Customer Services Opportunities

Broadgate House
£17,173 - £18,870 per annum
18 Sep 2018
20 Oct 2018
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time temporary
Working Pattern

Its 2018 and Customer Services within Coventry City Council has changed, we are responsible for providing both internal and external support across the city.


We support a range of council services across the city and in addition have moved many functions into a brand new building, Friargate, located directly next to the train station.


We’ve brought our front-facing Services together in the heart of the city in our Customer Service Centre so that people are able to contact us once for all their needs.


We have a number of roles available across our administrative and customer offerings. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in then keep reading…



Customer Service Adviser Level 1 – starting salary £17,173 per annum Fixed term Contracts


Customer Services has several vacancies within our busy Customer Services Contact Centre.  Our opening hours are 9:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday.


You will be answering customer enquiries, raising service requests, completing applications and sign-posting as appropriate.


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.


The majority of these roles are full time positions although there are limited part time posts available to suit business needs. 


20 Hour posts will usually be 13:00 – 17:00 to assist in service delivery targets


All roles will initially be offered on an initial 12 month contract.



Meet & Greet – Grade 3 – starting salary £17,173 Fixed Term Contracts


Based in the City Centre at various locations, you’ll be the first person that our customers meet in one of our busy buildings. You’ll be helping people to use our new self-serve channels, booking appointments, answering general enquiries and generally offering a warm welcome to the people of Coventry.


You will need excellent communication skills, patience and be able to connect and empathise with people from diverse backgrounds.  You will need a genuine interest in helping and assisting people.  You will have the ability to adapt your approach to suit the circumstances and be able to think on your feet. 


There will be long periods of standing throughout the day depending on which location you are covering.


Full time posts available.


All posts will be offered as an initial 12 month contract.


Customer Service Support – Level 1 - Admin £17,173 Fixed Term Contracts


Our Customer Service Support teams are based throughout the city, supporting all services.


Our support teams cover wide functions from front facing reception roles in areas like our Children’s Hubs and the Register Office to traditional administration roles such as processing invoices / timesheet and taking minutes as well as some roles supporting our social work telephone contacts. Roles vary greatly according to service demand.


You will be an experienced administrator who is IT literate, able to use Word and Excel as well as able to embrace new technologies as the organisation reviews and updates its processes. Although this is essentially an administration role you will also need excellent customer service skills to deliver a professional service to both internal and external customers alike.


Some of our posts do require DBS clearance.


We have a number of full and part time positions available on an initial 12 month contract.



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.  


As a large part of Coventry City Council we have a regular amount of posts available, this is therefore an open vacancy. Regular assessment centres will be held for shortlisted candidates.


If you aren’t sure or have some questions we’d be happy to talk to you, call one of the management team on 02476 786639 / 02476 787605 for an informal conversation.


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





In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, flexible working, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.


Equalities Statement


Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.



Key Requirements


This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers


Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email (including Spam/Junk) and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.


This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible. 


When recruiting we review candidates against our Behaviour Framework . To find out more information about the Behaviour Framework please click here.

Supporting documents
Customer Services Advisor Job Description and Person Specification.pdf
Customer Services Level 1 Job Description and Person Specification.pdf
Meet and Greet Job Description and Person Specification.pdf

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