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Customer Experience Advisor Apprentice

Employer
Yorkshire Housing
Location
Yorkshire (Agile Homeworking)
Salary
£4.48 per hour (increasing after 12 months)
Closing date
1 Aug 2021

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Function
Community and Customer Services, Housing / neighbourhood management, Tenancy representative, Corporate Services, Administration, Communications / PR
Seniority
Apprenticeship
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Details

The opportunity

The Customer Experience Adviser Apprenticeship is a unique opportunity for someone looking to start their career in customer services. This will provide a fantastic opportunity for someone to make a real impact as the first point of contact for customer communications into Yorkshire Housing.

We'll offer you an 18-month contract to work towards the completion of a Level 2 Customer Services qualification. You'll gain fantastic experience working within a customer centre environment aiming to deliver exceptional levels of service to a diverse customer base on a wide range of queries.

What you’ll be doing?

Joining the Customer Experience team as an apprentice, you will be involved in a wide range of customer service activities. You will continuously learn and develop your skills by:

  • Being the first point of contact for customers dealing with a wide variety of queries
  • Creating and updating customer records using the relevant system
  • Booking and schedule appointments as required for customers including repairs and tenancy management visits
  • Effectively signposting customers to the relevant internal or external agencies
  • Take payment from residents for YH services including setting up direct debits
  • Maximising YH rental income by providing a proactive collection service
  • Keeping customers up to date with information relating to queries, this could include outbound calls, emails, web chat, portal and SMS.
  • Dealing with customer complaints aiming for an immediate resolution
  • Be expected to complete required assignments set for the Customer Service Level 2

The stuff that sets you apart

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at a grade 4 (C) or above including Maths and English
  • Passion to work in a fast paced contact centre environment, work experience in a similar role is desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers via different channels including: phone, email and web chats.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise own workload and meet deadlines
  • High level of drive, conscientious and self-motivated
  • Proficient in the use of ICT systems especially Microsoft packages 
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and as part of a wider team
  • Able to demonstrate YH Values.

Location: Please note this is a homeworking role.  Training will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams or Zoom for times when face-to-face training cannot take place, especially due to COVID-19 pandemic. Travel across the Yorkshire region may be required on occasions to meet the requirements of the role.

What’s in it for you?

We provide a fantastic reward package to suit everyone –a variety of amazing discounts via PerkBox, a great Healthcare cash plan called Health Shield and a contributory pension scheme where we will match your contributions up to 9%!  As well as our great benefits and a fantastic work environment, we’re absolutely a company that cares about its employees and its customers.

The finer print

Please follow the online application steps and submit a CV stating qualifications/predicted grades, working/volunteer experience and any personal info and answer the required questions in detail.

For more information about our apprenticeships please visit the Yorkshire Housing website. If you have any further questions please contact recruitment@yorkshirehousing.co.uk

We’ve got a few ‘house rules’ at Yorkshire Housing (no pun intended!). One of them is work is something that you do, not somewhere that you go and another is that we think in careers, not jobs. Our flexible working environment and friendly culture means you can be yourself, take advantage of development opportunities and succeed – that’s just how we roll. 

We’re inclusive and welcoming and offer a fun and open culture with a shared belief in making a positive difference to people’s lives – it really does feel like joining a big family!

Our values

We’re looking for people who want to get stuck in and make a positive difference to people’s lives. We want you to own the work you do and achieve impact.

You’ll make it happen by being curious and creating trust with our customers and each other. We want you to love what you do and have fun along the way.  

Company

We are Yorkshire Housing by name and Yorkshire is our focus. We own and manage nearly 20,000 homes – and are developing thousands more.

 

Our vision is making it possible to have a place you're proud to call home

 

You might think of Yorkshire Housing as ‘just’ a housing provider, but we’re so much more than that. We’re here to make a positive difference in people’s lives. So, as well as owning and managing nearly 20,000 homes (and counting) across Yorkshire, we also:

  

  • Offer money and tenancy coaching  
  • Help older customers live at home independently  
  • Adapt homes to match the needs of our customers   
  • Carry out repairs and replace items before things go wrong  
  • Provide antisocial behaviour support  
  • Get involved with work in the community  

 

OUR PRIORITIES 

Our five priorities that will help us achieve our vision are:

 

Great Customer Experience 

 

We’ll listen to customers and use what we know about them to shape our services. Oh, and we’ll provide extra support where it’s needed. 

 

 

 

Homes and Places to be Proud of  

 

We’ll create homes that people want to live in. 

 

- Quality  

 

- Safety 

 

- Affordability 

 

We’ll also be kind to the planet and aim to be one of the first UK housing associations to stop using gas heating and hot water systems.

 

 

 

Growth 

 

We’ll deliver 8,000 new homes by 2030. They will be energy efficient, sustainable and affordable to live in. We’ll also refresh our Help to Buy and social and affordable rented options. 

 

We’ll achieve these priorities by focusing on being:  

 

 

 

Employer of Choice 

 

We’ll lead the way and make a name for ourselves as an employer. We’ll give you the right support and tools to succeed, plus a package full of benefits.

 

 

 

Strong, Resilient and Innovative Business 

 

We’ll invest in all the right things, from our ICT to our people. This will make us stronger, helping us to make a difference to our customers and be a business that people want to work for and with. 

 

Find Us
Website:
Telephone
0113 825 6000
Location
Dysons Chambers
12-14 Briggate
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS1 6ER
United Kingdom
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