Stagecoach has announced that major steps are being taken in the move towards the opening of its new customer contact centre in Perth. The dedicated customer contact centre, which will offer a one-stop phone and digital contact point, is planned to open in spring.
- New customer contact centre to open in Perth this spring
- Demonstration of continued commitment to customers and communities
- Appointment of new Head of Customer Service who will oversee the new centre
- Applications now open for new customer service advisor roles as part of the new team in Perth
- Recruitment day being held on 24 February
- Improved seven-day a week service with extended opening hours
The senior leadership team and team leaders have recently been appointed and recruitment is now underway for 60 new customer service advisors to join the new team.
Stagecoach will be holding a recruitment open day on 24 February from 12.00 to 18.00 at its headquarters – 10 Dunkeld Road, Perth and is encouraging people to register their attendance by emailing [email protected].
For those who cannot attend, they are also encouraging applications via the CCA Recruitment team on 0141 406 6730 or via www.ccarecruitment.com
As part of this recruitment drive, Stagecoach has announced the appointment of Julie Wilson, Head of Customer Service. Julie, who is from Glasgow, has worked in contact centres since 1996, when she started as an advisor in British Gas and quickly progressed into management roles, spanning across Customer Service , Sales & Learning & Development management roles, with British Gas, Sky, Heineken and more recently People’s Energy.
Julie Wilson said: “This is a positive step forward for Stagecoach and Perth as we are creating a national customer service centre which will support the community by bringing local jobs for local people.
“The opening of Perth Service Centre is part of our overall plan to drive improved customer service whilst providing an easier way for customers to contact us and with extended opening times which better suit the patterns of travel our customers make. The investment made in our customer service strategy will ultimately help with working towards our goal of being the UK’s favourite and most successful transport company, connecting everyone to the places and people that matter most.
“We are keen to hear from talented customer service professionals who are looking for a role in a brand-new service centre. If you are interested, please give CCA Recruitment a call or visit us on the 24 February to find out more.”
Major investment is also being made in a new customer relationship management system to help provide tailored support, better understand customers’ end-to-end journeys, and quickly address any emerging common issues.
Carla Stockton-Jones, UK Managing Director for Stagecoach, said: “We are delighted to welcome Julie to the Stagecoach team and her 25 years of skills and experience in this area will ensure we meet our goals as a business and our clear focus on delivering customer improvements. This is a clear demonstration of our commitment to providing the best possible service to customers and to support a cleaner, greener country.
“In our next milestone with the project, we are encouraging people to apply for these new roles which will be a great benefit to the community in our founding city of Perth.
“There is a huge opportunity to attract people to more sustainable public transport in the years ahead as national governments look to move to net zero. Delivering the best experience to every single customer is central to helping people make the switch away from cars to public transport.”