06 Jul What to consider when looking for a new Certificated Enforcement Agent job
Are you a Certificated Enforcement Agent looking for a change? We have placed many exceptional Certificated Enforcement Agents and have plenty of advice to share to help you make the right decision for your career.
We place mainly ex-army jobseekers and, with ex-servicemen in our team, we know the industry and how it works. Additionally, we also place those from a non-military background, this is very useful for us, it always helps to have alternative industry viewpoints.
What goes into finding you, for example, a new Enforcement Agent or enforcement related job? Here, at Richardson Bailey we take a fresh approach to recruitment, getting to know you and your skills properly, rather than simply placing you in the first available role.
A personal approach, genuine advice.
Enforcement Agents seek advice from us for various reasons, and we help them with in-depth one-to-one sessions tailored to their needs.
For example, an Enforcement Agent may be unhappy in his role and wanting to leave. In our sessions we will examine the situation and needs; in some cases it may be better for them to stay in their role instead of taking up a new job.
We take as much pleasure in assisting that agent to stay in their current role with their current contractor as we do to move. It’s all about what is best for you.
If it is clear that a new role would be best, we have companies that we work with and know well. We’ll give you a full and frank overview of any prospective company – their history, benefits on offer and the typical roles available – to aid your decision-making. Our team have decades of combined operational knowledge and a vast network of colleagues and contacts within the sector. This includes central government too, if you are looking for a public sector Enforcement Agent job.
As you can see, it’s not a one-size-fits-all service. Everyone is unique and so we work with that in mind.
Common problems Enforcement Agents face.
Those new to the industry can often experience uncertainty when they are placed in a role. They may not have the right training (whether theoretical or on the job), or the training they do have isn’t enough to make them fully operational on the street. Sometimes resources are scant and agents may face poor operational effectiveness – leaving newer agents with no experience, under supported. This happens when targets are stretched by clients and tends to leave the new agent disillusioned – more of a problem when someone is used to the structure of the military.
Sometimes unrealistic expectations are set by the recruiter too – usually in relation to earnings. The agent needs to have good advice before entering their civilian career otherwise they may quickly become complacent about their new company.
Usually these issues are easy to overcome if the recruiter manages expectations from the beginning – this is the approach we take. Having a central point of advice, whether that’s the recruiter or the company, is vital to avoid confusion.
What should you do as a Certificated Enforcement Agent considering a change?
Our advice is to always speak to your current contractor, it is a difficult sector and a difficult role and many of the issues are not necessarily brought about by the contracting company you work for. The quality of work is often client-driven. Speaking from experience with a central government background, new work and new contracts are no guarantee of quality work. This is a constant issue for companies and contractors.
Companies evolve, and often you may not be aware of the background development issues, or even management movement and structures, if these are issues. So always talk first.
If you have undertaken all of these and reached a decision to move: stop!
You have decided to move, what do you do next?
Speak to us!
We have the specific experience and knowledge to help Enforcement Agents who may have been working for the same contractor for a number of years. We can also help those wanting to understand the market better and the contracts currently available.
We won’t be teaching you as an experienced enforcement agent with many years of experience to suck eggs. However, it’s always helpful to have a fresh perspective on your situation.
Why Richardson Bailey?
We’re good at what we do. We have our finger on the pulse of the judicial services and enforcement sector. We have a detailed knowledge of contracts and contract movement within the UK and the pipelines and volumes of work that may not be available elsewhere. We also have a thorough understanding of the main types of enforcement agent jobs in existence and the contracts coming up for renewal – this is in all areas, from central government to local.
If it is not currently working out operationally or financially for you as an agent, we can help. The advice will be honest, forthright and upfront.
We look forward to helping you!