Fees Clerk - Manchester

Fees Clerk - Job vacancy
Full-time Contract
Salary: Dependent on experience
Closing date: 2nd June (Interviews to take place on the 9th June)

To apply for this position, please email your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to Claire Melton, Fee Collection Consultant – cmelton@kingschambers.com

Kings Chambers has a role available for a Fees Clerk to work within its accounts department in Manchester. The overall objective of this role will be to assist Chambers in achieving its financial target in the collection of Barristers' income.

The role is 9:00 am -5:00 pm however, the ideal candidate will not have a “clock in/out” approach to their work.
The job holder’s line manager will be the Senior Fees Clerk and the successful candidate will work closely with the Fee Collection Consultant, Fees Clerks, Chambers Accountant, and Clerks as well as the Barristers themselves.

Responsibilities & duties are outlined below but not limited to;

  • Dealing with correspondence and telephone queries from solicitors /clients.
  • Chasing payments via phone, email, and letter.
  • Processing BACS payments.
  • Processing letters and reminders generated by the fee collection workflow.
  • Assisting with the collection of complex and contentious debts.
  • Chasing fees in accordance with Chambers’ strategy which is reviewed and updated in accordance with Chambers business needs
  • Liaising with Clerks regarding fee collection issues.
  • Liaising with Legal Aid Agency where appropriate.
  • General administrative duties as required by the Senior Fees Clerk and Fee Collection Consultant.

Personal qualities and knowledge

  • At least 5 years credit control experience– ideally having previously worked in a legal environment.
  • A certain maturity and level of confidence when dealing with external parties and operating in a small team environment is a definite prerequisite for this position.
  • Excellent attention to detail and excellent administration skills are a must.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to communicate confidently and efficiently in a corporate setting. The ability to develop and maintain strong internal relationships at all levels.
  • Strong level of IT literacy including common office systems (e.g. Excel, Word, email).
  • Able to multi-task and work well under pressure towards tight deadlines.
  • Capacity to thrive in a small team environment with a positive ‘can-do attitude and is a team player who gets on well with colleagues.
  • Takes personal responsibility for delivering agreed objectives and takes professional pride in delivering a high-quality standard of service.
  • Willingness to always represent Chambers in the best possible light.

Benefits

  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Generous bonus scheme
  • Employee well-being scheme
  • Salary dependent on experience

Additional Information

Additional pay:

  • Bonus scheme

Benefits:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Wellness programmes

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

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