Customer Service Specialist - Mat Cover - 1 Year Contract

Tilbury, Essex
£16,000 - £18,213
13 Aug 2019
13 Sep 2019
Job function
Customer Service
Full Time
Contract Type
Contract, Permanent

Customer Services Specialist (Maternity Cover 1-year contract)


Due to further expansion of our business, we are looking for an experienced Customer Services Specialist, your 'people skills' will be just as important as your formal qualifications. We will look for a good general standard of education, but excellent communication skills and a friendly personality is preferred. Previous experience of working with people either over the telephone, face to face or by email would be useful. Any previous experience in the travel industry would also be beneficial. Abilities to work to chronological deadlines and to work as part of a team is needed.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in a customer service environment, with excellent communication and organisational skills, with experience of working in a call centre/telesales environment. You will have a good attention to detail, be computer literate with experience of using a reservation system.

Line Management

The Customer Services Specialist will ultimately report to the Customer Services Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities 

The Customer Services Manager will manage, supervise and allocate the following duties and responsibilities: -

• Ensuring all passenger enquiries are dealt with in a timely manner. This will be done by telephone, email and on occasion, face to face.

• Ensure correct information is passed on to passengers.

• Administer cancellations and/or transfers received by email or post and ensure they are actioned in-line with company guidelines.

• Printing, collating and posting initial cruise documentation to passengers, such as ticketing, pre-cruise information, itinerary change letters etc.

• Printing, collating and posting issuing documentation to any new and/or bookings.

• Entering passenger information onto the in-house booking system correctly.

• Taking payment from passengers.

• Attending ship turnarounds, at various regional ports.

• Participating in our 24/7 Rota. (Approximately once in x 8 weeks) £100 each time.

Working Hours

Standard office hours are Monday to Saturday from 09.00 to 17.30hrs.

The Customer Services Consultant will therefore work eight and a half hours a day (including one hour for lunch) for five days out of six in accordance with the rota prepared by the Customer Services Manager. Within the rota the Customer Services Consultant will be required to work approx. one Saturday in every Five, with a day off in the week accordingly (usually on a Tuesday/Wednesday).

Remuneration A basic salary of £17,000 - £18,213.88 per annum (Circa), commensurate with experience will be offered and reviewed annually every December, subject to a three-month probation period.

Probationary Period

There will be an initial probation period of three months. Once you have passed your probation a one-month notice period will be required. Should either party wish to terminate the relationship within your probation, under 1 month’s service no notice period is required and 1 month up to successful completion of your probationary period a 1-week notice is required.

Overtime Policy

During the week, any time worked in the morning or evening beyond the standard working hours, will not be paid.

For weekend overtime, a day off in lieu will be provided for each full day worked. At the discretion of the Line Manager, ‘paid’ overtime may also be considered instead of the day/s off in lieu based on a pro-rata basis at the daily salary rate. In the event of extended overtime hours beyond the full day a flat rate of pay will apply and thereafter increased if an overnight is required.

All overtime must be approved in advance by the Line Manager.

Holiday Entitlement

A minimum 22 days per annum, increasing to 28 days according to length of service, pro-rated accordingly plus bank holidays will apply. Holiday requests will need to be completed and submitted to the Line Manager via our online system. At least one month’s notice should be given, where possible, in order to arrange appropriate cover.

Other Benefits

• A workplace pension scheme - following three months of continuous service.

• Free on-Site Parking

• State of the art offices

• Travel discounts on selected products and services


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