Customer Services Advisor

Date: 10 Jul 2024

Location: Budapest, European Union, HU

Company: British Council

We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.

We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.

Working with people in over 200 countries and territories, we are on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2021–22 we reached 650 million people.


Department: Customer Services 

Contract type: Standard local contract, definite for two years (initially)

Payband: Local PB H

Starting salary: from 420,000 HUF (gross monthly)

Starting date: as soon as possible


Role Purpose: Customer Services Advisors deliver high quality front line enquiry and registration services for British Council Hungary activities. They are expected to manage enquiries (face to face, phone and email) and work with a range of systems to ensure the smooth running of Exams registration and the Teaching Centre and contribute to an excellent customer experience.


Main Accountabilities (but not limited to the following):  

- Respond to face-to-face, telephone and email enquiries accurately, promptly, and to agreed standards.

- Provide customers with accurate and up to date information on all British Council services in a courteous and helpful manner using all appropriate resources.

- Pro-actively cross-sell the British Council services to enquirers. Be informed of and actively promote the services of all departments and comply fully with their objectives and procedures.

- Register customers, collect and process fees for the Teaching. Identify bank transfer payments for exams and mark registrations as paid in ORS and REX. All payments are made by card or bank transfer and there are no cash transactions.

- Issue invoices and refunds when required.

- Gather data regarding written, telephone and face to face enquiries.

- Process online and offline correspondence accurately and swiftly. Own customer feedback by making clear notes on an enquiry/complaint, channelling them to relevant members of staff and by ensuring the answer is given on time.

- Provide back office support to ensure smooth running of all customer services.

- Act as the first point of contact to both internal and external customers regarding any piece of information on British Council activity.


Requirements: Essential: Proven experience in customer service; Excellent administrative and organisational skills; Advanced time-management skills; Proficient user of MS Windows Office applications, especially Excel; Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (B2) and Hungarian (C1); Secondary school leaving certificate; Desirable: Experience of working in the field of education; Understanding potential markets / customers.


Additional Requirements: The successful candidate must have a pre-existing right to live and work in Hungary.



Closing Date: Wednesday 24 July 2024



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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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