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Housing Customer Services Officer

Brent Council
Brent, London (Greater)
£27,483- £29,517 p.a. inc.
Closing date
7 Feb 2022

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An Excellent Opportunity…

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

The Post

We are a busy Contact Centre with a focus on providing a first class service to our residents and customers. We have an energetic team that thrives on delivering a range of services via phone, email and social media.

We have strong values, high standards and are very clear about the behaviours we expect at all times such as:
- A commitment to quality and being the best we can
- Treating our residents with compassion, dignity and respect
- Being responsible, sustainable and innovative in our work
- Having trust and respect for all members of our team and anyone else we work with

If you have customer service experience, are approachable and patient with a “can do” approach, have effective conflict resolution skills and believe your values and behaviours are on the same wave length as ours, we would love to hear from you.

Main Duties include: Providing advice, information and resolving enquiries at the first point of contact for a diverse community whilst working in a busy, fast paced environment covering a range of services and enquiry types. You will be delivering services via phone, email and social media and utilising various I.T systems to log and resolve enquiries. You will be supporting and encouraging customers in the use of self service options.

The Person

Customer service experience is essential as is the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Confidence in navigating multiple I.T. systems and being able to explain information in plain, simple language is also necessary.

A patient, helpful and polite disposition is essential with a focus on providing a professional and caring service and getting it right the first time.

We will be asking candidates who are shortlisted complete a test first. If you are successful, you will be invited to attend an interview. 

Closing date: 07 February 2022 (23:00)

Additional Information 

This position is only open to current employees of Brent Council or Temporary Agency Workers currently working in Brent Council. External candidates are not permitted to apply for internal only roles. Forwarding ‘internal only’ roles to external candidates may lead to disciplinary action being taken.

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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What make us different?

Brent has a diverse artistic community, a wide range of cultural activities and award-winning parks. Each community in Brent has its own cultural celebrations including one of Europe's biggest Irish festivals and the Hindu Diwali festival, which attracts around 40,000 people each year. The borough is home to 'Mahogany', the innovative designer for carnival and theatrical costumes and the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn. Brent, located in the northwest of Greater London, is one of London's most diverse boroughs.

Great values!

Brent It is one of the most culturally and racially diverse of all local authorities in England and Wales. Brent is working to be a safer, more attractive and more environmentally-friendly borough, with great opportunities for people to work and thrive.
Why work for Brent?

  •  Good road and rail links into central London.  Competent and skilled work teams.  A trusting working environment.  Very attractive pension arrangements. Salary progression. Free season ticket loan scheme. 

Would you like to work in a diverse and cultural environment?

Brent may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

Find Us
020 8937 1234
Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
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