Careers at the Bluestone group

Our success and growth mean we're always looking for high calibre professionals to join our team. Our culture is fast paced and entrepreneurial, with all the excitement and challenges that go with that. If you believe you can bring energy and creativity to Bluestone, and you have a proven track-record of success in your chosen field, we'd like to hear from you.

UNITED KINGDOM

Our offices in London, Cambridge and Sheffield are home to over 100 employees who look after our lending and credit management businesses. For more information, contact our dedicated recruitment partner Nicholas Howard Ltd: Nick Bone on 07831 816337 or Josh Murray on 07810 898559.

IRELAND

Dublin is home to our Irish office where we have a team of 23 providing specialist lending and servicing products within the auto and equipment finance markets.

AVAILABLE ROLES

Bluestone Mortgages Mortgage Underwriter
London

Purpose:

To deliver excellence in customer service and shareholder value, making decisions in line with the Company’s responsible lending and underwriting policies.

Core Responsibilities:

To process and underwrite mortgage applications in accordance with the Company’s policies.

  • Observe regulatory and ethical standards.
  • Demonstrate adherence to policies and procedures.
  • Deliver excellent customer service through decision making, attention to detail, problem solving and communication.

Overview of Key Tasks

  • Approve mortgages in accordance with Board authorities.
  • Authorise releases and transfers of security/equity in accordance with Board authorities.
  • Support development of mortgage intermediaries/sales channels in conjunction with BDMs to improve the quality of business submitted.
  • Achieve agreed service levels and recognised best practice in respect of mortgage underwriting.
  • Demonstrate compliance with the Company’s policy and procedures including liaison with the Risk and Compliance Function and Internal and External Auditors.
  • Operate in accordance with the regulatory requirements as applied by the Company’s responsible lending and underwriting policies.
  • Comply with the provisions of the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 (and any successors thereafter) and the Company’s Financial Crime policies and procedures.
  • Maintain adequate records in accordance with regulatory requirements for such matters as affordability calculations, KFIs, underwriting records questionnaires etc.
  • Apply the Company’s systems and controls to meet the requirements of regulatory compliance in all areas including financial crime, human resources, data protection, finances and conduct of business.
  • Maintain current knowledge of all aspects of relevant company law and applicable regulations.
  • Participate in training and continuing professional development (CPD).

For more information, contact our dedicated recruitment partner Nicholas Howard Ltd: Nick Bone on 07831 816337 or Josh Murray on 07810 898559.

Bluestone Group .Net Developer
Cambridge

Purpose:

The in-house development team are working on a range of exciting greenfield projects, embracing open-source technology and trying to leverage latest technologies where possible to stay on the cutting edge. We offer a very competitive salary, plus discretionary equity and cash bonus.

Tech Stack:

C#, .Net, ASP.Net, MVC, JavaScript, TypeScript, ReactJS, JSON, LESS CSS, Entity Framework, GIT, TeamCity, SQL Server, Redux, Redis, Hangfire, Octopus.

Skills & Requirements:

C#, .Net, JavaScript - great code, and good work ethic are all essential. Anything else in the locker is desirable, and a bit of AngularJS, ReactJS would not go amiss!

Job description:

We're looking for a C# Developer, who really knows how to code! Working on various greenfield projects and bespoke apps, there is a strong emphasis on delivering the highest quality code, and solving both technical and business challenges. We don’t like having bugs, so take great pride in writing principled code of the highest quality while solving challenging technical and business problems.

We try to keep up to date with the latest technologies and are comfortable making contributions back to open source libraries where we have made them better. Architecting frictionless processes, using the compiler to catch errors early (hence TypeScript) and other tools to do the work for us such as CI and automated deployment to assist productivity allows us to spend as much time as possible having fun coding!

The environment is calm, relaxed, though fast paced, with innovation and creativity encouraged. The development team is fairly small, but extremely talented, and this an opportunity to work alongside some really high calibre developers and leaders.

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For more information, contact our dedicated recruitment partner Nicholas Howard Ltd: Nick Bone on 07831 816337 or Josh Murray on 07810 898559

Bluestone Mortgages Junior Business Analyst
London

Purpose

The UK Mortgages team are working on a range of projects which will deliver significant value to
our business. We’re looking for an individual who will assist our existing team with the
completion of these and future initiatives. This is an opportunity for the right person to develop
front to back knowledge of our lending business, gain skills in a number of different areas and
become a valued member of our team.

Primary Objectives:

● Work closely with business heads to understand requirements for operational processes
that are crucial to Bluestone’s day-to-day operations and expansion.
● Undertake gap analysis against ‘current’ and ‘go to’ processes.
● Define, design and document changes to operational processes for both IT (in the form
of technical specifications) and frontline staff (in the form of user guides).
● Assist with User Acceptance Testing of IT change; develop test plans, co-ordinate and
undertake end user tests.
● Support the research of new product offerings.
● Develop reporting suites that can be used by both internal stakeholders and external
partners.
● Own issues from identification to resolution.
● Projects; perform a key role in helping to deliver our business objectives.
● Assist in implementing a business-wide change management process.
● Help foster a culture of continuous improvement within our organisation by engaging
colleagues at all levels to identify opportunities for improvement.
Specific Skill or Knowledge required:
● Logical Mindset, likes solving problems.
● High attention to detail is a must, with some previous experience that can demonstrate
this.
● Good business judgment and a practical, common sense approach to getting things
done.
● Strong time-management skills with a capacity to handle multiple and often conflicting
demands.
● Proficiency in Microsoft Excel essential; proficiency with databases,SQL and
reporting/MI experience a plus.
● Strong verbal and written communication skills with confidence to present - clearly and
concisely, at an appropriate level of detail for different audiences.
● Experience handling and analysing large data sets a bonus.
Support for an appropriate BA qualification will be provided.

For more information, contact our dedicated recruitment partner Nicholas Howard Ltd: Nick Bone on 07831 816377 or Josh Murray on 07810 898559

Bluestone Mortgages Mortgage Servicing Specialist
London

PURPOSE:

Manage complex primary servicing activity and complex special servicing activity escalated from our Manilla servicing platform.

Work with non performing loan accounts including reviewing the provision of forbearance, litigation for recovery and asset management.

Manage daily referral activity from 3rd Party Servicer, working to ensure that there are appropriate procedures and mandates in place with the Servicer to minimise workload, whilst maintaining appropriate controls.

Produce clear and effective reports on all non performing loan accounts, including reviewing all related reports from Suppliers for accuracy and appropriateness Ensure all performing and nonperforming loan accounts are reviewed and handled in accordance with Policy, the FCA’s principles and are treated fairly.

Ensure all reporting (in accordance with the Credit Policy) is accurate and, as necessary investigate all instances of noncompliance, including recommending customer handling strategies.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review, report and action referrals and non performing loan accounts
  • Oversee 3rd Party Servicer account handling and, as necessary, ensure they follow through properly on all instructions, policies and procedures
  • Inbound and Outbound customer call handling, including servicing and arrears management activity - Handle complex primary servicing requirements ensuring customers are treated fairly
  • Handle litigation cases to ensure fair customer treatment and appropriate court outcomes
  • Review accuracy of and, where necessary, preparation of all credit management reporting and approvals
  • Compliance with Credit Policy
  • Accurate credit risk (including security) evaluations, including the appropriate use of receivers, solicitors, counsel, surveyors, debt management specialists, and field agents
  • Provision of coaching and guidance to third parties, as necessary to improve performance delivery
  • Manage professional negligence claims
  • Report under the risks and controls framework
  • Oversee complaint handling activity
  • Regular liaison with the Manila UK servicing team

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Excellent understanding of the regulatory landscape relevant to mortgage servicing, arrears and forbearance
  • Analytical and investigative skills
  • Strong people and customer service skills
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)
  • Team player

For more information, contact our dedicated recruitment partner Nicholas Howard Ltd: Nick Bone on 07831 816337 or Josh Murray on 07810 898559.