Here at Stonewater, we are now looking for a Customer Partner to join our Customer Relations Team, which delivers our customer complaints service.
As our Customer Partner in the Customer Relations Team, you will work with customers, colleagues and contractors to respond to complaints. You’ll use your listening and communication skills to build constructive relationships with customers so you can understand their concerns.
You’ll work with service areas to investigate the issues they’ve raised, and identify whether we’ve made mistakes leading to service failure. You’ll follow the Housing Ombudsman Service’s Complaint Handling Code, ensuring we meet deadlines for acknowledging and responding to complaints. You’ll also be responsible for writing formal responses to customer complaints, using your excellent written communications skills to craft comprehensive and empathetic replies in Stonewater’s tone of voice.
To be successful in this role, you’ll need to demonstrate a passion for customer service, showing sophisticated influencing and negotiation skills. You will be responsive to changing customer needs and be compassionate, managing challenging conversations with customers.
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to bring your passion and energy to specific types of customer enquiries, developing our National service model and helping us to maintain a personal, locally sensitive offer to customers.
The ideal candidate will:
- Have proven customer service experience.
- Have an understanding of managing complaints in social housing and knowledge of the Housing Ombudsman Service
- Have experience of safeguarding and managing cases involving people who may have a range of specialist and complex needs.
- Have strong communication skills and demonstrate an ability to positively influence and negotiate outcomes.
- Skills in adopting new digital solutions and innovations.
- Experience of delivering change.
- Commitment to innovation, quality, customer service and value for money.
- Able to build partnerships, working to meet the needs of customers, handling complex multi-agency relationships.
Appointment to this role will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check, satisfactory references and possession of a valid Right to Work document.
Stonewater is a leading housing provider. We manage around 36,000 homes, serving 78,000 customers across our portfolio of affordable properties for general rent, shared ownership and sale, alongside specialist accommodation, with an ambitious house-building programme.
Our mission is to provide quality homes and services for people whose needs are not met by the open market.
We’re looking for like-minded people to join our team of over 800 talented colleagues who embody our values of being ethical, ambitious, passionate, agile and commercial, as well as people who want to make a difference and transform people’s lives.
We are a Disability Confident Employer and working towards accreditation for becoming a Disability Confident Leader, which allows us to record and report on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the workplace to better support our colleagues. We have also achieved accreditation for being an Advanced Employer for Investing in Ethnicity Maturity Matrix. We are committed to being a Menopause Friendly employer and working towards accreditation our Menopause Friendly accreditation.
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Stonewater reserve the right to bring the closing date forward should enough quality applications be received prior to the current closing date.