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Our customer service colleagues are at the forefront of our obsession with customers - and right now our customers need us more than ever. They need colleagues who are understanding, committed, and take ownership of their development. Because when our colleagues are learning, they can adapt to our customers changing needs and support them when they need us the most - from life's little moments to the big ones.
Jan. 24, 2023
COO & Functions
Relationship Management / Sales
Job: Customer Service Advisor
Salary: £23,300 FTE + Excellent Benefits
Shifts: Full time and Part-time roles available between 21-35 hours, covering various shifts between Monday to Sunday. Hours to be discussed with Hiring Manager
The successful candidate for this role will be required to sign a Barclays Monday to Sunday 7am to 11pm contract
As a Barclays Customer Service Advisor you will be at the forefront of our obsession with customers - and right now our customers need us more than ever. Whatever their enquiry might be; you’ll support them with a personal approach, providing solutions to best suit their specific needs.
We are looking for colleagues who have empathy, understanding, and a desire to take ownership of their personal development, how you develop is up to you but we’ll make it our job to notice, nurture and support your ambitions. There are multiple opportunities to grow your skills and develop into leadership roles. More than that, our service centres are seen as a hotbed of talent for our entire business.
As a business we believe that by helping our colleagues continue to learn, develop and grow, they can adapt to our customers changing needs and support them when they need us the most - from life's little moments to the big ones.
Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive, and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.
What you get from us
Competitive holiday allowance
Income protection Private medical care
Voluntary benefits and more
We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.
We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. We’re flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. We also have a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally are able to request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances
Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.
What will you be doing?
• Working as one team across multiple channels, you will personalise each interaction with a customer, providing support and outcomes to best suit their needs
• Fulfilling customer requests whilst demonstrating professionalism and empathy to ensure they feel valued
• Demonstrating knowledge of our processes/policies to ensure that customers feel confident in our colleagues, and knowing when to escalate where appropriate
• Educating our customers on a range of products and services as well as the different channels they can utilize to engage with us directly
• Investigating emotive and complex customer and client queries, concerns and complaints related to an extensive range of products
• Understanding a customer’s financial position through listening to customer’s specific circumstances and tailoring the relevant solution to their needs
• Working in a high paced environment reviewing relevant information and making decisions and actions autonomously
What we’re looking for:
• Strong communication and empathy skills, with the ability to use a range of communication styles to provide a personal approach
• Proven ability to use Microsoft Office to a high standard
• The ability to educate our customers on a range of products and services
• A genuine passion for helping others with a customer centric mindset
Skills that will help you in the role:
• Ability to work seamlessly as part of a team but also to their own initiative
• Experience in Retail Banking is desired but not essential, as we are looking for people that are passionate about customer service
Where will you be working?
Our Exeter branch has recently been renovated to accommodate our colleagues who’ll be working in a Contact Centre environment, offering a warm and friendly atmosphere. There are also cafes, shops and restaurants as well excellent transport links nearby.
However high you rise at Barclays, we believe all our employees should receive a competitive package of core benefits flexible to you and your family’s needs. At Barclays, you’ll support our customers and clients, and we’ll support you with rewards that will genuinely make a difference.
Do you have what it takes to join our contact centre team?
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Integrity: We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do.
Service: We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do.
Excellence: We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference.
Stewardship: We prize sustainability, and are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.
Barclays offers a diverse, inclusive and engaged culture. A place where people can bring their whole selves to work and be respected for who they are, valued for what they do and celebrated for their contribution to our business and our community.
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