Pay Rate: £10.65
37 hours per week
8am - 8pm, may extend until 10pm - night rate given for this £11.73 for 8pm - 10pm
Based in Preston City Centre
About the Role
Do you have a passion for public service? Would you like to make a difference to someone`s life? If so we would like to hear from you.
DWP delivers services to over 20 million claimants and customers a year. DWP is responsible for helping people move into employment, supporting pensioners and protecting some of the most vulnerable in our society. They help people lift themselves out of poverty and to stay out of poverty, through work, saving and support. This is a hugely important public service and the challenge is bigger than ever.
You will be perfect for this role if you are;
" A good listener
" Customer focused
If you have these skills, then this could be the ideal job for you.
About the Job
Your role could involve a range of duties and we are seeking people who are adaptable and flexible. Your initial job will include:
" Providing excellent customer service in a telephony environment to a diverse range of working age customers and employers.
" Making decisions regarding benefit entitlement by examining the available facts.
" Assessing claims and dealing with enquiries via electronic means
" Supporting the Department`s aim that digital will become the primary contact channel for all claimant services.
" Being part of a team responsible for creating and working in a service delivery environment to support the delivery of excellent customer service, quality and performance
The main knowledge and skills required
" Willingness to communicate and advise a wide range of diverse customers in difficult/sensitive circumstances.
" Willingness to learn how to deliver a DWP service using digital methods.
" Willingness to make reducing our costs and providing value for money to the taxpayer a priority.
" Be prepared to engage effectively with our partners
" Have a desire to showcase public service at its best
" The full time working week for DWP is 37 hours. You may be required to work at any time between the hours of 7.45am and 8pm on any day between Monday to Friday and 8.45am to 5pm on Saturday. You will be given advance notice of your personal schedule.
" Full learning and development for the role will be provided including Diversity & Equality
" Please note that we will require you to provide identity documents and prove your right to work in the UK prior to starting in the role.
Successful candidates will be subject to a Basic DBS clearance
If you have any questions about the role or would like to discuss the post further, please contact