Customer Relations Executive

Customer Relations Executive

Haywards Heath or Manchester
Up to £23,500 - Depending on experience
Claims & Fraud
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We’re First Central Insurance & Technology Group (First Central for short), an award-winning innovative insurance and technology organisation, delivering market-leading motor insurance, underwriting, distribution, finance, technology and legal services.

We’re looking for a customer service expert to join our Complaints team as a Customer Relations Executive in January 2023. The position is available either in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, or Salford Quays, Manchester.

This is a Monday to Friday role 9am to 5:30pm with hybrid working available of 2 days in the office and 3 days from home after passing a probation period.

You’ll actively handle all complaints from the business and ensure that they’re resolved in a timely manner. As part of the role, you’ll administer the complaints handling process and support the department and business to minimise the number of complaints received, so experience in this area is key to the role.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Recording, thorough investigation and resolving of customer complaints in a timely manner in line with company process and KPIs
  • Communicate with policyholders by email, post, telephone and other non-voice contact, in a polite and professional manner
  • Accountable for individual complaints across all areas and ensure progression to resolution, referring upwards to the Customer Relations Supervisor as required
  • Liaise with the appropriate business areas when investigating and resolving complaints
  • Act as a referral point for complaints from other areas of the business
  • Provide feedback with regards to complaint outcomes, issues, trends and root causes, so it can be addressed with the business accordingly
  • Make fair and reasonable decisions which are in line with department guidelines
  • Handle complex complaints as necessary to ensure that targets are met
  • Build relationships with all business areas
  • Comply with health and safety policies, data protection rules and TCF philosophies at all times
  • Ensure that all work is carried out to a high level of accuracy and ensure compliance with all company and other relevant standards/regulations at all times (including TCF)
  • Support the implementation of the Customer Relations Strategy so that Customer Relations is not seen as only responding to complaints – working with other areas of the business as required

Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience of working in a customer service environment with experience in handling complaints
  • Excellent track record in resolving customer expressions of dissatisfaction, balancing customer and company needs
  • Experience of working within the motor insurance industry (Desirable)
  • Good experience of making commercially aware but customer-focused decisions
  • Some understanding of root cause analysis and sound knowledge of complaints handling
  • Some knowledge of insurance products and personal lines insurance would be advantageous
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent customer services skills
  • Problem-solving skills with the ability to translate problems and find resolutions
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines at short notice
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Good IT and software skills, in particular with Excel and databases


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 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.

For further information on what we can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact our dedicated Talent team.

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