We have a need to appoint Collections Advisors in our dynamic and tight-knit Collections team.

We are looking for confident and experienced individuals who will support the division to deliver key objectives in a challenging environment.

The Collections Advisor role is central to our activities and provides an opportunity to use a range of relevant skills. The main function of the role is to liaise with customers to review accounts, resolve issues and seek payment of debts. We are looking for candidates who are strong communicators, enjoy problem-solving, investigation and desktop analysis and who can work on their own initiative.

Castle Water is one of the fastest-growing and most successful companies in the utility sector. We are a disruptive new entrant and market leader in the water market.

Our Collections Advisor salary ranges from £19000.00 to £24000.00 per annum, and we offer a hybrid working model where most roles can be undertaken through a combination of home and office working.

We can promise you a hardworking and lively environment that will equip you with skills that could be used across many areas of the business. You can expect to be part of a collegial and supportive team, with a strong emphasis on knowledge-sharing, continuous learning, mutual respect, and personal development. We will ask a lot of you, and in return, opportunities for advancement in our company are available for those who put in the effort. We value our people and love to watch them develop and advance in their careers with us.

When we offer you a post, we will help and support you in your work, but be prepared to learn through doing the role as much as undergoing formal training. These posts are for applicants with confidence and initiative as well as the maturity required to take responsibility and make decisions and be confident of their own abilities and potential.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build rapport, identify customer needs quickly, efficiently, and proactively to ensure delivery of payments and agree payment plans
  • Work closely with colleagues to contribute to objectives and targets for the teams’ process, acquiring and sharing knowledge and skills as part of your daily tasks
  • Manage workload effectively, taking ownership of all tasks, ensuring they are completed within given timescales, and escalated as appropriate to enable effective recovery of debt
  • Assist and collaborate with ALL other areas of the business as required e.g. legal, Insolvencies, Disconnections
  • Work collaboratively with team members to ensure more complex issues and escalations are investigated and resolved
  • Review customer accounts ensuring high-quality data is available as appropriate, and to identify any potential barriers to payment
  • Opportunity for involvement in the continuous automation and improvement of business processes

Key Skills & Experience

  • Experience within a similar role – utilities, finance or banking back office/collections administration preferred but not essential
  • Confident communicator with good telephone manner
  • Experience of account reviews, reporting and analysis and/or investigation work would be beneficial
  • Ability to flourish in a challenging, high pressure and fast-paced environment and to meet team KPI’s
  • High level of literacy, numeracy, customer service, reporting and attention to detail
  • Competent in all Microsoft office packages
  • Highly organised, flexible with a positive attitude, ability to work collaboratively as well as autonomously
  • Good negotiation and persuasion skills with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to take ownership of own learning and development
  • Educated to degree level (or similar) preferred but not essential

About the company

Castle Water is one of the fastest-growing and most successful companies in the utility sector. Our customers include some of the largest companies and public sector bodies in the UK.

Castle Water aims to deliver the best customer service in the sector. Creating positive interactions in the workplace and between our employees and our customers will help ensure our company continues to draw new and retain existing customers. Not only have we just achieved our 10,000th 5-star Trust pilot review, but we are also winners of the recent Customer Service Excellence Award for the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Business Star Awards.

Castle Water has a track record of providing excellent customer service, and of developing innovative approaches to utility supply. We have more 5-star reviews on Trustpilot than all other water retailers combined. We pride ourselves on being transparent and treating customers fairly.

Our head office is based in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, within easy commuting distance of both Perth and Dundee. We are embedded in the local community and participate in many local events and activities.

We offer a “hybrid” model utilising a combination of working from our offices in Blairgowrie, and remotely (i.e., working from home) based on business requirements.

How to apply

If you have the drive, experience and skills to support our continued success, send your CV together with a covering letter to careers@castlewater.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.

Innovation and knowledge sharing are part of our everyday experience. We invest the training and support you need to succeed and deliver the excellent service our customers expect. We offer an attractive base salary, pension scheme, life cover and 28 days paid holiday.

As a responsible employer, the health, safety and wellbeing of our people is a top priority. Our people are currently working from home where possible, and where this is not possible, additional measures have been put in place in line with government guidelines to ensure a safe environment for those who are working in our offices.