Customer Service Adviser

Job Description

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Stevenage Borough Council is a successful local authority, and at the heart of this is Customer Service. Our Customer Service Centre gives access to Council services to around 1000 customers a day via telephone. We are always looking for talented, customer focussed people to join our popular team. If you are interested in applying to join us please submit an application and you may be added to our talent bank. Please note a role may not be available immediately. This is a rolling campaign and shortlisting will be undertaken on a regular basis.

About the role

As a Customer Service Adviser you will act as a professional and caring first-point-of-contact, providing help and advice to customers with a diverse range of queries, questions and situations.

The position is based in our Customer Service Centre; just a moment’s walk away from Stevenage bus and train stations in the town centre.

As an employee you will benefit from:

  • A car park Season ticket, free of charge on your working days
  • Discounted health & fitness membership
  • Discounts from retailers within the town
  • Job share opportunities

Many of our successful Customer Service Advisers progress to more senior roles within Customer Services, or advance to other roles throughout the Council.

About you

  • Customer focussed and have the ability to take ownership and use initiative. With experience in a customer service role, and have a strong customer service attitude.
  • Comfortable using computer systems to look-up and record information quickly and accurately, and have a basic knowledge of Word and Excel.
  • Have excellent time keeping skills, a flexible approach, and have good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work to a shift rota. The Centre is open from 8:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday and you will need to work on a rota basis to fulfil the need of our customers. (Maximum of 8 hours a day with paid breaks).

About the Council

“The Heart of a Town Lies in its People” and at Stevenage Borough Council our people are at the heart of what we do.

We deliver over 200 services to people who live, work and visit our town. The Council continue to be committed to demonstrating value for money by delivering excellent services that reflect the needs of our communities. Our employees play a key role in delivering this vision.

Benefits

Free staff car parking, local government pension scheme, up to 30 days annual leave (subject to previous accumulated service).

Application form, job description and person specification

We are unable to accept CV’s. Please quote the correct reference no. when applying CSA

Please read the guidance notes on completing the application form before proceeding with your application.

For an informal discussion please contact Kirsty Cody or Donna Smith on 07852 434570.

Download further information and an application form below or alternatively contact:

Human Resources Department
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House
Danestrete
Stevenage
Herts
SG1 1HN

E-mail: Recruitmentteam@stevenage.gov.uk

Download further information and an application form using the links above or alternatively contact:

Human Resources Department
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House
Danestrete
Stevenage
Herts
SG1 1HN

E-mail: Recruitmentteam@stevenage.gov.uk

Stevenage Borough Council is committed to Equal Opportunities for all.

Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and recruitment candidates to share this commitment. SBC shall take all reasonable steps to employ staff who are safe to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. For posts identified with regular contact with these groups applicants will be required to undertake a Value Based Interview. The council supports the legislative requirements for employing and maintaining safer staff and the guidance specified by Hertfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board.Flexi working logo

Job Details

Job Reference:
CSA
Job Title:
Customer Service Adviser
Location:
Daneshill House, Danestrete, Stevenage
Salary:
Starting from £18,795 to £22,462 (pro rata for hours worked)
Hours per Week:
37 hours per week on a shift basis.
Job Type:
Fixed term
Full/Part Time:
Full Time

Closing Date

31 Mar 2020