Building Society Clerk

Seaton Office

Westcotts is a Top 50 Accountancy Practice with over 280 team members based in 16 offices across Devon and Somerset.

We are seeking to employ a Building Society Clerk to help support our team and customers in our Yorkshire Building Society Agency based in our Seaton office. The role will be varied and will suit a dynamic and highly organised individual who enjoys both people contact and administration.

Main Duties

The main duties (but not limited to) are the following:

  • Opening & closing the office; ensuring the reception area and meeting rooms are kept clean and tidy.
  • Administration tasks in accordance with Yorkshire Building Society procedures, regulatory & business requirements for which full training will be given.
  • Managing deposits, withdrawals and account openings together with other transactions as part of our cashier service for which full training will be given.
  • Answering the telephone and taking messages accurately and efficiently.
  • Some reception duties and tasks will be required to welcome and communicate with our customers, external visitors and contractors to ensure the smooth running of the office.

This job description summarises the main duties and responsibilities of the post, however the list is not exhaustive as the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties and projects of similar level and responsibility.

Attributes, Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Ideally the successful candidate will have the following attributes, skills, experience and qualifications.

  • Outgoing, socially confident, and emotionally controlled
  • A positive attitude, friendly, and approachable
  • Resilient, able to multi-task, and work independently / flexibly
  • Adaptable, organised, and conscientious
  • Discreet, professional, and team orientated in approach
  • Excellent oral and written communication in particular to those who may have special communication requirements
  • Computer skills required; extra training can be given if needed
  • Banking experience and/or money handling experience would be preferable although not essential as full training will be given
  • GCSE Mathematics or equivalent Grade 4 / 5 / C or higher as the role requires a solid foundation of numeracy

Terms / Benefits

  • 36.25 hours / 5 days per week Monday through to Friday (part-time / job-share candidates also considered)
  • Working hours are 8.50am-5.05pm with 1 hour for lunch
  • A minimum of 3 days in our Seaton office, with up to 2 days at either Axminster (regularly) or Honiton (occasionally) dependant on company need. It is anticipated that this role will eventually be full time in Seaton but there is no immediate timescale for such a change.
  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing to 25 days plus bank holidays after 3 years’ service) with the option to buy or sell one week’s holiday
  • Death in service 3 x annual salary
  • Access to Westfield Rewards and Health scheme
  • 24-hour external Employee Assistance Programme helpline
  • Introducing clients and staff commission schemes
  • Pension 3% rising to 4% (but matched up to 6%) after 4 years’ service
  • Flexible benefits including private medical insurance, cycle to work and payroll charity giving.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please upload your CV along with a covering letter providing information on why you feel you would be suitable for the role in particular in regards to the desired attributes, skills, experience and qualifications. Please also state your current salary (if applicable), salary expectations and available start date.

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