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Customer Service Train Dispatch & Ticket Selling (Part time)

Salary £26089 pa pro rata to the hours worked

Who are we?
GWR is the proud custodian of Brunel's railway - one of the most prestigious networks in the world. We have some of the newest trains in the country and exciting plans to extend our services. With more than one hundred million passenger journeys each year, we carry people to over 275 stations in the South West, from Cornwall and South Wales to London, passing through beautiful country and some of the UK's top tourist destinations.

We are transforming the way people think about train travel, empowering our team of over 6,000 people from all different backgrounds to make it a great experience for our customers. Together, we will revalue rail as a very special way to travel – relaxing, fast, efficient, friendly and fun.

About the team
The stations team delivers a wide range of services to our customers, from being the first and last point of contact in a customer's journey, selling and checking tickets, making sure our customers know where to go, helping them to board and alight services, providing information and help to make the customer experience one to remember. The team is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment, delivering the safe and efficient dispatch of trains and ensuring that all the services provided at the station deliver to the highest standards. Working in a busy and challenging environment, the stations team work tirelessly to ensure a great customer experience is delivered, even when things go wrong.

About the job
As an S7 at Teignmouth you will have a multifunctional role, you will confidently and impartially sell the full range of tickets and services, including processing high volumes of sales, ensure that customer requirements are met and exceeded, you will ensure that station activities including the dispatching of train services are completed safely and punctually. Provide information and assistance to customers and ensure that the station environment is kept to a high standard.

Your main responsibilities will be:
• Providing the highest level of customer service and being dedicated to customer needs
• Accurately and impartially selling the full range of products and services to our customers in a friendly, professional and efficient manner Maximising opportunities for increased sales at ticket offices by adopting selling techniques and offering enhanced products to customers
• Carrying out routine maintenance and cleaning of ticket machines and IT equipment
• Accurately completing all accountancy and other associated documentation
• Ensuring the safe and punctual departure of trains from the station, following correct dispatch procedures
• Providing information and assistance to customers
• Ensuring the safety of customers, staff, visitors and contractors is given the highest priority
• Maintaining a safe, pleasant and clean station environment

About you
You'll need to be:
• Able to deliver extraordinary front line customer service
• Able to understand customer requirements and expectations
• A self-starter with a can do attitude
• Confident when decision-making
• Calm yet directive in a crisis
• Able to work to strict procedures

What do I need?
As a minimum you will need to have:
• The ability to work as part of a team or independently
• Evidence of numerical ability
• Attention to detail
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• An ability to multitask well

About the location
Teignmouth is a busy station in South Devon. It has good transport links to the surrounding area. During the busy holiday periods due to its proximity to many popular tourist locations and venues will see large numbers visit this station.

Working pattern
The role requires shift working 7 days a week on a rolling roster pattern including Sundays and Bank holidays. Predominately this role covers Monday to Friday afternoon / early evening shifts.

Additional information
This is a part time role with rostered weekly hours of 17.5 hours p/w. Applicants successfully short listed, will be invited to undertake an online dispatch test and interview. The successful candidate will be required to meet the medical standards for the role including colour vision test and drugs and alcohol screen. A Basic DBS is also required.

The Reward:
As well as a great team environment and comprehensive training, all GWR colleagues enjoy a range of benefits including on-going development, defined benefit pension scheme, free rail travel across the GWR network for you and your family, company-sponsored health care plan, discounted shopping and gym membership and an employee assistance programme.

We all belong at GWR. This is our vision for providing an inclusive environment for all our colleagues, ensuring all candidates have an equal opportunity to access meaningful employment.

We value our differences such as age, gender, LGBTQIA, ethnicity, religion and disability. We maintain zero tolerance towards any form of prejudice towards our colleagues, customers, and future talent.
We celebrate and encourage diversity of thought, progressive ways of working and seeing all our colleagues grow and thrive.

We review all roles and job descriptions to ensure they are accessible and, where possible, we support and provide flexible working options; we recommend that you refer to each vacancy description for further details.

If you require additional support to complete your application due to a disability or neurodivergent condition such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, or autism, please follow the links below. We encourage you to share any additional needs you may require so we can provide a fair and equal process for all who apply.

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Teignmouth Train Station
East Brook Street, Teignmouth, England, TQ14 8PG
  • Ref:
  • Company:
    Great Western Railway (GWR)
  • Website Skillset:
    Customer Service
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Part Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    Teignmouth Train Station
  • Closing Date:
    15 August 2022
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