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Contact Handler

  • Salary: £9.55 per hour
  • Type of work: Permanent
  • Location: UK Wide
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About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team working remotely from the comfort of your home. This role will be supporting the response to the current pandemic and will involve Outbound calls, largely related to appointment scheduling, general queries and new registrations forming part of a team of Contact Handlers.

In return for your hard work, you will receive a great deal of recognition for your work, but we also offer several tangible benefits such as:

  • The opportunity to gain further qualifications through external training
  • Excellent career progression and training opportunities
  • Employee pension
  • A great working environment with a fantastic team of people
  • Laptop provided
  • Full training given

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake telephone support with members of the public (inbound and outbound calls)
  • Taking calls from members of the public looking to register their details
  • Provide advice to the caller in line with processes and procedures
  • Escalate and refer challenging or complex cases or incidents
  • Working to a script to rescheduling appointments
  • Undertake telephone support with members of the public
  • You will work to clearly defined targets and deadlines and your performance will be continuously measured and reviewed with the support of training as required.

Essential Requirements:

  • USB Headset
  • Webcam
  • A quiet and secluded room (where you won’t be interrupted)
  • Desk/table and chair – somewhere to sit comfortably

Essential Experience:

  • Experience in customer service, sales, research, administration, or other telephone based

Essential Skills:

  • A conscientious and reliable person with a positive ‘can do’ attitude is required for this role
  • You must be flexible to adapt to changes in working hours according to the business needs
  • Motivation, focus, consistency, and time management are extremely important skills for this role as you will be given targets to meet on a daily basis and will be required to manage your time in order to meet these
  • A pleasant, polite, and courteous telephone manner and excellent communication skills are essential in this role
  • Listening skills are particularly important as your role will require you to listen to a respondent and probe for further detail whilst keeping the conversation on track and in line with the scripted questionnaire
  • Accuracy is a key skill spanning the role both in capturing respondent feedback and during data entry
  • Good command of the English language, spelling, grammar and keyboard skills are all essential skills for this role
  • Computer literacy skills are essential as you will be required to use Microsoft Word and Excel as well as other data capture software where training will be provided

Hours:  40 hours a week on average. The hours will fall between 8am-8pm Mon - Sun.