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Customer Service Advisor

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 24 

Salary:£18,426 - Pro-Rata 

NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 3NG 


Closing date:20 May 2019 at midnight 

The starting salary is £18,426 (Level One) rising to £18,795 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
We have an exciting opportunity to join the Sport and Leisure Customer Service Team based on the site of the Nottingham Tennis Centre. As a Customer Service Advisor you will be the first point of contact for customers managing telephone calls, email enquiries, social media enquiries and taking payments over the phone in addition to administering bookings, direct debit payments and processing invoices. We are looking for someone with a passion for providing excellent customer service and the ability to manage each customer's needs as an individual, selling the variety of services we provide and responding to direct debit enquiries. Ideal candidates will have good IT skills and whilst a background in sport is not essential, being a good team player, problem solver, attention to detail and the ability to manage a varied workload is essential for our already thriving team. We provide an ongoing training and development and access to a number of Nottingham City Council benefits.
You will work to a prepared rota and ideal candidates will be flexible. Rota is subject to change with notice.
The Customer Service Team operate Monday to Friday between the times of 7.30am and 8.30pm and weekends 8.30am to 1.00pm.
The following Customer Service Advisor Positions are available:
1 x Permanent Part-time hours

1 x Fixed Term (12 months) Full-time hours
Applicants should submit their CV and covering letter as one document outlining how their current skills, knowledge and experience meets the essential criteria listed below. Applicants should remove any personal details from their CV and Covering Letter (including their name), as part of our commitment to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.

1. Experience of delivering excellent customer service. Post holder will act as a first point of contact for customers, dealing with enquiries, complaints, sales & communicating effectively with a wide range of  people over the phone. Dealing with a variety of customers/enquiries, the post requires individuals who possess excellent customer service delivery and meet the needs of the customer.
2. Experience of working as part of a team to achieve a goal in a pressured environment.
3. Experience of using IT systems ensuring accuracy and attention to detail, whilst managing a busy workload.
Candidates that have been successfully shortlisted will go one to receive a telephone discussion and invite to interview. This telephone discussion will form part of your interview. There will be a test as part of the interview which will take place on the same day as your interview.

For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquiries please contact recruiting supervisor Jenny Westby, Tel: 0115 876 1600 Email: jenny.westby@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Useful information for Applicants
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve.As a result of our commitment to this agenda, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed
We particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce.
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk