Senior Legal Recoveries Officer (School Fee Accounts)
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Work type: ongoing full-time
Location: the Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Parramatta
Categories: Finance, Other
We are part of
Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD), a system of schools committed to responding to the needs of students in a world that is changing rapidly.
With over 5000 passionate employees located across 80 primary and secondary schools, we have the intent and the resources to transform the learning and unlock the full potential of each of our 40,000 plus students. We are always on the lookout for top talent to help us achieve our strategic goal of inspiring the future, through quality catholic schooling and by strengthening the professional lives of our employees.
About the role:
We are seeking a Senior Legal Recoveries Officer to join CSPD on a permanent full-time basis. You will work as part of the School Fees Liaison Unit and be accountable for the management of overdue school fee accounts requiring legal interventions.
More specifically you will be:
Identifying and managing overdue accounts requiring high level negotiation and/or needing legal intervention for recovery
Providing legal representatives with instructions pertaining to legal action
Proactive management of accounts to increase the likelihood of student retention
Monthly Reporting on Legal debt portfolio
Ensuring high level effective communication skills within the system of schools: principals, finance staff, families and legal representatives
Using diplomacy and discretion, exhibiting empathy to families in sensitive and stressful circumstances in an attempt to resolve legal matters, prior to court action.
Background in debt collection and knowledge on associated legal processes
Ability to have sensitive and/or difficult conversations
Leadership skills (desirable)
Appropriate demonstrated experience
We believe that our employee community is a key strength of our organisation and we aim to attract the best talent to achieve our strategic goal of being leaders in quality, faith-based education and an Employer of Choice in our sector. Our leaders create inclusive teams and value the individual contributions of our employees. We champion quality education and lead the way in innovation and inspiring the future. We also offer competitive remuneration, salary packaging, parental leave, flexible work, wellbeing programs and professional development.
The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment including a valid Working with Children Check and adoption and compliance with CSPD’s Child Safeguarding Procedures and Code of Conduct When Working With Students and Children. For more information, please visit The Office of The Children’s Guardian
CSPD promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.
If you are determined to make a difference and want to join a diverse organisation committed to transforming lives through faith-based education, click on the APPLY button. To find out more about CSPD go to
https://www.parra.catholic.edu.au/ or follow us on LinkedIn.
Advertised: AUS Eastern Daylight Time 24 Jan 2023 09:01
Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time
10 Feb 2023 23:02
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