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Insolvency Practitioner - Oxford or London

Our culture is very important to us at Shaw Gibbs – it’s based on our company values of collaboration, respect, innovation and expertise. We put our people and their wellbeing first and ensure they have both interesting and challenging work, as well as a rewarding and inspiring environment to develop their career. Our practice is known for having a friendly, approachable and supportive team culture where everyone receives training and development focused not just on technical knowledge but also on commercial and soft skills. Our people are highly professional, ambitious and always ready to share their expertise and knowledge. 

Due to projected growth, we are seeking a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner to join our highly regarded, talented team and be part of our exciting journey. There are two collaborative Insolvency Practitioners at present in the division and we are looking to bring in a third IP to lead on insolvency appointments and develop the client base as well as contribute to the future growth of this department. This is a key strategic role for the firm. 

Our vacancy is a full-time, permanent role ideally based in London or within 1.5 hours commute max from Oxford. Regular travel to both of our offices will be required. Hybrid and flexible working is part of our culture. 

The role Your core responsibilities will include: 

  • Taking Insolvency appointments jointly with the Head of Insolvency
  • Building and maintaining client/referrer relationships
  • Developing and bringing in new business
  • Developing relationships with other partners and teams within the practice
  • Identifying cross referral opportunities and actively working with other teams to raise awareness
  • Actively contributing to setting and delivering the marketing strategy
  • Leading initial meetings with prospective clients and referrers to provide advice
  • Setting and implementing the initial strategy on a case and working with the team to ensure work is delegated and completed effectively
  • Overseeing a portfolio of cases in various size and complexity. The cases will consist of Administrations, Liquidations (CVL, MVL, Compulsories), Voluntary Arrangements, Bankruptcies and consultancy assignments. • Working with the team to ensure cases are progressed effectively and efficiently
  • Providing timely and accurate information to the Head of Insolvency and the Board as requested 

Your career so far

You will be a JIEB qualified Insolvency Practitioner holding a valid appointment-taking Insolvency Licence with a proven track record of securing work referrals and able to demonstrate a good knowledge of all forms of formal insolvency procedure and legislation. You will also need to be an ACCA qualified accountant with previous experience in a similar role in either an insolvency or accountancy firm. 

What we can offer you

  • Competitive salary and benefits package including bonus arrangement, pension, life assurance, health cash plan and a retail discount scheme. We also offer an increasing number of green benefits including cycle to work and electric cars salary sacrifice schemes.
  • Hybrid and flexible working
  • Exposure to a broad range of clients across many industry sectors such as retail, hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare and property. These will include sole traders, partnerships, limited companies and groups.
  • Personalised career development plan for a successful long-term future with Shaw Gibbs.   
How to Apply

If you would like to apply please send your CV to If you would like an informal chat to find out more about this vacancy and what it is like to work at Shaw Gibbs, please give our HR Manager a call on 01865 292261

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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