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Court of Protection Executive

Job description

A highly respected law firm with offices in Eastbourne are seeking a Court of Protection Executive to join their successful Private Client team. The team are highly experienced and you will form part of this well oiled machine! You will be a key part of the team and will have the chance to help to develop the team and share ideas with your colleagues. This firm are well known for their low staff turn over, high quality work and career opportunities.

The successful Court of Protection Executive will be responsible for their own case load (under supervision of highly experienced Solicitors), which will include:

  • Maintaining client accounts/financial administration - including reconciliation of payments
  • Communication with vulnerable and elderly clients along with other interested parties (including care/nursing home staff, family members etc.)
  • Ensuring regular payments are made as necessary (e.g. care/nursing home fees, insurance, household issues etc.)
  • Tax administration
  • Overseeing investments

The successful Court of Protection Executive will also regularly visit clients in their homes/nursing homes etc., in order to build relationships and ensure adequate care is provided.

The successful Court of Protection Executive will offer the following background/skill set:

  • Have experience of fee earning within Private Client, ideally with experience of Court of Protection and with an understanding of the duties/responsibilities above
  • Experience of dealing with vulnerable individuals
  • Be numerate and highly organised
  • Be able to manage your own workload through effective prioritisation of tasks/duties
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent administrative skills
  • Have solid IT skills
  • Demonstrate clear, professional interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Be well presented
  • Have a commercial awareness
  • Have a driving license and own vehicle

This role would suit a caring and empathetic individual who can communicate at all levels, whilst managing a busy and varied case load within an office environment. You will be excellent at building and maintaining long-term professional relationships.

You will join a friendly team (with a good sense of humour coupled with professionalism), where staff are both recognised and rewarded for their hard work and results through a generous bonus structure. You will receive on going training and support to allow you to reach your full potential. On top of a market-led salary (which is regularly reviewed), you will enjoy an extensive benefits package.

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