Business Services

Probate Application Manager

Location: Central Bristol
Posted: 10/07/2020

Salary: £23000 - £25000
Job Type: Permanent

Are you interested in pursuing or furthering a career within Probate? Do you have experience of completing Grant of Probate applic...Read more


Are you interested in pursuing or furthering a career within Probate?

Do you have experience of completing Grant of Probate applications?

Our client, a fresh-thinking and ambitious business with fabulous offices in the city, is looking for a legally trained Probate Application Manager to join their small and friendly team.  This is a brand new position that will see you managing a caseload of simple applications – from instruction to represent the Executor of a Will through to the Grant of Probate being received.

This Probate Application Manager role offers a rare opportunity to work in an interesting sector, joining a professional and ethical company at an exciting period of growth.  You will play an instrumental role in ensuring the correct processes are in place, and in time you may have the chance to manage more complex applications, and perhaps even grow and lead a team!

Responsibilities of the Probate Application Manager will include:

  • Speaking to the Executor of a Will and advising them on whether they need to apply for Probate in order to administer the deceased’s Estate
  • Recording and verifying the necessary information about the deceased’s Estate once instructed to represent them for Grant of Probate application
  • Obtaining copies of the original Will and death certificate and carrying out the necessary checks to ensure their validity
  • Completing a Probate Application (PA1P) and Inheritance Tax Form (IHT205), forwarding these on for the Executor’s approval before submitting to the Probate Registry and HMRC respectively
  • Following up with the Probate Registry for updates on individual cases
  • Corresponding with HMRC, calculating the correct amount of Inheritance Tax owed and completing further tax forms (if applicable)
  • Managing the Executor’s expectations and keeping them informed throughout the application process, dealing with them in a sensitive and empathetic manner
  • Receiving and logging the returned Grant before sending onto the Executor

The successful applicant will need a law degree or equivalent legal qualification and experience of working within a private client setting would be advantageous.  While further legal training will be available, some experience of completing simple Grant of Probate applications will be required in order to get the ground running.

You will need to be focussed, driven to achieve and great with customers.  Customers are at the heart of everything our client does, so it is vital that you are a people kind of person too. 

If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you!

Finance

Finance Manager

Location: Other
Posted: 10/07/2020

Job Type: Permanent

Finance Manager Caldicot £35,000 – £40,000 Are you newly qualified and ready for the next challenge? Our client is looking for a F...Read more


Finance Manager

Caldicot

£35,000 – £40,000

Are you newly qualified and ready for the next challenge?

Our client is looking for a Finance Manager to join their busy finance team. The position will be hands-on and will require strong communication skills and successful client interaction to ensure the smooth running of the department.

The successful Finance Manager will report directly into the Head of Finance and will manage the small team on a day to day basis.

This role would suit an experienced Finance Manager who is newly qualified, (CIMA, ACA or ACCA) or if you are due to complete your studies imminently and feel ready for the next step.  Experience of working with Sage 200 Accounts and Sage 50 Payroll is essential.

Duties

  • Proactively manage two team members to ensure the transaction processing elements of the finance function run smoothly
  • Oversee credit control and ensure that strong relationships are built and maintained with all clients
  • Run weekly and monthly payroll using Sage 50
  • Compile MI reports using the internal system and discuss findings with departmental managers
  • Compiling and updating excel spreadsheets, experience of V-look ups / Pivot tables / Power Queries would be advantageous
  • Dealing with internal and external escalated queries; demonstrating both excellent communication skills and customer service skills

You’ll be self-motivated, with an efficient way of working and superb communication skills.  You’re confident when dealing with suppliers and clients; a real clear thinker and will offer the stability and accountability that the Head of Finance needs.

If this sounds like you…..please check you have the skills and experience listed below and then get in touch with us asap for more information.

 

  • 3 years experience within a similar role
  • ACCA , CIMA or ACA qualified (or almost)
  • Experience of using Sage 200 Accounts and Sage 50 Payroll
  • Strong numeracy skills and attention to detail
  • Solid working knowledge of Excel

 

Business Services

Estates Officer - Mechanical

Location: South Bristol
Posted: 08/07/2020

Job Type: Permanent

Are you a Mechanical Engineer with a proven track record? Do you have excellent technical knowledge of building and maintenance pr...Read more


Are you a Mechanical Engineer with a proven track record?

 

Do you have excellent technical knowledge of building and maintenance processes?


Our client, a large and well-respected public-sector provider based in Weston-Super-Mare, is looking for an Estates Officer with a mechanical bias on a permanent basis.  Working as part of the Estates team, the Estates Officer will be responsible for moving forward the mechanical and plumbing areas of the Estate.

In return, there is a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including a leading employer pension contribution of over 20% per annum!

The role of Estates Officer is incredibly varied, and the key duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing, implementing and delivering a documented maintenance program (both planned and reactive) for all responsible elements
  • Managing and complying with all statutory instruments and guidance ensuring best practice related to core competency
  • Undertaking tendering and arranging access for various maintenance contracts ensuring full compliance with company financial instructions, HTM’s and HBN’s
  • Providing professional and technical advice on all aspects of core competency related compliance and maintenance issues

Due to the nature of this Estates Officer position, the successful candidate should have a degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field and have knowledge of DoH / PLACE / CQC standards and requirements. This is as well as having experience of managing large and complex Estates.  In order to be able to quickly hit the ground running, experience of managing budgets and delivering services within budgetary limits, knowledge of regulatory bodies and associated legislation, and contractor management would be preferred.

If you are interested in this Estates Officer position, please apply or get in contact.  Please note that our client will be completing video interviews during the current lockdown.

Contact Centre

Customer service Day Operator

Location: North Bristol
Posted: 08/07/2020

Job Type: Permanent

Recently celebrating their 20th birthday, my successful and growing client, based in North Bristol are now looking for experienced...Read more


Recently celebrating their 20th birthday, my successful and growing client, based in North Bristol are now looking for experienced CCTV Operators to join their friendly team.

In a newly updated, high spec control room, you will be joining one of the market leading NSI Gold approved CCTV Monitoring and Alarm Receiving Centres in the UK, where their people are their greatest asset – read more if you want to become one too!

As a CCTV Operator your day to day duties will include:

· Monitoring CCTV activity and images

· Taking incoming telephone calls, liaising with customers, clients, and security companies

· Updating and reporting on clients recorded information

· Handling and management of alarms

· Helpdesk support

You will have worked in a similar CCTV monitoring position before, be a great problem solver, with a keen eye for detail, you will have a professional telephone manner, wanting to provide the highest standard of customer service possible. You will ideally, have a valid SIA CCTV License.

Hours and Salary

The day shift - 8am – 8pm working 4 days on, 4 days off

Salary breakdown =

£9.30 per hour during the probation period (£20,311 pa)

£9.50 per hour for days (£20,748pa)

In return you will receive:

· SIA CCTV qualification (Company Funded)

· Onsite car parking

· £50 birthday bonus

· Access to a wealth of discounts through Perkbox

· Competitive holiday allowance

· Living Wage accredited company

· Nest Pension – 8% total

· Pizza Fridays (last Friday of the month)

· Free cinema ticket every month

· Free coffee from Café Nero every week

· Bonus for catching criminals

· Socials

· Complimentary refreshments like tea, coffee, milk, and bread.

Please apply today to discuss further!

Business Services

Administrator

Location: North Bristol
Posted: 08/07/2020

Job Type: Permanent

Are you looking for a fast-paced administration position? Do you enjoy multi-tasking and effectively managing your own workload? O...Read more


Are you looking for a fast-paced administration position?

Do you enjoy multi-tasking and effectively managing your own workload?

Our client based in North Bristol is looking for an experienced administrator to join their team ASAP. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working in a high-volume Administrator role and have excellent attention to detail. They will be responsible for managing their own monthly case load and gathering information so each case can be processed effectively.

Daily responsibilities will include:

  • Liaising with internal and external departments to gather information on behalf of the customer
  • Enter customers details accurately on to the inhouse database and associated excel spreadsheets
  • Process new applications within the SLA guidelines
  • Process invoices for the customer ensuring all details are correct
  • Update customers details if they change throughout the agreement
  • Preparing information for colleagues to attend meetings
  • General daily administration duties
  • Working to and exceeding weekly and monthly KPI’s and SLA’s

To be successful in this role you will need to be enthusiastic and engaging with a positive attitude and approach. It is important that you're self-motivated, conscientious, and have strong people skills with a friendly and pleasant telephone manner.

Salary: £18000 - £19000

Hours: Monday and Friday 8.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. or 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Benefits: 25 days holiday + bank holidays, pension, holiday purchasing available and many other flexible benefits

Due to the location the role is ideally suited to someone who drives and has their own car.

If you are interested in this role or would like more details, then please get in contact ASAP to discuss. Please note that in light of the current Covid-19 lockdown, the interview and onboarding process will be virtual at this stage

Business Services

Probate Case Handler

Location: Central Bristol
Posted: 06/07/2020

Salary: £22000 - £24000
Job Type: Permanent

Are you interested in pursuing or furthering a career within Probate? Do you possess the necessary authorisation and/or qualificat...Read more


Are you interested in pursuing or furthering a career within Probate?

Do you possess the necessary authorisation and/or qualification to carry out Probate services?

Our client, a fresh-thinking and ambitious business with fabulous offices in the city, is looking for a Probate Case Handler to join their small and friendly team.  This is a brand new position that will see you managing a caseload of non-contentious Probate cases (those with no dispute/disagreement) from instruction through to completion.

This Probate Case Handler role offers a rare opportunity to work in an interesting sector, joining a professional and ethical company at an exciting period of growth.  You will play an instrumental role in ensuring the correct processes are in place and in time you may have the chance to grow and even lead a team!

Responsibilities of the Probate Case Handler will include;

  • Representing the named executor/s on the will of a deceased person, preparing the necessary documentation for the initial Grant of Probate application
  • Supporting the executor in dealing with the deceased’s estate, completing all legal, tax, property and estate administrative duties involved in the Grant of Probate application
  • Carrying out all necessary checks to ensure the validity of any will of the deceased in existence
  • Collecting and verifying the assets of the estate
  • Corresponding with HMRC, calculating the correct amount of inheritance/capital gains tax owed and completing the relevant tax return forms (if applicable)
  • Managing the executor’s expectations and keeping them informed throughout the Grant of Probate application process, whilst dealing with them in a sensitive and empathetic manner

The successful applicant will need a Law Degree or equivalent qualification.  Experience of working within a Private Client setting would be advantageous.

You will need to be focussed, driven to achieve and great with customers.  Customers are at the heart of everything our client does, so it is vital that you are a people kind of person too. 

If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you!

Contact Centre

Night operator

Location: North Bristol
Posted: 04/07/2020

Job Type: Permanent

Recently celebrating their 20 th birthday, my successful and growing client, based in North Bristol is now looking for CCTV Operat...Read more


Recently celebrating their 20th birthday, my successful and growing client, based in North Bristol is now looking for CCTV Operators to join their friendly team.

In a newly updated, high spec control room,  you will be joining one of the market-leading NSI Gold approved CCTV Monitoring and Alarm Receiving Centres in the UK, where their people are their greatest asset – read more if you want to become one too!

As a CCTV Operator your day to day duties will include:

  • Monitoring CCTV activity and images
  • Taking incoming telephone calls, liaising with customers, clients and security companies
  • Updating and reporting on clients recorded information
  • Handling and management of alarms
  • Helpdesk support

You will be a great problem solver, with a keen eye for detail, you will have a professional telephone manner, wanting to provide the highest standard of customer service possible. You will have ideally worked within a CCTV monitoring position before and have a valid SIA CCTV License.

Hours and Salary:

The night shift - 8 pm – 8 am working 4 nights on, 4 nights off.

(you are required to complete 4 weeks of daytime training before reverting to night shifts)

Salary breakdown = 

£9.30 per hour during the probation period (£20,311 pa)

£10 per hour for nights (£21,840pa)

In return you will receive:

  • SIA CCTV qualification (Company Funded)
  • Onsite car parking
  • £50 birthday bonus
  • Access to a wealth of discounts through Perkbox
  • Competitive holiday allowance
  • Living Wage accredited company
  • Nest Pension – 8% total
  • Pizza Fridays (last Friday of the month)
  • Free cinema ticket every month
  • Free coffee from Café Nero every week
  • Bonus for catching criminals
  • Socials
  • Complimentary refreshments like tea, coffee, milk, and bread.

Please apply today to discuss further!

Business Services

General Manager - Estates

Location: Central Bristol
Posted: 29/06/2020

Salary: £53168 - £62001
Job Type: Permanent

Do you have a proven track record in the operational management of large Estates? Do you possess knowledge and experience in the t...Read more


Do you have a proven track record in the operational management of large Estates?

Do you possess knowledge and experience in the technical field of Hard FM? 

Our client, a large and well-respected public-sector provider based in Bristol, is looking for a General Manager with credible experience and knowledge in managing the Hard FM function of a large Estate.  The primary objective will be the planning and managing the delivery of all Hard FM maintenance and grounds maintenance.    

As General Manager, the successful applicant will lead and drive a proactive approach to Hard FM, ensuring there are robust processes, mechanisms and tools in place to deliver services on time and to the highest standards.

In return, there is a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including a leading employer pension contribution of over 20% per annum!

The role of General Manager is incredibly varied, and the key duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Leading and managing all planned preventive maintenance, repairs and minor works
  • Managing associated budgets and staff (including an in-house workforce of 80+ trade staff) across multiple sites
  • Managing the service ensuring best use of available resources
  • Planning and ensuring effective and efficient service delivery
  • Maintaining Estate statutory, regulatory and HTM compliance
  • Deputising for the Associate Director of Estates 

Due to the nature of this General Manager role, the successful candidate should have a proven track record in the operational management of large Estates.  This is alongside knowledge in technical Hard FM and experience of stakeholder management at a senior level.  Chartered membership of a recognised body would be preferred i.e. IHEEM, IMECHE, RICS, RIBA, CIOB etc. 

If you are interested in this General Manager position, then please apply or get in contact today.

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