Deputy Team Leader

Golden Charter Limited
20468.00 GBP Annual
27 Sep 2017
24 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Golden Charter is a market leader in later life planning including pre-paid funeral plans and legal services. With more than 250 employees and 26 years' experience in helping people take care of their funeral arrangements and later life planning needs, Golden Charter is the expert when it comes to planning ahead.

The success of our business is down to our people and our priority is making Golden Charter a great place to work. We recognise potential, providing opportunities that fit an individual's skills and talents, and ensure the right support is in place. Opportunities for promotion within Golden Charter are commonplace with over 50 internal promotions in the last 2 years. Our commitment to our people, and our innovative thinking, has contributed to us becoming an industry-leading organisation with sales growth in excess of 150% over the last five years.


We have just recently appointed a Deputy Team Leader and are now looking for another to join our expanding and dynamic office on a full time basis. The role will be based at our Head Office in Bearsden.

The Deputy Team Leader will assist the Team Leader in managing and developing a high performing team in our Legal Services Operations. As well as being a competent team member, you will be required to provide leadership support for approx. 50% of your time.

Key Responsibilities:

In addition to team member responsibilities you will be required to support the management of the team in the following areas:

  • Deputise for TL where required
  • Deliver call monitoring and associated coaching
  • Liaise with QA and TL to support in the provision of QA feedback, suggesting areas for improvement and coaching
  • Provide escalation point for complaints and coaching/development
  • Support TL in day to day team activities, including work allocation and performance management
  • Role model Golden Charter values, demonstrating positive behaviours and approach
  • Demonstrate customer centricity, considering our clients and stakeholders in decision making
  • Work closely with TL to ensure consistent approach to leadership
  • Undertake specific responsibilities for agreed project implementations
  • Champion change and continuous improvement across the area

Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional telephone manner
  • Ability to manage and prioritise workload
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and cope under pressure
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and customers
  • Apply high quality standards to all tasks
  • Ability to work independently as well as co-operatively with others
  • Proactive and solution-focussed

Drive for Results

  • Work with the TL to maximise team performance
  • Guide and motivate others
  • Lead by example
  • Coach others to strive for results, influencing them to persevere when faced with difficulties
  • Help manage and organise team and department goals, incentives and priorities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Fully competent in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Numerate and data literate with good written and oral communication skills
  • Able to provide accurate and timely feedback
  • Able to prioritise and delegate efficiently
  • Able to recognise opportunities for continuous improvement

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Salary: up to GBP20,468, plus up to 30% annual bonus

Benefits: Onsite parking, pension contribution, free life insurance, subsided gym membership, various funded social events, fantastic career opportunities