About the role and team
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Court of Protection Caseworker supporting the lives of people who are unable to manage their financial affairs for themselves.
 
Are you a compassionate, caring and organised individual with excellent project management skills, committed to improving the lives of others with the common sense and life skills to manage and oversee the financial lives of those lacking capacity?
 
If so, this role could just be the right role for you!
 
Previous experience of being a Court of Protection caseworker is not essential but previous experience of managing household budgets, understanding and overseeing investments, managing property sales and purchases and arranging works to be undertaken to properties are essential skills. Your skills may be demonstrated through experience rather than formal qualification. the job would lend itself to someone who has acted or volunteered as a charity or church treasurer, a local housing officer or bank cashier or similar. 
 
Working within a team of 10 people with administrative and secretarial support in addition, we are committed to being creative in making a materially positive difference to the lives of people who may not have anyone else to support them and supporting families to be able to concentrate on being a family rather than a budget keeper and project manager.
 
The main responsibilities of the role are : -
- setting, maintaining and overseeing household and personal budgets for clients;
- paying bills
- organising contractors and other third party professional support including therapists and care staff for clients;
- responding to emergency situations for clients and working to resolve these issues in a timely, friendly and supportive manner, taking account of the specific needs of individual clients
- preparing reports;
- Balancing accounts;
- providing recommendations to the appointed deputy about ad hoc financial requests, budgets, changes in circumstances and generally liaising with incapacitous clients to ensure they are able to live their life well. 
 
About the candidate
Previous experience of being a Court of Protection caseworker is not essential but previous experience of managing household budgets, understanding and overseeing investments, managing property sales and purchases and arranging works to be undertaken to properties are essential skills. Your skills may be demonstrated through experience rather than formal qualification. the job would lend itself to someone who has acted or volunteered as a charity or church treasurer, a local housing officer or bank cashier or similar. 
 
You will be proficient in excel, budget setting and forecasting, project management and life co-ordination skills, knowledge - personal or professional - of things such as managing a household and household budget, coordinating property works including tradespeople, sale and purchase of properties, making recommendations about the available and preferred options that may be available to pursue in particular circumstances.
 
Patience, exceptional communication skills in all forms and a driving licence with access to a car you can use for business purposes are essential.
About the firm
Anthony Collins Solicitors is a specialist law firm with a clear purpose – to “improve lives, communities and society". For over 50 years we’ve been successfully combining market-leading legal expertise with a commitment to excellence and long-term relationships underpinned by a strong set of values.
 
What makes Anthony Collins Solicitors distinctive, beyond simply being a sector-specialist law firm, is our people and the values we share. We’re extremely proud of the calibre of people that we attract; people who are inspired by our values, motivated by our vision and work with our clients to positively influence the society and communities we are building together.
 
 
Anthony Collins Solicitors 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.