Credit Operations Officer

Benefits | Hertfordshire

Job Title: Credit Operations Officer

Location: Based 2-3 days per week in the Hertfordshire Office. It is expected to be office based during the first 2 weeks

Salary: Confirmed on Application

Hours: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5pm

Benefits:

  • 15% Contributory Pension (10% Employer, 5% Employee)
  • 26 days holiday plus bank holidays, which increases with service
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Death in Service Insurance
  • Income Protection
  • Digital GP 24/7
  • Dental Cover
  • Health Assessments
  • A day off for your birthday
  • Generous maternity and paternity benefits
  • Paid Carers leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle2work Scheme
  • Benefits Hub; large selection of employee discounts, rewards and perks across a number of brands, restaurants, holidays and “away” days. 

About our Client:

Our client is a specialist business bank on a mission to become the best in their category. Only launching less than 10 years ago, they have been recognised for their trusted products and innovation, winning 28 awards and counting.

With a focus on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, they’ve increased women in senior positions from 1 in 5 to 1 in 3. Following probation, our client offers varied training opportunities for you to grow and develop your skill set. Hard work does not go unnoticed as our client has a discretionary bonus scheme.

They throw events including summer parties, Christmas celebrations, and activities like sporting events and quiz nights for team bonding.

About the role:

They have new and exciting opportunities for 2 Credit Operations Officers to join their fast-paced Operations team. You will be responsible for progressing Commercial Real Estate loans from approval through to completion, whilst ensuring a great service is delivered to customers.

The successful candidates will ideally have knowledge of Credit Operations activities. We can also consider candidates who have gained experience in dealing with secured loan transactions within a secured lending environment, have strong analytical skills and be a team player, with a collaborative style to work across all areas of the business. You will have worked in an FCA and PRA regulated environment, most likely in a small institution, and be able to implement regulatory standards as they evolve. Our client is happy to also review bright Graduates who are keen to learn.

Responsibilities:

  • Instruct the appropriate professional advisors to provide due diligence for loan transactions
  • Manage and monitor SLA’s for the professional advisors
  • Ensure that all post-sanction Terms and Conditions of the loans are met pre-drawdown
  • Detailed research and investigation of individual lending applications, ensuring all risks are identified
  • Identification of policy or protocol exceptions, with suitable recommendations of any remedial actions required
  • Ensure that all post-sanction administration procedures are timely and compliant with Bank’s policies and procedures including the maintenance of appropriate MI
  • Maintain good working relationships with all legal and valuer panel partners to ensure smooth and timely exchange of correspondence and communication
  • Consistently demonstrate and evidence delivery of the bank’s brand values and behaviours
  • Review documentation provided by solicitors and valuers with a view to ensuring that any proposed security is acceptable to the Bank
  • Liaise with Business Development Managers, Brokers and panel partners to monitor and drive completion of loans within the Bank’s preferred timescales
  • Ensure that all post-drawdown Terms and Conditions are monitored and met

Experience required:

  • Experience gained within a similar Credit Operations role is desired
  • Experience in reviewing valuation reports, liaising with solicitors and signing off loan applications is desired.
  • Experience within Commercial Real Estate would be advantageous.
  • Can also consider experience gained within secured loans.
  • Experience gained within Banking/Financial Services/FCA Regulated environment with a transferrable skillset and a keen interest to develop career can also be considered.
  • We can also consider bright Graduates looking to develop a career in the lending space.
  • Must have experience in administration and managing relationships
  • Must have high attention to detail
  • Must be proactive
  • Excellent time management
  • Ability to work towards deadlines
  • Ability to priorities workload

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For more information regarding the role of Credit Operations Officer please contact us

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