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Newcastle upon Tyne

Our Central Support Office based in Gosforth is the bustling hub of Parkdean Resorts. This exciting place to work houses all the essential supporting functions for our 67 holiday parks along with our award winning Contact Centre.

This modern office has a great feel, a mix of energetic knowledgeable professionals all working as one unified team to achieve Parkdean Resorts objective's. Based near the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, it has great transport links.

Customer Service Team Manager

An excellent opportunity has arise for an experienced Customer Service Team Manager who had a strong passion and knowledge of Social Media to join our busy and vibrant Contact Centre based in Gosforth.

Responsible for the day to day management of the customer service team including service standards, quality control, complaint handling and service level management across holiday sales & Owners.

To improve efficiencies across the team to support and improve current processes and ensuring regular reviews of our current systems are given along with driving improvements with the support of the Service Centre Manager.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Manage a team who work on our social media platforms
  • Support for all delegates with in the service social function including systems. Ensure the team are regularly reviewing competitor’s ways of workings as well as reviewing tone / pitch online. (Facebook / Twitter / Reevoo / Trip Advisor).
  • Work to support and strengthen our social partnerships with Reevoo/Trip Advisor/Facebook/Twitter/Google by reviewing current processes and building ways of working .
  • Review and recommend on service output on reporting and consistencies. Looking at ways to report as a service group and include Ratio’s / Reevoo / Social.
  • Monitor and report on performance across the social platforms using the tools available
  • Build a strong relationship with the Social Media Marketing Manager to ensure that communication and activity is shared consustently
  • Become a service hub for customer integration touch points. Work with the Service Centre Manager / Director of Customer Service to nurture projects involving customer touch points.
  • Review processes and or map the process journey before a review of appropriate handling within a central function.
  • Ensure that compensation across all areas are logged and processed correctly and within the delegation of authority guidelines.
  • Understand all areas of compensation reporting. Support the overall business to reduce the level of goodwill we offer across holiday guests and owners. Look at support tools and guidance documents to help drive the continuous improvement needed.
  • Support the Service Centre Manager to drive wider improvements at a senior level in the group. This will prevent the Service Centre Manager becoming involved in day to day, although updates and reviews would still be shared through a reduced number of channels.
  • Be accountable for all direct reports within the Customer Relations department in terms of performance and knowledge as well as all aspects of service administration areas.
  • Review and implement efficiencies on current and existing reports with a view to enhance. Look at the frequency of reports and propose new ideas following feedback from HSM’s / GM’s and RD’s.
  • Review current processes and materials out in the group and look to create consistencies across parks e.g. letter templates / support and guidance books / My PDR Service page / Quick Links.
  • Work with the Owner teams across all parks and central function to review and improve shared processes and customer / owner touch points. Ensure our communications support the delivery of each area when working with parks / central departments.
  • Become a buffer between escalated complaints to the Service Centre Manager. Support across all areas of complaint resolution for parks and departments.
  • Ensure that the team including new starters have the highest level of induction and are clear and concise on our expectations. Plan quarterly team activities / incentives across the service areas, working with other service managers to improve team engagement. Work to ensure development plans and opportunities are available to the team.
  • Work with the Quality and Performance Team as well as Learning and Development to review service materials and approach across the group. Work with RD’s / GM’s on complaint resolution / end of year workshops and follow up materials with the support of the Service Centre Manager.
  • Review of current processes around SLA alerts and management with a view to automate and improve current ways of working. This will be done through project management and supported by the Service Centre Manager.
  • Own your personal development looking at ways to continually develop and improve your output
  • Ensure that all CEO/Director high level escalations are handled within the agreed timescale and in line with the company standards and processes

Person Specification:


  • Experience in Social media platforms - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Experience in complaint handling systems and processes.
  • Excellent level of business knowledge in complaint handling and logging process.
  • Proven track record in delivery high level of service escalation resolution.
  • Deliver exceptional proven belief in service delivery and lead by example.
  • Good level of excel and pivot tables.
  • Exceptional verbal skills when dealing with customers, at all levels.
  • Leadership skills.
  • High levels of personable skill and ability.
  • High problem solving ability.


  • Director level complaint escalation
  • Customer reviewing sites – ie: trip advisor, Reevoo

Please note this is a 6 month contract (salary pro-rata) 

What can we offer you?

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Discretionary bonus packages
  • Fantastic team environment
  • 25% discount on holidays for yourself, friends and family
  • Stand-by breaks available at a discounted rate
  • Full uniform provided where necessary
  • Full training

To start Creating Amazing Memories with us, apply now!

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