Trust & Assett Manager

  • Annual basic salary to 50k
  • Tunbridge Wells, Kent
  • Lioness Consultants


My client is now looking for a Trust Manager to join their substantial office. You will be reporting to the Head of Team or Division, and liaising with partners, fee earners and support staff at al levels throughout the practice but the closest involvement will be with the private client department particularly partners and other fee earners. Externally with clients, other solicitors and other third parties.

The trust and asset management Group is part of the practice’s Private Client Division which provides wealth management and tax and estate planning (including creation of trusts), probate, wills and general affairs on behalf of private individuals.

The work is divided between 3 teams:-

Advisory Group – comprising partners and solicitors who are responsible for client relationships, advice and services in relation tax and estate planning, trust advice, drafting Wills, EPAs, Trusts and associated documentation

Estates – administration of deceased persons’ estates

Trust and Asset Management – the management of trusts, including associated tax


Administration of trusts on a daily basis, including trust terminations

Reporting to designated partners and trustee

Client contact (shared with trust partner)

Communication with third parties (e.g. stockbrokers)

Monitoring trust events (e.g. coming of age of beneficiary) and ensuring correct follow-up

Preparation or checking of Trust Accounts, using CCH Trust Accounts

Preparation of trust tax return and associated tasks, using CCH Central

Various aspects of trust tax compliance

Undertaking annual or more frequent tasks according to a predetermined calendar

Maintenance and use of effective diary reminder system

Preparing documentation for client meetings as required

Responsibility for training junior members when required

Complying with risk management procedures and practices

Complying regulatory (including professional) compliance procedures


The core hours will be 0900 to 1715 hours Monday to Friday inclusive. Additional hours outside these may be expected depending on the demands of the business.


Annual basic salary is in the region of 40- 50K There will be 25 days holiday per annum. Other benefits will be available after a suitable qualifying period; a contributory pension scheme; private medical insurance; Income Protection and free life assurance cover

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