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Helpline Advisor

Job Introduction

To provide a consistent, high-quality information and support service for people living with or affected by diabetes by delivering accurate and impartial information. This role is key to using communication and listening skills to provide emotional support, information, and guidance, both verbally and in writing.

Interview date: 14 June 2024 

Please note that all job offers are subject to you providing acceptable evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK. You might find the following resources useful:

  • To view a full list of accepted documents and the checks employers are required
    to make click here
  • To view guidance on proving your right to work to an employer click here

 If you have any questions, please contact recruitment@diabetes.org.uk

Role Responsibility

To provide emotional support over the telephone and through our written platforms to people living with and affected by diabetes. The role involves proactively updating your knowledge of diabetes and key issues by reading relevant information updates. To be a team player, contributing to a positive, supportive environment and undertake any reasonable task as requested by a manager appropriate to the role. 

The Ideal Candidate

You will be able to communicate health information clearly and effectively to a wide range of audiences, with the aim to support customer queries to the best of your ability. You will be able to show resilience and manage the everyday pressures which can occur during a live service and prioritise your workload to meet customer satisfaction and service level agreements. You will be able to handle distressing calls in real-time by listening carefully and allowing the customers to feel safe in sharing with us. You will be confident and competent in using IT and different IT packages and programmes, with an openness and willingness to learn new IT systems, such as a new CRM. 

Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time)
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working as part of our approach to activity based working (not applicable to roles with fixed shift patterns)
  • 2 Days TOIL in recognition of fixed shift patterns (pro-rata for part-time)
  • Discounts on gym membership
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan* (on completion of your probation period and if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme* (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

About the Company

For nearly 5 million people with diabetes in the UK, there’s no day off. At Diabetes UK, we fight day in, day out for better care, treatment and support. We won’t stop until diabetes can do no harm.

With more people than ever living with diabetes and millions more at risk of developing type 2, our work has never been more needed. We make sure they get the care and support needed to live well with diabetes and avoid devastating complications.

We fund critical research, which has led to life-changing discoveries – like the first insulin pen and programmes to put type 2 diabetes into remission. Now, we want to do this for everyone and find a cure.

We can’t do any of this without you. Our staff are passionate and determined about helping everyone affected by diabetes. For over 85 years, they’ve been behind vital policy changes, as well as new treatments and technologies to make living with diabetes easier every day.

But there’s more to do. And you can be part of it.

We’re a really diverse bunch and we recognise and respect your value as an individual. As well as helping people with diabetes, you’ll be part of one of the top 30 Best UK Charities to Work For, and one of the top 75 Best Large Companies in London.

We’re committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk, and we need our staff and volunteers to support this.

Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. Join us today, and together, we can make that a reality.

To find out more about what we do, check out our website.

 

Diabetes UK

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