Over 160 new full-time contact centre jobs have been created by BT in Belfast to work on campaigns and operations across the UK.

The 165 staff, who will be employed on fixed-term contracts, will be paid around £18,000 at the company's second 'BT Flex customer contact centre'. They join 100 existing staff who are already working at the company's existing Flex centre at its headquarters in the BT Tower.

BT said the recruits will work "across any part of BT that requires additional resource for short-term campaigns". A spokeswoman said they will be on fixed-term contracts but could later be made permanent.