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Junior Insolvency Case Administrator – Oxford + Flexible Working

Are you an Insolvency Case Administrator looking for greater autonomy and career progression in a nurturing and growing specialist firm? 

If so, we could have the perfect role for you. We are Shaw Gibbs, a Top 100 accountancy, financial planning and insolvency practice with offices in Oxford and London’s West End. Our Insolvency and Advisory team help guide businesses and individuals through periods of financial difficulty and deal with both formal and informal insolvency solutions. We work with businesses and individuals of all types and sizes, from small sole traders and owner managed business to national charities. 

Due to an internal move, we have a vacancy for a Junior Insolvency Case Administrator to join our talented team. This position is an excellent opportunity to join a well-regarded insolvency practice where you will get plenty of varied and interesting case work as well as career progression and training support to develop technically. 

We put our people first – you are the future of our business. We will develop your strengths, empower you to take more responsibility and help you carve a career path. Our culture is very important to us and is based on our company values of collaboration, respect, innovation and expertise

This is a full time, permanent role based out of our Oxford office. We have a great flexible working policy that allows you to work when you want to around core hours as well as hybrid working with up to two days working from home (Covid restrictions dependant). 

Become part of our Insolvency Team 

The Role 

You will be responsible for a varied case load and will provide support to the two Insolvency Practitioners. Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Dealing with solvent and insolvent liquidations
  • Supporting a portfolio of cases from appointment to closure, ensuring all aspects of cases are progressed efficiently and effectively
  • Preparing and implementing case strategy, with support
  • Preparing statutory reports
  • Convening decision procedures
  • Ensuring all cases are compliant in accordance with regulatory requirements
  • Drafting reports and attending meetings
  • Building productive working relationships within Shaw Gibbs and with clients as required
  • Liaising with clients/directors/creditors/employees/agents
  • Supporting senior members of the team with case related tasks
  • Supporting the team during periods of high workload with admin tasks such as setting up meetings
  • Developing and applying your technical knowledge through on the job training and formal qualifications 

Why you’ll enjoy being part of Shaw Gibbs

Working in Shaw Gibbs’ Insolvency team provides some fantastic opportunities including:

  • A welcoming and social team of colleagues who encourage and care for each other – including a variety of wellbeing initiatives to support the team whether we’re in the office or working from home.
  • An established flexible working policy
  • Career development opportunities such as mentoring from our two Insolvency Practitioners and formal training including a study package for professional qualifications
  • Encouragement to progress and grow your career within the firm
  • Autonomy in a nurturing and collaborative team that will enable you to flourish
  • Exposure to a wide range of clients across many industry sectors and backgrounds 


  • 22 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing with service, plus the opportunity to buy/sell holiday to fit your lifestyle
  • Company pension scheme & life assurance
  • Employee retail discount scheme (discounts on high street brands)
  • Wellbeing programme e.g. Employee Assistance Programme, wellbeing and mental health workshops
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work scheme, bus pass loans)
  • Long service awards
  • Employee recognition awards
  • Charity fundraising events
  • Spacious, modern office 

Your experience

You will have at least 2 years insolvency practice experience in a similar role and proven track record of successfully supporting cases from appointment to closure. Ideally, but not essential, you could be studying towards AAT/ACCA/CPI, we may be able to contribute towards any payback clauses you have with your current employer. 

If you’re bright, enterprising and a fast learner, then we want to hear from you. We’re looking for candidates with the potential to learn on the job and develop into a key member of our Insolvency team. Your key strengths will include:

  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Able to produce high quality, detailed and accurate work, often under tight timeframes
  • Self-sufficient, with the ability to plan and manage your own workload
  • A sound knowledge of IPS
  • Enjoy working as part of a team and be self-motivated
  • A proactive approach, prepared to go the extra mile • Create a positive impact with clients and staff
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills including excel, word, outlook & PowerPoint
  • Experience of a paperless work environment would be an advantage 

How to Apply

If you’re interested in this opportunity please send your CV to For more information on what it is like working at Shaw Gibbs, visit our career page: 

Additional Information 

We believe that diversity makes Shaw Gibbs a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to Shaw Gibbs’ goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status. 

* Please note you must already have the unconditional right to live and work in the EU/UK region* We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights
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