• belfast city centre


  • belfast city centre
  • Posted October 1, 2023
  • admin

We are currently recruiting for AO’s based in the Belfast Area. The successful candidates will be required to start once the vetting paperwork, ANI clearance has been completed.


Start date: ASAP

Duration: up to 51 weeks

Rate of pay: £11.99

Hours of work: Full time 37 hours

The posts will require staff to work an average of 37 hrs per week in a range of patterns between the hours of 8am and 8pm on any day between Monday and Friday, some patterns will require 9am to 5pm on one Saturday in ten. Working patterns are managed locally and we will give as much notice as possible if we need to change the work pattern

*No holidays can be taken in the first 12 weeks as this is the full training period*


Key Responsibilities:

  • The main business  is to promote the financial responsibility parents have for their children; to provide information and support for parents to enable them to make effective child maintenance arrangements; and to provide an efficient statutory maintenance service with effective enforcement powers.
  • You will work as a member of a team in a busy and fast paced environment providing an efficient and effective service to our customers. Staff are expected to contact customers by phone to enable us to gather information and process applications and changes as quickly as possible. Dealing with inbound calls and making outgoing calls are an integral part of the work. You should remember that your actions in dealing with cases can have a major impact on the lives of our customers so your calculations must be accurate and decisions fully recorded.


Duties will include

     Call handling

  • Handling inbound calls from Paying Parents (PP), Receiving Parents (RP), and potentially Employers.
  • Making outbound calls to Paying Parents (PP), Receiving Parents (RP) and potentially employers to gather information, to process applications and set up the Initial CMS assessment.
  • Managing customer’s expectations, taking the time to explain processes clearly and providing realistic and accurate timeframes for action to be completed.
  • Collecting and recording evidence and information by phone to speed up the processing of new claims and to action ‘change of circumstance’ requests quickly and accurately to ensure paying cases continue paying.
  • Handling all calls in a calm and professional manner.


Other duties/responsibilities:

  • Where appropriate, making decisions in relation to maintenance calculations and recording those decisions fully and accurately
  • Making appropriate use of  computer systems to record and retrieve information
  • Taking efficient and effective action on all incoming correspondence to deliver a high-quality customer service
  • Using available ‘tracking tools’ to manage own workload and contribute to achieving the organisations targets
  • Working collaboratively as part of a team to share knowledge and make decisions.
  • Addressing instances of client dissatisfaction immediately and attempting to resolve them in a timely manner to avoid escalation to complaints.
  • Sign-posting / Where appropriate, providing information on support available.


Ensuring adherence with GDPR by ensuring


Essential Criteria applicants must have:

  • five GCSE/GCE passes (at A, B or C) with Maths and English.

( Proof of certs required ) We cannot pass your application without them

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working in an administrative role
  • Excellent IT skills, including use of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven ability to use own initiative.

Please send your CV via the link or to karen.cameron@therecruitmentco.uk

This opportunity is no longer accepting applications.