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Court of Protection Manager

Court of Protection Manager - Canterbury

Salary: £36000 - £42000 + benefits

The Company:

Our client is one of the most successful legal practices in the Southeast managing the legal affairs of local people for many years.

The Role:

They are now on the lookout for a suitability qualified and experienced Court of Protection Manager (Private Client Department) working from their offices in Canterbury

Key Responsibilities:

? The management and running of the Court of Protection Team, including the development of processes and the creation of manuals.
? The day-to-day management of client affairs through Deputyship appointments and Lasting Powers of Attorney, including client visits as required by the Deputy Standards issued by the Office of the Public Guardian.
? To apply the principles of MCA 2005 when dealing with clients and their affairs
? To ensure client files are compliant with the Deputy Standards
? To ensure that client files are maintained in accordance with Policies and practices
? To ensure that all decisions/actions take on behalf of a client are fully recorded.
? To liaise with financial Institutes as required
? To liaise with medical and care professionals as required
? To liaise with Social Services as required
? To ensure that the correct funding streams for care are in place either on a self-funding basis or via social services
? To ensure that client's income is maximised through investment and claiming benefits
? To prepare the Annual Return for the OPG for the Deputy
? To reconcile client finances and bank statements monthly
? To assist with the applications to the Court of Protection for new clients
? To assist with the application for LPA's where the firm are to be Attorney(s)
? To maintain the LPA register
? To schedule and undertake client visits
? To ensure that clients are billed annually for services including the involvement of a cost draftsman and SCCO as required.

General Objectives:

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