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The experience of our employees ranges from trainees and those beginning their careers to the very experienced and knowledgeable. We appreciate the contribution of them all and are keen to enable them to be successful within their careers with us. 

Our business is growing and so too are the roles and careers within it. Consequently, we are always interested to hear from people, both fee earning and support roles, who feel they would enjoy being part of and make a valuable contribution to our team.

We have four Current Vacancies:

Mortgage Adviser

Job Role: Mortgage Adviser
Department: Financial Services
Location: Chester
Term: Permanent, Full-time
Experience: 12 Months 
Salary: Competitive, DOE + benefits

MORTGAGE ADVISER: THE ROLE

We have a vacancy for a full-time Mortgage Adviser to join our Financial Services team to competently provide mortgage and protection financial advice to clients within regulatory rules and guidance

Your responsibilities will include:

    Identify and contact potential clients.  Gather sufficient client information and identify client needs.

    Analyse information gathered and undertake sufficient research to make suitable recommendations.

    Complete all supporting documentation in an accurate manner.

    Keep up to date with new product, technical or legislative changes within the mortgage and protection marketplace.

    Comply at all times with the Compliance, Training and Competence Procedures of the firm.

    Comply at all times with the requirements of the FCA including the Senior Managers and Certification rules.

    Attain and maintain competent status as defined by the Regulator and the firm.

    Recognise, respect and honour client confidentiality at all times


    MORTGAGE ADVISER: THE PERSON

    You will need a professional and positive attitude, strong interpersonal and organisational skills and the ability to work as part of a team, together with the following skills:

    Ability to interpret data and to analyse where existing procedures and practices can be improved.

    Excellent standard of written & verbal communication

    Ability to empathise and build strong business relationships with our clients other staff and strategic partners.

    Possess the ability to work using your own initiative, the preferred candidate must have a can-do attitude and possess the ability to search out solutions.

    Ability to manage own time, workload and ensure that all contractual obligations are met with partner firms; and

    Good computer knowledge and skills, must be comfortable with Microsoft Word and Excel


      MORTGAGE ADVISER: QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

      You will need a minimum of 12 months experience in a similar role along with the following qualifications: 

      Essential 

      • Mortgage Advice qualification

      • Level 3 Mortgage qualification

      • Financial Planning qualification

      Preferred 

      • Level 3 Equity Release qualification

      • Level 1 Home Reversion qualification.


      MORTGAGE ADVISER: THE COMPANY

      Built on traditional values, with service delivered in a modern way we provide specialist legal and financial advice, which is provided by a talented team of individuals who are experts in their fields. We believe that consulting a solicitor or financial advisor should be as stress free as possible.

      Benefits on offer include 25 days holiday in addition to Bank Holidays and a Health Care scheme.


      MORTGAGE ADVISER: HOW TO APPLY

      If you wish to be considered for the role of Mortgage Adviser, please forward your CV and covering letter to recruitment@cullimoredutton.co.uk

      Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.


      Private Client Paralegal

      Job Role: Private Client Paralegal
      Department: Wills, Trusts & Estates
      Location: Chester
      Term: Permanent, Full-time 
      Experience: Two+ years 
      Salary: DOE up to £23,000 + benefits

      PRIVATE CLIENT PARALEGAL: THE ROLE

      We have a vacancy for a full-time Private Client Paralegal to join our Wills, Trusts & Estates department.

      Your responsibilities will include:

        Experience of Will Drafting, Trusts and Administration of Estates

        Experienced in Inheritance Tax Planning and Probate would be advantageous

        Maintain a professional attitude and effective communication between Clients, Fee Earners, team members and colleagues

        Take detailed and accurate information from enquiries

        Chase documents upon instruction

        Provide a first-rate service to clients, both internal and external; presenting a positive image of the Firm at all times

        Recognise, respect and honour client confidentiality at all times


        PRIVATE CLIENT PARALEGAL: THE PERSON

        You will need a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team, together with the following skills:

        Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/Outlook)

        An attention to detail

        Excellent communication skills (telephone/in person)

        Time management skills & an ability to prioritise where necessary

        Prior experience of working as a Private Client Paralegal


          PRIVATE CLIENT PARALEGAL: THE COMPANY

          Built on traditional values, with service delivered in a modern way we provide specialist legal and financial advice, which is provided by a talented team of individuals who are experts in their fields. We believe that consulting a solicitor or financial advisor should be as stress free as possible. 

          Benefits on offer include 25 days holiday in addition to Bank Holidays and a Health Care scheme.


          PRIVATE CLIENT PARALEGAL: HOW TO APPLY

          If you wish to be considered for the role of Private Client Paralegal, please forward your CV and covering letter to recruitment@cullimoredutton.co.uk

          Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.


          Conveyancing Paralegal

          Job Role: Conveyancing Paralegal
          Department: Residential Conveyancing
          Location: Chester
          Term: Permanent, Full-time 
          Salary: DOE + benefits

          CONVEYANCING PARALEGAL: THE ROLE

          We have a vacancy for a full-time Conveyancing Paralegal to join our Residential Conveyancing department.

          Your responsibilities will include:

          Maintain a professional attitude and effective communications between clients, fee earners, team members and colleagues.

          Take detailed and accurate information from enquiries.

          Assisting a team of conveyancing solicitors in progressing legal work.

          Assisting a team of conveyancing solicitors to set up and deal with completion and post completion matters.

          Draft and issue legal documents

          Supporting our Compliance Officer with CQS accreditation and lender panels administration.

          Chase documents upon instruction

          Provide a first-rate service to clients, both internal and external; presenting a positive image of  Cullimore Dutton at all times.

          Recognise, respect and honour client confidentiality at all times  


          CONVEYANCING PARALEGAL: THE PERSON

          You will need a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team, together with the following skills:

          Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/Outlook)

          An attention to detail

          Excellent communication skills (telephone/in person)

          Time management skills & an ability to prioritise where necessary

          Prior experience of working as a Conveyancing Paralegal.

          Experience of Ochresoft (ideal but not essential as training will be given)


          CONVEYANCING PARALEGAL: THE COMPANY

          Built on traditional values, with service delivered in a modern way we provide specialist legal and financial advice, which is provided by a talented team of individuals who are experts in their fields. We believe that consulting a solicitor or financial advisor should be as stress free as possible. 

          Benefits on offer include 25 days holiday in addition to Bank Holidays and a Health Care scheme.


          CONVEYANCING PARALEGAL: HOW TO APPLY

          If you wish to be considered for the role of Conveyancing Paralegal please forward your CV and covering letter to recruitment@cullimoredutton.co.uk

          Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.


          Legal Cashier

          Job Role: Legal Cashier
          Department: Business Services
          Location: Chester
          Term: Permanent 
          Salary: £17,000 - £21,500 DOE + benefits

          LEGAL CASHIER: THE ROLE

          To support the Head Cashier with all day to day accounting activities ensuring the department is run smoothly and efficiently, while practicing strict adherence to the SRA Accounts Rules.

          Your responsibilities will include:

          Complete daily banking reconciliations for both the client and office accounts.

          Process client and office cheque receipts and the daily banking.

          Process daily transactional postings such as cheque requests, search journals, petty cash, interest calculations, client to client transfers.

          Process incoming and outgoing electronic transactions.

          Check and post all client bills.

          Process debit and credit card payments.

          Process deposits and withdrawals to and from Client Monies Services deposit account.

          Post supplier invoices to the purchase ledger and ensure payments are processed in accordance with payment terms.

          Maintain strict records for Shares and Valuables held by Cullimore Dutton and complete an annual audit.

          Send closed files to off-site storage and request and record destruction as required.

          Ensure all transactions are recorded correctly and the firm's policies and procedures are strictly followed to maintain compliance. 

          Monitor Aged Debt.

          Any other duties reasonably requested.  


          LEGAL CASHIER: THE PERSON

          All applications are welcome, an experienced Legal Cashiers with a thorough knowledge of the Solicitors Accounts Rules is preferred but not essential as full training can be given.

          Excellent time management, organisational skills and attention to detail are essential for this role.  A willingness to be flexible around busier times such as month and year end and the ability to work as part of a team are also essential.


          LEGAL CASHIER: THE COMPANY

          Built on traditional values, with service delivered in a modern way we provide specialist legal and financial advice, which is provided by a talented team of individuals who are experts in their fields. We believe that consulting a solicitor or financial advisor should be as stress free as possible. 

          Benefits on offer include 25 days holiday in addition to Bank Holidays and a Health Care scheme.


          LEGAL CASHIER: HOW TO APPLY

          If you wish to be considered for the role of Legal Cashier, please forward your CV and covering letter to recruitment@cullimoredutton.co.uk

          Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.



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