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Head Of Call Centre

Travel Trade Recruitment
City of London, London, England
Up to £55000 per annum + + bonus
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Are you a natural leader? Do you have experience Head of Customer Service / Sales within the Travel Industry? We have the role for you!!

We are working with an award-winning and leading travel company based in London, who are seeking a dynamic and experienced Head of Call Centre to lead our customer service team and ensure the highest level of service and satisfaction for our clients.

As the Head of Call Centre, you will play a pivotal role in leading and managing the call centre team, consisting of 15 dedicated staff members who are office and home based. Your primary responsibility will be to ensure the efficient operation of our call centre, maintain high-quality customer service standards, and contribute to the overall success of our business. This is a very hands-on role where you will be leading from the front. Reservations and airline systems experience is essential. This role offers a unique opportunity to work in a hybrid capacity, with two days a week in their modern London head office.


  • Leadership: Manage, motivate, and inspire a team of 15 call centre staff to deliver outstanding customer service and meet performance targets. Provide guidance, training, and mentorship to ensure the team meets and exceeds performance targets. Effectively manage staffing levels, schedules, and resources to meet customer service demands.
  • Operational Excellence: Implement and maintain call centre best practices, including call handling procedures, quality assurance, and workforce management.
  • Customer Satisfaction: Monitor customer interactions to ensure a high level of service and resolve escalated issues effectively.
  • Performance Metrics: Set and track KPIs to measure call centre performance and provide regular reports to senior management.
  • Training and Development: Develop and oversee training programs to enhance the skills and knowledge of call centre staff.
  • Technology and Systems: Oversee the implementation and maintenance of call centre technology and systems. Collaborate with IT and other departments to ensure seamless integration and functionality of call centre tools.
  • Process Improvement: Continuously evaluate and improve call centre processes, technologies, and workflows to enhance efficiency and service quality.
  • Hybrid Work Environment: Collaborate with the team in a hybrid capacity, working two days a week in the London head office and remotely as needed.
  • Budget Management: Responsible for the call centre budget, including resource allocation and cost control. Analyse call centre data and performance metrics to identify trends, areas for improvement, and opportunities for growth. Prepare regular reports for management, highlighting key performance indicators and recommending strategic improvements.
  • Compliance: Ensure the team adheres to all relevant regulations, industry standards, and company policies.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Proven experience in call centre management or a related role, with at least 5 years of experience.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate a team. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Analytical and data-driven with the ability to use data to drive decision-making.
  • Hands-on experience with reservations and airline systems is essential.
  • Experience in the travel industry, particularly in cruise Europe operations, is highly preferred.
  • Familiarity with call centre software and customer relationship management (CRM) systems.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to handle customer escalations effectively.

The package:

  • A salary of around £55,000 + bonus (dependant on experience).
  • Hybrid work arrangement with two days a week in our London head office.
  • If you're passionate about leading a team, delivering exceptional customer service, and making a difference in the travel industry, we'd love to hear from you.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.


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Travel Trade Recruitment handles vacancies from hundreds of employers each year. We have a wide variety of permanent and temporary job opportunities within all sectors of the travel industry, including business travel, tour operations, retail travel, and reservations.
We want to help you find the ideal travel industry job, make the next career step, and maximise your potential. We do this by finding out about you, as well as what is important to your career goals and lifestyle aspirations.

We also offer CRS training courses in the four major systems of Galileo, Sabre, Amadeus, Worldspan, and can advise which course would enhance your career.
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Travel Trade Recruitment won three awards in 2009 for Best Travel Recruitment Consultancy, including 'Best UK Travel Recruitment Consultancy' at the Globe Travel Awards, Star Recruitment Consultancy at the Travel Bulletin Awards, and Travel Recruitment Company of the Year at the recent British Travel Awards. We are an official ABTA Industry Partner, Members of the Institute of Travel and Tourism (IATA) and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.

All information supplied to Travel Trade Recruitment will be dealt with confidentiality. Your details will not be passed onto a Client without your specific permission.

Our service to job seekers is completely free. Contact your nearest office and speak our friendly consultants for free advice, or register for our online recruitment services at

London Office
Tel: 0203 887 9444

Birmingham Office
Tel: 0121 222 2624

Manchester Office
Tel: 0161 923 6120

Leeds Office
Tel: 0113 394 4147

Scottish Division
Tel: 0141 248 5222

Temp Division
Tel: 0203 887 9444



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0203 887 9444
3rd Floor, 1 Aldgate

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