Customer Services Advisor Lvl 2
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?
Do you get a real buzz from giving excellent customer service?
Are you an experienced Council Tax Advisor?
Or have you experience of assessing Housing Benefit Claims?
Then let’s talk ….
We’re looking for someone to join our team in Customers Services to support customers with complex queries mainly through telephone contact. We’d welcome strong applications from people with experience of achieving positive outcomes for customers which includes reviewing information from a range of sources; understanding complex financial information and working with a legislative and local framework.
Primarily we require two full-time posts to be filled in our Customer Services Council Tax and Benefits teams.
Customer Service Adviser Level 2 – starting salary £19,698 (pay award pending)
You will be part of a team answering customer enquiries regarding Housing Benefits and Council Tax. This will involve dealing with face-to-face and telephone enquiries in a contact centre setting.
You will need excellent customer service and communication skills to deal with a diverse range of customers and will have the ability to cope in a fast-paced environment.
Full training will be provided but knowledge and experience of benefits and in particular assessing benefit claims is an advantage.
Candidates that have already attended a Customer Services Assessment in the last 12 months need not apply.
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.
The closing date is midnight on the 11/10/2021 or before if there is a large amount of applications, we’ll shortlist from there and if you’re successful we’ll invite you to one of our assessment centres which will be held week commencing 18/10/2021.
If you aren’t sure or have some questions we’d be happy to talk to you, call one of the management team on 024 76 976868 for an informal conversation.
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 on our jobs page labeled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
Introduction to Coventry City Council
Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;
- Flexible working arrangements
- Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
- Pay progression through multiple increments
- Outstanding local government pension scheme
- Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
- Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
- Vibrant employee networks
Coventry City Council