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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. 17, 2023
COO & Functions
Relationship Management / Sales
Customer Service Advisor
£23,300 per annum
Rotating between 7am-11pm Monday to Sunday
As a Barclays Customer Service Advisor, you will be accountable for serving the more complex needs of our customers and clients with a focus on achieving the best outcomes for them. For this role, you must have compassion and a desire to take ownership of your personal development, while the company notices, nurtures, and supports your ambitions. Grow your skills and develop into leadership roles by being a Barclays Customer Service Advisor with our multiple opportunities and service centres seen as a hotbed of talent for our entire business.
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.
We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognizes 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.
This opportunity is location flexible. We will consider requests for locating the role at an alternative Barclays’ key UK office from that advertised.
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 can 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 a team across multiple channels, personalising each interaction with a customer, and providing backing and outcomes to best suit the customers’ needs
• Fulfilling customer requests whilst demonstrating professionalism and empathy to ensure each customer is valued
• Demonstrating knowledge of our processes/policies to ensure that customers are confident in our colleagues, and knowing when to escalate where appropriate
• Educating each customer 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
• Engaging in a fast-paced environment, reviewing relevant information, and making decisions and actions autonomously
• Taking inbound calls at times and listening to customers’ specific circumstances while tailoring the relevant solutions to their needs
What we’re looking for:
• Solid communication and empathy skills, with the ability to use a range of communication styles to provide a personal approach
• Demonstrated experience in using Microsoft Office to a high standard
• Ability to educate customers on a range of products and services available to them
• A genuine interest in the customer or being customer-centric
Skills that will help you in the role:
• Ability to work seamlessly as part of a team while taking initiatives
• Experience in Retail Banking is desired but not essential as we are looking for people passionate about customer service
Where will you be working?
Our Fenchurch Street branch is a large branch in the heart of London, with nearby transport links, entertainment venues and eateries, perfect for lunch breaks or after work met ups. it’s a vibrant environment that welcomes customers from the local area to really help them in their banking journey.
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.
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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.
We are an equal opportunity employer and opposed to discrimination on any grounds. It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.