Customer Support Associate

at Assembly in London

(₤21000 - ₤28000 per year)

Looking to get into customer support? Interested in helping us transform how education data is used? Then join us!

We are looking for an enthusiastic, capable individual to offer high-quality customer service in an education technology startup. The right person will be motivated by helping others – with a natural problem-solving ability and a desire to learn. This is a great role for someone looking to gain experience in a tech startup, with a focus on customer support but exposure to other aspects of the business including software development, product, sales and marketing.

About Assembly
Good use of data is one of the key characteristics of high-performing schools. However, it’s often tricky to share information between systems, and presenting and analysing everything in a joined-up way is a constant roadblock for schools that want to do more with their data.

That’s where Assembly comes in. Our cloud-based platform allows different products to talk to each other and share valuable data. The platform also offers schools easy to understand, visual analytics combining data from across multiple systems.

We already have a wide range of customers using our system, three-year funding and a strong sales pipeline. We have a small but growing team of 10 working both remotely and from our London office. The Economist has written about our work.

Assembly is a non-profit edtech joint venture from Ark, one of the most successful academy chains in the UK, and the NEON Foundation, who build and invest in transformational digital products. Our mission is to transform the way technology is used for school improvement.

About the role
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a keen interest in customer service to join a growing edtech venture and establish a central role within the organisation. As a member of the support team, your main focus will be helping schools and developers use our software by providing technical and non-technical support via email and phone.

This includes helping schools through the Assembly signup process, and supporting our data analytics solution for schools and multi-academy trusts. It will also involve helping third party developers integrate with our API so they can build their own school improvement products. We don’t expect you to know how to do all these things already; we just want you to be willing to learn! We will fully train you on all aspects of our products and help you to help others.

You’ll work collaboratively with our product and development teams to provide creative solutions to challenging problems. Helping customers often raises wider questions about our products; you will learn to filter out isolated support issues from deeper product problems, working with colleagues to design ways our products can be continuously improved, rather than just fixed.

You will need to keep track of repeat queries and turn them into informative documentation to save time in the future. You will also need to use your initiative to anticipate potential issues and design content to address them in advance.

A typical day includes:

  • Answering phone and emails to help schools and developers
  • Providing helpful, friendly and informative support to customers
  • Escalating more complex issues (while learning the solution so you’re able to fix it yourself next time)
  • Analysing and feeding back on customer opinions picked up via support to improve our products
  • Crafting and editing helpful support documentation
  • Other general tasks to support the team

About you

  • You care about excellent customer service
  • You have an ability and willingness to learn
  • You’re someone who loves solving tough problems and proposing creative solutions
  • You possess great patience and empathy for customers
  • You have ability to handle surprises and remain calm under pressure
  • You have an ability to make technical language understandable
  • You’re articulate and a confident communicator
  • You have an excellent command of written English
  • You’re a self-starter with a flexible approach to work and focus on getting things done
  • You’re excited about working in an education and tech startup environment

Pay & Benefits

  • £21-28k depending on experience, with opportunities for progression
  • Your own choice of tech set-up (including brand-new macbook or equivalent)
  • Annual training and conference budget
  • 25 days annual leave
  • 11% non-contributory pension
  • Season ticket loans, childcare vouchers and retailer discounts

How to apply

Closing date: 27th January 2017
Start Date: as soon as possible

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Published at 04 Jan 2017
Expires on 27 Jan 2017