Job Vacancy

Job Vacancy for a Customer Service Advisor with Ilfracombe Town Council

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A vacancy exists for a Customer Service Advisor working from the Ilfracombe Centre for Ilfracombe Town Council.

An application form can be found at the bottom of this page.

Ilfracombe Town Council
Admin and Clerical
Work Location
The Ilfracombe Centre
ADMIN/CSA – 622-01
Occupational group
Customer Service & Office Support
Salary details
£10.00hr or £19,500 pro rata
Job term
Permanent subject to 6 month probationary period
Appointment type
Full Time / Part Time
37.5hr / 22.5hrs minimum
Closing Date
17th June 2022

For an informal discussion please contact

Alan Matthewman – 01271855311,
Carole Coombs – 01271855303,

JOB DESCRIPTION – Customer Service Advisor

As part of this role you will provide Customer Service Support to members of the public who come to the Reception at the Ilfracombe Centre.

As a Customer Service Advisor you will be part of a team working on reception along with both Town and District Council Colleagues.

You will be expected to greet members of the public answer queries or provide signposting as appropriate.

You will also be involved in the logging of visitors to the Ilfracombe Centre and informing the appropriate staff of their arrival.

You will be responsible for taking room bookings and handling cash and card transactions made at the reception desk by customers who hire the rooms or who are paying for permits.

You may also be involved in the implementation of office procedures and be given responsibility for specific projects and tasks and support activities as may be

This role involves good written and oral communication skills, word processing and organisational skills, as well as the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.

Due to the sensitive nature of some of the work involved in this role you will be expected to exercise confidentiality, integrity and professionalism at all times.

You will:

  • Answer queries from residents and members of the public in a timely manner
  • Ensure that the ITC email box is managed and emails redirected as required
  • Use a variety of software packages (including Outlook, POS system, and
    Microsoft Office)
  • Sort and distribute incoming post and organise and send outgoing post
  • Deal with telephone and email enquiries, using the email system
  • Photocopy and print various documents, on behalf of other colleagues
  • Deal with members of the public and visitors to the Ilfracombe centre
  • Manage the visitor book and associated security process
  • Organise and store paperwork, documents and computer-based information
  • Keep room booking diaries and arrange appointments
  • Book meeting rooms
  • Other clerical duties as directed by the Office Manager or other senior
    officers of the Council.


You’ll need to have:

  • Strong organisational skills
  • The ability to plan your own work, use your initiative and meet deadlines
  • The ability to accept and understand instructions
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Tact, discretion and respect for confidentiality
  • A pleasant, confident telephone manner
  • Team working ability
  • Reliability and honesty
  • The ability to manage pressure and conflicting demands, and prioritise tasks
    and workload

Customer Service Advisor Job Role (PDF Downloadable)

Application Form (PDF Version)

Application Form (Word Version)

Application forms are also available in hard copy from The Ilfracombe Centre, 44 High Street, Ex34 9QB

Ilfracombe Town Council