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Collections Agent

  • Location: Chester
  • Salary: £24,000 - £30,000 DOE per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 6 days ago

  • Sector: Front-Line Talent, Customer Contact
  • Contact: Sally Brearley
  • Contact Email: sbrearley@merje.com
  • Contact Phone: 0161 883 2755
  • Expiry Date: 05 August 2024
  • Job Ref: 11894/SBR

Job Title: Collections Agent

Location: Chester (Hybrid after probation)

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 8am - 7pm (shifts: 8am-4pm, 9am-5pm, 10am-6pm)

Saturday Work: Two Saturdays per month (home working), 8am-12pm

Working Week: 37.5 hours, with Saturday hours paid in lieu

Start Date: 29th July 2024

Training: 3 weeks, 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday

Overview: Join our Customer Finance Support team as a Collections Agent, known for its strong product range and quick decision-making process. We work collaboratively with our customers throughout their agreements.

Responsibilities of a Collections Agent:

  • Communicate with customers who have missed payments, providing support to update their agreements.
  • Review customer agreements thoroughly, checking previous communications and arrangements.
  • Regularly review arrears repayment plans to ensure they match the customer's current circumstances.
  • Identify and support vulnerable customers.
  • Communicate clearly and fairly with customers both verbally and in writing.
  • Complete agreed actions within relevant time frames to ensure the best customer experience.
  • Signpost customers to relevant non-profit organizations for support and advice when needed.
  • Support colleagues and department aims, working towards daily and monthly targets individually and as a team.
  • Deliver outstanding customer service, adhering to policies and procedures for vulnerable customers and debt collections.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory rules and expectations, particularly consumer duty and treating customers fairly.
  • Perform additional tasks as required.
  • Occasionally liaise with third parties regarding customer account management.
  • Raise procedural and departmental risks and concerns following company processes and escalation routes.

Interested? Apply today to find out more!

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