Brook Street

Customer Service Advisor - Part Time or Full Time

Recruiter
Brook Street
Location
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, England
Salary
Up to £17400 per annum
Posted
13 Apr 2018
Closes
11 May 2018
Ref
bmh/24071
Contact
Theresa Robinson
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

I am recruiting for a part time (minimum of 20 hours) or full time Customer Service Advisor for a prestigious client who is one of the leading companies in the UK based in Sutton Coldfield. This position is paying a full time salary of £17400 (pro-rata for part time) and will include working Saturday evenings.

THE COMPANY/TEAM
This is a professional and growing FTSE250 company; primarily they arrange prepaid funeral plans for customers who are predominantly over the age of 50. This is a chance to join very conscientious, sociable and friendly team with a clear career progression opportunity. These vacancies have come about due to internal promotions and a growth requirement for the current team.

THE ROLE
You will respond to high volume inbound 'At Need' client calls regarding to funeral arrangements where you will need to show sensitivity and empathy. These calls will be received from client's friends and family who will be calling to activate the funeral plan the client has taken out. You will also receive calls from the Police and Network Rail with who the client also have a contract with.

Other duties will also include 'Pre Need' inbound enquiries from customers who may be responding to specific marketing material, no sales targets are in place but you will be expected to advise on the different funeral plans on offer. You will also be dealing with current policy holders who may wish to make an amendment or add on a request to their funeral plan.

TYPICAL DAILY JOB DUTIES - WHAT WILL YOU BE RESPONSIBLE FOR?
- Receive on average 50 inbound calls per day which will be a mix of 'at need' and 'pre need' calls
- Deal with 'at need' calls in a professional and empathetic manner; an 'at need' call is from a customer's friend/relative calling to activate the funeral plan as the customer has passed away.
- Deal with 'pre need' calls in a sensitive and professional manner; a 'pre need' call is from a current or prospective customer calling to enquire about, amend or ask a general question regarding a funeral plan
- You will resolve client concerns, queries &/or problems by clarifying issues; researching and exploring answers and alternative options; implementing solutions; escalating unresolved problems
- Working towards agreed service level targets ensuring the very best customer service is delivered
- You will be transferring key client information to other colleagues with accuracy, timeliness and professionalism
- You will assist team members and other colleagues with knowledge and guidance to ensure high levels of service are achieved.

PERSON SPECIFICATION
- Previous inbound customer service call centre experience is essential
- A customer focussed individual with the ability to build quick rapport/relationship over the phone
- Clear and concise verbal communication techniques
- Exceptional listening skills & telephone communication skills
- Must be a genuine, conscientious, patient and ethical in nature
- Be able to show empathy on phone
- Adaptable approach to meet client needs (e. Sensitivity, patience, friendliness, empathy and efficiency)
- Attention to detail and strong data inputting skills

WORKING HOURS
- Will consider part time (anything over 20 hours, 3/4 days) or full time hours (38 hours, 5 days) applications
- Both part time and full time employees must commit to work every Saturday to cover 4pm-11pm (may consider every other Saturday)
- The other hours/days can be flexible with you and can consist of days/evenings in the week or a Sunday

TIMESCALES TO START AND TRAINING:
Tuesday 8th May start date (no annual leave allowed for first 4 weeks due to in depth training)

***Due to the in depth training you will need to be able to commit to 4 weeks FULL TIME DAY SHIFTS (38 hours) work between the hours of 9am and 7pm (no more than 7 hours per day) Monday-Friday with 1 or 2 Saturdays, overtime will be paid for additional hours worked over your contracted hours***


WHAT ARE WE OFFERING?
- £8/h - Equivalent of £17400 full time (38 hours), pro rata for part time.
- 22 Days holiday + bank holidays* each year (pro rata for part time) (entitlement increases with service)
- Free car parking
- Pension
- Progression opportunities as the business grows

*This position will require bank holiday working, if you work a bank holiday, you will receive the day in lieu at another time*

**PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU MATCH THE PERSON SPECIFICATION ABOVE AND CAN COMMIT TO THE TRAINING SCHEDULE **

If you are customer focused, have a friendly and empathetic nature and interested in this position please send your cv and call 0121 6333888 and ask for Adam or Melissa.

***If you have not received a response within 48 hours your cv has not been selected***