Customer Service Assistant

7.50 - 9750.00 GBP Annual + GBP7.50 per hour - GBP9,750 per annum
04 Aug 2017
14 Aug 2017
Contract Type

We are currently recruiting a small team of Customer Service Assistants to join our team in Selly Oak, Birmingham, on a permanent annualised contract of 1300 hours per annum (average 25 hours per week).

As a Customer Service Assistant at TouchBase Pears you will be a vital part of ensuring we provide a warm welcome to everyone who comes into the building. The majority of your time will be spent serving in our Hive Caf??, but you will also work flexibly to cover the Reception desk, and to assist on events as a Steward or Catering Assistant.

Flexibility and good general availability is essential in this role due to the wide variety of events and activities taking place at TouchBase Pears; your working hours will be dependent on the activity with the building. Your rota will be issued approximately two weeks in advance allowing you to plan your personal life accordingly.

About Sense & TouchBase Pears

Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, those with sensory impairments and those with complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

TouchBase Pears is a pioneering, multi-purpose centre for the whole community in Birmingham and beyond - a place that brings people together in a welcoming environment where everyone can feel connected, included and part of the community. In September, once fully open, it will have:

?? A family-friendly caf??

?? A sensory garden

?? Art exhibitions and performances

?? Children's activities

?? A wide range of rooms and facilities for hire

You can find out more about TouchBase Pears via the link 'additional documentation'

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

About you

The ideal candidate will have previously worked or volunteered in a position where you have provided customer service and demonstrated your excellent communication and problem-solving skills. When working at TouchBase Pears you'll be willing to learn new communication methods and we'll support you to do so.

You'll be flexible and able to work a variety of shift patterns including evenings, early mornings and weekends.

Previous experience of working in retail, on a reception or within a catering environment is preferred but not essential; we are more than willing to train the right person to learn these new skills.

Working as a Customer Service Assistant at TouchBase Pears is a unique and varied opportunity, in return for your hard work and commitment we'll support you to learn lots of new skills within a brand new pioneering, multi-purpose centre for the whole community.