Customer Service

Job Title: Customer Service
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Houghton le Spring
Salary: £8.29 - £11.25 per annum, Benefits: Free car parking onsite
Start Date: 2019-04-08 00:00:00
Reference: 067110034
Contact Name: Helen Hora
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 08, 2019 11:01

Job Description

Temporary to Permanent
Starting 8th April 2019
Based in Penshaw
Hours between 6am and 8pm (37 hours per week) 5 days out of 7 days

Our client is Northern Powergrid, based in Penshaw. Their vision is to be the best energy company in serving their customers whilst delivering sustainable energy solutions. They are looking to recruit a number of Customer Service Advisors to work within their award winning, busy, fast paced 24/7/365 contact centre.
The successful candidates must have the passion and drive to deliver a 10/10 conversation with their customers, in line with their Quality Framework. When their employees do a great job, they like to celebrate success.
Northern Powergrid is looking for full time employees working 37 hours per week, Monday - Sunday (including Bank Holidays). The hourly rate for this exciting position is between £8.29 and £8.86 per hour dependant on your experience. You will be part of their R&R scheme which rewards great customer service. After 6 months tenure there is the opportunity of a permanent contract if you have demonstrated the right behaviours. Given the nature of the business flexibility may be needed, overtime is paid at very attractive rates.
With time, your knowledge and experience will be developed thanks to the ongoing coaching they provide. There may be an opportunity to move to a 24 hour shift role - this attracts a generous 27% shift allowance taking the hourly rate up to £11.25 per hour.
Experience and skills required to be successful:
Strong customer service skills are essential. You must be confident in handling a wide range of incoming and outgoing calls. Experience of working in a customer service environment is essential; this doesn't necessarily mean you've worked in a Contact Centre before.
Key Responsibilities:
" Deliver a 10/10 customer experience in line with the company's Quality Framework;
" Act as the primary point of contact to their customers providing advice and guidance through a variety of channels; primarily telephone (including IVR), but also including email, SMS text and social media;
" Take ownership of all contacts, including enquiries and complaints, and use initiative to develop practical solutions to resolve the situation;
" Input quality and accurate information into core IT systems, enabling operational colleagues to respond to the needs of the customer fully informed and in a timely fashion;
" Liaise with internal departments and external companies to ensure a seamless and consistent service for our customers;
" Work with the mentality that health and safety is paramount for both our internal and external customers.

" The ability to deliver excellent customer service;
" IT literate, especially with Microsoft Word and Excel;
" Good organisational skills;
" Ability to work to strict deadlines;
" Flexible, with the ability to work in a highly reactive environment.

This really is an excellent opportunity. The company offer a thorough four week induction to give you the opportunity to shine. After that you receive continual coaching and development. There are close to 100 people in the team and you will be made to feel very welcome by all of them in their modern airy office. There are good public transport links and also free onsite parking, on a first come first served basis.
If you have the relevant skills and experience we would love to hear from you.