Contact Centre Advisor


Unite Students
Company 
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£23,423 per annum

Job Highlights
  • Our Contact Centre is a vital part of central operations with in Unite Students.
  • We provide a 24/7 service to our students and employees, handling webchat, social media, phone and email queries.
  • We offer Annual bonus, Pension scheme, Shared Parental Leave, Academy supported life-long learning to build your skills and enhance your career.
Job Requirements/Description

Salary: £23,423 per annum.

Working Hours and Shift Pattern

  • 5 x 8 hour shifts a week (37.5 paid hours).
  • Mon - Sun (1 in every 4 weekends, Sat & Sun).
  • Rota between 8am - 8pm.

Purpose of the Job:

Our Contact Centre is a vital part of central operations within Unite Students. We provide a 24/7 service to our students and employees, handling webchat, social media, phone and email queries. We might be helping students find their perfect home, or with field operations teams in emergency situations. We support with all aspects of living with us. Our Contact Centre is a vital part of our organisation, it`s an exciting place to be and you`ll be working in an environment committed to supporting your development and our customer`s success.

You will be based in our Contact Centre at our Head Office, South Quay House. You will work alongside the Advisor and Leadership team across a variety of channels and tasks. Your Team Leader will agree with you what the focus of your shift will be; a variety of work, training and skill-sets will be covered; giving your variation in how you work and the opportunity to develop your career at Unite Students.

Who we are looking for

  • We are looking for solutions focussed, customer-orientated individuals.
  • You`ll be enthusiastic about delivering great customer service.
  • You`ll be adaptable, with the ability to work across a range of customer-impacting disciplines; from accounts queries, to emergency support.
  • You`ll be someone who can deliver high-quality interactions and commit to taking ownership of any issue and utilising all available resource to resolve them first time.
  • You`ll be target-driven and ready to perform to our departments Key Performance Indicators and Service Level Agreements.
  • You`ll have a great team-spirit, understanding of the impact your personal-adherence and work has on our team and customer`s success.
  • You`ll be striving to be better and achieve to your full potential, based on detailed feedback to support your ongoing development.
  • You`ll be able to support others when dealing with high-profile and emergency incidents.

What you`ll get in return

  • An annual bonus so you can share in the company`s success.
  • Academy supported life-long learning to build your skills and enhance your career.
  • 25 days paid holiday.
  • Pension scheme - based on how much you save, we`ll contribute 1% more.
  • Shared Parental Leave - 18 weeks full pay.
  • We`ve earned a Gold award for Investors in People, so you`ll be working for an employer who really cares about you and your career.
  • Other benefits include, Sharesave, Bike to Work, Charity Match, amazing discounts and more.

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Confidence in speaking with people over the phone; a clear and articulate telephone manner.
  • Ability to remain patient, calm and solutions focussed during challenging interactions.
  • Ability to work as part of a rota, including evenings and weekends.

Desirable

  • An understanding/background in providing services to students.
  • An understanding of contact-centre systems.

Compliance

  • Ensuring that Health and Safety legislation is adhered to at all times.
  • Maintaining an awareness of current legislation concerning Health and Safety, Data Protection/GDPR and compliance.
  • To follow the Data Protection Policy and associated policies, keeping information confidential and secure, in order to ensure employee and customer data is protected and handled appropriately in line with legislative requirements.
  • Delivering central processes and conducting all duties in line with Unite Students policy and procedure.
  • Ensuring incidents are reported via the correct channels.
  • Ensuring a safe and secure environment at all times.
  • Fulfilling the varied administration and auditing requirements.

About Unite Students

Founded in 1991, Unite Students is a FTSE 100 business and the UK`s leading provider of purpose-built student accommodation. You can find us in 25 leading university towns and cities, with 74,000 students calling US home! We are driven by our values, culture, and a commitment to develop diverse and inclusive teams, filled with positive energy and new ideas.

Instinctive inclusion. We know that to create and maintain a happy healthy organisation, we have to work hard to ensure inclusion isn`t just what we do but who we are.

We`re proud to be an employer that embraces individuality, and we`re passionate about building inclusive teams. We focus on creating a collaborative culture where you can be you, where your voice is heard, and where you can truly belong. We take great pride in being rated Gold Investors in People and are constantly striving to provide the highest standard of learning and development opportunities and professional pathways for our people. Building ahome for success, for both our employees and students, requires exceptional people with a passion for creating room for everyone, doing what`s right, keeping US safe, and raising the bar. Join us as we build better experiences for students that live with us.

People make Unite Students. Employees, students, neighbours all contribute to building environments where we can all thrive.

Unite Students
Company 
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£23,423 per annum

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