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working here…

Each year we help more than two million people who contact us with a problem they need sorting out.

We weigh up all the evidence and make a fair decision – which can be life changing. Seeing both sides of the story is what we do. So if you have the kind of perspective we're looking for, we'd really like to hear from you.

we're currently recruiting for

  • business information (BI) developer

    permanent | salary up to £40,000 plus excellent benefits – London docklands

    Use your experience of working in a BI team and knowledge of the SAP Business Objects suite to help us report on the great work we’re doing for our customers.

    With fairness at the heart of everything we do, we embrace difference and treat everyone as equals. We’re a diverse organisation, but something we all share is our values. They’re central to the way we work – and work together.

    Our (BI) team provides accurate, timely information to the organisation through the use of Business Objects InfoSpaces and Universes as well as dashboards. As a BI developer, you’ll maintain and develop these tools, as well as making sure we have all appropriate documentation. You and your team will be our experts on BI products, including the Business Objects suite, InfoBurst and Xwis. And your team will lead on the upgrade of our BI software.  

    Naturally, you’ll have strong technical capability, and be looking to build up your technical expertise in a dynamic environment using cutting-edge tools. You’ll bring a real passion for BI to the team and enjoy making a real difference at an organisation that can genuinely transform lives.  

    Take a look at the job profile to find out more. And if you believe you’re the right person for the role – go ahead and apply now.

    The closing date for applications is 29 July 2016

    lead security analyst

    permanent | salary up to £70,000 – plus excellent benefits – London docklands

    Our customers trust us – and rely on us – to look after their data safely for them. And we hold a great deal of very sensitive information. So it’s crucial that we handle our customers’ data according to our information security policies and standards.

    Our security analysts need someone to lead them as they work across the organisation, making sure that people are following the correct governance procedures at all times. Your team will deal mainly with middle managers here, advising and guiding them about security in a way that they can understand.

    You’ll be leading a small team of analysts in an IT department that’s growing as technology becomes increasingly important in the way we deliver our service as an organisation. And as we provide more services digitally to our customers, we’ll have new security challenges to overcome. So this role offers the chance to put good foundations in place – both for you and for the organisation.

    Having worked in a security team or function within a medium-sized or large organisation, you’ll have a good understanding of an ISO27001 based information security management system. You’ll have used your excellent communication skills to engage and educate colleagues at all levels of an organisation – in a way they can understand. Your knowledge of the Data Protection Act and other relevant legislation will help us make sure we’re compliant. And you’ll also have the ability to coach and mentor your team members as you develop them in their roles.

    Take a look at the job profile to find out more. And if you believe you’re the right person for the role – go ahead and apply now.

    The closing date for applications is 31 July 2016.

    infrastructure support engineer (telephony)

    permanent | salary up to £35,000 plus excellent benefits – London docklands

    Use your understanding of network telephony to provide support to our people.

    As customer demand for our service has increased in recent years, so too has the number of end users relying on our infrastructure services. We now support around 4,000 people – both remotely and in the office.

    As an infrastructure support engineer, you’ll provide day-to-day support for our telephony systems when service desk colleagues escalate queries from our people. But you’ll also be involved in trend analysis to support projects as we improve the systems too. You’ll actively discover and investigate problems raised as support tickets, as well as administering software in the IPFX and Cisco product suite, including Cisco Call Manager and associated systems.

    You’ll have generalist IT experience working in a support role, with a good knowledge of supporting people working both remotely and in the office. If you’ve worked with Cisco products, that would also be helpful – and ideally you’ll have the CCNA Collaboration certificate. In this role, you’ll own the issues that are presented to you and will be comfortable taking responsibility for sorting them out. Where you see trends developing, you’ll also be quick to address them with the wider team. Finally, we’re looking for someone with bags of enthusiasm and a real passion for developing their career in telephony and unified communications.

    This is a great opportunity to become the “go to” person in a busy IT department for all telephony support issues – while getting your hands on some of the latest technology in the sector.

    Take a look at the job profile to find out more. And if you believe you’re the right person for the role – go ahead and apply now.

    The closing date for applications is 31 July 2016.

    buyer

    permanent | salary up to £35,000 plus excellent benefits – London docklands

    This role is all about building relationships – both with external suppliers, to make sure we’re getting great value, but also with colleagues across the ombudsman. You’ll be the first point of contact for queries around procurement and will also be supporting our procurement managers on a range of procurement projects. So that we’re tracking our progress, you’ll also be maintaining reports, contracts and project planning tools while showing you have an eye for detail and are able to provide data in a way that’s easy to understand. Using problem solving skills you’ll be exploring ways in which we can make the procurement experience better for all our stakeholders.

    Ideally you’ll be working towards an accreditation in CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) or will have recently achieved this. You’ll need to have some practical experience of working in a procurement environment, ideally being involved with public sector procurement. We’re looking for someone with a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, and with the ability to stay organised while juggling various pieces of work and deadlines. We’re looking for someone with the ability to assess and understand the best commercial deal available. You’ll also need to have strong communication skills as you’ll be advising and guiding a wide range of stakeholders on technical procurement issues and, on occasions, passing on difficult messages.

    To find out more, take a look at the job profile.

    If it sounds like your kind of role – go ahead and apply now.

    The closing date for applications is 14 August 2016

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logo: stonewall - diversity champion logo: committed2equality

… as a free, independent service for consumers, we help people from all backgrounds – and all parts of the community – to settle complaints they might have with their financial service provider.

We want the people we employ – and our work culture – to reflect and value the diversity of our customers. We're also fully committed to helping all our people fulfil their potential – with first-class training and outstanding opportunities for career development.

And we adapt to the needs of our people, customers and job applicants in many different ways. For example, to make sure we provide reasonable adjustments, we have a dedicated team to liaise with people who let us know they need extra support.

By doing the right thing by everyone we deal with, by being committed to fairness, and by respecting difference – we believe we can offer a service we can be proud of.

our chief ombudsman

who's qualified to settle complaints?

The technical, academic and professional qualifications of our adjudicators and ombudsmen are as varied as the work we cover – from mortgages to portfolio management.

The backgrounds of our people are similarly varied. We have accountants and lawyers working for us as well as former IFAs, insurance brokers, bankers and trading standards officers. We list the backgrounds of all our ombudsmen on our website.

But what makes a good adjudicator or ombudsman is more than just letters after their name. It's the ability to stand back to get a clear picture of what's really going on – to weigh up the arguments and arrive at decisions fairly and impartially.

This is also true for judges and magistrates – who similarly don't need to list their qualifications to demonstrate their ability to do the job.

So there's no "standard" adjudicator or ombudsman qualification. When recruiting, we're looking for open-minded, cool-headed people – with experience that proves they've got solid judgement and the perspective to see all sides of the story.

 

our commitment to professional development

Knowledge is at the heart of what we do at the ombudsman service. This is why we are committed to the professional development of our employees. As well as providing a wide range of on-the-job training and support, we offer employees the chance to take in-house and external training courses, and to study for relevant qualifications.

We also provide sponsorship for qualifications through the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland, Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments and Chartered Institute of Insurance (CIOBS, CISI and CII) which employees can apply for.

 

the benefits we offer

As part of our overall remuneration package, we offer a "flexible benefits" plan. This entitles you to a number of core benefits including:

  • membership of our money-purchase pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday
  • life assurance
  • permanent health insurance
  • accidental death and injury cover and
  • private medical care.

You can create a tailor-made benefit package to suit your own particular circumstances, by choosing to boost or reduce any of these benefits – and/or to select additional ones (such as critical illness cover, dental cover and travel insurance). We also offer season ticket loans.

looking for a different role?

All our current opportunities are on this page. Please keep coming back if you don’t see a role for you on here right now.

You can also send us your CV – we’ll keep your details and might contact you in the future about working here.