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Job Tittle: Collections Officers

Job Summary: The Collections Officers will be responsible for the management of all out of order accounts within the Retail portfolio, with the objective of putting in place strategies with the customer to bring their indebtedness back to order  or recovering from defaulting  debtors
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Risk Management and Control                         40%
  • Monitor and control the out of order retail accounts and take appropriate action to normalise the position, within pre-determined policy rules and laid down strategies. The overall objective of the role is to ensure recovery  action is taken  at the earliest opportunity  to  avert loss through default
  • Undertake the review of all monthly advances control reports, assessing the information therein and making recommendations regarding the strategy to be employed in ensuring that such out of order accounts are returned to order within the shortest possible time. This is likely to involve agreeing short term lending agreements.
  • Contact customers whose accounts are out of order. This may take the form of written correspondence or normally this would be by direct telephone contact.
  • Receive and authorize FOS authorization requests (agree short term borrowing requests)
  • Own & Maintain a diary system for:
  • Quarterly account reviews
  • Provision of financial information
  • Perfection of security
  • Fulfillment of conditions of offer
  • EWL reviews
  • Review and recommend classification , writing off , or  outsourcing of a debt
  • Send out notices and demand letters
  • Adhere to service level agreements
  • General filing
2. Business Management           30%
  • Monitor and manage workflow within the Retail Credit Collections, Monitoring & Control and Recoveries Team.
  • Compilation of various returns, as required, through the assimilation of information available within the Retail Credit  team
  • Responsible for devising collections and recoveries  strategies for implementation within the Collections, Monitoring & Control and Recoveries  team
  • Liaison with 3rd parties (i.e. debt collection agencies) regarding policies and strategies for the recovery of out of order accounts.
  • Input into new/amended lending policies or products within the business
  • First point of contact for customer complaints.
 3. Staff Management                                                    30%
  • Monitor and manage workflow within the Collections, Monitoring & Control and Recoveries Team.
  • Responsible for devising collections and recoveries  strategies for implementation within the Collections and Recoveries  team
  • Liaison with 3rd parties (i.e. debt collection agencies) regarding policies and strategies for the recovery of out of order accounts.
  • First point of contact for customer complaints.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • The applicant should possess  basic knowledge of the bank’s customer service standards
  • Good knowledge of the Personal and Business Sector credit policy
  • Prior experience in a lending / monitoring & control environment
  • Good understanding of the bank’s lending policies, principles and procedures
  • Good knowledge of the bank’s lending criteria in the Business and Personal sectors and the products and services relating to them
  • General knowledge of the International Credit manual, BMIS User manual,  Barclays Africa  Retail Credit policy and procedures  manual , Barclay loan/Personal Overdraft User manual and Guide to management of risk
  • Good Communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good Numeracy skills
  • Excellent    Team worker
  • Keyboard skills
  • Good analytical skills
How to Apply for the job:
If you feel challenged by any of the above positions, and believe you can deliver on key deliverables as outlined above, upload your application letter, current curriculum vitae and photocopies of academic certificate to our recruitment website detail below:
Barclays is an equal opportunity employer that recruits, develops and promotes people on merit, and rewards outstanding performance, regardless of background and gender.
For queries contact us on 0417122453 or email: [email protected]

Deadline:  16th December, 2013

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