13 Nov 2021

Customer Service and Sales Advisor at British Council

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Job Description


The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. We work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world. We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK. These connections lead to an understanding of each other’s strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained. We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.

Customer Service and Sales Advisor, Ghana

Role Purpose

To contribute to the smooth running of the British Council’s Teaching and Exams operations in Ghana by delivering high quality customer service and sales targets in line with corporate standards and policies. The post-holder will be one of the main points of contact providing information on British Council services, counselling customers to ensure they make the right decisions regarding products and services and ensuring enquiries are converted into sales.

Main Opportunities And Challenges For This Role

The ideal candidate will work as part of a two-to-three-person team to deliver best-in-class customer experience to all customers and prospects and make them advocates of the British Council. You will operate as a dedicated point-of-contact for assigned customers and work alongside marketing and business streams to increase income

Main Accountabilities But Not Limited To The Following

  • The post-holder will Provide a consistent and positive customer experience in line with the British Council’s Customer Service Strategy and relevant corporate standards and polices
  • Handle first-level enquiries received in person, by email or telephone on relevant aspects of the British Council’s activities / products, in a friendly and professional manner, in line with Customer Service standards, and forward all 2nd level enquiries to relevant colleagues, ensuring they are attended to within specified timelines
  • You will build rapport with prospective customers to gain understanding and information to respond to their specific needs and requirements
  • You will also be the single point of contact for assigned opportunities, guiding them through the journey from first enquiry to final sale
  • In addition, you will maintain efficient and up to date scheduling of rooms for both internal and external customers.
  • And supervise the use of all digital systems related to facilities booking.
  • Ensure a courteous and efficient first point of contact for external customers visiting Accra office/country with customer expectations exceeded.
  • Support the delivery of examination services / products through leading on contact, registration and pay and post-test activities to defined quality standards, in order to meet customer needs and support the delivery of the in-country Examinations Business Development Plan
  • Collect and report money collected from customers for exam services daily according to FCCF and audit requirements, through cash desks and by issuing receipts for all income received, reconciliation and, processing refunds. Cash desks must be balanced and closed accurately with actual received income

Role Specific Knowledge And Experience

  • At least two years working in a reputable customer service environment with proven positive track record
  • Proven track record in sales development and account management environment with proven positive track record.
  • Experience of working with digital platforms. (e.g. CRM, Microsoft Office suite, ERP)
  • Proven track record in sales development and account management environment with proven positive track record.
  • Experience of working with digital systems.

Further Information

Pay band: 4

Salary: GHS 3,395.00 per month

Contract type: Fixed Term up till 30 June 2022

Location: Ghana

Essential Requirements–

The successful candidate will need to possess the following requirements:

  • Diploma
  • English Language Proficiency Level minimum B2, written and spoken
  • Portuguese Proficiency minimum B2, written and spoken

Desirable Requirements

  • University Degree
  • Customer Service Qualification

Closing Date – 21 Novmeber 2021 applications will close 23:59 Nigeria Time

Additional Information: Role holder must have existing rights to live and work in the country the role is based.

A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.

Equality , Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement

The British Council is committed to policies and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion across everything we do. We support all staff to make sure their behaviour is consistent with this commitment. We want to address under representation and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, in particular, but not exclusively, on grounds of ethnicity and disability. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview and we have Disability Confident Employer Status. We welcome discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation and engagement in our work and activities.

The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.

We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.

Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.



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Closing Date : 21st Nov. 2021




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