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Customer Service Advisor (Part Time)

Salary £21,000 (pro rata for part time)
Location Bedford - Hybrid
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This is a Fixed Term Contract, Part Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Part Time - 21 hours per week

 

bpha are a forward-thinking housing association, on a mission to build thriving communities where people can live happily in a home they can afford.

 

As one of the top 25 housing association developers we are passionate about providing our customers with great service and meeting their needs in whatever way we can.

 

Our Customer Services Team are the first point of contact for many of our Residents and play a crucial role in helping us to deliver our vision.

 

We are currently looking for a Customer Communication Centre Advisor to respond to and manage all related customer communications into the Customer Communications Centre. The main responsibilities include telephone calls, emails, webchat, social media and other requests for information and assistance from bpha’s customers and stakeholders in order to provide a great customer service.

 

What you will be doing:

  • Proactively handling all incoming contacts and queries

  • Supporting new colleagues in the department to ensure effective learning and development with their role.

  • Complying with the provisions of GDPR and the Data Protection Act and to maintain confidentiality always.

  • Identifying safeguarding concerns of vulnerable customers and raising a case for further investigation by the appropriate team.

  • Taking ownership of all queries, resolving routine non-complex issues, ensuring a high level of first contact resolution.

 

We’d love to meet someone with: 

  • Demonstrable experience of working as a customer call handler in a busy and demanding environment

  • Experience of providing business-focussed customer services

  • Confident abilities in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook in order to understand communications and manage workload

  • Excellent written business communications

  • Confident communicator

  • Great listening skills to understand customer needs

 

 Amongst what we offer you is:

  • A competitive salary of £21,000 (pro rata for part time)

  • 28 days holiday PLUS Bank Holidays

  • A generous contributory pension scheme

  • Private health care

  • Free life assurance

  • Access to an extensive suite of wellbeing services and tools including a digital gym

  • Opportunities for learning and development

  • Discounted gym membership

  • Retail discount scheme 

 

Successful candidates will need to complete a basic DBS application.

 

Closing date: Wednesday 18th January

 

We reserve the right to close this recruitment if it is deemed that we have received a suitable number of applications. On this basis we would advise that applications are submitted as soon as possible.

bpha is a Housing Association located in the Oxford to Cambridge arc, which is committed to providing its customers with high quality, value for money services whilst continuing to develop energy efficient, sustainable and affordable housing.

We are a leading provider and developer of affordable homes – for rent, sheltered, residential care and shared ownership.

We work together with communities – to improve opportunities, independence and quality of life for our residents, and to benefit the wider community. We bring people together, and run and support a wide range of community activities.

All the money we make is used to invest in existing homes, to enable us to build new homes, and to deliver new and improved services.

We own or manage over 19,000 homes and employ 400 staff.

To build communities where people can live happily in a home they can afford.

Our values underpin the work that we do and are ingrained in our culture at bpha. We are looking for people who can share these values and translate them into day-to-day practices for the benefit of our communities, customers and fellow colleagues. So that we can realise our vision, together.

We are ambitious

We are better together

We show empathy

We take responsibility

We believe that benefits should be more than just perks. For us, they aren’t simply little extras added on at the end, they’re fundamental parts of what we stand for, from the very beginning. As standard.

That’s why at bpha, we reward our employees by making sure we give them a supportive and caring environment, that empowers them to be happy, healthy and inspired, every day.

  • Holiday entitlement of 28-33 days a year, plus public holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Competitive pay
  • Life assurance cover

  • Private healthcare
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Counselling service
  • Eye tests
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Free annual flu jabs
  • Wellbeing activities and events
  • Free fruit and refreshments

  • Long service award
  • Annual staff recognition awards
  • Discretionary reward scheme

  • Annual volunteering day
  • Social events, clubs and activities
  • Breakout areas
  • Onsite cafe/restaurant at headquarters

  • Opportunities for professional training and qualifications
  • Workshops and training sessions for new skills
  • A fresh and modern eLearning platform

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