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10 months ago
Location: Northampton
Job type: Permanent
Category: Administrator Jobs
Administration Assistant

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Operations & Support


The firm

Shoosmiths - UK Law Firm of the Year Winner at the Legal Week British Legal Awards 2015.

A leading UK law firm with a network of offices from the South Coast to Scotland, working together as one national team. An innovative practice and the first top 100 law firm to achieve “Gold Standard” Investors in People, our values and culture are not just words on our website but are the heartbeat of the firm. The lack of barriers between departments, a real lack of hierarchy, zero tolerance for arrogance and pomposity makes Shoosmiths a fantastic place to work.

The team

Our Recoveries Services Group provides a complete range of debt recovery services utilising cutting edge technology and with specialists dealing with different debt types, all operating under a centralised management structure allowing us to deliver consistently excellent service. Our structure ensures we can provide a full range of volume recoveries and litigation options, whilst ensuring that we have the expertise and experience to deal with complex and technical issues arising from volume recoveries.

The Operations Team is based at the Lakes although the team work for all areas of RSG regardless of office location. It is made up up of five different areas;

* The new business team is responsible for opening and incepting new cases, conflict searching and obtaining HMLR official copies where required.

* The financial transactions team cover all of the financial aspects involved with running an RSG case.

* Our statistical analysis team carries out the reporting for the majority of our clients - these are standard reports but also bespoke reports created to meet the clients needs. They also provide internal analysis on various systems used within RSG.

* The Visualfiles team comprises of system administrators and business analysts. They work closely with the Business and IS teams to ensure the smooth running of Visualfiles.

* Best practice is also included in Operations. This involves reviewing current processes to see where they can be streamlined and improved.

The role

The main purpose of the role is to work with the Operations team within RSG, providing telephone support to RSG and general administration.

* Ensuring all client SLA’s are met

* Adhere to all service standards

* Deal with all telephone and paper queries

* Outbound telephony to customers/businesses on behalf of RSG

* Carry out duties as outlined within the RSG Operations team working practices

The hours are 37.5 per week covering the core hours of 8am-8pm Monday-Thursday, 8am-5:30pm Friday and Saturdays (9am-12:45pm) on a rota basis.

Main responsibilities

* To complete outgoing telephone calls to customers on behalf of the Recoveries Services Group (RSG), completing data protection checks, updating case management system with full and accurate notes.

* Processing of incoming card payments via the telephone.

* Inbound calls from clients setting up payment arrangements via the Direct Debit system.

* Completion of teams daily MI

* Processing of daily judgements on Visual Files

* Adhoc administrational duties on behalf of RSG

* Adhoc telephony support to RSG

* Other tasks as appropriate

Skills and qualifications

* Strong telephony skills with both inbound and outbound calls

* Good written and verbal communication skills

* Good organisational skills

* Attention to detail

* Ability to work under pressure

* Able to prioritise workload

* Good working knowledge of Excel

* Able to work as part of a team, but able to use own initiative when required

* You must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or 4 or above including English and Maths.

Due to the nature of the work undertaken, confirmation of employment will be subject to a variety of checks which will be carried out once an offer of employment is accepted. These checks will include employment references covering the last 5 years, proof of ID, proof of address covering the last 5 years, Personnel Vetting credit search (which will only highlight insolvency or County Court Judgments - should any adverse data show on the Personnel Vetting search then any offer of employment made will be withdrawn).Terrorism Check (against data supplied by the Bank of England) and a DBS check previously known as a Criminal Records check).

Equal opportunities

Shoosmiths is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

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