Senior Complaints Officer

Salary: £27.00 - £30.00 per hour
Location: Westminster, London
Sectors:Housing & Local Authority

Senior Complaints Officer


I am recruiting for a local authority who is looking for someone to play a vital part in helping to support the team manage and respond to complaints.

You will support the Complaints and Service Improvement Team with incoming complex housing complaints (Stage 2), including prioritising and responding to enquiries, distributing cases, chasing information, managing incoming documentation, and preparing responses.

Main Responsibilities

Act as a point of contact for residents wishing to raise a complaint or general enquiry, provide an effective front-line housing information and advice service and deal proactively with complaints and enquiries.

Mange and draft responses to enquiries from Cabinet members, MPs and Ombudsman ensuring that deadlines for responses are met, dealt with effectively and ensure high quality standards are maintained.

Support the creation of case files for the Housing Ombudsman.

Ensure the complaints system is maintained and complaints and enquiries are recorded within target times. Support and train officers in their use of the complaints database.

Ensure the housing teams meet the targets for the complaints process and that the quality and the presentation of external correspondence, meet the Councils requirements.

Produce performance reports for the complaints and enquiries service and undertake monitoring / auditing tasks as directed by the team manager.

Manage information within the Housing Team to ensure responses to complaints and enquiries are comprehensive and meet the requirements of the City Council and Housing Ombudsmen.