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Customer Service Advisor

Hampshire, England, Portsmouth
£25000 - £27000 per annum
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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About our Role

Base Location: Portsmouth, Havant

Salary: £25,703 - £29,879 and a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Office based | Full Time, 37 hours per week, 08:00 - 17:00 Monday - Friday

We are looking for 10+ Customer Service Advisors to join our team on a permanent contract!

As a Customer Service Advisor, you will be dealing with a wide range of customers via phone or email who have submitted and requested to have electricity connected to their new home or asked for a part of the electricity network to be moved. From homeowners who are building their dream homes and need electricity connected, to property developers who need us to work with them to move cables coming into the property.

Your role will be to hold their hand through the process, providing advice on their application registration, next best steps, and proactively providing updates on the progress of their project.

We are looking for customer-focused individuals to join our new and existing Connections application teams within our business.

As part of the recruitment process we will be holding an assessment centre on Saturday 22nd April between 10am and 2pm at our Walton Park office in Portsmouth

Key responsibilities will include:

- Providing customers with advice on application registrations and next best steps.

- Managing customer accounts by providing project updates.

- Attempting to resolve complaints at the first point of contact.

- Managing issues that arise for the customer and liaising with the wider business to resolve these.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we're looking for someone with a passion for customer service.

- You should be customer-focused, putting the customer at the heart of everything you do. You'll be the voice of the customer in this role, so it's important you can champion what they need.

- You should enjoy problem-solving and be able to absorb a lot of information.

- There are some technical aspects of this role that our amazing team will support and train you in, so it's important that you have a thirst for knowledge and enjoy learning new things.

- Previous experience in customer service is essential for this role but other than that, we're simply looking for people who have a desire to learn something new, love to talk with customers and be part of an exciting and growing part of our business.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 3,500 people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital to achieving net zero. By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network we're ensuring our local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future. We are consistently investing and innovating to improve network resilience and future-proof power supplies for life's changing demands, from rolling out large scale EV charging schemes to supporting small community generation projects.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Kim on / 01738 344051.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.





We are driven by our purpose: to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

We are a leading generator of renewable electricity and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.

We develop, own and operate low carbon infrastructure to support the zero-carbon transition.  This includes onshore and offshore wind, hydro power, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas-fired generation, alongside providing energy products and services for businesses, and we have interests across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Poland.

Our twin focus of practicality and inspiration is a strategy that has seen us through more than 70 years.

We are UK listed, employing 10,000 talented and skilled people and are real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited.

Because we’re SSE, and we’re for a better world of energy – for everyone.


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