Customer Relations Team Leader

Job No: CCC170
Location: Cessnock, NSW, 2325

Cessnock City Council provides a diverse range of services and facilities for the residents within the local government area, as well as visitors to the area. We employ approximately 320 employees and are situated within the Hunter Valley of New South Wales, approximately 120 kilometres north of Sydney and 40 kilometres west of Newcastle.

An exciting new leadership opportunity is available for a Customer Relations Team Leader to play a pivotal role in the transformation of the Customer Service function at Council. This key position will supervise and manage the daily front counter operation of the Customer Relations team and deliver high-level customer service to Council’s internal and external customers.

This role will also be required to:

  • Oversee counter services to customers including enquiries, receipting payments, and processing of applications;
  • Manage and review corporate systems relevant to Customer Relations including; Smart fees, Cash Receipting, Customer Request System, Community Portal, Digital Visitor Management, and CCTV;
  • Work effectively in conjunction with the Customer Contact Team Leader and Business Improvement Specialist to deliver continuous improvement opportunities promoting innovation, contemporary concepts and excellence achieving Industry standards; and
  • Receive and resolve requests & service complaints and escalate complaints and/or issues as appropriate.

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum level diploma) in Business Administration, Management or other relevant discipline, or extensive customer service experience in a supervisory role;
  • Contemporary knowledge of customer relations with a minimum of 5 year experience in delivering high quality and multichannel customer services;
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in a supervisory position, including the ability to effectively lead, inspire teamwork and manage the performance of a team; and
  • Outstanding customer service, communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to build effective working relationships with people at all levels of the organisation.

Remuneration and Benefits:

  • $70,965 - $82,170 per annum (plus 10.5% superannuation)
  • 35 hours per week
  • 19 day month and RDO scheme
  • Generous corporate fitness program
  • Picturesque Hunter Valley location!

Close Date: Sunday 15 July 2018 at 11.30pm

How to Apply:

Before applying, please read the position description below.

Position Description

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Paige Hawkins, Business Support Team Leader on 4993 4156

Guided by staff values of integrity, respect, teamwork, accountability and excellence, Cessnock City Council is indeed an attractive, thriving Council and employer of choice.

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