Do you want to make a difference to people’s lives?
Radius Connect 24 is the leading provider of personal alarm care and support services supporting over 20,000 households to live independently throughout Ireland with timely access to 24/7 support whenever required.
We support anyone of any age who is concerned about personal well-being or home safety, or who may feel anxious about managing on their own.
Our service model is client centred. At its simplest, this is the provision of an alarm unit and a pendant to enable clients to easily call for help. Additional sensors, connected to the alarm unit, are provided, and installed where requested to automatically alert potential incidents. The key benefit is reassurance and peace of mind to both the individual client and their support network of both informal and formal carers
Due to the increased demand for our services, we are looking to expand our current team of 20 call advisors, based in Holywood County Down.
What is the role like?
This is not your average call centre job. This is a front-line telephone-based role with a real social purpose. The role of a Call Advisor is central to the delivery of an effective, consistent, client-focussed service.
The Call Advisor is the first key point of contact for clients and its essential clients receive the help and support they require in a timely, professional manner. This means offering reassurance and agreeing an appropriate response to every call connecting clients to responders or emergency services if necessary.
As well as deal with incoming alarm calls, we provide a range of outgoing call services such as health and wellbeing calls to support people who may be isolated in our communities.
What do you need to apply?
The role of a Call Advisor requires excellent communication skills to engage with clients in a way that ensures a good experience, achieves the desired outcome, and keeps clients at the centre of the service. This involves demonstrating empathy and understanding and building rapport with clients ensuring trust and confidence in the service.
On the application form candidates are asked to detail how they meet the essential criteria.
- Good general level of education, to include GCSEs (at a minimum of Grade C), or equivalent qualification, in both English and Maths.
- Minimum of 6 months’ relevant experience providing a front-line customer service.
- IT literacy, as evidenced by substantial practical experience in the use of a range of Microsoft Office software, or other broad range of equivalent office software packages.
If shortlisted for interview. applicants will be asked to provide examples of how they have the key competencies to be successful in the role.
Call advisors are deployed on a structured 24/7 shift pattern aligned to service demands.
Various hours are available on a structured shift pattern from 17.5 hrs per week to 35 hrs per week.
For example –
35 hr pattern – night shifts only
- 2 night shifts (2000-0800), 3 rest days;
35 hr pattern – days shifts and nightshifts
- 2 day shifts (0800-2000), 3 rest days; 2 night shifts (2000-0800), 3 rest days;
28 hr pattern
- 4 half-day shifts (either 0800-1400 or 1400-2000), 2 rest days.
17.5 hr pattern
- 2 night shifts (2000-0800), 6 rest days;
- 2 day shifts (0800-2000), 6 rest days;
Salary: £23,194 (SP9) to £25,874 (SP15)
The starting salary for the post is £23,194 per annum pro rata plus a 5% shift allowance for night shifts worked. This rises to £25,874 (pro rata).
How do I find out more?
Or call Barbara Taylor for an informal chat on: 07966658394
To access the full criteria and to apply online, please visit www.radiushousing.org/careers. Alternatively, application packs can be obtained by contacting the Holywood reception on 028 9039 7250.
In return we offer a range of benefits to employees including great on-job training, a contributory pension scheme, a health cash plan which can provide help with dental, optician and medical costs (including cover for dependent children in full time education up to 18 years of age), free employee health checks and a Cycle to Work scheme. Flexibility regarding working hours is also offered in some areas of the business.
For further information on employee benefits go to the employee benefits section of our website.
Closing date for applications is 2nd February 2023 unless otherwise stated.
Radius reserves the right to enhance criteria to facilitate shortlisting.
Association wide waiting lists may be compiled for future same or similar permanent / fixed term vacancies which may arise.
Radius is an Equal Opportunities Employer.