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Customer Service Advisor

ReferenceEMP393187_667045
RecruiterBarclay Meade
Industry SectorEngineering, Engineering - Other
Salary£19,012 to £19,066 per annum
Town/CityEast Sussex
LocationsEast Sussex, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesCustomer Service
Date Posted02 August 2017

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At Southern Water our customers are at the heart of everything we do. In order to give them the best possible experience we are currently recruiting for people with a real passion for customer service. You will be based at our newly refurbished Falmer site in our fast paced contact centre, taking inbound calls from Southern Water customers who have a problem or query with the supply of their fresh water or removal of their waste water.

It’s vital we really listen to our customers, demonstrating empathy and a commitment to resolving any issues. You will chase resolutions, update our customers with progress reports and ensure we do what we say we’re going to do. Often handling difficult situations you will maintain a calm and professional manner at all times.

To excel in this position you will need exceptional communication skills, ideally with a background in customer service. You will be an adept problem solver, comfortable managing issues through to resolution. You’ll have strong administrative capabilities, and be able to present information clearly both verbally and in writing.

Shift working:

As a front line service department we are open 365 days of the year from 7am to 11pm. It is therefore essential you are able to work on a shift rotation that includes weekends and bank holidays. If you are not able to work weekends and bank holidays then this isn’t the position for you.

Career progression:

The staff in our contact centre thrive in a positive, social atmosphere with great team support. With a minimum 8 weeks dedicated training you’ll learn everything you need to know and get a great grounding in the work we do at Southern Water. With the training and experience you’ll receive you will be well placed to have a great career in the company, whether progressing into a more senior role within the contact centre or a challenging position elsewhere in the organisation.

Why work for Southern Water?

Our engineers, scientists, technicians, customer and corporate service teams work together to provide water and wastewater services to more than 4.6 million people across the South East. Working for us, you will:

- Benefit from our commitment to pay the London Living Wage, as we increase the salary for this position to £19012.50 per annum from 1st July 2017
- Receive 25 days annual leave
- Play a vital role in your community
- Help to safeguard our natural resources for future generations
- Live and work in a region that includes more than 800km of pristine coastline
- Benefit from a programme of formal training
- Have access to free on-site parking and use of our subsidised caf?

Southern Water is an equal opportunities employer and, therefore, does not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender or disability and complies with all relevant UK legislation.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. You will need to provide evidence of eligibility (e.g. a passport or long birth certificate and proof of NI) and current proof of address (dated within the last 3 months), will be required as part of the recruitment process. If you do not meet these criteria your application will not be considered.

If you are a current Southern Water employee, please confirm within your application/CV/covering letter that you have informed your Line Manager or People Service Manager that you are applying for this role.

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application.

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Recruiter: Barclay Meade
Tel: 0843 208 1255
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