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Customer Services Advisor

Careers & Employability Service

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £20,275 to £24,029 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 14 July 2019
Interview Date:   Wednesday 24 July 2019
Reference:  1156019EW

We are looking for a proactive Customer Services Advisor to join our Information team, within the Careers and Employability Service.  As the first point of contact by phone, email and in person for students, employers and other stakeholders, your role will be as an ambassador for the service, ensuring that all customers are supported appropriately and a professional image is conveyed at all times.

You will provide information to University of Southampton students/graduates and other customers on all aspects of the Careers and Employability Services as well as maintaining the Careers Centre to ensure a welcoming environment and access to up-to-date resources.  You may need to refer enquiries to other departments within Careers, Student Services or the wider University, so you will need to develop a thorough knowledge of services on offer.

You will possess excellent customer service and time management skills, have a strong attention to detail combined with organisation and communication skills.  A good understanding of the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook) and a proactive attitude are essential.

This post presents an exciting opportunity for an efficient and exceptionally motivated individual who enjoys working in a fast paced environment undertaking a range of roles in the working day. 

As part of the interview, applicants will need to complete two short assessment tasks. One will be an email response to information supplied and a role-play telephone call. This will be followed by a panel interview and will all take place on 24th July.

Please note that Student Services use generic job descriptions. For this post, you will be recruited against our Customer Services Advisor job description, which is attached for full details. As a result, your contract and day-to-day job title will be as per this job description. 

Student Services is a diverse group of services and one of the largest Professional Services departments in the University; at the heart of what we do is a passion for enhancing our students' experiences. If you would like to find out more, please visit our website at

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 1156019EW on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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