Customer Advisor

Location:  Coventry, GB
Category:  Administration and Customer Services

Job Title: Customer Advisor

Contract Type: Full-Time/Term-Time/Part-Time, Permanent 

Salary: £17,000 - £21,300

Location: Coventry


Have you ever thought of joining the engine room of a major educational organisation?


What it’s about

Our Customer Contact Centre handles over 8,000 calls each week from schools, colleges, examiners and learners, dealing promptly and efficiently with enquiries related to the services and qualifications offered by OCR.


What you’ll be doing

You will:

  • Provide friendly and professional support to customers by answering incoming calls and emails to a very high standard
  • Respond to all inbound enquiries within agreed service levels for the specific contact method: calls, letters, e-mails and faxes, providing first contact solutions and aiming to minimise the number of cross department transfers by increasing contact resolution rates
  • Build proactive customer relationships
  • Provide the highest standards in customer service and meeting the agreed customer satisfaction target measures through added value service
  • Actively participate in improving systems, such as HEAT database, and procedures to ensure more effective responses to customers
  • Help and advise on anything from teaching an OCR qualification through to exam queries
  • Despatch appropriate materials, as requested by customers, managing the orders effectively through the HEAT database system
  • Accurately capture and record information in the HEAT database system to the required standards of performance; allowing for effective auditing and analysis of customer contacts
  • Ensure all information is managed in accordance with OCR’s data management policies (e.g. information affected by the Data Protection Act) and to ensure information provided to customers is data compliant (e.g. non-disclosure of results information).


What we’re looking for:


  • Customer Service Level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Capable of managing complex knowledge; open and receptive to learning and development; driven to improve own performance.
  • Plans and organises own time effectively
  • Good team player: creates positive working relations; shares knowledge and information with colleagues; supports and assists others to improve and achieve.
  • Able to provide creative solutions to customer queries
  • Excellent communicator
  • Ability to work in a busy contact centre environment


  • Taking high volume of inbound telephone calls
  • Working to stringent targets/KPI’s
  • Experience of working in highly pressurised environment
  • Experience of managing difficult customers and resolving complaints to a positive outcome
  • Experience of databases, CRM or Customer Contact logging systems


  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude with the desire to go the extra mile for customers.
  • Quality driven: provides high levels of accuracy; pays attention to detail; strives to provide best in class service.
  • Self-motivated: capable of working to demanding targets, both individual and team; able to use initiative; seeks guidance and support when necessary.
  • Responds positively to demanding and continually changing environment.
  • Promotes continuous improvement ethos: provides ideas and suggestions for improving the way we work.


OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations) is a leading UK exam board. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their future, helping them achieve their full potential.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:
• Generous contributory pension
• 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
• Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
• Enhanced maternity/paternity pay and childcare voucher scheme
• Childcare vouchers
• Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers
• Cycle scheme
• Season Ticket Loan
• Subsidised staff restaurants
• Support for professional qualifications
• Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.

Work/life balance is important to us here at Cambridge Assessment, and we offer colleagues a range of flexible working options which suit both the business and the employee.  Please let us know of flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 28/05/2018  and interviews will be held on w/c 28 May 2018.

As a fair and equal employer, we want to make sure you have all the information you need about the job, so we always incorporate the job description into our ads. If you’re invited for interview, you’ll also receive that job description as a separate document.

In this spirit of transparency, if you’re successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.

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