Head of Mortgage Operations


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Head of Mortgage Operations, Mortgages

Reporting To Managing Director, Mortgage Services, Capita

Base: Glasgow


  • To lead, direct, manage, motivate and retain teams capable of delivering the service expectations and specific contractual requirements of both Vertex and the client.
  • To develop and deliver appropriate strategies to optimise the function whilst meeting the overall needs of customers, client and regulators.

Key Accountabilities & Deliverables

Key deliverables and accountabilities include:

  • Provide efficient and flexible responses to operational challenges, in order to maintain levels of service delivery and client satisfaction
  • Plan and deliver the recruitment, development and deployment of resources at all levels of the operational delivery team in order to maintain a skilled and effective workforce to meet contractual obligations
  • Manage the impact assessment and implementation of changes to ensure commercial and reputational growth
  • Define and deliver an operating plan to deliver positive business outcomes and efficient and effective service delivery.
  • Develop a framework to proactively review working practises, and drive improvements in employee engagement, business efficiency, customer experience and client satisfaction.
  • Be cost conscious and ensure resource is managed as efficiently as possible, maximising opportunities to achieve and exceed targets.
  • Develop and maintain highly effective relationships with internal and external clients in order to ensure operational best practice is embraced and client requirements are satisfied
  • Coach and develop operational managers at all levels
  • Coordinate operational activity across all operating locations to ensure value added solutions are evident to the client
  • Ensure that Mortgage Services goals are evident in all aspects of operational delivery and balanced with the specific requirements and expectations of the client.
  • Champion and drive a strong culture of compliance with FSA and regulatory principles including TCF
  • Represent operations in regular account/services reviews with clients
  • Develop a culture in which change and the strive for excellence is considered the norm
  • Develop relationships and processes with the requisite parties to maximise sales opportunities and ensure pricing for bids reflects the necessary operational considerations
  • Keep up-to-date and fully conversant with changes in the industry/sector
  • Support the development of an Operational Centre of Excellence within Financial Services demonstrating operational best practice.
  • Responsibility for ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, including TCF. Manage the implementation and ongoing application of robust TCF principles.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Graduate calibre, ideally with professional qualifications either specific to the sector &/or management Experience of managing diverse/complex/large operations at senior management level over some years, with a proven track record of using best practice to achieve significant results through teams.
  • Previous experience and proven success working within a Regulated FSA environment is a necessity for this role.
  • In depth knowledge of the UK retail mortgage market, and legal and regulatory framework surrounding financial services.
  • Good up to date knowledge and management experience across the end to end product process.
  • Commercially aware, with an understanding of this in relation to outsourced service provision.
  • Change orientated with ability to control cost and maximise profit through innovation and continual improvement.
  • Ideally operated within a role with a broad remit with a proven experience of delivering against operational KPIs & commercial measures
  • You will display an ability to build effective relationships with both internal and external clients.
  • You will have a proven capability in developing the capabilities and efficiencies of individuals and teams, combined with a good level of commercial awareness.
  • Capable of demonstrating success working within matrix management structure and building strong internal networks
  • High level of personal drive and enthusiasm

Personal Attributes

  • Gravitas
  • Energy
  • Analytical capacity and capability
  • Strategic commercial awareness and acumen
  • Influential role model - smart, honest, hardworking and expert

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