The Student Loans Company (SLC) has launched a recruitment campaign for more than 100 permanent employees at its Darlington office.
Based at Lingfield Point, the Student Finance Officer (SFO) roles are essential to the smooth running of the organization. SLC processes up to two million applications for student funding every year and in the last academic year (21/22) has disbursed £9.2 billion in loans and grants to new and incoming students. existing ones, as well as £12.6 billion in tuition fees for further and higher education. suppliers.
SLC’s mission is to empower people to invest in their future through access to higher and higher education. SFO’s role is critical as it includes supporting clients through the various stages of their student funding journeys, including processing applications, managing inquiries and answering questions through a number of channels including incoming and outgoing calls, e-mails, online chat and by post.
Chris Larmer, Executive Director of Operations at SLC, hosted a launch event in Darlington on Friday November 18, welcoming local stakeholders into the office to learn more about what the organization has to offer and speak to staff about their roles.
Rianna Craggs, SFO, joined SLC in early 2022. She said, “Working at SLC has been truly rewarding. I learn and gain confidence every day. I love being part of an inclusive organization, as people from all walks of life and of all ages work together, striving to achieve the same goal: to provide excellent service to our customers.
Chris said: “As a major employer, we take our responsibility to the region seriously. We know how much talent there is in Darlington and the Northeast, and we want people to consider a career with us.
“We have spoken to a range of stakeholders across the region to promote our recruitment campaign and I look forward to welcoming our new recruits in the new year. The importance of our SFO roles cannot be underestimated – we simply couldn’t do our job without them.
Peter Gibson, MP for Darlington, also attended the event. He said: “I warmly welcome the announcement from the Student Loans Company that they are now recruiting for over 100 new permanent student finance officer positions based in Darlington. These new roles provide a fantastic new opportunity for locals and offer a fantastic set of rewards and benefits.
“These are exciting times to live and work in Darlington, with huge government investments and the Darlington Economic Campus bringing more jobs and opportunities to the city. I know these new roles within the Student Loans Company will provide more local people with the opportunity to stay local but go far.
Successful applicants will receive a package of rewards and benefits, which includes access to the Civil Service Pension Plan, generous vacations, vacation buy and sell options, and access to a range of lifestyle benefits. They will also benefit from SLC’s progression pathways, with opportunities to learn, grow and improve their skills. SLC has a mixed approach to work, with colleagues spending time in the office and at home, so applications are encouraged throughout the North East.
To find out more about the new roles and how to apply, go to https://careers.slc.co.uk/apply/.