Paralegal - Debt Recovery

Job details
Posting date: 21 June 2024
Salary: £14.41 to £14.41 per hour
Additional salary information: per hour PAYE
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 20 July 2024
Company: Triumph Consultants Ltd
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: Gloucestershire 5250689

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What's involved with this role:

Temporary Paralegal - Debt Recovery

Reference no: Gloucestershire 5250689

Pay Rate: £14.41 per hour PAYE

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 6 months


A Debt Recovery Paralegal is required to join the Council’s Litigation Team. By recovering debt you will be enabling the Council to be in a better financial position to fund the services that are provided for the residents of Gloucestershire. Debt recovery experience is required for this role.

Key responsibilities:

Hold a varied case load of pre-litigation and post-litigation debt recovery matters.
Effectively manage a high volume caseload.
Deal with small, fast and multi-track claims.
Review the prospects of each case and advise clients.
Negotiate settlements, issue Court proceedings, and enforce judgments.
Maintain a high level of client care and build excellent working relationships.
Deal with litigation claims to include deceased matters under supervision.
Progress your skills and knowledge in other litigious areas should you so wish.

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via by quoting the job reference and job title exactly.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Due to the number of CVs being sent to us under current market conditions, we cannot, unfortunately, respond to all applications. If, therefore, you have not heard from us within 3 days please make a working assumption that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We will, however, be very happy to receive future applications from you for other roles

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


Knowledge of Civil Procedure Rules and pre-action protocols from issue to settlement, costs and enforcement.
Excellent comprehension of volume debt recovery and litigation.


Debt recovery experience.
Experience in small claims - advantageous
Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.

Skills & Abilities:

Good interpersonal and communication skills to be able to communicate with members, staff, other organisations and members of the public courteously and efficiently in person and by telephone.
Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).
Ability to organise own work load and identify priorities.
Ability to handle sensitive issues with tact and confidentially.
Ability to support and oversee the work of more junior staff.
Ability to produce clear grammatically correct English.
Be adaptable, flexible, open to change, enthusiastic, creative, self-starter and focused.


Job Ref: Gloucestershire 5250689

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

Please do try to resist contacting us with requests for progress updates.

We really do read every CV sent to us. All applications will be acknowledged by a human, not a robot, provided the job remains live and provided your CV meets the “Essential Requirements” listed.

Please note that we do our level best to take down ads as soon as roles have been filled. We are not in the business of harvesting CVs.

Important: We will interpret your application as being permission to submit your CV to this role (with the right to represent you) unless you advise us to the contrary.

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