Team Leader - Manchester

Location Manchester
Discipline: Retail Banking
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Gill Jones

Contact email: careers@co-operativebank.co.uk
Job ref: 010844
Published: about 1 month ago

Role: Contact Centre Team Leader 

LocationBalloon Street, Manchester (with the prospect to work from home in the near future)

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full-Time - 35 hours (Mon-Fri between 8-8pm and every other Sat 9am-5pm)

Salary: up to £34,000 depending on experience

 

A career that makes a difference

 

Who we are:

Formed in 1872 in Victorian Rochdale, our bank was built on co-operative values that still stand today. A lot has happened in 150 years, and we’ve been there through it all. Not just helping people with their money, but helping people fight for justice and the causes they care about. We are the only UK high street bank with a customer-led Ethical Policy; one of the main reasons our customers choose to bank with us.

 

We are the bank for people with purpose. From supporting local communities to tackling climate change, all our colleagues and customers have a say in who we are and how we do business. Ethical then, ethical now, ethical always.

 

Role purpose:
As a Team Leader, you will lead, plan, develop, motivate, organise and control the activities and resources of a team to deliver customer satisfaction and operational objectives. You will build effective capability in the team to ensure delivery of the Contact Centre scorecard whilst continually maintaining all quality, regulatory and procedural standards.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead, develop, coach and motivate colleagues as People with Purpose to ensure they are aware of and capable of delivering their responsibilities and to ensure the creation and maintenance of a high performance culture and a Customer First ethos focused on delivering to customer needs.
  • Plan, organise, oversee and monitor team activities against scorecard objectives, standards and service levels, agreeing and taking actions to improve capability and performance, so that the team achieves its maximum potential.
  • Lead the effective delivery customer transactions including complaint handling, across all team members whilst ensuring adherence to all regulatory requirements.
  • Resolve customer complaints and queries escalated from team members, only further escalating critical problems as appropriate identifying and highlighting trends / emerging issues to enable their early resolution.
  • Develop team understanding of business plans, and current performance, to enable them to contribute effectively to delivering to customer needs and to the performance and continuous improvement of the business.
  • Lead the rapid identification, analysis, resolution and implementation of operational problems to ensure the minimum interruption to the customer and area presenting conclusions and recommendations for improvements to more senior leaders.
  • Participate in the development, and maintenance of procedures, systems and processes to support the effective delivery of operational activities, and manage the effective implementation of any changes and developments into the work of the team.
  • Participate in, or lead as appropriate, projects, ensuring responsibilities as part of the project team are delivered to plan.
  • Provide support as required to other teams and Team Leaders to facilitate the effective delivery of operational activities and the swift resolution of problems and issues.
  • Maintain knowledge of regulatory and legal requirements relevant to the role. Support and promote compliance with those requirements within the role and the business.
  • Embed a culture focused on the quality of customer outcomes
  • Delivery of enhanced risk management activity which ensures that customer facing activities are driving reduced customer detriment and improved customer outcomes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the risks within the activity undertaken in the area and the controls that operate to mitigate those risks.
  • Support and drive the transformation and cost agenda through initiatives such as channel migration, clear and simple and one and done.
  • Participate in recruitment activities for the area, including making decisions on individuals to ensure the area possesses sufficient colleagues of the required capability to deliver its responsibilities.
  • Carry out all required people management activities, including effectively implementing performance management processes to enable colleagues to maximise their performance and address individual performance issues to ensure the smooth functioning of the team.
  • Participate in recruitment activities for the area, including making decisions on individuals to ensure the area possesses sufficient colleagues of the required capability to deliver its responsibilities.
  • Embed a culture focused on the quality of customer outcomes
  • Delivery of enhanced risk management activity which ensures that customer facing activities are driving reduced customer detriment and improved customer outcomes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the risks within the activity undertaken in the area and the controls that operate to mitigate those risks.
  • Support and drive the transformation and cost agenda through initiatives such as channel migration, clear and simple and one and done.

Knowledge, skills and experience required:

  • Proven capability of leading, developing and motivating an operational team within a contact centre environment
  • Ability to deliver results through others
  • Ability to work in a highly challenging environment whilst maintaining the customer at the forefront of all activities
  • Knowledge of industry developments in contact centre operations and channel migration.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Track record of improving customer and colleague experiences.
  • Good stakeholder management skills, has the ability to communicate with all levels across the organisation.
  • Good planning and organisation skills.
  • Flexible and agile to meet changing customer and business demands

What we can offer you:

  • 27 days holiday at start, rising to 30 days. Additional 8 days bank holiday which can be worked giving you more flexibility to use your bank holidays when you want to spend with friends and family.
  • Competitive pension with bank contribution up to 10% based on your contribution for example you pay 4% we pay 8% / income protection / life assurance.
  • Colleague bonus scheme
  • 2 paid days for volunteering per year to support local charities and communities.
  • Family friendly policies and supportive working environment
  • Over 800 employee retail discounts.
  • To find out more about what we can offer you and why our colleagues rate us so highly, please visit co-operativebankjobs.co.uk and take a look at our Colleague Value Proposition.

This role won't be around for long, so we would advise to get your application to us as soon as possible by applying today.

 

Should you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please let our careers team know.

 

Our Bank is committed to continuing to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive environment where all colleagues can fulfil their potential.

 

We welcome applications from talented individuals from all backgrounds and lifestyles who can work with us in maintaining a culture of belonging, where people are valued and respected.

 

Please note we may withdraw this vacancy once sufficient applications have been reached.