Practice Executive - 9 month FTC


About Ashurst:

Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost 200 years, and clear strategy for our future growth. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit

The Opportunity:

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for an experienced administration/executive assistant to join our Brisbane office on a 9 month Fixed Term Contract basis.

This Practice Executive role will be supporting the Employment team to provide a high level of administration and secretarial support to three of our Partners.

As the Practice Executive you'll be responsible for; monitoring and managing inboxes for Partners including filing emails, preparing monthly bills and reconciling expenses, travel management and extensive diary management. As this is a varied EA role you will also hold responsibilities around events, marketing & BD for the individual practice.

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • High degree of initiative, pro-activity and problem solving skills, with a willingness to take ownership for the completion of tasks/projects and deliver innovative solutions to improve systems or work practices.
  • Commercial acumen, with the ability to understand the commercial drivers of a legal practice, interpret data and apply client knowledge when supporting partners with practice management.
  • A client focused approach including the ability to grow a network of professional relationships with counterparts in client organisations as well as with internal stakeholders and colleagues around the firm.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Strong written communication skills and keen attention to detail, with the ability to draft correspondence, presentations, pitch documents and slide packs quickly and accurately.
  • Resilience, with the ability to thrive in the context of continuous change and effectively work with challenging clients or stakeholders.
  • Strong influencing skills, with the ability to respectfully manage upwards with stakeholders.
  • Effective delegation skills including taking responsibility for providing timely feedback in a constructive way if work deliverables are not in line with expectations.
  • Positive role model of the firm's Values.

At Ashurst, you'll have the opportunity to work in an environment that encourages learning and excellence with a highly professional global team. You will also have a range of social, sporting and health benefits available to you.