July 201430

Software Development Manager


Job Title Software Development Manager
Report to Head of IT
Role Reporting to the Head of IT the Software Development Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of all software development projects and changes.

Main Duties
  • Manage the team of software developers ensuring the smooth running of the development operation.
  • Co-ordinate the design, planning, development, testing and release of all software changes within the business.
  • Oversee the technical design of new systems and changes to existing systems.
  • Produce technical specifications in response to business requirements documents.
  • Work with the head of IT and project manager to schedule projects and business as usual work items.
  • Manage the development process ensuring risks are mitigated and projects are delivered to plan.
  • Ensure that development is carried out in line with business requirements and that output is of a high quality.
  • Liaise and manage external partners to ensure that output is delivered on time and to a high quality.
  • Manage the development request queue to ensure business needs are met.
  • Work with the head of IT to implement a fit for purpose development process.
  • Implement and manage an automated testing process across all system projects.
  • Manage release and deployments to minimise risk and disruption to the business.
  • Manage holiday requests to ensure project requirements are met.
  • Carry out appraisals for development team members.

The above list is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as and when necessary.

Skills Required
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong performance management skills.
  • Ability to identify and respond appropriately to coaching requirements.
  • Professional, committed, enthusiastic, positive, resourceful and resilient.
  • Proven track record of efficiency to continually work to high standards, meet KPIs and progress others.
  • Ability to adapt to change in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure, take a pragmatic view and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organised.
  • High attention to detail.
  • IT proficient.
  • Confident decision maker.
  • Integrity, initiative & focus.
Required Skills
  • Extensive development experience with a significant period of time spent managing a team of developers.
  • Effective performance management skills.
  • Strong relationship building and engagement skills.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Knowledge of agile software development techniques.
  • Knowledge of .net technologies including MVC.
  • Flexibility to adapt to different work situations and patterns.
  • Ability to manage own time effectively and to prioritise workload.
  • Ability to motivate a team and work through a change period.
  • Credible with stakeholder engagement skills.
Desired Skills
  • Experience in financial solutions, i.e. debt management/IVA.
Hours 35 hours per week. 8:00 – 20:00. To be flexible with hours to meet business requirements.
How to Apply To apply for the position please email your CV to careers@moneyplus.com.
Annual Leave 20 days per annum (plus bank holidays), 1 extra day for every 12 months worked, up to a maximum of 25 days P.A.
Salary Dependent on experience.

July 201430

Insolvency Administrator


Job Title Insolvency Administrator
Report to IVA Post-Appointment Team Leader
Role

The supervision department is responsible for the administration of an IVA/trust deeds from approval to complete/failure. An IVA administrator will work on all aspects of post-appointment work on a rotation basis.

Main Responsibilities

  • Ensure all IVAs are sent out within statutory time frames.
  • Annual Reports within 60 days.

Administration and General

  • Answer calls and queries.
  • Action post.
  • Maintain filing.
  • Work to targets and deadlines set against anticipated productivity.
  • Maintain minimum standard quality requirement.

Annual Reviews

  • Assess I&E to establish whether an increase is due.
  • Review wage slips – confirm 50% of additional income has been contributed.
  • Review creditor claims to ascertain whether distribution is required.
  • Generate annual report and pass to reviewer within one month of anniversary.
  • Circulate report on or before anniversary.

Variations

  • Agree in principle with debtor & IP.
  • Rescheduling of payments.
  • Compile comparison, estimated outcome, variation report and R&P.
  • Draft Variation to debtor for approval and chase back.
  • Work expired notice of breaches and action accordingly.

Distributions

  • Agree claims & request proofs if necessary – chase PODs one month before aimed distribution.
  • Calculate dividends R&P letter approved IP.

Closure/Failure

  • Inform cashiers to close account.
  • Prepare R&P, closure/failure report.
  • IP approval then distribute any available funds (if applicable).
  • Circulate report & close/fail case.

KPIs

  • Achieve monthly KPIs for both quantity and quality and in line with MoneyPlus Group core values.
Essential Skills
  • Organised and able to prioritise workload.
  • Positive professional engagement with management and other staff members.
  • Proactive with approach, confident to suggest and organise better ways of working.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • IT proficient.
Hours 35 hours per week Monday – Friday, shift patterns may vary where appropriate to the needs of the business.
How to Apply To apply for the position please email your CV to careers@moneyplus.com.
Annual Leave 20 days per annum (plus bank holidays), 1 extra day for every 12 months worked, up to a maximum of 25 days P.A.
Salary Market rate and results based bonus scheme.

July 201417

IVA Drafter


Job Title IVA Drafter
Report to IVA Pre-Appointment Team Leader, Head of IVAs and Trust Deeds & Director of Insolvency
Role To work within an existing and expanding drafting department. The main purpose of the role is to take responsibility for drafting IVA proposals for preparation for the insolvency practitioner to review. You will take responsibility of the proposal until the meeting of creditors is convened. The role may also include drafting some trust deeds.

  • Preparation and completion of IVA proposals in-line with protocol and regulations.
  • Communicating with clients throughout the IVA process. Liaising with clients and creditors to obtain information for the proposal.
  • Undertake telephone calls in compliance with regulation, standards, protocol and best practice including SIP3.
  • To ensure all work is correct and checked as accuracy is essential in all aspects of the application as per department and company standards.
  • Maintain management information systems.
  • Drafters will be expected to adapt towards change and improvement that are implemented by management.
  • Ability to re-assess customer needs and provide appropriate solution to customer’s situation.
  • Desire to help people with the ability to display empathy.
  • Ensuring highest standard of customer focus and care.
  • Work to targets and deadlines set against anticipated productivity.
  • Manage workload in order to strive to meet standards of the business.
  • Excellent team spirit.
  • Corporate responsibility, working in the best interests of the business at all times, ensuring business growth and development.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by you changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.

Required Skills
  • Experience in preparation and drafting of IVA proposals.
  • Have an excellent understanding of the personal insolvency industry.
  • Letter writing skills with analytical and decision making ability.
  • Computer literate with experience of using Excel and Word.
  • Experience in preparation and drafting of protected trust deeds also desirable but not essential.
How to Apply To apply for the position please email your CV to careers@moneyplus.com.
Closing Date Wednesday 23rd June 2014
Hours 35 hours per week Monday – Friday, shift patterns may vary where appropriate to the needs of the business. Office hours are 8am to 8pm Monday to Thursday and 8pm to 5pm Friday. /td>
Annual Leave 20 days per annum (plus bank holidays), 1 extra day for every 12 months worked, up to a maximum of 25 days P.A.
Salary Dependent on experience.
Additional Benefits
  • Subsidised on-site cafeteria with free breakfast on Monday morning.
  • Health cash plan upon completion of 3 month probation.
  • Employee discount scheme offering discounts on most high street shops and major supermarkets.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.

December 20135

MoneyPlus Achieves Legal First


MoneyPlus Group now owns a licensed body which has been authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to provide legal services. This means that MoneyPlus Group can now offer legal services through its new Alternative Business Structure.

Commenting on the development, Chris Davis, CEO stated that he was delighted that permission had been granted by the SRA. “By virtue of our move into the legal services market we have embraced exactly the intention of the Legal Services Act. We have an ever increasing consumer base, and this development will enable the company to service the various legal needs of those consumers and provide greater access to justice for them. I am particularly delighted that we are the first company in our sector to appreciate this potential.

We now have the ability to advise consumers on a whole range of legal issues. The provision of this advice will cement the very strong relationship that we have with our consumer base and it underpins our strategy to become a major player in the legal services market.”

Legal advice for the transaction was provided by Frank Shephard, Lucy Shenton and Lisa Stavropoulos at DWF LLP as well as Ed Foulkes at Clarke Willmott LLP. Financial due diligence was carried out by Jodi Birkett and Paul Leather at Deloitte. Commenting on the deal Frank Shephard said “DWF are delighted to have again partnered with MoneyPlus Group in implementing their business strategy. MoneyPlus Group has built an exemplary reputation in their industry and the formation of an ABS within the group will allow greater access to justice for its clients whilst boosting the overall service that MoneyPlus can offer. Deals such as this formed the basis for the concept of the ABS and it is particularly pleasing to be able to bring our experience of the ABS process to the deal and to have helped MoneyPlus to be the first business in their sector to offer such a service.”


November 201219

More than half of IVA clients in rented accommodation


Tenants have accounted for almost 56% of new IVA cases with MPG in 2012 – compared to 46.3% in 2011 and 40.9% in 2010. The total number of tenants taking out IVAs with MPG has risen by 126% in the past two years.

Homeowners arranging IVAs, on the other hand, have declined as a proportion of all new cases in the past year (from 38.5% to 32.5%), and the total number of cases involving homeowners dropped by 27% during the same period. Over a two-year period, however, MPG’s IVA case total involving homeowners has risen by 81%.

Homeowners also have significantly higher debt levels (an average of almost £45,500) than tenants (an average of less than £29,250).

According to MoneyPlus, the drop in the number of homeowners arranging IVAs is the result of low mortgage rates over the past three years. As and when mortgage rates start to rise, this will put significant pressure on disposable incomes.


October 201226

Margaret was afraid to answer the phone until she got debt advice from MoneyPlus Group



Margaret Smith from Wakefield was afraid to answer her phone or open a letter so she took the step to contact MoneyPlus Group. After a full assessment from a qualified advisor she was able to join MoneyPlus Group on a debt management plan and start repaying her debts at a rate that she could afford.

Do you want to be our next success story? Then take our debt test today or call us on 0800 988 2318.


October 201215

MoneyPlus client Michael – Debt free after 5 years


Watch Michael from Nottinghamshire speak about his personal experiences and his time as a MoneyPlus Group customer.

Michael got into debt by simply taking out a £50.00 loan which mounted up to several creditors, more monthly repayments than he could afford and a situation that was spiraling out of control.

Whilst looking for a consolidation loan he found MoneyPlus Group and after 5 years and a total monthly saving of £90.27 he is now debt free and looking forward to a brighter future.

Do you want to be our next success story? Then take our debt test today or call us on 0800 988 2318.


September 201212

Debt Free Me joins MoneyPlus Group


MoneyPlus Group, one of the UK’s leading companies specialising in debt management plans and Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs), has acquired R&R Financial Solutions Limited, which trades as Debt Free Me.

Debt Free Me, based in Blackburn, Lancashire, represents more than 6,000 people on debt management plans and is one of the largest members of the Debt Resolution Forum.

The purchase of Debt Free Me is the latest in a series of acquisitions by MoneyPlus Group (MPG) since a management buy-out backed by Palatine Private Equity in 2011. It also operates debt management brands The Debt People, Chiltern and Hamilton Locke.

With the acquisition of Debt Free Me, the group now acts for more than 28,000 customers on debt management plans, plus more than 4,000 on IVAs.

Chris Davis, chief executive of MPG, said: “We have demonstrated impressive growth over the past 12 to 18 months, and we have achieved that while still providing an exceptional level of service to our consumers and retaining our strong reputation in the sector.

“Debt Free Me is a great addition to the MoneyPlus stable, but we’re keen to build our presence in financial services still further, through acquisitions and organic growth.”


September 201211

MoneyPlus Group completes Manchester move


Fast-growing debt management specialist MoneyPlus Group has moved from its Altrincham base into new headquarters in the centre of Manchester.

It has taken a lease on more than 21,000 sq. ft of office space in the recently-refurbished Riverside building in New Bailey Street, on the banks of the River Irwell.

MoneyPlus Group, one of the UK’s leading companies specialising in debt management plans and individual voluntary arrangements (IVAs), currently employs 190 people.

The company has made a number of acquisitions over the past 12 months, the latest being R&R Financial Solutions Limited, which trades as Debt Free Me.

MoneyPlus Group, which also operates debt management brands The Debt People, Chiltern and Hamilton Locke, now acts for more than 28,000 customers on debt management plans, plus more than 4,000 on IVAs.

The move to Manchester will help support the group’s ambitious growth plans and its planned expansion into other financial and legal services.

Chief executive Chris Davis said: “The move to Riverside is a significant milestone for MoneyPlus Group. It’s a great base for our existing staff and gives us the space for growth that we need.”


October 201113

Debt Management Provider of the Year – Finalist


Debt Management Provider of the Year Finalist
We are proud to announce that MoneyPlus Group has been shortlisted for ‘Debt Management Provider of the Year‘ at the Insolvency & Rescue Awards 2011.

The awards recognise the achievement of UK firms in the IVA and Debt Management field, and MoneyPlus Group has reached the final four.

The award ceremony will be held on the 5th October 2011.

To see how MoneyPlus Group can help you generate more income for your business Call 0800 9549 448.