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Recoveries Executive Vacancy (Manchester)

Term: Permanent
Working hours: Flexible, part-time hours considered
Team: Unsecured Recoveries
Location: Manchester

The company

We are the first nationwide provider of end-to-end debt and property recovery services and we bring a huge wealth of expertise and experience to the market. Setting the standard for debt resolution by achieving what is right and fair while treating everyone we encounter with respect and sensitivity.

As a service business, our culture is based on a core belief in our greatest asset - our people. We have a great opportunity for a Recoveries Executive to join our team here at Equivo.

The team

The Unsecured Recoveries team sits within Risk and Litigation services which is part of the company’s Business Advisory Division.

Our specialist team of paralegals are highly trained to deal with finance and business recoveries using appropriate strategies and to engage with the customer at an early stage of proceedings. We deal with all cases, from routine collections and undefended matters to large significant debt value complex cases.

Within the recoveries team we have several sub teams. We have our own negotiations team, comprising experienced collections staff who engage with customers by telephone and seek to agree sensible repayment terms, primarily in an effort to avoid legal proceedings being issued. We also have teams acting solely for mainstream lenders and debt purchasers to collect outstanding monies. We have a litigation team who issue proceedings and arrange for the enforcement of Judgments obtained. There are various support areas which include a customer relations team dealing with customer complaints.

The role

We currently have a requirement for Recoveries Executives to, among many other responsibilities, collect payments from customers who have outstanding accounts originating across the credit spectrum from prime to near sub-prime financial institutions, all whilst working strictly within the guidelines of the FCA on treating customers fairly.

Main responsibilities

  • Telephone engagement with customers, both inbound and outbound
  • Negotiate affordable repayment plans
  • Identify early settlement opportunities
  • Taking payments from customers
  • Use your judgement to ensure all customers are treated fairly in line with FCA guidelines
  • Tracing uncontactable customers
  • Identify complaints and attempt to resolve the complaint in line with RSG policies and FCA requirements
  • Communicate with third party suppliers to assist in recovery activity
  • To be familiar with and follow the Unit's policies, procedures and processes
  • Comply with all of the division’s and the company's policies and all regulatory requirements
  • Control and manage your workload effectively and efficiently using the relevant case management systems and IS resources and processes appropriately
  • Be responsible and accountable for your workload including meeting internal and client SLA requirements
  • Be aware of associated areas of law impacting the Unit's delivery of its service
  • Recognise any potential issues in cases and refer these appropriately
  • Attend and complete any training in a timely manner
  • Attend internal and external meetings as required and assist in implementing changes to any Unit procedures.
  • Liaise with other internal teams as appropriate
  • Assist the Unit in achieving financial targets, other KPIs, management information and meeting budgets.
  • Support the Unit with marketing initiatives when required and collating management information

Skills and qualifications

  • Confident telephone manner
  • IT literate with experience of using Word, Excel and the internet
  • Ability to deal with difficult telephone conversations with any of the key stakeholders in the recoveries process confidently and calmly and refer if appropriate
  • Good written, numeracy and oral communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise, be organised and efficient
  • Flexibility with the capability to adapt to change, new practices and cope under pressure but with the ability to recognise when to seek assistance
  • Able to integrate within a team and able to work on your own initiative
  • Friendly and helpful approach

Equal opportunities

Equivo is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the company is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

Pre-Employment Screening

Due to the nature of the work undertaken, confirmation of employment will be subject to a variety of checks which will be carried out once an offer of employment is accepted. These checks will include employment references covering the last 5 years, proof of ID, proof of address covering the last 5 years, Personnel Vetting credit search (which will only highlight insolvency or County Court Judgments - should any adverse data show on the Personnel Vetting search then any offer of employment made will be withdrawn). Terrorism Check (against data supplied by the Bank of England) and a DBS check previously known as a Criminal Records check.

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