Call Handler (Bournemouth)

  • Location
    Bournemouth, Dorset
  • Salary
    £ 11.49 - £ 16.53 / Hourly
  • Category
    Public Sector - Public Sector
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference

Call Handler (Bournemouth)

We are currently recruiting for a number of Call Handlers to work for Dorset Police from a central Bournemouth location.

If you have a good telephone manner, work well under pressure and can make decisions quickly and effectively, this could be the role for you! Working a rotating shift pattern, we are looking for individuals who are flexible and able to work up until 22.30.


  • Answering incoming external phone calls that have been directed to the Force Command Centre

  • Investigating the nature of the call, & determine caller requirements using specific technique

  • Directing calls not suitable for the FCC to alternative agencies or internal departments

  • Responding to incoming emails where appropriate


  • Ability to type and capture information quickly

  • A good knowledge of MS Office

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to listen effectively

  • Ability to learn and retain information provided

  • Ability to work in a pressurised environment

Shift Pattern:

  • x6 shifts on and x4 shifts off

  • Each shift is 9 hours long - either 0800-1700hrs or 1330-2230hrs (37 hrs per week on average across the year)

  • (For each shift there are x2 paid 20 minute tea breaks and x1 unpaid 36 minute meal break)


  • £11.49/hour Monday to Friday (inclusive of shift allowance)

  • £16.53/hour Saturday & Sunday hours (inclusive of shift allowance)

Interested? Do not delay, IMMEDIATE interviews await!

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To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Patricia Vernon