People Support Advisor - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £26,800.50 per annum
Type: Fixed Term
Closing date: 03 Mar 2021
Location: Chelmsford
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 898
Role: Human Resources
About the role

People Support Advisor

Fixed Term, Full Time

Up to £26,800.50 per annum

Location: Chelmsford

Closing Date: 3rd March 2021

Please note that this is a fixed term contract opportunity for a duration of 6 months

This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home, with an expectation of being home based for the foreseeable future. However, when government guidelines change the role may then revert to being office based, whilst retaining some flexible working options.

About the opportunity

The People Support Adviser (PSA) sits within the Organisation Development and People & Service Transformation (ODP&ST) function and will be the initial point of contact and front door for employees, potential new joiners and external customers into the Organisation Development and People department. 

Providing a customer focused and professional advice, support and guidance service, for people related queries across all channels: online, telephone and face to face. You will provide support and resolutions quickly and efficiently on the following:

• Responding to general customer enquiries, by telephone or email in a timely and professional manner aiming to answer as many calls as possible first time, delivering to agreed Service Level Agreements (SLAs) • Working collaboratively across the People Support team to support the business e.g. Compliance, eDBS and Payroll and first line HR queries. • Providing advice and information that meets all the current statutory, contractual and legislative obligations of the Council, to support and guide staff in using self-service. • Processing new joiners/existing employees to ensure compliance protocols are adhered to; including DBS eBulk work, where some team members will be registered counter signatories. • Contributing to ensuring the integrity and security of personal, contractual and financial information, to meet legislation, Council policies and the wider organisational vision. • Proactively recommend, support and embrace changes in the Service and contribute to implementing innovative/continuous improvement to business process. • Responsible for maintaining governance around handling customer queries and following agreed procedures.

 About you

 With an understanding of working in a contact centre or compliance service, you will have proficient IT skills, MS Word and MS Excel, alongside strong verbal and written communication skills with experience of dealing with customer queries.

 It is essential that you will be highly motivated with excellent attention to detail, with a results orientated approach and continually seeking to improve. You will have evidence of building effective working relationships with colleagues and customers, whilst having the ability to prioritise your own workload and meet organisational deadlines. 

 Above all, you will have strong verbal and written communication skills with an excellent track record of providing exceptional customer service.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service.

 Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on https://www.workingforessex.com/benefits

 Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

 We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

 If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0333 013 5888.

As part of employment with Essex County Council should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit: https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. For more information please use the following link: https://www.workingforessex.com/working-here/pay-reward/ Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success. If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please email resourcing.team@essex.gov.uk or call us on 0333 013 5888. Lines are open Monday to Friday 08:30 - 16.30.