Customer Service Assistant (Catering / Reception / Events)

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    Website sensecharity Sense

    Connecting Sight, Sound and Life

    We are currently recruiting a small team of Customer Service Assistants to join us 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 Café, 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 café

    ·        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.

    How do I find out more and apply? 

    To register your interest in joining Sense as a Customer Service Assistant at TouchBase Pears please complete the short ‘application form’ via ‘Apply Now’ at the base of this page – we will then invite you to our Open Day at TouchBase Pears, Selly Oak, on Tuesday 25th July (until all spaces have been filled. We hope the application form will take no more than 10 minutes and once the form has been submitted we’ll be in touch as soon as we’re able to book you in and provide you with more details.

    Closing date: Wednesday 19 July 2017

    Interview date: Open Day 25th July – Second Interviews 26th or 31st July

    To start: Training from 28th August 2017

    To apply for this job please visit the following URL: http://jobs.sense.org.uk/vacancies/3060/B31/customer_service_assistant/ →