Service and Sales Assistant
The Unite Group - London

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A Service & Sales Assistant is required to join our team in South London. The working days for this role will be Saturday to Wednesday and shifts will be between 8 am and 8 pm. This is a 6 month fixed term contract.

ABOUT UNITE GROUP PLC:

UNITE is the UKs leading operator of purpose built student accommodation providing a home for 42,000 students in over 130 properties across 23 of the UKs strongest university cities. We work in partnership with over 30 higher education providers, as well as renting rooms directly to students.

Founded in 1991, UNITE is a FTSE 250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange. A key factor of our success has been the careful development and management of our buildings. We also operate the UNITE Student Accommodation Fund (USAF) for institutional investors. UNITE employs nearly 1,000 people and our mission is to deliver the best accommodation experience for students, with passion and pride.

For more information visit our website.

WHAT THE SERVICE & SALES ASSISTANT JOB INVOLVES:

The Service & Sales Assistant role with UNITE is a varied and challenging one where no one day is the same. As a Service & Sales Assistant, working within a friendly and supportive team you will be playing a vital role in ensuring that customers living in our properties have a great experience.

Covering a number of properties, you will be providing a front of house reception service, including key management and handling lock outs, welcoming visitors and contractors to the properties and ensuring required maintenance or housekeeping works within the properties are reported and completed. With appropriate support and guidance, youll also be conducting sales conversations, show flat viewings, flat meetings and managing flat disputes.

Dealing with our customers face to face and over the phone, you will be managing customer related issues in a timely manner, engaging with other colleagues when required and providing a decisive and effective response to customer complaints, escalating when necessary with the appropriate support and guidance and the appropriate level of priority. You will also maintain positive community relationships with neighbours, local communities and local authorities.

There are also varied administration duties to keep you busy such as, maintaining UNITEs information systems, processing customer bookings and payments, chasing debt, conducting and logging room and communal area inspections, providing financial administration support under appropriate supervision, and undertaking any other ad hoc projects/additional tasks which may be required.

So, if you`re looking for a career where you can be customer focused, results driven, work on your initiative and have fun doing it, you`ve come to the right place.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR:

A genuine passion for customer service is the most important quality for us. Although you may not have worked in the accommodation, hospitality or retail sectors before, you will have had experience in a customer facing role. If you have worked within a sales environment this would be an advantage, but it isnt essential.

To make sure that we are able to serve our customers needs we operate a flexible service and therefore its essential that youre able to work flexible hours, including weekends as required, and to take part in a rota.

Its really important to us that you thrive on understanding, empathising and delivering against customer needs and are able to communicate effectively with people. With so many customers and such a variety of work the environment is fast paced and exciting, so we need to know that you are able to work at pace, whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy. Personal time management and prioritisation skills are key in this role and whilst self-motivation and working on your initiative are crucial, it`s also important that you are a first class team player who possesses a positive and collegiate attitude.

Our administrative processes are really important too, so it is essential that you are computer literate wth the ability to use Microsoft Office.

UNITE Group PLC is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome people of all ages, ethnicities, religions or sexual orientations. Were only interested in your talent, your potential and your personality and in offering you an environment where all three can develop and grow - regardless of your background. Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

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