Recovery Litigation Officer
Trafford Council
Job id 4667

North Wales and North West
Salary £29,777 - £31,364 SCP 19-22

Closing Date 30th of June 2024

Job Title – Recovery Litigation Officer

Employer – Trafford Council

Location – Waterside House, Sale Waterside, M33 7ZF
Hybrid working available

Salary range – £29,777-£31,364 (Band 5, SCP 19-22)

Trafford council is a Living Wage Employer.

Working hours – 36.25

We will offer flexibility where we can – if you are interested in a role please speak to the recruiting manager about what flexibility they might consider.

Many of our colleagues have the opportunity to work from home for one or more days a week and/or they flex the hours they work. We call this SMART working, and it gives you the option to flex your days and hours so you can fit your work around your life and life around your work.

Contract type – Permanent

Application deadline – 30/06/2024

Interview date – 08/07/2024

Interview type – In person


About the Role

Exchequer Services sits within the Finance and Systems directorate. We currently have an exciting vacancy within our team to enable us to continue to build on our success and also bring new experience, knowledge and ideas into the team The Litigation Recovery Service’s primary purpose is to collect corporate debts, including adult social care debts, where all other recovery avenues have been exhausted. Your role will be to ensure a professional service is delivered that is prompt and monies owed to the authority is collected in a timely, cost-effective way, proceeding cases through the County Court where appropriate.

About you

Your style and approach will reflect our values and behaviours: you will be committed to continually learning & improving the way you do things to ensure effective outcomes; valuing and respecting others’ contribution, you will work together to deliver service; you will take ownership of your actions and strive to getting things right first time and learn from when things do go wrong; you will enjoy taking personal responsibility to resolve issues and change what you do and how you do it to make a difference.

You will already have or willing to work towards (within 12 months) a relevant Civil Litigation qualification (e.g. Cilex/Legal Practice Qualification including Civil Litigation module). You will also have at least 12 months’ experience working in a debt recovery role preferably in a local authority and Experience of using debt and/or litigation case management systems.

About us

Trafford Council and its partners in the public, private and third sectors have a Vision which sees us working together to close inequality gaps and maximise Trafford’s huge potential.

Our vision: Trafford – where all our residents, businesses and communities prosper

Trafford is a lively, prosperous place to put down roots and build a career. The council and Trafford schools employ around 8,000 people, who are central to making the area great. In return for their commitment, the council offers its employees development opportunities, as well as a fair and flexible workplace. The council is a Living Wage Employer.

Trafford really is a great place to work. We’re keen to recruit someone with the right values and behaviours that can help us ensure our workplace values are at the heart of everything we do.

We recognise that having a diverse workforce is essential to bringing fresh ideas and perspectives to our Council, so we particularly welcome applications from minority, marginalised and diverse groups, and we in turn promise a fair and unbiased recruitment process.

Additional Information

DBS check required

You will be required to travel to sites and/or Courts outside of Trafford to attend hearings/meetings/training


For an informal discussion, or to find out more about the role, please email Saira Ahmad ( to arrange a callback.


About the benefits

You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged. You will have the opportunity to work and grow in a people-centred and values based organisation that promotes a positive permission culture. Your opinions matter so you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things here at Trafford.

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