Up to 800 new jobs as Saga commits to Hastings

Wednesday 6 October 2010

Up to 800 new jobs as Saga commits to Hastings

The Saga Group, which specialises in products and services for the nation’s over 50s, is set to become the largest employer in Hastings, East Sussex. The company has announced its intended purchase of One Priory Square in the town centre. Work will start now to equip the building so it can eventually accommodate 800 contact centre and other support staff. The site will open for business in the New Year.

The need for more accommodation is due to the fact that Saga Insurance has continued to grow and attract new customers, creating a need for more staff and facilities.

Commenting on the acquisition, Roger Ramsden, chief executive, Saga Insurance said:

“Our customers like things done properly, and we rely on well-trained people, rather than irritating automated call answering. Saga customers like a personal service and prefer speaking with people based in the UK.

“Hastings is an ideal location. Priory Square is in the town centre and has good public transport links and the building will provide a great working environment. We aim to attract, train and keep the best talent that Hastings has to offer.”

Saga is now recruiting people in the Hastings area to work in a variety of positions. Most jobs will be for agents and managers in contact centre roles such as claims, sales and customer services. There will also be jobs for those in support services such as HR, IT, property management, cleaning and catering.

In addition to competitive salaries, staff also benefit from a salary-related company pension, health insurance, an active social club and discounts on products and services from a range of companies. Those interested in a career with Saga in Hastings should call 01303 774776 for an application form or download one from our website at www.saga.co.uk/hastings. Alternatively, email your CV to sagahastings@saga.co.uk.

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