South Africa

Legal Secretary - Educor Pinetown

Company Educor Pinetown
Reference # REQ245
Published 07/09/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Educor is the largest private education supplier in Southern Africa., managing 10 educational brands across its more than 60 campuses and sites in South Africa and internationally. As a Group we possess a rich heritage with brands that have been in existence for many years. Since our inception in 2008, Educor has evolved into an education giant offering face-to-face, distance and online learning. Our face to face brands include Damelin, CityVarsity, ICESA and Central Technical College. Distance brands include INTEC College, Damelin Correspondence College (DCC) and our higher-education distance brand, Lyceum.
Job Functions Compliance & Regulatory Affairs,Legal
Industries Academic

The following position has become available in the Legal Department. The successful incumbent will report to the Group Legal Manager and Company Secretary and will be responsible for the following activities:

Drafting of legal/litigation documents
Attending to correspondences, emails
Drafting agreements, internal leases, contracts
Requesting for payments and following up
Diary management-setting up meetings
Attending to diarizing files
Opening and closing of files- electronic and manual
Updating files electronically and manually
Drafting briefs/instructions to counsel
Attending to keeping the attorney updated with the court dates, drafting pleadings, making copies and making sure that same is served and filed in time
Time to time reception duty
Drafting status reports on matters
Minute taking at internal disciplinary hearings
Assisting in research, compiling relevant files
Collating and adjusting of correspondent attorneys monthly fees
Attending to the request of correspondent attorneys/advocates monthly fees;
Keeping a record of all lease agreements
Doing work for other managers
Dictaphone typing
Setting up meetings, sending meeting requests, preparing packs, making copies.

Should you not receive any feedback in 6 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Educor will give preference to South African citizens and those that advance its employment equity goals, suitably qualified in line with the inherent requirements of the job advertised


•2 to 3 years current experience in a legal environment.
•Experience in company secretarial duties and regulatory compliances an advantage
•Essential to know how to diarise and follow up on matters. Essential to implement and manage this on a daily basis.
•Fastidious about meeting and court deadlines.
•Being able to assist Group Legal manager with company board and exco meeting requirements and follow ups.
•Able to work independently without supervision but knows when to seek supervision or guidance.
•Office administration of files , filing systems and updating essential. This must be a compulsive trait of yours.
•Ensuring that all documents are saved in folders and maintain folder for each matter electronically and manually.
•Drafting monthly status reports.
•Excellent research skills in legal matters
•Able to assist with expansion programme into Africa and internationally –research and compiling reports.
•Degree , diploma , qualification an added bonus.

Job Closing Date 21/09/2021
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