Customer Claims Handler (Part Time)

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
06 Nov 2018
07 Dec 2018
Contract Type

Reference Number: GI006198

Region: North

Location: Huddersfield

Hours: 16

Closing date for applications: 7 December 2018

About the Role

To process and settle a variety of general insurance claims within your product group and to accurately allocate others to the relevant area(s) of expertise as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

To be available for our customers at their time of need, capturing and assessing details of new claims, whilst identifying individual needs and matching them to the appropriate fulfilment option.

To deliver exceptional customer care in balance with commercial, regulatory and risk based principles.

About You

For Levels 1 and 2*:

A natural ability and desire to provide excellent customer care.

 By the time you have completed your training you will have:

  • An understanding of core product cover and benefits
  • An understanding of the overall claims journey
  • The ability to recognise problems and respond appropriately
  • Understanding of basic insurance principles
  • Understanding of all regulatory requirements for your role
  • Good navigation of all systems required for your role
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong general insurance claims handling negotiation and influencing skills

*There will be two levels within the Customer Claims Handler role:

  • Level 1 Handlers are those who are new to role and have generally been with us for less than 6 months and therefore have limited knowledge and experience in this area.
  • Progression to Level 2 will typically take place after passing probation and based on meeting an expected level of competence (which would be expected after between 6-12 months).

The Details

Operational Knowledge

  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of core product cover and benefits
  • Recognise individual customer needs and correctly inform on non-standard/secondary cover and benefits
  • Understand the end to end claims journey and be confident in allocating claims to the relevant internal departments or external supply chain accurately and efficiently
  • Be able to recognise problems and respond appropriately and quickly if something goes wrong, in line with agreed claims handling processes and guidelines
  • Understand basic insurance principles/practices and how they apply to your role
  • Be commercially focused by controlling expenditure (e.g. reserving, payments) and maximising our preferred supply chain opportunities
  • Identify and refer possible risk, fraud and indemnity concerns
  • Demonstarte a strong understanding of our regulatory requirements (TCF/Complaints etc.)
  • Use internal and external IT systems appropriately and accurately in addition to various Microsoft Office applications as required (Outlook, Word)
  • Ability to communicate with external third parties in the course of handling a claim for expert advice/guidance and/or investigations
  • Ability to identify and escalate possible risks and issues to their line manager.

Interpersonal Skills/Business Experience

  • Demonstrate a good awareness and application of customer care and engagement
  • To confidently manage expectations and signpost the next steps accurately
  • To be confident in resolving low level customer complaints, in line with the set complaints process, and escalating where appropriate
  • Be able to negotiate and influence positively in accordance with policy terms and within set limits.

The starting date for this role is 7th January 2019. Due to the nature of the training we ask for no holiday to be taken within the first 3 weeks of starting with us. Training will run Monday-Thursday 5pm-9pm for 3 weeks.

This is a part time role working 16 hours a week on the following shift pattern:

Week 1

3 evenings a week 6pm-9pm plus Saturday 12.30pm-8pm

Week 2

3 evenings a week 6pm-9pm plus Sunday 12.30pm-8pm

Please be aware the evenings will be across Monday- Friday and you will be given 2 weeks notice as to what days the evening shifts will fall on.

About the Rewards

This role is a Band A in the LV= Structure. To find out more about our bands, click to view our FAQ page here. We want you to love what you do that’s why we’ve put together a benefits package that recognises and rewards a job well done.  

We’ll give you:

  • 24 days' holiday – which increases after two years’ service
  • an annual bonus scheme based on company and personal performance
  • a flexible benefits package (e.g. discounted retail vouchers, great value dental insurance, childcare vouchers)
  • a competitive pension for which LV= will pay twice the amount you pay, up to 14% (please click here to read more about it)
  • a generous 25% discount off our general insurance products including home, pet and travel.  Up to 50% discount on your car insurance and up to 20% discount from our life products.

To find out more about our benefits and rewards, please click here.

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