Collections Advisor / Collections Team Review Officer

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P7755
  • Date Posted: 29 December 2021
  • Recruiter: Castle Water
  • Location: Rattray, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £25,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Benefits
  • Sector: Banking, Insurance & Financial Services, Customer Service, Utilities
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

 Collections Advisor / Team Executive and Collections Team Review Officer Jobs, Careers & Vacancies in Rattray, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland. Advertised by AWD online – Multi-Job Board Advertising and CV Sourcing Recruitment Services

We have a need to appoint Collections Advisor / Team Executives and Collections Team Review Officers in our dynamic and tight-knit Collections division. We are looking for confident and experienced individuals who will support the division to deliver key objectives in a challenging environment.

 

SALARY: £18,250 to £25,000 per annum (depending on experience) + Benefits      

LOCATION: Hybrid working model where most roles can be undertaken through a combination of home and office working. The office is based in Rattray, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland             

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent

 

JOB OVERVIEW

The Collections Advisor / Team Executive and Collections Team Review Officer roles are central to our activities and provides an opportunity to use a range of relevant skills. The main function of the roles are to support our front of house Collections Team by working with other departments within Castle Water and liaising externally with customers to review accounts, resolve issues and seek payment of debts.  We are looking for candidates who enjoy problem solving, investigation and desktop analysis and who can work on their own initiative.

Castle Water is one of the fastest growing and most successful companies in the utilities sector.  We are a disruptive new entrant and market leader in the water market.  

Our Collections Team Executive salaries range from £18,250 to £22,700 per annum, our Collections Team Review Officer from £22,000 to £25,000 per annum, and we offer a hybrid working model where most roles can be undertaken through a combination of home and office working.

We can promise you a hardworking and lively environment which will equip you with skills that could be used across many areas of the business. You can expect to be part of a collegial and supportive team, with a strong emphasis on knowledge-sharing, continuous learning, mutual respect, and personal development. We will ask a lot of you, and in return, opportunities for advancement in our company are available for those who put in the effort. We value our people and love to watch them develop and advance in their careers with us.

When we offer you a post, we will help and support you in your work, but be prepared to learn through doing the role as much as undergoing formal training. These posts are for applicants with confidence and initiative as well as the maturity required to take responsibility and make decisions and be confident of their own abilities and potential.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Collections Advisor / Team Executive and Collections Team Review Officer

  • Work closely with colleagues to contribute objectives and targets for the Collections process, acquiring and sharing knowledge and skills as part of your daily tasks
  • Take ownership of customer queries and resolve in a timely manner, escalating as appropriate
  • Build rapport, identify customer needs quickly, efficiently, and proactively to discuss payment and payment plans, and to deliver the right solution in the first instance
  • Prepare and check customer invoices and ensure these are accurate, delivering fair and consistent outcomes for customers
  • Work collaboratively with team members to ensure more complex customer queries are investigated and resolved.
  • Assist and collaborate with ALL other area of the business when required
  • Deal with escalations and issues raised, and understand when to escalate issues to Legal and Disconnection teams
  • Review of billing including account set up, desktop analysis, remedial action and update of data
  • Manage workload effectively ensuring all tasks are completed within given timescales
  • Work with colleagues to produce appropriate reporting for volume of accounts, value and aged debt
  • Provide cover for customer facing teams as required

 

KEY SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Collections Advisor / Team Executive and Collections Team Review Officer

  • Experience within a similar role – utilities, finance or banking back office / collections administration - preferred but not essential
  • Experience of account reviews, reporting and analysis and/or investigation work would be beneficial
  • Ability to flourish in a high pressure, challenging and fast paced environment
  • High level of literacy, numeracy, customer service, reporting and attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Office is preferred, including intermediate Excel user, experience with Sage would also be beneficial
  • High organised, flexible with a positive attitude, ability to work collaboratively and autonomously, and to prioritise work
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and must be comfortable working with numbers and calculations
  • Good negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Ability and willingness to learn and develop
  • Willingness to take ownership of issues and see them through to resolution
  • Work independently, but also demonstrate excellent team working skills
  • Educated to degree level (or similar) preferred but not essential

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Castle Water is one of the fastest growing and most successful companies in the utilities sector. Our customers include some of the largest companies and public sector bodies in the UK.

Castle Water aims to deliver the best customer service in the sector. Creating positive interactions in the workplace and between our employees and our customers will help ensure our company continues to draw new and retain existing customers.  Not only have we just achieved our 10,000th 5* Trust Pilot review, but we are also winners of the recent Customer Service Excellence Award for the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Business Star Awards.

Castle Water has a track record of providing excellent customer service, and of developing innovative approaches to utility supply. We have more 5* reviews on Trustpilot than all other water retailers combined. We pride ourselves on being transparent and treating customers fairly.

Our head office is based in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, within easy commuting distance of both Perth and Dundee. We are embedded in the local community and participate in many local events and activities. 

 

NO AGENCIES PLEASE

 

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV and Cover Letter to our Recruitment Team who will review your details.

JOB REF: AWDO-P7755

This job is being advertised by AWD online on behalf of Castle Water