Court of Protection Assistant – Private Capital
As an Assistant in our well-regarded Court of Protection team, you will be assisting the team in managing the financial affairs of vulnerable people. We are open to candidates from a variety of backgrounds, what is most important to us is your attitude, work ethic and genuine interest in caring for vulnerable adults. You may not have heard of Court of Protection work before, so please take a look on our website to find out a bit more about what we do. We will provide comprehensive on the job training, equipping you with all of the tools that you need to be successful in this role.
Our team works with families, professional advisers and local authorities across the country, providing practical advice and assistance on behalf of people who cannot manage their own finances, for reasons such as mental incapacity, mental illness or following a severe personal injury.
Role: Court of Protection Assistant
Hours: Full Time or Part Time
Vacancy Reference: 799-PBL
Who we are
You’ll be joining a national law firm that enjoys a strong reputation, made possible by our exceptional people – each chosen for their industry knowledge and passion for their field. We want to help you to reach your full potential, love the work you do and deliver the best results for your clients. It’s our goal to make you feel great about working with us, and we work hard to cultivate a culture that makes it easy for you to stay with us for many years.
We work flexibly and you’ll be empowered to work where you do your best work, balancing your individual needs with the need for us to engage as teams and deliver excellent client service.
Most of our people choose to work in a hybrid fashion, working from home and attending our offices on occasion. Our offices are in Bristol, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton, and Taunton
Day to day, you’ll be successful in this role by:
- Providing daily direct contact with our clients and with their families, care providers including care and nursing homes, government bodies, benefits agencies, local authorities, financial institutions, and other professional bodies including the litigation team dealing with any associated ongoing claim
- Managing the financial affairs of vulnerable people (in particular, those with limited mental capacity due to diagnosis of dementia).
This may include:
- Paying bills
- Making enquiries about clients’ entitlement to benefits with benefits agencies
- Liaising with the clients’ family members
- Speaking to social services or the client’s care providers
- Administrating payroll to a privately employed care team
- Speaking to financial advisors and financial institutions on behalf of the client
It is an integral part of this role that you comply with information security and all firm policies and procedures.
This role is right for you if:
- You have a caring nature, seeing this role as more than a ‘job’, taking your responsibilities to our vulnerable clients very seriously, whether the task is big or small
- You have good numeracy skills and a basic knowledge of Excel
- You have a good understanding of IT software and are able to pick things up quickly
- You have strong written and oral communication skills, being able to adapt your style to communicate effectively with a wide range of professional and lay people
- You have excellent organisation skills and are used to working efficiently and accurately in a busy and varied role
- You pride yourself on your professionalism, having a personal touch and a high standard of honesty and integrity
- You are someone who considers the wider implications of what you do, and likes to go the extra mile
You may have:
- A recent post graduate degree in any discipline
- Experience in finance and accounting
- Some personal experience in managing financial arrangements
- Worked in the care sector
- Been a primary carer
What we can offer you:
A career at Clarke Willmott will feel different to other law firms. We thrive on our individual differences and diversity because as a team, we are united by our shared values and mutual respect. Working with us you will feel empowered, valued and free to be yourself in a safe and supportive environment.
Our mission is to help you realise your full potential whilst maintaining a positive work-life balance. We provide a comprehensive learning and development programme and a range of wellbeing initiatives to support your career journey.
There’s no doubt we expect the best from our people and even the occasional extra mile. In return, your dedication and commitment to the continued success of the firm will be rewarded with a comprehensive range of flexible benefits.
Listen to what a few members of our team have to say about what life here at Clarke Willmott is really like, to see if it’s the right fit for you.
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