Trust Manager

Location: United Kingdom
Office: Oxford Birmingham Cambridge Manchester Leeds Norwich
Discipline: Private client
Contact name: Ben Porter

Contact email: [email protected]
Contact phone: 0121 456 8041
Vacancy reference: 024870
Closing date: 31 July 2024
Startdate: 18 June 2024 - 18 June 2024

Permanent, full time role based in Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, Oxford, Manchester or Norwich

What does the role involve?

We are looking for a Trust Manager to assist with the management of trusts across our Private Client National Service Line.

You will advise a range of clients specialising in trust advice and administration, and including:

  • tax planning advice regarding all aspects of trusts
  • inheritance tax calculations
  • management and administration of complex trusts to include preparation of all related accounting records and HMRC returns
  • FATCA/CRS/Trust Register reporting

In addition, you will support and assist the Senior Trust Managers supervise a team of trust administrators.

The Trust team provide trust administration support to the wider private client team whose work involves will drafting, estate planning, complex tax planning, trusts and estate administration, preparation of lasting powers of attorney, charity advice and administration on behalf of a range of private clients, trustees and charities. We act for wealthy families and individuals, business people and landowners.

Why should I apply?

If you are the kind of individual who enjoys providing clients with the complex advice they need to comply with their legal and tax obligations, building up strong relationships with those clients and with colleagues within the National Service Line and across the firm to provide a seamless service, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you to join a firm at the prime end of the market listed as one of the “Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For” for the last 20 years - the only law firm to achieve this.

What experience is required?

You will be an experienced Trust Accountant or Manager with previous experience within a comparable role in a law or accountancy firm, and will have experience of supervising others.

What skills and attributes would I need?


  • Good academics
  • Good numeracy and IT skills
  • Solid previous experience of preparing sets of trust accounts and related tax paperwork
  • STEP, CIOT or ATT qualification
  • Excellent written, clear and concise English
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work productively under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills


  • Accounting qualification
  • Knowledge CCH software package

Who will I be working with?

Reporting to principal associate, Sarah Wood, you will be part of a dedicated trust administrative team which is part of our wider Private Client National Service Line. This is headed up by Deborah Clark and supported by a professional support lawyer.

The package

As you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits.  The firm’s standard benefits are detailed in the following link:

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes, but is not limited to, a basic DBS check, right to work check, any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and a self-declaration to assess your character and suitability for the role.  A full policy of the screening the firm undertakes is available on request.

The firm

Mills & Reeve is a major UK law firm renowned for its outstanding service to national and international clients, for its collaborative culture and for its deep sector expertise.

The firm has a strong sector focus with expertise in agriculture, charities, education, food and beverage, health, insurance, private wealth, real estate investment, sport and technology. Clients include businesses from PLCs to start-ups, high net worth individuals and landowners, more than 120 universities, colleges and education bodies and over 100 healthcare organisations.

This is an ideal opportunity to build your skills and experience with a major UK law firm, listed as one of the “Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For” for the last 20 years - the only law firm to achieve this.

We are also proud to have been awarded Platinum Investors in People status this year.  The firm joins a select club of only 6% of 50,000 assessed organisations awarded the coveted platinum status.

The firm is also delighted to report for the eighth year running we were named as one of Roll On Friday’s ‘best law firms to works at’.

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements and endeavour to achieve the right balance for both our people and the business. This attitude to flexible working ensures we continue to provide outstanding service to our clients, whilst allowing our people to develop their careers in the knowledge that personal priorities will remain just that.

Mills & Reeve is committed to promoting equality, diversity and to providing an inclusive and supportive environment.

Please click the link below to find further information regarding our diversity policy.

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