – we’d love to hear from you.

5 open positions
  • NEW - Receipts and Invoice Administrator Birmingham See details
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    Job description

    We are currently looking to recruit a Receipts and Invoice Administrator on a 12 month fixed term contract basis to join the Accounts team in Birmingham.

    The role is to work on the efficient processing of accounting transactions ensuring this is done on a timely basis.

    Specific responsibilities include the posting of sales ledger receipts on a daily basis; posting agent debit notes, fee sheets and other invoices to the purchase ledger ensuring the correct coding is applied; attaching documentation to transactions in Resource Manager prior to authorisation and assisting with checking postings made by other members of the Accounts team.

    Additional responsibilities include monitoring of the purchase inbox; posting items to the cost ledger and supporting the rest of the Accounts team in checking sales invoice requests for errors or ambiguities ensuring appropriate resolution prior to charging.

    The successful candidate will have excellent proficiency in Excel, Word, and Outlook and be numerate and articulate with a minimum Grade C GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English.

    They should be methodical with a great attention to detail. They will be expected to provide general support and assistance to the Head of Finance, the Deputy accounts Manager and the whole Accounts team as instructed so a willing and flexible approach is required.

    Prior knowledge of Sage 300 and Progressor billing together with knowledge of VAT regulations would be a distinct advantage as would experience of working with cost ledgers within a busy professional services environment.

    For any further information, or to apply, please contact our HR Department at: recruitment@barkerbrettell.co.uk.

  • NEW - Office Support Administrator Birmingham See details
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    Job description

    We are seeking a part time Office Support Administrator to provide support across the full range of activities within print and post, reception and support admin. Daily tasks and activities will be varied and as directed by Maxine Reeve, Team Manager, in accordance with where the support is required.

    Responsibilities will be wide ranging, and the successful candidate will need to be very flexible and accommodating in their approach and willingly pick up a variety of duties both desk bound, mobile, systems based and people facing and which may vary from day to day and sometimes at short notice.

    Responsibilities will include but not limited to answering and transferring telephone calls, taking messages and greeting visitors; maintenance of the telephone system directories and manual records, preparation of meeting rooms and management of their booking and associated tasks including ordering of partner lunches; maintenance of the firm’s meeting room diaries and outlook calendars; monitoring of the external collection inbox for print and post, scanning, distribution and sending of post, faxes and emails including preparation of stationery orders and calendars for posting.

    Additional responsibilities will be providing professional support services to include invoice production, processing trade mark notifications, GDPR, sending renewals correspondence and invoices.

    A confident, well-presented, professional and friendly manner is essential for this role in addition to the ability and willingness to change priorities as the need arises. You should have a methodical and organised approach to work with good attention to detail, able to demonstrate a degree of initiative and be able to work without close supervision.

    Candidates should have prior experience of working within an office environment and part of a team, including reception and telephony activity. A high level of IT literacy is required to include MS Office, Outlook, Word, Excel.

    For any further information, or to apply, please contact our HR Department at: recruitment@barkerbrettell.co.uk.

  • NEW - Facilities and Travel Administrator Birmingham See details
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    Job description

    We are now seeking a full time Facilities and Travel Administrator to provide support within facilities. Daily tasks and activities will be as directed by Claire Hunt, Head of Office Management and Compliance.  Due to the nature of the responsibilities this role is predominantly office based.

    Responsibilities will include making travel arrangements for partners, fee earners and staff both in the UK and overseas. Undertaking varied facilities duties including liaison with management agents, contractors, suppliers, cleaners and supporting office moves. Monitor the parking arrangements and rota in line with the Car Parking Policy.  Process DHL courier shipments using the online service.  Undertake general administration duties including providing support for Support Administration and Professional Services departments as required.

    A confident, friendly, and can-do manner is essential for this role in addition to the ability to change priorities as the need arises and a pragmatic approach to getting things done. You should have a methodical and organised approach to work with good attention to detail and be able to demonstrate a degree of initiative and be able to work without close supervision.

    Candidates should have prior experience of working within an office environment. A high level of IT literacy is required to include MS office, Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

    Knowledge of the travel booking industry and process would be advantageous as would a broad understanding of health and safety requirements within an office environment.

    For any further information, or to apply, please contact our HR Department at: recruitment@barkerbrettell.co.uk.

  • NEW - Trainee Patent Attorney High Tech -Physics/Electronics/Software Birmingham See details
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    Job description

    We are currently seeking Trainee Patent Attorneys to work with our Birmingham team.

    We are looking for candidates with Physics, Electronics, Software and/or Technology, Computer Science degree to join the existing team.
    Candidates with a combined degree of mechanical/electronic engineering and software may also be considered.

    Graduates should have a minimum 2:1 degree and should be highly motivated with good interpersonal skills. An interest in law as well as a knowledge of French or German would be advantageous, although not essential.

    For all our trainee positions, a structured training programme is provided and each trainee will work directly with a qualified attorney as well as having exposure to other attorneys and support staff in order to gain a full experience of the profession.

    Trainees are given a training budget as well as a comprehensive benefits package which includes bonus, contributory pension, life insurance, private medical insurance and permanent health insurance.

    For any further information, or to apply, please contact our HR Department at: recruitment@barkerbrettell.co.uk.

  • New opportunities for Trade Mark Attorneys – Part qualified up to 3 years PQE Birmingham See details
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    Job description

    We are looking for additional attorneys to join our friendly, busy and highly successful team working out of the Birmingham office.

    We have a huge breadth of experience in the team with a wide range of skills and backgrounds with the expertise to generate large amounts of new business in addition to providing a pro-active and person centered service to our existing client base

    Qualified Trade Mark Attorney

    Candidates can be newly qualified through to 3 years PQE  and ideally have experience of working within private practice. You should be enthusiastic and dynamic and prepared to get immediately involved in a very busy department, working with the whole Trade Mark team providing great service to our clients.

    Part Qualified trade Mark Attorney

    Trainee candidates will need to have a minimum 2:1 degree, preferably in Law or English and be part qualified.  Ideal candidates will have successfully completed the Queen Mary’s Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice or the Bournemouth University Post Graduate Certificate in IP law and ideally will have a couple of years relevant work experience. We would expect to see excellent organisational skills with the ability to work under pressure, a great attention to detail and very good communications skills.

    For the successful candidate, funding will be provided (subject to certain conditions) in order to undertake the Nottingham Law School full course.  Additionally a structured training programme will be provided and you will work directly with a qualified attorney as well as having exposure to other attorneys and support staff in order to gain full experience of the profession.

    We offer a comprehensive benefits package including competitive salary, dependent on experience, bonus, contributory pension, private medical insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance and support with travel costs if required. While positions are based from our Birmingham office , we are also supporting partial homeworking.

    For any further information, or to apply, please contact our HR Department at: recruitment@barkerbrettell.co.uk.

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We always aim to recruit capable, intelligent and enthusiastic team players who, by working effectively together, can provide exemplary client service – and at the same time, create a great place to grow. We recognise and reward effort and hard work because we know that retaining good people is essential to our present – and our future.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all our staff and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates.