Ombudsman

Ombudsman

Starting salary £33,175 per annum (potential to rise to £36,061 pa after 9 months and subject to performance)

A great opportunity to join an organisation that helps resolve customer complaints about the service given by legal providers.  Enjoy interesting and varied work and be at the heart of what we do.

In return we offer flexible working, opportunities for learning and development, career progression, a friendly, supportive and welcoming environment, all in a city centre location.

We are currently looking for Ombudsmen, they play an important part in investigating higher complexity complaints, for making decisions on lower complexity complaints and coach and mentor Investigator colleagues.

What are we looking for?

It is essential that you are experienced in working in a customer service environment where you have successfully negotiated and engaged with people and resolved disputes effectively. The work is varied and you will need to be able to manage multiple priorities and peaks in demand, therefore being able to manage your workload and prioritise is vital.

We are looking for people that have the ability to communicate with people on all levels and tailor their methods to meet varying needs. Ombudsmen need to be able to assess and analyse complex information and make decisions based on evidence. A key part of the role is being able to offer support and coaching to Investigators and other colleagues and share knowledge with others.

You must be able to demonstrate experience of working in a customer service environment or another recognised complaints handling scheme.

Selection process

All candidates shortlisted from the application process will be invited to participate in a selection centre.

Selection centre:      Friday 2 March 2018 and Saturday 3 March 2018 

Dates above may be subject to change, successful applicants will be kept informed throughout the process.

What’s in it for you?

In return for your hard work we offer:

  • 26 days annual leave (with opportunity to buy and sell up to four days)
  • Flexi time
  • Flexible working – including working from home after you have passed probation and subject to good performance
  • Opportunities for learning and development
  • Stakeholder pension scheme (LeO contributes up to 10%)
  • Open and modern office environment in Birmingham city centre
  • Employee Assistance Programme

How to apply

View the full job description

If you would like to find out more please read the job description, to apply please submit a supporting statement of no more than two pages detailing how you meet the essential criteria in the job description.

We will not accept CVs as a form of application.  Applicants that have applied and/or been through the selection process in the last six months should not re-apply.

Closing date: Midday on Friday 23 February 2018

Apply now

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of society

Contact us by emailing: olc.recruitment@legalombudsman.org.uk