Desk Assistant

The Role:

The World First Corporate and Private client dealing teams are looking to expand their desk with a highly motivated and enthusiastic Desk Assistant. The Desk Assistant role represents a fun and challenging opportunity to co-ordinate and support the daily activities of the teams. The role would suit a dynamic graduate or second-jobber looking to start a career within a young, forward-thinking company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Dealing with client queries and requests e.g. request from a client to draw down from a forward contract and sending automatic confirmations
  • Adding payment details (payees) on behalf of clients and setting up onward payments where appropriate
  • Booking exotic currency deals requested by clients
  • Answering phone calls relating to dealing queries, most frequently providing support with online platform queries
  • Liaising with other departments within the company to ensure a smooth client journey from start to finish e.g. Operations team regarding payment queries
  • General administration tasks, including but not limited to: allocating payments, managing various spreadsheets for the team, preparing introductory packs for new members of the team
  • Monitoring the performance of the dealing teams: weekly performance summary, preparation of monthly appraisals sheets, monthly stats reports
  • Researching and organising team events
  • Management of client gifting

  Skills and experience required:

  • You are someone who rolls up their sleeves and gets the job done
  • You have strong organisational skills and get everything done in a timely manner
  • You are happy to speak to clients, either on email or over the phone, to ensure a smooth customer journey. Ideally you will have some phone based customer service experience
  • You have the ability to prioritise when busy to ensure the most important tasks are taken care of first
  • You have experience in Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel 
  • You are proactive and can come up with solutions on your own. At the same time, you are happy to ask for help where need be
  • You are positive, upbeat, and keen to contribute to the wider success of the desk
  • Some previous administration experience would be beneficial

Remuneration and Benefits:

  • £23-24,000 per annum
  • 25 days holiday, birthday day off, volunteer day annually, plus 3 ‘life event’ days throughout your time at World First
  • Pension, private healthcare, enhanced maternity, paternity and shared parental leave
  • Cycle-to-work scheme, season ticket loan, corporate retail and gym discounts
  • Company parties, Friday drinks fridge, and a Culture team who organise everything from Ping Pong nights to tickets to the 20:20 cricket!

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