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Customer Service Assistant

Residential Services

Location:  Halls - Montefiore
Salary:   £20,400 to £21,630 Per annum Pro rata
Part Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 05 December 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2069822FB

Residential Services at the University of Southampton offer accommodation to over 7,000 students every year. You will be joining the team at an exciting time as we continue to develop our portfolio of over 6,600 rooms, instigating a new refurbishment plan along with continued development of our halls offer to enhance the student experience.   

This Customer Service Assistant position offers the opportunity to provide excellent service throughout the day for students, residents and other customers who interact with our services. You will be calm under pressure and have a commitment to providing excellent customer service at every touchpoint, whilst supporting the ongoing development and improvement projects for our customer facing areas. As an excellent communicator and multi-tasker, you will also play a part in providing valuable support to the supervisory team at Wessex Lane Halls of Residence both within and outside of reception.

To ensure the smooth running of our service you will need to work in close partnership with our security contractors, other departments within the University and external contractors who deliver services within our Halls of Residence. 

The successful candidate will be able to evidence experience of working within a busy and diverse customer service environment. We are looking for an approachable and organised character with excellent communication skills.  You will need to be confident working in a team, having customer service skills across any industry could well be an advantage. The department uses multiple computer systems to deliver its services therefore experience using multiple systems is essential, training will be given. 

This position is currently being advertised for 14 hours per week, on a Wednesday and Friday working between the hours of 8am and 6pm on a rotational basis (8am-4pm, 9am-5pm, 10am-6pm). You will also be expected to be available for occasional weekend/evening working to support peak activity times during the academic year such as student arrivals/departure events and open days. 

To find out more about the work of Residential Services please visit our website http://www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/accommodation.page.

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Janey Sturgeon (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk. Please quote reference 2069822FB on all correspondence. 

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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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