Trainee Insolvency Administrator

Location: Dunfermline

Contract: Full-time

Closing Date: 31/07/2023

Do you want to be part of a team which puts people at its heart?  Then come and join our growing Business Recovery Services team as our Trainee Insolvency Administrator.  At Thomson Cooper our purpose is to “listen, advise and support our clients to achieve their goals” and having the right people on board to deliver a high quality, efficient service is key. As a dynamic growing firm, we are looking for people who share our purpose and values to join our ‘family’ and make a positive impact.


Thomson Cooper is a growing, independent firm of Accountants and Business Advisors operating across Central Scotland with offices in Edinburgh and Dunfermline, currently with 9 Partners and over 90 staff.  Our Business Recovery Services team forms an important part of the comprehensive range of services and support we deliver to our private and corporate clients across Scotland.


With over 70 years of experience, we know that by nurturing talent and offering training and development opportunities, we can bring out the best in our people.  Working in smaller teams helps us maintain strong relationships, both with colleagues and clients, and our values are at the heart of everything we do.


Whilst some experience in insolvency would be an advantage, it is not critical as full training and support will be provided. A sound knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, strong communication skills, a conscientious approach to work and a willingness to learn are essential for the role.

Predominantly, the candidate’s key responsibilities will include general administration, filing, document scanning and providing support and assistance to the Insolvency Managers and Administrators as and when required. Whilst the role is focused mainly on administrative tasks, there will be the opportunity to develop a broader understanding of the Insolvency industry generally and to work with the Administrators on case specific tasks.

The successful candidate will need to be comfortable working to deadlines and under pressure and will be able to work with minimal supervision.

This role may qualify for training under the Modern Apprenticeship scheme for candidates who meet the relevant criteria.  If you are interested in a Modern Apprentice Business Administration qualification please indicate this in your covering letter.


  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Attention to detail
  • Highly organised
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Excellent standard of written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable working as part of a team


  • A competitive salary
  • Flexible working practices
  • On-the-job training and support
  • Workplace Pension and 3 x Life Cover
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to our Reward Gateway
  • Regular one to one meeting to assist personal development.
  • Opportunity to participate in our Healthy Working Lives or ESG Groups

We take pride in having a great team of people and you can find out more about what life is like at Thomson Cooper by visiting our website news and reading our team blogs.

If you would like to apply for this role, please send your CV and covering letter stating why you believe you are the ideal candidate for this role to:

As part of the recruitment process, you must provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. Please be aware that this post does not satisfy the qualifications or salary requirement to qualify for skilled worker sponsorship, and Thomson Cooper do not currently hold a valid skilled worker sponsor licence to employ workers from outside the UK.