Who are we?
Pelican Business Services is based just south of Bristol and provides award-winning customer service on behalf of Wessex and Bristol Water, employing 350 people. We deal with almost one million calls, emails and live chats every year so it’s safe to say we are popular! The type of contact we handle ranges from customers moving home, changing personal details or querying their bills. We also offer a range of additional services to support our more vulnerable customers. Our focus is creating a memorable experience for all the right reasons and ensuring we deliver great service.
We pride ourselves on making Pelican a great place to work and recently were ranked 19th in the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work for in the UK!
Our inbound contact centre is the heart of our business and the first point of contact for many of our customers, so you will be responsible for delivering a first-class experience. Our department is an exhilarating and fast paced environment where you will be answering an average of 50-60 calls a day.
Initially your focus will be our inbound telephone contacts but at Pelican we strive to create multiskilled experts that can communicate with our customers on many channels such as emails and live chat.
You will be working a rolling shift pattern between our opening hours of 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 2pm on Saturdays (no bank holiday working here!).
Looking for more flexible hours or a shorter working week? We’re a family friendly business and we look to support flexible working options where we can that suit you which can be discussed once you have applied.
We are looking for someone who loves talking to people and can naturally build a great rapport with our customers and colleagues. You will have confident, energetic and professional communication skills, be friendly and have a positive, ‘can do’ attitude. We want you to be able to demonstrate resilience and reliability, working to defined department targets.
If you are ambitious, hitting your targets and enjoy a challenge we offer lots of opportunities to progress within the business.
Why work for us?
It’s easy to say this is a great place to work but we don’t expect you to just take our word for it! We have won awards for 'Customer Centric Culture', 'Best Place to Work' and 'Employee Engagement', a perfect representation of our priorities. We pride ourselves on the fact that both our customers and our people are at the heart of everything we do.
We feel that every aspect of your career with us is important. From interview to offer, your line manager and friendly HR team will keep you updated every step of the way. On day one, you’ll receive a warm welcome from your new team and join our unique induction programme.
Most of all, we don’t tell you what is important to you - we encourage our people to tell us. Our annual People Promises are based directly on feedback from our team members and our committees and working groups (including our Health and Wellbeing committee, our Mental Health First Aiders and our Working Parents group to name just a few) are populated by our own people, constantly looking for ways to improve the experience for our people.
#TeamPelican welcomes a diverse range of people, talent and ideas. We are delighted to be recognised as a Disability Confident Committed employer who are inclusive in our recruitment, with a workplace that provides opportunities for all. Please let us know if you require any additional support or adjustments to assist you in starting your Pelican journey. Anyone with a disability who applies for a role with us and meets the minimum criteria for the job will be automatically invited in for an interview.
We do not accept CVs from recruitment agencies. We are an equal opportunities employer. You must be able to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the UK and proof of skills and qualifications gained. Appointment of successful applicant/s will also be subject to receiving suitable references and basic (or where job applicable) other criminal disclosure checks.
We respect and value everyone’s contribution. Wessex Water is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to providing an environment that supports and encourages the many skills, interests, backgrounds and experiences that people from different social groups can bring. We strive to provide a workplace which is free from discrimination, harassment and bullying, and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.