Customer Care Agent
Cardiff (with national remote working available)
The OVO Group’s purpose is to drive progress towards net zero carbon living. To reach Plan Zero, we need everyone to come together – not just as customers buying energy, but as members with a common goal. As part of this ambitious plan, our goal is to become the ‘Leading Employer in the UK’ by 2030. If you think you could be the talent we’re looking for, then come and join the adventure!
OVO Group’s mission is to power human progress with clean affordable energy for everyone – by driving progress towards zero carbon living.
Our energy and technology companies are working together to lower our collective carbon emissions to net zero by 2030, help our members halve theirs at the same time – and support everyone we work with on their journey to zero carbon.
We’re building a zero-carbon team, inside and out. Of those who share our values, feel inspired by our mission, and trust us to lead the way to zero. When you work for OVO Group, it’s not just a job. It’s the work of a lifetime. And we want the sharpest minds to help. Up for the challenge?
Where in the world of OVO will I be working?
We’re currently hiring Customer Care Agents to join our Customer Service team; the team responsible for maintaining the dynamic, customer centric culture that has built our reputation to date… arguably the most important team here at OVO! As a Customer Care Agent, you’ll be the first point of contact for our OVO Energy customers, delivering an award-winning service we can be proud of. A service which, most recently, earned us the title uSwitch Supplier of the Year 2019.
What will I be doing?
Our Customers are the key to our success so you'll play a significant role in keeping them happy and driving OVO’s vision! You’ll be on the front line; the first person our customers talk to whether they have questions, complaints or compliments – it will be your responsibility to get our customers the help they need.
Key responsibilities include:
– Answering and resolving customer enquiries over the phone (occasionally email if needed)
– Ensuring our customers receive excellent customer service
– Working towards targets and clear objectives set by the business which drive our Plan Zero vision
– Advising our customers about other products available to them with the aim of upselling to additional services
– Resolving customers’ queries the first time they are raised, collaborating closely with other departments to ensure resolution
– Proactively reviewing customer accounts when they call, to identify and resolve any future problems before they arise
– Taking ownership of complaints and follow OVO procedures to ensure the complaint is resolved in a timely manner
– Understanding our customer feedback tool, using feedback to identify any areas of improvement
– Recognising customer contact trends and giving feedback to team leader
– You have good personal timekeeping and self-awareness of impact to others around you
Working 37.5 hours per week, our contact centre is open to customers from 8am – 6:15pm Monday – Friday so you will be allocated a shift pattern based on these times; you’ll also be required to work 1 in every 12 Saturdays – that’s only 4 Saturdays a year!
Is this the job for me?
Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. We’re looking for people who are able to build a good rapport with customers and colleagues and are willing to go above and beyond to keep our customers happy. This is predominantly a phone-based role, so you’ll need to be comfortable speaking on the phone for most of the day. It’s crucial that you’ve had experience within a customer service environment; even better if you already have an understanding of working to targets and love smashing them.
Working within the energy sector can be quite fast paced; there is a lot to learn, so it’s a huge plus if you’re a quick learner and able to retain a wealth of information. Most importantly, you’ll share the qualities that have driven our achievements so far: firstly, you’re a people person and a phenomenal teammate. You’ll be adaptable, a clear communicator and able to tailor your approach dependent on each individual customer. You show a passion for customer service and getting it right for our customers.
If you're results-oriented and want to progress within the company, our Customer Service Reward Steps will help you do that. As you gain more knowledge and experience, you can move up through the levels increasing your salary as you go. Throw in lots of initiative, passion and a positive, solutions-oriented approach and there’s a good chance you’ll thrive at OVO.
From us you’ll get*
– Salary of £20,000 per annum
– An annual discretionary bonus
– 4% of your salary to spend on flexible lifestyle benefits
– 5% matched employer contribution to your pension
– 25 days’ holiday plus one for your birthday
– And many more…
(*) Please note that certain benefits kick-in once you have passed probation which can be up to 6 months after your start date.
We want the best people
At OVO, we empower our people to have choice around where and when they work – flexible working arrangements can be discussed for all of our roles. Please speak to the Talent Acquisition team for more info.
We’re keen to meet people with varied backgrounds – our view is the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We want to establish teams which represent a variety of experiences, perspectives and skills, and we recognise talent on the basis of merit and potential.
We understand some people may not apply for jobs unless they tick every box. If you're excited about joining us and think you have much of what we're looking for, even if you're not 100% sure… we'd love to hear from you.
Learn more about working in the OVO family of companies on our careers page and Glassdoor. We’re also delighted to have received a Top Employers certificate in 2018, 2019 and 2020!
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