Temporary Customer Service Adviser– Admin & Clerical

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Temporary Customer Service Adviser– Admin & Clerical
Contract / Temporary

Shropshire RQ681579

Posted: 18th September 2022 22:41
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  • Pay Rate:

    £10.41 per hour, PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months

  • Shropshire,

    SY2 6ND

What's involved with this role:


Temporary Customer Service Adviser– Admin & Clerical

Reference no: Shropshire RQ681579

Pay rate: £10.41 per hour, PAYE

Working a range of shifts 8am-4pm, 9-5pm or 10-6pm. Monday-Friday. Saturday 9am-1pm on a rota basis.

The post-holder will be working in a contact centre handling inbound and outbound calls from customers regarding a range of service.


Key responsibilities:

  • Answering enquiries by phone, using a headset and laptop, email, webchat, social media and face-to-face from members of the public.
  • Researching information for customers and either resolving their enquiries or directing them to a relevant and more appropriate service.
  • Listen sensitively and give appropriate advice, referring customers to other services as necessary
  • Deal tactfully with complaints and escalate service user complaints appropriately
  • Using a range of in-house database systems to search, read and enter service user details, and Microsoft Office including a knowledge of Outlook and Word.


“Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


Experience & Knowledge / Technical skills

  • A genuine interest in helping people with the ability to actively listen to service users, and to communicate clearly and openly in writing and verbally to establish needs, inform and instruct using a range of channels including telephone, email, webchat, social media and face to face.
  • Good administrative and ICT skills with the ability to prioritise workloads and process information accurately and in a methodical and organised way using a range of computer applications and information databases.
  • Previous customer services experience or a view on what excellent customer service is.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Flexible and resilient, willing to adapt and learn new skills quickly and in accordance with rapidly changing needs.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently.
  • Able to support and motivate others and work as part of a team to achieve performance targets and the best outcomes for service users.
  • Superior communication skills and a genuine desire to help people; patient, calm and profession manner; able to demonstrate self-control and a confident attitude; able to deal with difficult and sensitive conversations.
  • Accepts constructive feedback and responds positively to it and seeks to continuously improve.
  • Keen to listen to and understand diverse voices and perspectives
  • Committed to working in a respectful and tolerant way
  • Excellent organisational skills


To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

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Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.


Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Job Ref: Shropshire RQ681579
Temporary Customer Service Adviser– Admin & Clerical
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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