Customer Service Co-ordinator

Location: Baughurst, Hampshire

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Reporting to: Customer Support Manager

To enable the delivery of an excellent customer service that meets the needs of our homeowner’s post-sale and ensures that works are carried out to meet the Bewley New Home Standard. To provide advice and support to enable the sub-contractors and customer service operatives to deliver an effective service. As Customer Service Co-ordinator, you will be handling enquiries, prioritising competing customer needs whilst being proactive in responding to and scheduling defect works and technical inspection visits.

Personal Qualities 

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Patient, calm and empathetic
  • Self-motivated to deliver a high standard of customer service
  • Have exceptionally good all-round organisational skills and the ability to meet strict deadlines through effective prioritisation
  • Committed team player
  • Confident telephone manner and the ability to handle complaints in a busy environment effectively
  • Taking ownership to ensure a situation is resolved efficiently and effectively

 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Responsible for the day-to-day scheduling of the Customer Service Operatives’ workload, and coordination of the administrative tasks
  • Making courtesy calls in line with the customer journey
  • Stock control for Customer Service Operatives van
  • Accurately diagnose defects; prioritise repairs and make appointments for customers for works to be completed – Ensuring that once work is complete that the issue is closed out with the customer
  • Log all contact with customers on COINS ensuring the data is accurate and up to date, all information regarding a plot is allocated to that plot and data cleansed/discussed with the customer while working on that plot
  • Responsibility for identifying possible ‘contra-charge’ situations and giving notice to sub-contractors where necessary and raising the correct paperwork in line with the current process
  • Liaise between customers and contractors to ensure that information is shared appropriately and accurately
  • Deliver all services within the guidance of data protection legislation
  • Work with colleagues to deliver a seamless service to all customers
  • Deliver a high standard of customer service to all customers, through a range of different formats, including phone and email
  • Establish the nature of defects through intelligent questioning, determining works required and arranging inspections for more complex works
  • Manage relationships with customers, contractors and colleagues, ensuring customers are always kept informed
  • Allocate jobs to the appropriate contractor via COINS, to ensure that it can be resolved effectively to meet our repair priority targets
  • Ensure all costs are managed through the correct process and registered in line with procedures
  • Carry out any other duties commensurate with the role

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum level 2 in English and Mathematics
  • Customer Service qualification, or equivalent experience

 

Skills

  • Ability to prioritise and organise tasks
  • Ability to build rapport with customers, colleagues and sub-contractors, maintaining excellent working relationships
  • Excellent IT, written and verbal communication skill

 

Knowledge

  • Sound knowledge of the development sector
  • A good understanding of common new home defects and the snagging process

 

Experience

  • Experience of delivering a high standard of customer service in a high-pressured environment
  • Experience of working in the housing, development, maintenance or similar industry, delivering a customer-led service

 

Other

  • Willingness to bring forward new ideas, challenge areas where we can improve, and to contribute to our ongoing success
  • Being passionate about your role, which may include working flexibly on occasions

 

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