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Customer Service Advisor

Newport, Isle of Wight, England

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Customer Service Overview

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.

Key information

Date live Apr. 09, 2024

Business Area COO & Functions

Area of Expertise Relationship Management / Sales

Contract Permanent

Reference Code 00285564

Job description

Customer Service Advisor 
Newport, Isle of Wight
Salary - £25,500 per annum plus excellent benefits including: Private Medical Care including GP services, Life assurance covering x8 times basic salary, Pension Contribution up to 12%, 25 days holiday allowance plus bank holidays, with the option of buying or selling 5 days per year, plus many more benefits

Shift - 35hrs per week, rotating between 7am-11pm Monday to Sunday 

As a Barclays Customer Service Advisor you will be the first point of contact for our customers. You will provide help and guidance to each customer, giving a personal touch ensuring they feel valued and respected. You’ll have empathy, understanding and a passion for delivering excellent customer service. Full training will be provided, and you will be placed within a supportive team who will guide you to ensure you have everything you need to succeed as a Customer Service Advisor. You don’t need banking experience just a can-do approach.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, established in 1690, with a legacy of success, quality, and innovation. 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.
Colleagues who have applied for ‘onsite’ roles are expected to work four or five days a week at the selected workplace, contingent upon their specific role and business area requirements. If you’re applying for a position, please discuss the working pattern specifics with the Hiring Manager. It’s important to note that we are constantly adapting our working environment, and as a result, working arrangements can be adjusted with reasonable notice to align with our business needs. 

What will you be doing?
•    Working closely 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 understanding 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 
•    Taking inbound calls at times and listening to customers’ specific circumstances while tailoring the relevant solutions to their needs

What we’re looking for:
•    Excellent communication and empathy skills, with the ability to use a range of communication styles to provide a personal approach
•    A genuine passion for helping others with a customer centric mindset 
•    The ability to educate our customers on a range of products and services 
•    Proficiency in fraud investigation, processes and systems reviewing relevant information and making decisions and actions 

Skills that will help you in the role:
•    Ability to work seamlessly as part of a team but also to their own initiative 
•    Proven ability to use Microsoft Office to a high standard
•    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?
You will be based in one of our Branches which are the heart of Barclays. Branches are changing both in the way they look and the way our colleagues work in them. We aim to have someone on hand to help our customers with their banking needs from the moment they walk in, creating an exquisite customer experience, face to face, while using technology to create the quickest, most seamless experience for them.


What you get in return

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.

Competitive holiday allowance

Competitive pay

Life assurance

Income protection

Private medical care

Flexible working

Pension contribution

Voluntary benefits

Success profile

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Qualities we look for: understanding, problem solving, ownership, attention to detail

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You get exposed to really supportive and intelligent people that push you to be your best self.

- Alexi

It's great to be surrounded by so much technical talent, but also people through a variety of functions. And I feel like I thrive because there's so much opportunity to network.

- Imogen

There's really a lot of impactful work you can do day to day. You get to work with really senior engineers on a daily basis and you learn a lot from working with them.

– Yuming

I can reach out to anybody and know that I will be able to find mentorship, support and just a community at Barclays as well.

- Becky

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