Senior Debt Recovery Officer

Senior Debt Recovery Officer
Oxford (Remote) | Initial 2 Month Contract | £27ph Umbrella | Full-Time | Start Jan 2021 |

Role Purpose
We are looking for an experienced Debt Recovery Officer to join a local authority based in Oxfordshire on an initial 2 Month contract.

The postholder will be required to provide expert support in Debt Recovery to the Head of Financial Systems and Support, ensuring the effective and efficient collection of high value corporate debt; taking the lead role in carrying out formal civil claims processes; and, for the issuing all small claims and enforcement applications to the courts.

Key Operational Activities

  • To carry out formal civil claims processes in relation to the business and partner debtors including attending court when required

  • To be responsible for issuing all small claims and enforcement applications to the courts in line with rules as set down by HM Courts & Tribunals Service

  • Communicate and negotiate with debtors as required, including supporting services in dispute meetings

  • To be responsible for overseeing the collection of high value corporate debtor invoices from their due date, ensuring that agreed debt management processes are followed by council and partner employees

  • To work with the Head of Financial Systems to support service improvement throughout the income collection process; as required completing allocated task and finish projects that deliver increased efficiency in operations, systems and processes

  • Provide advice to budget holders on civil debt recovery options and the related cost to recovery benefits

  • Ensure all successful claims and associated costs are recovered from debtors and recorded in relevant debt and finance systems

  • Be responsible for staying up to date with HM Courts & Tribunals Services requirements in relation to civil procedures and ensure changes are assessed and communicated, as appropriate, so debt recovery activity remains compliant with court protocols

To be suitable for this position, you will need to hold the following qualifications and/or experience:

  • Relevant qualification in Legal, Finance covering Debt Recovery within the curriculum

  • Experience with Civil Litigations and reviewing Case Files

  • Background within Local Government

  • Knowledge of SAP

To find out more about this opportunity or to apply, please contact Anna at STR.
For application, please send an up to date CV to

strgroup is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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