Customer Service Team Leader

  • Customer Service
  • Chester, United Kingdom

Customer Service Team Leader

Job description

Work with us

Equals is a new name for a new vision. Over the last twelve years, as FairFX, we’ve helped over a million satisfied customers, move and manage their money. But we're on a mission to do more.

Our focus on fairness and exceptional customer service has cemented relationships with both businesses and individuals, who have turned to us for help again and again. This means we have a very clear understanding of our customers’ needs, frustrations, hopes and ambitions.

And this has led us to develop big ambitions of our own. Our purpose is to use all our resources and ingenuity to make money as simple as possible for our customers, and to help them get more out of their lives. We’ve been doing more than foreign exchange for years, so it’s time for a name that reflects all that we’re doing and all that we’re building.

What You’ll Be Doing

Drive profitable sales growth

  • Analyse performance utilising management information available to improve the performance of the team/individuals and identify reasons for under performance, taking appropriate corrective action where required
  • To motivate all team members to work towards company performance targets and service goals. Including cross-sell target for the group
  • To manage the performance of the Contact Centre and all staff to exceed targets, meet SLA’s and minimise call loss
  • To proactively plan and manage calls and workflows to ensure service levels are met and maintained

Innovation and great service for our customers

  • To analyse individual and team NPS/customer satisfaction scores, continually looking at ways to improve the overall score
  • Ensuring “a great customer experience” is delivered at every level through quality and customer satisfaction monitoring and to also ensure effective and relevant quality control measures are in place
  • Ensure prompt investigation and conclusion of escalated customer complaints in line with the complaints policy
  • To manage project work as and when required and proactively manage change e.g. policy, process or systems ensuring any changes are implemented smoothly and in a positive manner and wherever possible involving staff in the change process

Keeping things simple and efficient to reduce costs

  • To promote a customer first culture and a policy of continuous improvement
  • Within area of responsibility ensure the department complies with all legislative, procedural and regulatory requirements
  • Understand, review and translate department, team and individual performance to identify trends to enable the business to improve performance and the customer experience
  • To ensure that all information and documentation is obtained from customers in accordance with KYC requirements

Finding and Looking after great people

  • Manage, develop, coach and motivate Customer Service Advisors to ensure they achieve their goals and ensure that appropriate objectives and development plans, in line with business needs, are in place
  • Identify training and development needs through 1-2-1s, coaching, monitoring and training
  • To communicate information and take feedback from the team, through briefings, monthly meetings, call levelling and We Thrive.
  • To manage all aspects of team/individual performance, applying company policies and procedures e.g. absence/disciplinary where necessary and ensure effective measures are in place

Your regular weekly schedule will be Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.30am to 7.00pm, Saturday and Sunday between 8.30am to 5.00pm on a rotational basis. Where you work bank holidays or the weekend, you will receive time off in lieu


About you

  • You will have 1 year's experience in a Team Leader position
  • You will have good organisational and time management skills
  • You will have excellent customer service skills 
  • You will be able to take ownership of implementing business decisions and effectively communicates where appropriate.
  • You will be able to support the team to work at their best by coaching, providing feedback, problem solving, sharing best practice and communicating with pace and urgency
  • You will be able to  effectively influence internal and external stakeholders to deliver results. 

You're good at 

  • Effectively managing resource 
  • Effectively communicating and stakeholder management
  • Decision making 
  •  Coaching

What's in it for you

A competitive salary

25 days holiday per year

Tons of opportunities for progression and development

Interbank currency rates on travel money and international transfers

Free parking

Workplace pension