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Out of Hours Operator - Various Hours

New Milton
Business Unit:
Salary Details:
Starting at £8.54 per hour rising to £9.00 per hour after completion of probation
Advertising Start Date:
03 Jan 2018
Advertising End Date:
31 Jan 2018
Job Advert
  • Are you looking for a rewarding and exciting challenge?

  • Do you want to be part of a team that can make a difference with the answer of each phone call?

Then join us as an emergency Out of Hours Operator answering calls from customers experiencing housing emergencies, reports of anti-social behaviour, flooding or noise disturbances.

We are looking for motivated, caring, hardworking individuals who are able to stay calm; processing information from callers in what can often be a very distressing and highly emotional situations.

If you have experience of dealing with customers and can demonstrate great communication skills, then working for Appello as part of our out of hours team is an experience like no other.

Role overview:

To be the first point of contact for our customers, providing a 24-hour service to residents in sheltered apartments, commercial premises and servicing various out of hours telephone contracts.  

Hours Available:

  • 7.5 hours per week: Sundays 11.00am- 7.00pm (7.5 hours per shift, 30 minute break)
  • 12 hours per week: Saturdays 12.00pm- 6.00pm, (6 hours per shift) Sundays 6.00am- 2.00pm (7.5 hours per shift, 30 minute break)
  • 13.5 hours per week: Saturdays, 5.30pm - 12.00am (6 hours, 30 minute break required) Sundays, 5.00pm - 12.00am (6 hours per shift, no break required) 
What you’ll be doing:
  • To take all out of hours calls for a number of contracts and log the information onto our in house database
  • To deploy approved subcontractors and/or appropriate action for our customers after receiving calls
  • To take all alarm calls from the main door entry at site via a computer system
  • To ensure that all calls are answered in the appropriate manner in accordance to the procedures and policies for both the control centre and Company.
  • To provide a high level of customer service focus to our client base
  • Escalate any complaints or long duration issues to the shift supervisor

What we are looking for:

  • Computer literate with keyboard skills
  • Experience in providing excellent customer service
  • Ability to communicate with a variety of customer over the telephone
  • Team player
  • Ability to prioritise and multitask actions
  • Attention to detail

What we will offer you:

  • Onsite parking available
  • Development within a motivated and professional team
  • Continued development to build confidence and knowledge
  • Support so you can offer the best service to those who require it
  • Pension Scheme, up to 4% Company matched
  • Discounted voluntary benefits
  • Life assurance 2 x annual salary
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Sick pay
  • The ability to buy additional or sell back holiday
  • Flexible benefits scheme

With an excellent benefits package combined with a positive professional team and a supportive national business this is a great opportunity to join a sought after employer. We are focused on the future and this role represents a real opportunity to contribute to our continued success. If you are keen to find out more and have the necessary skills please apply now with your up to date CV.

About The Company
Do you want a new adventure; are you looking for a rewarding career? Why not join our upbeat and passionate team providing easy-to-use technology and services that support and enable people to lead active, engaged lives for longer. 
Building on over 25 years’ experience we work to deliver expert advice, support and technology to help free people from life’s unnecessary hurdles; enabling people to live happier and safer, every day and everywhere.

We want to create a business we can be proud of. So to make this happen, we need dynamic and reliable people who aim to be the best at everything they do and placing our customer service and satisfaction first.

We have Investors in People Bronze accreditation, achieved due to the level of support and development available to all employees.

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