We are looking to recruit Client Support Advisors for a rewarding and dynamic role at our Leeds Office. With this role you would become a part of the UK’S largest provider of genuinely free independent debt advice and managed solutions.

Our Vision
Every year we help 620,000 people resolve problems, repay debts and rebuild lives. We employ over 1,500 colleagues and across our 25-year history we’ve helped millions of people on their journey to becoming debt free. That’s why we’re looking for Client Support Advisors to join our busy and dynamic team in Leeds city centre.
This is an exciting time to join our Client Support team as following the last five years of sustained growth, we’re working on an ambitious three-year transformation journey which will see us changing the way we work, helping us to help even more people become debt free.

How you’ll help
As a Debt Advisor in our Client Support team you’ll be taking inbound calls in a busy contact centre environment. You’ll be helping clients to manage their existing debt solution with annual reviews and change in circumstance reviews, giving general debt advice and providing support and advice when payments can’t be made, you will also be dealing with plan closures. This is a great opportunity to work in a fast-paced financial environment where you will be making a real difference to the lives of people experiencing problem debt.

Our Debt Advisors need excellent communication skills, along with the ability to quickly analyse complex problems and recommend solutions. Supporting and advising vulnerable clients towards a suitable solution, you’ll need to show empathy and create rapport whilst retaining an objective, realistic, and adaptable approach. This is of course a highly emotive and challenging role, so an element of emotional resilience will be needed, but the role is also greatly rewarding for the same reasons.

Our training academy
The start date for this role will be 11th March 2019. To give you the best possible start you’ll spend your first five weeks in a training academy, giving you the skills and knowledge, you’ll need to be able to help our clients.
The five weeks you spend in a training academy are crucial therefore you will need to be available to attend the whole duration.

What we’re looking for
At StepChange we are striving towards creating a society free from problem debt.
If you’d like to help us realise our vision, you should demonstrate:
· Strong communication skills
· The ability to show empathy and build rapport
· Customer service experience
· Resilience with the ability to deal with difficult situations
· A positive attitude and experience of being a good team player
· Problem solving and influencing skills
· Good attention to detail
· Microsoft Word and Excel skills
· Experience of working towards targets or deadlines in a fast-paced environment

We value our colleagues
We don’t just care for our clients and those people who contact us for help. We also value our colleagues, and the role comes complete with a generous benefit package which includes:
· 24 days annual leave (this increases by one day per year up to a maximum of 29), plus bank holidays
· The ability to buy and sell annual leave
· Travel season ticket loans
· Cycle-to-work scheme
· Group personal pension scheme
· Westfield Health cash plan
· Employee assistance programme
· Financial planning
· Long service awards

The roles are full time roles covering 35 hours per week there are a variety of shift patterns available:
Monday - Friday (shifts between 12-8)
Monday - Saturday (day off in the week, shifts between 9 - 6.30)
Monday - Friday (shifts between 10-6)

Start Date 11th March

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