Customer Service / Platform Assistant

Job reference: SYS-9220

Location London Euston
Business Area / Department Customer Services ~ Customer Service
Salary & Benefits Competitive salary & excellent benefits
Closing Date 30/03/2023
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Customer Service / Platform Assistant

Job reference: SYS-9220

As part of the Abellio Group, West Midlands Trains delivers around 1,300 train journeys a day, for more than 60 million passengers a year, across our two brands - West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway.

We are committed to delivering a safe and reliable train service, by investing in our fleet of trains, stations and employees. As part of this investment we are looking to recruit a Customer Service / Platform Assistant, on a full-time, permanent basis, based in Euston.

What does the job involve?

  • Safely dispatching trains from the platform – following strict company and industry protocols and guidance
  • Ensuring compliance with the Health & Safety at Work Act
  • Delivering the timely and safe dispatch of trains - announcing train arrivals and departures, if required
  • Providing high levels of customer service face to face – handling customer questions and queries
  • Maintaining a record of delays, re-platforming and other events affecting the train plan, as required
  • Proactively ensuring information is communicated within the station team and to other locations, as required
  • Assisting disabled passengers, as required
  • Conducting fire and security checks in line with current risk levels and maintaining a high level of security vigilance, at all times
  • Reporting accidents and incidents in accordance with the accident reporting procedures
  • Monitor CCTV, where required

What skills and experience do I need to do the job?

  • Customer focused – being polite, approachable and friendly at all times
  • Being efficient and calm - able to communicate with people from all backgrounds
  • Taking pride in your appearance – being the face to the company to customers
  • Flexibility – able to work early and late shifts and use your own initiative on occasions  
  • Good IT skills – able to use a range of technologies and systems
  • Honest & trustworthy – doing the right thing
  • A good level of maths and English ability  
  • What are the salary and benefits?
  • Competitive salary
  • Final salary pension – one of the best pension schemes available
  • Free travel on all our trains and those of other train companies within our parent group company - for you, your partner and any dependent children
  • 75% off all other train company travel tickets
  • Retail discounts
  • Career development opportunities

Due to the volume of applications we receive the advert may close earlier than the published closing date. Please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

As an inclusive employer, we welcome applications from all backgrounds and ensure no-one receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender, race/ethnicity, religion, belief and sexual orientation.

Applications will be considered from colleagues with 6 months experience, after completion of their probationary period and a full check of absence and disciplinary records.