Job description

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  • Location:
    Reading
  • Department:
    Asset Finance & Leasing
  • Division:
    IBP Private Companies Group
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:
    Competitive

Collections Officer (10198)

Investec is a distinctive Specialist Bank serving clients principally in the UK and South Africa. Our culture gives us our edge: we work hard to find colleagues who'll think out of the ordinary and we put them in environments where they'll flourish. We combine a flat structure with a focus on internal mobility. If you can bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to learn and collaborate to your work, this could be the boost your career deserves.


What will you be doing? 

  • Making & taking calls to & from customers to establish reasons for non-payment
  • Offering payment solutions to customers in order to restore non-paying customers to good book
  • Negotiate agreeable repayment terms in accordance with FCA principals of TCF
  • Quickly identify vulnerable individuals and escalate these cases with our special support team
  • Quickly identifying cases that require escalation to our Insolvencies team where appropriate

What are we looking for in the successful candidate?

This is a rapidly moving, hectic & multi-tasking environment, where you need to be able to handle high volume calls 
corresponding with customers in a fast paced and efficient manner. You will need to be solutions driven and have 
a competitive instinct, resilience in the face of pressure with a “whistle while you work” mentality. 

  • A confident communicator with strong verbal communication skills
  • Confident and resilient due to high volumes
  • Capable of thinking laterally and proactively
  • Persuasive, persistent and self-motivated
  • Hard working and a highly collaborative to help the team to achieve team targets
  • Professional with excellent customer care skills, ensuring the client is the core focus
  •  Adaptable to different clients
  • Able to learn quickly and to work to deadlines
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Understanding of lease and asset finance
  • Knowledge of Consumer Credit Act and other regulatory requirements
  • AML /KYC requirements
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to negotiate the best outcome and make decisions
  • Ability to identify build and maintain strong relationships and communicate with key interfaces

Note: This is a full time role (5 days) in which the team require an individual to cover Saturday shifts from 9-5pm bi-monthly and also 11-7pm shifts in the weekday (only expected 1-2 times in a week). Hours will be standard outside of this. 

If this is a role for you, click apply today and the team will be in touch!

Investec offers a range of wellbeing benefits to make our people feel healthier, balanced and more fulfilled in their lives inside and outside of work.

Here is a selection of what we offer;

Wellbeing

Wellbeing Subsidy, Corporate Gym Membership, Virtual GP, Peppy Health App (Fertility, Menopause and Early Parenthood), Optional Private Medical & Dental Insurance

Monetary

Non-contributory Pension & Discretionary Bonus

Life & Income Protection

Life Assurance, Critical Illness & Income Protection

Travel

Season Ticket Loan & Electric Vehicle Scheme 


Embedded in our culture is a sense of belonging and inclusion. This creates an environment in which everyone is free to be themselves which helps to drive innovation, creativity and ultimately business performance. At Investec we want everyone to find it easy to be themselves, and to feel they belong. It's a responsibility we all share and is integral to our purpose and values as an organisation.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!


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We commit to ensure that everyone is fairly assessed during our recruitment process. To assist candidates in completing their application form, Recite Me assistive technology is available on our Careers pages. This can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Accessibility Options' link at the top of the page.

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If you have any form of disability or neurodivergent need and require further assistance in completing your application, please contact the Careers team at [email protected] who will be happy to assist. 


 
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Location
Reading
Reading International Business Park, Reading, United Kingdom, RG2 6AA
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Shaleen Sayani

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We commit to ensure that everyone is fairly assessed during our recruitment process.

Let us know if you need any reasonable adjustments to complete your application.

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Benefits

Pension
Private Medical Cover
Virtual GP
Gym Discounts
Psychologist Service
Annual Leave
Life Assurance
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