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Customer Services Adviser Lvl 1

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 


Our Values are:

About the team we are recruiting to

Customer Services is one of the largest departments in Coventry City Council and are the front face of the organisation.  We are usually the first port of call for customer enquiries across the council.  Our fast-paced telephone teams deal with thousands of calls and emails a week, we have a dynamic Customer Service Centre with around 2500 visitors a week approaching us for a wide range of enquiries from paying their council tax to seeking help to access services and dedicated support teams who process bookings, timesheets and general administration work for the whole organisation.

You may be based in one of several locations, we have a Customer Service Centre right in the heart of the city; Friargate – a large purpose built office by the train station along with several reception points across the city.

Joining Customer Services is a really good stepping stone into a long term career with the Council, depending on the role you are offered you will learn about other parts of the organisation

We want every single customer to have a positive experience when approaching the council and would welcome you being part of the team.

What is the job role?

Customer Services Advisor Level 1

2 x Permanent, Part Time 23 hour posts working Mon-Thurs 9:30-14:00 and Fri 9:30-14:30 (salary for part-time roles will be pro-rata to the number of hours worked)

Customer Services has several vacancies with our busy Customer Services Contact Centre Team. Our business opening hours are 9:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday, with shifts covering from 8:30 till 17:30 each day.

You will be answering customer enquiries, raising service requests for council departments, completing applications and sign-posting as appropriate. Customer Services is the face of the council and you will be the first port of call for a broad range of enquiries from customers wanting to book a civil ceremony to wanting to report fly-tipping.

You’ll be supporting people over the telephone, through e-mail and on occasion, face to face in our customer service centre.

You will need excellent communication skills, be able to deal with a diverse range of customers and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Ideally you will have experience of working in a call centre environment although training will be given.

Closing date is 30th November 2022.  Assessments will consist of a competency based interview and a work-based role play exercise.  If you aren’t sure or have some questions, we’d be happy to talk to you, call Aidan on 024 769 77439, Carole on 024 769 77386 or Nicole on 024 769 77524 during office hours for an informal conversation. 

We will use this interview to assess your English fluency as set out in part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016.  We have a duty to ensure our employees have the necessary standard of spoken English in all public sector customer facing roles.

Keen to join the team? Please complete an application form, tell us about your previous experience and where you have used your skills to shine.

Applicants that have been through a Customer Services Assessment Centre and been unsuccessful in the last 12 months need not apply


Who are we looking for?

  • Care about delivering an excellent service to every internal and external customer
  • Excellent communication skills, confident in face to face, telephone and written activity
  • Ability to support a diverse customer base
  • Ability to deliver in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to respond to change positively
  • To Be Flexible to the needs of the service
  • Good IT skills
  • An understanding of the range of services provided by the council.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'


About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards & benefits package which includes:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Opportunity for Salary Match
  • An outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Great opportunities to develop with access to accredited courses.
  • Access to an award-winning Occupational Health Service
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme

Coventry City Council

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