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Call Handler Chelmsford £20,400

Call Handler

Location: Chelmsford |
Salary: £20,400 |
Posted: 1 Jul 2022 |
Closes: 26 Aug 2022 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: Health Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 12008

Role Responsibility:

Call Handler – Patient Transport Services


Salary: £20,400 per annum

Working Hours: Permanent, Full Time, 40 hours per week (5 out of 7 days a week)

Location: Chelmsford, CM1 2QE


At G4S our Helpdesk Agents/Call Handlers are the first point of contact for anyone wishing to query or chase a patient transport journey. As a Call Handler your duty is to predominantly take enquiries from patients, patient representatives, care homes or health care professionals. Helpdesk Agents will also deal with transport complaints and take bookings for transport when required in a professional manner.


What's involved:

  • Assist in answering all calls promptly and courteously.
  • Take ownership in finding Healthcare Professional and Forensic Medical staff in and out of the rota to cover jobs to ensure SLAs are adhered to.
  • Record and update all call information on the appropriate electronic systems in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Effectively manage the resources within the rota of Healthcare Professional and Forensic Medical staff to ensure maximum efficiency and coverage.
  • Promote and enhance the image of G4S at all times encouraging excellent relations with customers and medical colleagues.
  • Ensure polite, efficient and appropriate communication exists at all times.
  • Enhance the G4S reputation by fostering ownership and personal responsibility for exceeding service expectations.
  • Help to promote a sense of pride in Call Centre and positive interpersonal relations among all team members.
  • Recommend areas or approaches for improvement.
  • Take ownership in improving Call Centre performance and support projects to improve protocols and organizational priorities.
  • Be aware that you must not divulge any confidential information to an unauthorized person that they may access during their employment.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Criteria:

  • Ability to work to deadlines, at times under considerable pressure without compromising standards of performance and keeping calm under pressure.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A caring attitude and an outgoing, friendly manner with the ability to show empathy.
  • Demonstrate high level of commitment to the provision of an efficient and effective service and be able to ensure confidentiality.
  • Flexibility to change shifts to help cover sickness and annual leave.



  • Knowledge of Forensic Medical Services.
  • Experience of working in a Confidential environment.
  • Geographical knowledge of the local areas to be worked within.



  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions.
  • G4S Life Assurance Scheme.
  • Subsidised healthcare plan.
  • Charity work- Match-IT and Payroll Giving.
  • Employee Assistance Programme Scheme (Confidential Counselling Services, 24/7 support specialising in health and medical topics).
  • Refer A Friend Scheme.
  • Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers.


This role requires the ability to work with vulnerable people in a caring and compassionate way. A DBS check and relevant police/ prison clearance will be required to exclude any individuals with a history of behaviour which could be considered unacceptable (by G4S or the clients). Safety is of paramount importance and the post holder must ensure that safe systems of work are followed without compromise.   


Covid vaccinations are preferred



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