In a full-time Branch based role; you will be working 36 flexible hours across Monday to Saturday to support operating hours.
£22,379 Per Annum plus Area Allowance £4,200 Per Annum
Tue, 13 Jun 2023
Not just another building society. Not just another job.
We're the fourth biggest building society in the UK and what makes us a bit different is that we're a mutual organisation. We don't have shareholders, we're owned by our members.
Our colleagues say Skipton's a great place to work and you could be one of them, bringing with you new ideas on how we can keep customers at the heart of what we do.
Whatever your background, and whatever your goals, we'll help you take the next step towards a better future.
Do you have experience in working in a customer focused environment? Are you brilliant with people and have an enquiring mind?
Then we are looking for you!
You have the opportunity to joinsomething special. We are looking for someone to join our team and become one of the faces of Skipton Building Society in your area. We are also interested in who you are as a person. Why? Because our membership is made up of many different kinds of people and we want our employees to be just as diverse.
Our colleagues are important to us, so we want you to feel appreciated and challenged. Whatever your ambitions, we are committed to provide you with expert training, development conversations and opportunities to grow and progress your career.
Our purpose is to help more people have a home, help people save for life ahead and support long term financial well-being. Together, we’re building a better Society.
As a Customer Consultant, you will be engaging in conversations to find out our customers’ needs, providing information to customers about our full savings range, products and services that we offer. By really listening to and getting to know our customers you will help them to review their circumstances and what their goals are, whether that be financial, family, retirement, peace of mind or even a new home and through this proactively identify the most appropriate products to suit their needs, all the while providing a straightforward, helpful service that lets your enthusiasm shine through.
Our branches are the heart of our local communities, however increasingly our customers want the flexibility of doing transactions online and engaging with us via the telephone and our contact centre. We can support all our customers calls from our branches via our telephony system. So, whether you are promoting a new product or resolving a problem, you’ll always place our customers’ needs at the heart of everything you do and provide a first-class service every time.
Please note: This is a multi-site role based between Reading and Oxford Branches, however is mainly based within Reading Branch.
For our customers, you will be more than just the friendly face and voice of Skipton Building Society. You will be a listener, a problem solver and in time a fountain of knowledge to help them achieve their financial goals.
What will you be doing?
Engaging, understanding and identifying customer needs through asking great questions, listening to customers specific circumstances and tailoring the relevant solution to their needs whilst ensuring the right outcome for the customer and the society.
Acting as the first point of contact for customers in branch and over the phone with enthusiasm and a desire to help our customers.
Proactively contacting our customers over the phone to identify and discuss their needs.
Educate each customer on a range of products and services as well as the different communication channels they can utilise to engage with us directly.
Use internal systems to ensure that a customer’s records are accurately maintained and are up to date, whilst ensuring vulnerable customers are identified and supported appropriately.
Adhere to and understand the appropriate policies, standards, controls and limits of authority applicable to your role, supported by training, coaching and appropriate communication.
How we will reward you
Annual discretionary bonus scheme: on average our Customer Consultants received an on-target bonus of 8% dependent on personal and company performance. This means you could receive a possible £1,790.00 per annum.
25 days standard annual leave + bank holidays + rising 1 day per year of service to a maximum of 30 days after 5 years.
Holiday trading scheme allowing the ability to buy and sell additional annual leave days
Generous employer pension contributions – up to 10% per annum dependent on employee selection
Access to the Lifeworks, via telephone or online 24/7. Giving free access to wellbeing apps, including Employee Assistance Programme and online employee discount platform including retailers, entertainment, eating out and travel.
There are always initiatives to get involved with charities with two paid volunteering days for you to use each year.
What You Will Bring
It is safe to say no two days are the same in a branch, it can be busy, varied and challenging so we’re a close and supportive team. You will be flexible in your approach and comfortable in undertaking a broad range of activities. This means being proactive and not limiting your time and focus on one particular part of your role. You will thrive on the variety this gives you and take satisfaction for operating in a multi-skilled environment. You will be the eyes and ears of our business after all.
To be successful in this role we are looking for people who:
Are really passionate about delivering exceptional customer service
Enjoy meeting new people and engaging in purposeful conversation
Work well with others, with a ‘one-team’ mindset across multiple channels.
Have excellent communication, engagement and listening skills
React fast when the day gets busy and handle a wide variety of different customers – with excellent time management
Are able to deliver outstanding customer service either from a face to face or a telephony background
Are open to a broad range of activities even if outside of standard expectations
£22379 plus benefits