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Customer Support Team Advisor

Location: Sheffield, S1

Contract Type: Permanent.

Working Pattern: Operational team shift pattern to cover from 06:00-23:00 including weekends

Category / Function: Customer Services (office)

Salary: £19,500

This role is contact centre based and we will work within government guidance around Covid-19 best practice to ensure the health and wellbeing of our colleagues as a priority

We are continually seeking ways in which to improve the experience for our customers. Our newly formed Customer Contact Centre will use industry leading systems to deliver excellent customer service and ensure that requests are speedily and effectively resolved.

Your Role

As one of our Customer Advisors, you will provide support to customers' transaction requests, through a range of inbound and outbound communication channels, within agreed time scales and in an appropriate manner.   Our advisors are responsible for a variety of customer support matters which range from processing customer compensation claims to complaints handling.  Your role will be key in enabling our Customer Support Team to meet team and departmental objectives and to effectively address issues for our customers.


  • Working with a wide range of colleagues to deliver exceptional customer   service
  • Responding to calls, emails and web chat enquiries from customers and colleagues
  • Carrying out work to a level that meets both time and quality requirement
  • Updating customers' records on our Customer Relationship Management system
  • Advising customers and colleagues by explaining products and procedures, answering questions and providing information
  • Working with colleagues across our businesses to provide continuous improvement feedback on the causes of any customer issues
  • Dealing with customer orders, payments, refunds, enquiries or complaints
  • Carrying out market research via phone calls or internet research
  • Determining customer eligibility for services by comparing records and requirements
  • Maintaining our systems and equipment by reporting any problems
  • Achieving performance objectives while adhering to standards
  • Updating relevant knowledge by participating in training
  • Using a computer and associated applications confidently

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Good comprehension of English and ability to write English quickly, concisely and effectively
  • Capacity to communicate effectively using all forms of media
  • Active listening skills
  • Skills in systems usage and data entry
  • Confident in identifying and highlighting issues identified while carrying out duties
  • Ability to learn and apply policies gained by working in a customer support or contact centre environment
  • Excellent organisational skills coupled with the ability to prioritise work 
  • Computer literacy Microsoft office 365 (desirable)

Person Specification:

Do you have a passion for delivering excellent customer service?
Do you have an excellent telephone and social media manner?
Are you  thorough with good attention to detail?
Can you empathise with other people's perspectives and work well with others?
Do you have the ability to remain calm in challenging situations?
Are you flexible in your approach to work with the ability to adapt to an ever-changing customer services environment?

Apply now and join the team!

About FirstGroup:

FirstGroup plc is a FTSE 250 constituent and leading transport operator in the UK and North America. During the last year around 2 billion passengers relied on us to get to work, to school or college, to visit family and friends and much more. Each day every one of our 100,000 employees works hard to deliver vitally important services for our customers.

We are one of the UK's most experienced rail operators, carrying around 140m passengers across our three franchises and our open access operation.

FirstGroup plc welcomes applications from a diverse range of candidates regardless of background, gender, race, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age. We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive organisation because we believe that diversity brings benefits for our customers, communities and our people. Valuing our differences and drawing on our collective knowledge and experience helps us develop new services, open up new markets and broaden our customer.



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First Contact Centre, The Square Sheffield
2 Broad Street West, Sheffield, England, S1 2BQ
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  • Company:
    First Customer Contact Ltd
  • Website Skillset:
    Customer Service
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
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  • Location:
    First Contact Centre, The Square Sheffield
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