Contact Centre Advisor

Portsdown Group Practice

The closing date is 27 January 2022

Job summary

Due to the expansion of our progressive Practice, a vacancy has become available in our innovative Contact Centre. You will be the first point of contact for patients and have a diverse range of responsibilities. Your role will be integral to the Practice and our patients, as you ensure that they receive the right care, at the right time and by the correct method. Portsdown Group Practice is a large, urban practice with 58,000 patients, working across 6 sites. The work we do is challenging, interesting and hugely varied, reflecting the demographic mix of our patients. We are a long established training practice and our commitment to ongoing learning is unparalleled. You will be joining us at an incredibly exciting time as we embrace our new Model of Care and strive to deliver positive and meaningful outcome for our patients. If you can work, sometimes under pressure, to high standards, are flexible and reliable, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and can deliver a high quality of care in a busy professional environment, we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

To handle inbound calls and eConsult queries to the practice, dealing with them promptly and accurately to ensure the smooth running of the practice, and the delivery of a high quality service to our patients.

About us

Portsdown Group Practice covers the whole of Portsmouth from postcodes PO1 to PO7. We operate from 6 surgeries: Cosham Park House (PO6 3BG), Crookhorn Lane (PO7 5XP, Heyward Road (PO4 0DY), Kingston Crescent (PO2 8AL), Paulsgrove (PO6 4HJ), and Somerstown (PO5 4EZ).

We are our own Primary Care Network (PCN). We have Clinical Partners, Salaried GPs and a comprehensive Nursing and extended clinical team overseen by our Clinical Team Manager and consisting of Nurse / Paramedic Practitioners, Registered Nurses, HCA’s, MSK Physiotherapists, Podiatrist, Dietitian, Social Prescribers and Care Co-ordinators. The Pharmacy team consists of Clinical Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician.

The Practice is well established, financially secure and successful. Over the last few years we have earned maximum QOF points.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties:

  • Answer calls and eConsult queries promptly, and deal with them as efficiently as possible
  • Maintain a professional and helpful attitude
  • Book appointments for patients ensuring accurate data collection and that appointments are booked with the appropriate clinician
  • Provide patients with accurate information on appointments systems and processes
  • Update existing patient information onto the clinical system
  • Identify and escalate issues appropriately
  • Route calls to the appropriate resource
  • Signpost patients accordingly
  • Develop care navigation skills
  • Meet targets set on call handling and eConsult response times
  • Maintain and improve quality results by adhering to standards and guidelines; recommending improved procedures.

Person Specification



  • Work experience in a customer facing role


  • Previous history of working in an inbound call centre



  • Good standard of Education


  • Customer service NVQ or equivalent
  • ECDL or equivalent



  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices
  • Excellent telephone manner


  • Knowledge of call centre telephony and technology
  • Knowledge of administrative processes



  • Excellent data entry skills
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to use initiative to improve processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Adaptability
  • Resilience

Employer details

Employer name

Portsdown Group Practice


Cosham Park Avenue



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For help with your application, contact:

Liam Sandy


Date posted

14 January 2022

Pay scheme



£9.50 an hour



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number


Job locations

Cosham Park Avenue



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Saturday: 9am to 3pm

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