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Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Reports to: Head of Department
Team: Charities
Location: Oxford
The firm

Winckworth Sherwood is an exciting, diverse and growing business. Joining our team will see you work with some of the UK’s most interesting clients.


Our Values

Our Values

Our values sit at the heart of everything we do. They are what make Winckworth Sherwood unique. A combination of our people, our history and our culture forming a core set of values which unite us. We pride ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive workplace where individuals and teams can thrive in a friendly and respectful environment. Our values fall into three broad categories based on how we think, work and act. They are all linked and they all complement each other:

Think: Progressive, Diverse, Inclusive

Work: Hardworking, Vocational, Entrepreneurial

Act: Friendly, Respectful, Collaborative



The team

The Charities and Social Enterprises team has 5 partners, 1 consultant, 2 legal directors, 3 senior associates, 2 associates, 2 registry clerks, 1 legal assistant and 2 legal secretaries. 

The role

Our Oxford office are looking for two enthusiastic paralegals who will be an important member of the Charities and Social Enterprises team, covering both Charities and Ecclesiastical work.


Candidate specification

You will:

  • Have a law degree or have completed a conversion course
  • Preferably have completed the LPC
  • Preferably have some paralegal experience
  • Have the strong intellectual capacity needed to be able to deal with the full range of legal challenges this role brings
  • Be eager to develop a broad base of legal skills and experience
  • Be pragmatic and willing to undertake a wide range of tasks within the scope of the role
  • Be confident and have good presentation skills
  • Want to make a distinctive contribution to the life of our clients
  • Understand the commercial pressures of working in private legal practice
  • Have good attention to detail