Customer Service Advisor

  • Location
    Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
  • Salary
    £8.72/Hourly
  • Job type
    Temporary contract
  • Industry
    Sales and Retail
  • External Reference
    COV19/NCL

The Department of Education Covid 19 Helpline provides an information, guidance and signposting service to parents, students, education providers and their staff to support them with navigating issues around education and Covid 19. The team work within defined guidance issued by the Government via lines to take and FAQ's. The team operates via inbound telephone service, and email.


Information is updated on a daily basis and as a Helpline Adviser you must complete research using the documents and resources provided to ensure the information delivered is current and accurate at all times.


Helpline Advisers also record information and intelligence accurately and in appropriate detail to ensure accurate reporting, and to ensure the service remains tailored and current to customer queries and concerns.


Helpline Advisers work closely with their Team Manager to ensure the delivery of a high-quality service to callers with a view to consistently improving their performance.


Training is conducted on site and there maybe the possibility to work from home afterwards.


Our ideal candidate will have the following skill set:



  • Excellent telephone manner with the ability to extract and retain information from customers

  • Exceptional verbal skills with an aptitude for providing comprehensive support to service users

  • Ability to use multiple IT systems to accurately capture and record customer information

  • Advanced keyboard skills with good written communication

  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

  • Excellent listening skills and the ability to interact with customers in an empathetic and non-judgemental fashion

  • Ability to work within defined quality guidelines and maintain good practices at all times

  • Excellent research skills with the ability to source information efficiently to support present and future customer queries

  • Ability to use approved resources to tailor support to fully resolve customer queries


This position is subject to a standard DBS Check and further vetting processes as appropriate to fill our contractual and safeguarding procedures - you must be able to provide appropriate documentation to support this



Adecco is an equal opportunities employer













Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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Please apply with your CV to: Valerie McGowan