Customer Service Representative
Hastings Direct
Leicester
4d ago

We’re looking for authentic people with a passion for problem-solving to join our customer service team. Our focus is on providing a simple and straightforward service whether the customer contacts us via phone, email, or live chat.

With over 3 million customers, it’s a busy environment, where we celebrate diversity and encourage our colleagues to truly be themselves.

Working with us :

You’ll work 37.5 hours a week on a rotating shift pattern between 08 : 00-19 : 00 Monday to Friday, 9 : 00 17 : 00 Saturday, and 09 : 00-13 : 00 Sunday.

You’ll be based at one of our vibrant hubs in Bexhill or Leicester, with a mix of in-office and home working. During your induction you’ll have the chance to meet your colleagues face-to-face and we’ll teach you everything you need to know before you chat with our customers.

You’ll have scheduled office time as well as days where you can work from home. All you need to work from home is a stable internet connection and a quiet space to work.

We’ll kit you out with all the tech you need, including new Microsoft Surface 4 laptop, monitor, desk, and chair.

Joining our customer service team :

Being a Customer Service Representative, you’ll handle around 45 inbound contacts every day, so you need to be versatile, engaged, and efficient to support our customers.

You’ll help our customers with a variety of challenges like updating their policy, taking payments, or offering support if they’re struggling to do it themselves online.

Training doesn't stop once you join your team. We have a supportive development programme with a clear structure for growth within your role.

You’ll develop skills to retain our customers, strengthen your negotiation skills and become an advocate of self service.

There are also lots of opportunities to continue your career with us across the business. Whatever your future holds, we’ll work with you on the best options to put you on the right track.

What we're looking for :

  • Self-motivated individuals that take pride in what they do , uphold our values , and focus on outcomes
  • Someone comfortable with change , able to adapt quickly and show resilience
  • Colleagues with a positive , empathetic , and patient approach
  • Clear communicators who can build rapport and bring their personality to work
  • People adept at navigating software systems while managing a conversation
  • Someone who’s accountable, thorough, and pays attention to detail
  • What we’re offering you :

  • Starting salary of £19,800 , with the potential to earn up to £24,000 as you progress
  • 33 days holiday (inc. Bank Holiday equivalent)
  • Brand new Microsoft Surface laptop and accessories
  • Structured development and reward scheme
  • Annual bonus up to 5% bonus
  • Pension match (1 : 1) up to 10 %
  • Life insurance (4 x base salary)
  • Well-being programme : Colleague Assistance Programme , Thrive mental health app, access to virtual GP , Nudge money management tool
  • On-site, subsidised restaurant
  • Charity Volunteer Day : A paid day away from work to support your chosen charity
  • Cycle to Work scheme : You can buy a new bike
  • Discounts & cashback
  • Opportunity to join the Customer Service Advisor apprenticeship programme
  • Hastings Group is an equal opportunities employer which means we treat people fairly. We welcome applications from all suitably skilled persons regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, ethnic background, religion / belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or marital / family status.

    Please also note that we have a thorough referencing process, which includes credit and criminal record checks.

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