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Gateshead Council housing jobs

Do you want a role where you're recognised for what you do, given the opportunity to thrive and have the chance to be the best version of yourself? Do you want to work with us in making our neighbourhoods great places to live? If so, please keep reading as you're just what we're looking for!

What's in it for you

There's so much on offer. Here are just a few of the highlights: 

  • you'll be paid a competitive salary plus additional allowances where relevant
  • we'll help you save for your future with an outstanding employer contribution to your pension of approximately 18.9% per year
  • you'll have access to great health and wellbeing support, including discounted membership to GO Gateshead Leisure Services and ability to use our cycle to work scheme
  • you'll get a generous annual leave entitlement and the chance to buy up to 10 additional holidays per year
  • you'll receive a generous mileage allowance when using your vehicle for work purposes
  • we'll give you the chance to take advantage of various offers and discounts on shopping and household spend; including O2, Virgin Media and Dell

Customer Service Officer

Grade F £25,409 - £27,852 per annum, 37 hours, permanent.

We've got an exciting opportunity to join our brilliant team whose ambition is to deliver on the promises we make to our customers. If you're interested in joining a great organisation with an employee offer and experience that rivals others, then this could be an opportunity you just don't want to miss.

About the role

As a Customer Service Officer, you will play a key role supporting the Neighbourhood Service Advisors, who provide a front line service to our residents, dealing with a wide range of queries.

You will work alongside employees and partner agencies to share accurate information relating to housing and council services.

You will manage a team of staff who deliver a customer focused service and provide administrative support as part of the Neighbourhood Services team, working to support tenants to sustain tenancies and neighbourhoods. 

People really are our greatest asset at Gateshead Council, and we value every employee. We encourage our people to think differently, do the right thing and be innovative. You'll have the scope to work flexibly across the service, giving you plenty of opportunity for a varied, enjoyable and productive day.

It's time to apply!

We're delighted that you want to come and work with us. Please take a look at the full job profile. (PDF) [210KB] It's important that you read it in full and check that you meet the essential criteria, because when we start selecting people for interview, we'll be checking to ensure that they meet the essential criteria as set out in the job profile.

All we need from you is a completed application form. Alternatively, we accept CVs with a supporting statement tailored to demonstrate you meet the essential criteria of the role. Please submit your application by midnight on 5 February 2023.

Send CVs to: EmmaSnaith@gateshead.gov.uk

For an informal discussion or if you need any help, please contact Emma Snaith on 0191 433 5896 / 07919 110 963.

A bit about us

We're responsible for the day-to-day housing management of over 18,000 council owned homes across the borough which stretches from Bill Quay to Chopwell.

We're truly committed to providing our customers with the highest quality of service and we need like-minded people who can help us deliver a sector leading service. We need people who want to make a difference, who are talented, possess the right knowledge and skills and who want the chance to demonstrate how good they are.

Why work for Gateshead Council

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