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Employment Opportunity – Executive Assistant and Events Coordinator

22 October 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen within an Aberdeen based professional society, The Society of Advocates in Aberdeen for a part-time events coordinator and enthusiastic administrator providing support to the Management Committee. Expected to involve between at least 15-20 hours a week, the job is flexible; you can work remotely from home, although you would be asked to work at our historic Advocates Library premises (adjacent to Aberdeen sheriff court) one day a week. There will be the opportunity for overtime to cover events at the Library when held outwith core hours (eg occasionally at evenings or weekends). We are looking for a responsible Executive Assistant to perform administrative tasks in a well-organised and timely way. This is a busy and dynamic role where, in addition to traditional EA duties, the post holder will have the responsibility of promoting and arranging a variety of events within the Library. You will also be interacting proactively with the Society’s membership. Given part of your responsibilities would involve administering our small payroll, experience with SAGE software would be helpful. The successful candidate would be IT literate and have good communications skills. Applications (with accompanying CVs) are invited by emailing The Society at admin@socofadvocates.com by  5 November 2021.

Trainee Membership Application

27 November 2020

Trainee membership has been applied for by Laila Kennedy of Ledingham Chalmers.

Associate Membership Application

25 November 2020

Alistair Mackenzie, Justice of the Peace, has applied for Associate membership.

Will Search mailing list

25 November 2020

Updated list..

The Society offers a mailing list round its member firms who deal with wills in order to help find any which are missing. The firms included in this mailing list are as follow:

Aberdein Considine & Co, AC Morrison & Richards, Alastair Hart & Co, Alex Hutcheon + Co, Balfour and Manson, Blackadders, Brodies, Bruce MacDonald & Co, Burness Paull, Burnett & Reid, Campbell Connon, Dentons, Fraser & Mulligan, George Mathers & Co, Grant Smith Law Practice, Gray & Gray, James & George Collie, John Davie & Co, Jonathan Tait & Co, Laurie & Co, Law Practice, Ledingham Chalmers, Mackie & Dewar, Mackinnons, McIntosh Family Law, Patience & Buchan, Pat Sinclair & Co, Peterkins, Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace, Shepperd and Wedderburn, Solicitors Direct, Spanish + Scottish Law Practice, Storie Cruden & Simpson, Stronachs, Taggart Meil Mathers, Wilsone Duffus

2021 diary open!

18 November 2020

Our 2021 diary for exclusive use bookings is now open! Looking for a small wedding venue, that’s Covid compliant and plenty space to socially distance? How about a gorgeous traditional library setting?
Full details including a video tour at: https://www.socofadvocates.com/venue-hire/

Membership application

17 November 2020

Trainee membership application has been received from Declan O’Keefe of Iain Jane & Co.

Annual General Meeting 2020

17 November 2020

All necessary documents for the AGM on 24th November will be distributed to members.  Please check your in box.

Track and Trace form

16 November 2020

If you have reason to attend the Library, which is currently only available by prior arrangement, please complete and submit a Track and Trace form.

Promotion to ordinary

4 November 2020

Application for promotion from Trainee to Ordinary member has been received by Sian Fish of George Mathers & Co.

Closure update

2 November 2020

Maria Robertson is now back in post, but working from home for the foreseeable future.  Access to the library is by appointment only, please give her enough notice to arrange.