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Network Support Team Leader

Employer
First Central
Location
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
26 Jan 2022
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Job Details

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our expanding Claims team as a Network Support Team Leader based in Haywards Heath, West Sussex!

 

You'll provide leadership and motivational direction to a team of Network Support Handlers ensuring that procedures are followed and they carry out their duties efficiently to ensure all notifications are resolved within a reasonable time period and in accordance with Company policies and procedures.

Create an atmosphere of professionalism and behaviours attributed to the company values amongst colleagues.

 

Job responsibilities:

 

Responsible for conducting staff management duties such as:

  • Monitor Network Support Handlers performance to ensure they are following Company policies and procedures at all times and are compliant with FCA regulations (including TCF principles).
  • Set targets for agents and provide coaching and mentoring to achieve KPI’s and Behaviour Targets.
  • Conduct regular performance reviews, including probationary reviews and annual appraisals and gauge and assign negotiator positions against the framework.
  • Deal with all employee issues including monitoring absence, supporting the disciplinary process, and resolving employee issues with support from the Claims Operations Managers and HR when required.
  • Assist the recruitment process including assisting with the interviewing and training of new recruits, or re-training of current employees when required
  • Provide the team with feedback on company performance and ensure they are kept up to date with all changes in products, price and underwriting changes
  • Support Network Support Handlers in dealing with customer objections and resolving and logging complaints appropriately to avoid complaints escalation when appropriate.
  • Comply with the requirements, and act in accordance with, the Group Code of Conduct and Fitness and Propriety policies at all times
  • Ensure compliance with Company Policies, Values and guidelines and other relevant standards/ regulations at all times,
  • Any other reasonable duties

 

Experience & knowledge

  • Experience of meeting KPI’s and SLA’s within a regulated environment
  • Extensive motor claims experience at a senior level
  • Experience of managing a team of employees
  • Solid experience of auditing files
  • Knowledge of FCA requirements
  • Solid understanding of all aspects of motor claims handling
  • Excellent knowledge of FCA requirements (including TCF) and the regulatory framework relating to claims
  • Solid understanding of the business objectives and operations delivery

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong leadership and management skills, and ability to motivate employees in a high pressurised environment
  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Problem solving skills with the ability to adopt a logical approach to resolving problems
  • Great customer service skills
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Strong IT and software skills
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good time management and organisation skills

 

Behaviours

  • Customer focused
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Embrace, embed and incorporate the Company Values
  • An organised and proactive approach
  • Takes initiative to make decisions
  • A flexible approach and positive attitude
  • Approachable and keen to help others
  • Confident in presenting complex information in a clear and concise manner
  • Emphasis on attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strives to deliver performance targets and drive business improvements to contribute to the success of the business
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

 

What can we do for you?
We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…

  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle
  • Flexible working
  • YOUday – we give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day
  • The opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work
  • A health cash plan
  • Help with travel expenses
  • The opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension scheme
  • Group life assurance
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Professional subscription fees paid

Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

Company

We’re First Central, an award-winning innovative insurance and technology organisation, delivering market-leading motor insurance, underwriting, distribution, finance, technology and legal services.

Our motor insurance broker, 1ST CENTRAL, is firmly established as a top 10 supplier on UK price comparison websites and has successfully built a customer base of over half a million. It strives to make buying car insurance a more accessible and effortless experience.

We recognise that our success is entirely down to our talented people, who we know are our biggest asset, and we’re always on the lookout for talented people to join our team. In return, we can offer you a great place to work and lots of fantastic benefits.

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Location
Gemini House, Mill Green Business Estate
Mill Green Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 1XQ
GB
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