Temporary Senior Customer Advisor / Admin – Out of Hours

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Temporary Senior Customer Advisor / Admin – Out of Hours
Contract / Temporary

Dorset 5216853

Posted: 21st September 2022 08:58
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  • Pay Rate:

    £11.70 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Shift Monday – Sunday, 17:00-00:30 hrs

  • This opening assignment is for 4 months

  • Dorchester,

    DT1 1XJ

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Senior Customer Advisor (CSA) – Out of Hours, Customer Services

Job Ref: Dorset 5216853

Pay Rate: £11.70 per hour PAYE

Basic DBS required

Remote working: it is assumed you will be required to attend the office for training and to collect equipment

This role is for working in an Out of Hours contact centre for, dealing with in-bound enquiries across a range of critical services that are within out of hours organisation. Working evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays are all required - the hours you are required to work are 17:00-00:30 hrs, on a 4 week rota pattern. One weekend in 4, you will be required to work Saturday and Sunday 08:00-17:00 hrs, with 1 weekend in 4 that you will not be required to work.

This role is a call taking role, based working from home, taking calls from members of the public, on a wide range of critical services such as Highways emergency defects, Adults social care, Children's Safeguarding, Environmental concerns, Severe weather events, Dangerous structures, Building control, Housing and Homelessness.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supervising a team of Customer Service Officers.
  • Deliver a high level of customer satisfaction and resolving enquiries at the first point of contact.
  • Provide advice, guidance and support to customers, (including other agencies) listening to identify the full extent of the enquiry and assisting customers to identify issues and needs before deciding upon appropriate action.
  • As a Senior Customer Service Officer, responsible for managing demand and allocating resource accordingly along with answering calls from the public to support a team of customer service officers.
  • Support the Operational Supervisor to deliver a high quality and comprehensive front line service.


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


  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar customer service role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  • Customer service skills.
  • People management skills.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Experience of using different IT/telephony systems.
  • Strong IT skills using Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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.

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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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. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. 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: Dorset 5216853
Temporary Senior Customer Advisor / Admin – Out of Hours
Client Category: Local Authority

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Temporary Senior Customer Advisor / Admin – Out of Hours
Client Category: Local Authority

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