JOBS: Customer Service Administrator, Ultralight Outdoor Gear, Teeside

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 UltralightOG 10 Aug 2021

Customer Service Administrator

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Ultralight Outdoor Gear is a growing retailer of outdoor clothing and equipment for backpacking, trekking, adventure racing and adventure travel based on Teesside. The company evolved out of a passion for backpacking and a love of the outdoors with the idea to bring the best lightweight kit together under one virtual 'roof'.

We are currently recruiting a Customer Service Administrator to join our growing team based in the North East of England. There is a dual focus split between the customer service and business administration elements of the organisation. The post holder will be part of the Customer Service, Showroom and Administration Team, contributing to the day to day working and efficiency of the department.

The customer service element of the role requires the post holder to be the first point of contact for customers via telephone and email. The Business Administration part of the role involves maintaining financial records and back-end functions, such as processing invoices, refunds and customer orders to ensure accuracy and consistency across all aspects of the role.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain financial records for the business, such as invoice processing and updating financial data and spreadsheets.
  • Carry out customer returns and supplier returns.
  • Resolving customer issues
  • Help customers with product choice via phone calls and email.
  • Answering general enquiries such as stock, sizing, price, availability etc
  • Liaising with the Customer Service Team Manager and Team Leader in order to contribute to the efficiency of the Customer Service Department.
  • The post holder may also be required to work in other departments from time to time

Essential Requirements

  • Articulate with excellent written and oral skill
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • IT literate including good knowledge of Excel spreadsheets
  • Willingness to learn
  • Extremely organised with a high attention to detail
  • Patience and an empathy with customer's needs
  • Experience of working within a team environment
  • Some experience of administration and accounting

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience within a mail order business
  • Working within a customer service team
  • Good knowledge of outdoor clothing and equipment and their technologies and passion for the outdoors and the outdoors industry

Working Relationships

Accountable to: Customer Service Manager and Team Leader

Liaises with: Customer Service Team


Permanent: Part Time, 22.5 hours per week

Salary: £21,945 pro rata (equivalent to £11.25 per hour)

Location: Wynyard, Billingham


1.  The duties and responsibilities outlined above are to be regarded as broad areas of responsibility and do not detail all tasks which the post holder may be required to perform

2.    The job description may be subject to change in the light of experience and circumstance after discussion with the post holder.

3.    The role will include some weekend work – usually 1 in 5 weekends as well as holiday cover.

We are based in the North East of England and are passionate about the outdoors. If you are too, you may be interested to know that we:

Have a generous staff discount scheme

13 days holiday, plus bank holidays (equivalent to 22 days holiday per year for full-time employees, increasing to 25 days with each year of service).

Allow extra time off and part fund relevant backpacking adventures

Have a fully funded annual backpacking trip to Scotland or the Lake District

Enjoy a relaxed working environment with a casual dress code

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to

You can find out more about Ultralight Outdoor Gear on our website

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