Current Vacancies at AvailableCar.com

We are a family business, and one of England’s largest and most successful used car supermarkets. Established for over 18 years, we now have four Stores located in Castle Donington, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Cannock, and Leeds, West Yorkshire.

At AvailableCar, we firmly believe that it's our people who make our business such a huge success. And our people are great, really great.

It’s very important to us that every member of our team is completely focused on providing outstanding Customer Service.  And this relates to every part of our business. From our Customer Service and Sales Teams, right through to our Workshop Teams, who behind the scenes, prepare all our cars to an exceptionally high standard in our very own state-of-the-art Smart Repair centres, Paint Shops, Cleaning Centres and Body Shops, using the very latest diagnostic equipment and computer software, to ensure they achieve the highest quality workmanship, every time.

We offer on-site parking and all employees have a share in the Available Car Ltd Year-End Profit Sharing Scheme.

Fancy joining the AvailableCar family?  See our current vacancies below...

 

 

APRIL 2021

Senior Vehicle Buyer

OTE £64,000

At Available Car we are looking to recruit a Senior Vehicle Buyer to join our busy and exciting industry leading team. The successful candidate will demonstrate motivation and pace and have experience buying vehicles from a chain of reputable suppliers, with a proven track record within the physical and online auction environment. This role also requires you to review each vehicle, have a great eye for detail and be able to assess the condition efficiently and accurately.

Your focus will be to continue to develop the role and working closely with the General Manger and Showroom manager to understand vehicle specification, desirability and managing stock. This is to ensure that we are continuing the support to drive sales and profitability by buying the best quality used cars in the marketplace.

The individual will be required to be self-motivated and can adapt and work well within a fast-paced buying team. IT skills are essential for you to manage and document supplier accounts and purchases digitally.

You will be expected to always conduct yourself professionally and represent the company at a senior level.

An element of the role will be visiting and covering various auction centres around the country, so a full UK driving licence is essential.

If you are interested in the above role, please email your CV and covering letter to paulsquires@availablecar.com

 

Vehicle Buyer

OTE £45,000

At Available Car we are looking to recruit a Vehicle Buyer to join our busy and exciting industry leading team. The successful candidate will demonstrate motivation and pace and have experience buying vehicles from a chain of reputable suppliers, with a proven track record within the physical and online auction environment. This role also requires you to review each vehicle, have a great eye for detail and be able to assess the condition efficiently and accurately.

You will be tasked to achieve weekly buying targets whilst maintaining company standards, have a good understanding of vehicle specification with desirability being essential, and manage stock to help drive sales and profitability by buying the best quality used cars in the marketplace.

The individual will be required to be self-motivated and work well within a busy buying team. You must be able to self-manage supplier accounts and fully document purchases digitally, so IT skills are essential.

You will be expected to always conduct yourself professionally and represent the company at a senior level.

An element of the role will be visiting and covering various auction centres around the country, so a full UK driving licence is essential.

If you are interested in the above role, please email your CV and covering letter to paulsquires@availablecar.com

Cosmetic Inspector

£23,564 - 5 day - 5 ½ days per week

We are looking for an experienced Cosmetic Inspector to join our team. Working in this busy environment, you will be required to be flexible in your approach, able to work under pressure and achieve volume targets, whilst maintaining quality throughout. Our team prepare our vehicles to a very high standard to be showroom ready, ensuring our customers receive the very best product and experience.

The successful candidate will be able to receive new vehicles on site, and carry out thorough cosmetic inspections. You will be proficient in accurately spotting any bodywork or interior trim defects, to ensure that the vehicles meet our high standard of retail product. You will have an understanding of what rectification work is required and which department is best suited to carry out this work. You will be responsible for checking the specification of each vehicle is correct, and uploading this onto our Dealer Management System. As a Cosmetic Inspector, you will also be checking the operation of the fitted features for each vehicle.

Experience of using CDK Drive or similar DMS system would be desirable, but not essential, as full training will be available. Experience in minor cosmetic repairs would be advantageous.

A full driving licence is essential for the role.

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy at our Castle Donington store, please email your CV directly to jonnymurray@availablecar.com

Inception Yard Person

£23,551 - 5 day- 5 ½ day weekly rota

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and responsible person to work in our busy Preparation Centre alongside an ever-growing team of likeminded individuals. You will be required to incept vehicles on to site delivered by a mixture of transport methods including vehicle transporters and trade plate drivers.

The role entails meeting vehicle deliveries and carrying out a brief inspection to confirm vehicle identity and recording any damage in a digital format, involving third party POD equipment and our own internal tablet based technology.

A full driving licence is essential, as are excellent communication skills, a can do attitude and IT skills. Working closely with multiple departments involved in the preparation process, you will receive induction training and any ongoing training requirements thereafter, to enhance and develop your skills.

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy at our Castle Donington store, please email your CV directly to jonnymurray@availablecar.com

Dent Technician

£28,024  - 5 day - 5 ½ day weekly rota

We are looking for a conscientious, fully-experienced Vehicle Dent Technician to join our established team at our Castle Donington site. Tasks will include Paintless Dent Repairs using the latest techniques, using rods and glue pulling system. Full on-going training in new products and equipment is available.

Excellent rates of pay plus year-end profit-related bonus.

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy at our Castle Donington store, please email your CV directly to jonnymurray@availablecar.com

Customer Assistant 

OTE £24,000 - 5 days per week (inclusive of weekends)

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team of Customer Assistants. You will be assisting our customers in all aspects of purchasing a vehicle in a fast paced environment, both onsite and via other platforms.

You will meeting and greeting customers, appraising part exchange vehicles and organising and conducting test drives, whilst at all times delivering outstanding customer service. You will also be presenting a range of products to meet our customers needs.

Excellent communication skills, a can do attitude and a desire to succeed are essential qualities for this role.

If you have the above attributes, along with previous customer service experience and excellent IT skills then we would like to hear from you.

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy at our Castle Donington store, please email your CV directly to jonnymurray@availablecar.com

Parts Department Assistant

£21,622-£23,113

You will be joining and working with an established Parts Team. We are looking for someone with previous motortrade Parts Counter experience, and it is essential you have computer experience working for an automotive retailer.

Having used Parts Management Systems such as CDK Drive/Kerridge would be an advantage.

Responsibilities include working with all our Preparation Centre Departments, purchasing Parts, sundries and paint & materials for the 36 Used Car Brands we sell. Working with our established supplier partners, Excellent future prospects and on going training.

5 - 5 ½ days per week (on a weekly rota) or 5 days a week plus 1 in 4 Saturday mornings.

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy at our Castle Donington store, please email your CV directly to jonnymurray@availablecar.com

Body Shop Technician

£26,223 - £28,031

We are looking for an experienced Vehicle Bodyshop Technician to join us in our busy Body Shop.

Experience is essential, as is working to the highest standards. Duties will include prepping cars ready for cosmetic paint repairs to a high standard on nearly new and high quality used cars. In this busy working environment, you will be required to be flexible in your approach, able to work under pressure and achieve volume targets whilst maintaining quality. On-going training will be provided through industry leading suppliers.

5 - 5 ½ days per week (on a weekly rota) or 5 days a week plus 1 in 4 Saturday mornings.

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy at our Castle Donington store, please email your CV directly to jonnymurray@availablecar.com

Vehicle Detailer

£22,439

We are currently looking for a highly skilled vehicle detailer who can work as part of our Vehicle detailing team within our preparation centre. You will have had a minimum of two year’s experience and a full driving licence.

The role entails interior and exterior detailing of the vehicle using a variety of tools, equipment and environmentally friendly chemicals to achieve a high standard that our customers have become accustomed to.

Working closely with a market leading detailing supplier you will receive induction training and any ongoing training requirements thereafter to enhance and develop your skills.

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy at our Castle Donington store, please email your CV directly to jonnymurray@availablecar.com

Vehicle Technician/Diagnostic Technician

£26,563 - £30,000 (5 day / 5 ½ day rotating shift and 5 day plus 1 Saturday in 4 options)

Working in our busy preparation centre, alongside an ever growing team of likeminded individuals, you will be required to carry out a multitude of vehicle repairs, inspections and services to high standards in our modern and clean workshop, using diagnostic equipment both aftermarket and manufacture level, the latest tools/equipment and computer software, all designed to help you achieve productivity goals and quality of workmanship.

You will be a highly skilled, highly motivated individual who can work as part of our growing family within our busy Preparation centre. You will have had experience working within the motor industry for a minimum of 3 years gaining valuable knowledge of light motor vehicles. You will also take pride in your workmanship, ensuring our customers receive the high standards of quality they have become accustomed too.

You will be required to have a minimum Level 3 NVQ in light motor vehicles or equivalent, and a full UK Driving licence.

A MOT licence is preferable but not essential.

Specific responsibilities include:

* Inspecting Vehicles to a high standard
* Carrying out diagnosis in an efficient manner
* Road testing
* Fault finding
* Servicing
* General repairs
* Good communication skills

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy at our Castle Donington store, please email your CV directly to jonnymurray@availablecar.com

Showroom Manager

Salary on application 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a family-owned used car retailer, and one of the UK's leading used car supermarket groups in the East and West Midlands and in the North of England.

We are looking for a Showroom Manager to join our Cannock Branch management team. The role requires a senior sales oriented manager who can manage a large team of 40 to 50. 

Experience within a high volume operation and achieving targets is a necessity. They require well-developed leadership skills and management experience, gained from within the automotive industry. This role is a main driving force for the success of the site, and as such, demands the highest levels of professionalism and customer service. This demanding role covers a 5 day working week including weekends and long shifts, to ensure the showroom performs at the highest possible level. This role could lead to future opportunities and progression within Available Car.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Highly motivated, energetic and ambitious with an ability to work under pressure in a fast-moving environment.
  • Experience of working within the Automotive industry in a Used Car Sales environment, managing a large team of 40 to 50.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Dealer Management Systems, CDK Drive or similar.
  • Experience of working with a range of brands.
  • Working to set performance targets and requirements of the showroom.
  • Strong direction and leadership qualities.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills, computer literate.
  • Exceptional Interpersonal and Customer Service skills.
  • Organised, and capable with a keen eye for attention to detail, both written and verbal.
  • Experience and up-to-date knowledge of the finance and insurance products.
  • Ability to build positive customer and staff relationships.
  • Full UK Driving licence.

What We Offer

Available Car is a company with strong values that put our people and customers at the heart of everything we do. 

Benefits available to our colleagues include:

  • Excellent basic salary
  • Monthly and Annual Profit Related bonus
  • A Company Car
  • Mobile Phone
  • Staff discount
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Ride to work Scheme

This is an excellent opportunity to show us that you have an enviable and proven track performance record in a high volume environment.

Please note: We will close vacancies once the required quality or number of applications have been received.

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy at our Cannock Store, please email your CV directly to andyball@availablecar.com  

Photographer/Videographer

£22,000

Working in a very busy showroom reporting to the Showroom Management Team, you will have a first-class attitude and a drive to be the best.

You will be responsible for producing stunning videos and images of our retail stock, and uploading these on to our Dealer Management System (DRIVE). Our digital marketplace is second to none, and the media we use needs to match our exacting standards for digital content. You will be assisting the showroom team by producing and editing bespoke videos for our customers.

We are not looking for a good shot, we are looking for a stunning shot, showcasing our products.

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy at our Cannock Store, please email your CV directly to andyball@availablecar.com  

Body Shop Technician

£26,223 - £28,031

We are looking for an experienced Vehicle Bodyshop Technician to join us in our busy Body Shop.

Experience is essential, as is working to the highest standards. Duties will include prepping cars ready for cosmetic paint repairs to a high standard on nearly new and high quality used cars. In this busy working environment, you will be required to be flexible in your approach, able to work under pressure and achieve volume targets whilst maintaining quality. On-going training will be provided through industry leading suppliers.

5 - 5 ½ days per week (on a weekly rota) or 5 days a week plus 1 in 4 Saturday mornings.

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy at our Cannock Store, please email your CV directly to andyball@availablecar.com  

Customer Assistant 

OTE £24,000

5 days per week (inclusive of weekends)

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team of Customer Assistants. You will be assisting our customers in all aspects of purchasing a vehicle in a fast paced environment, both onsite and via other platforms.

You will meeting and greeting customers, appraising part exchange vehicles and organising and conducting test drives, whilst at all times delivering outstanding customer service. You will also be presenting a range of products to meet our customers needs.

Excellent communication skills, a can do attitude and a desire to succeed are essential qualities for this role.

If you have the above attributes, along with previous customer service experience and excellent IT skills then we would like to hear from you.

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy at our Cannock Store, please email your CV directly to andyball@availablecar.com  

Vehicle Technician/Diagnostic Technician

£26,563 - £30,000 (5 day / 5 ½ day rotating shift and 5 day plus 1 Saturday in 4 options)

Working in our busy preparation centre, alongside an ever growing team of likeminded individuals, you will be required to carry out a multitude of vehicle repairs, inspections and services to high standards in our modern and clean workshop, using diagnostic equipment both aftermarket and manufacture level, the latest tools/equipment and computer software, all designed to help you achieve productivity goals and quality of workmanship.

You will be a highly skilled, highly motivated individual who can work as part of our growing family within our busy Preparation centre. You will have had experience working within the motor industry for a minimum of 3 years gaining valuable knowledge of light motor vehicles. You will also take pride in your workmanship, ensuring our customers receive the high standards of quality they have become accustomed too.

You will be required to have a minimum Level 3 NVQ in light motor vehicles or equivalent, and a full UK Driving licence.

A MOT licence is preferable but not essential.

Specific responsibilities include:

* Inspecting Vehicles to a high standard
* Carrying out diagnosis in an efficient manner
* Road testing
* Fault finding
* Servicing
* General repairs
* Good communication skills

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy at our Cannock Store, please email your CV directly to andyball@availablecar.com  

  

Vehicle Strip Fitter/MET Technician

£26,000 - £28,000 (5 day / 5 ½ day rotating shift and 5 day plus 1 Saturday in 4 options)

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and responsible person to work in our busy Preparation Centre alongside an ever-growing team of likeminded individuals

We are looking for experienced paint shop strip fitter to join us in a busy paint shop. The successful candidate will be able strip panels’ bumpers, doors & tailgates etc. on a multitude of cars ready for prepping painting & rebuild to a high standard on completion.

It would also be advantageous if you were proficient in polishing of panels.

In this busy working environment you will be required to be flexible in your approach, able to work under pressure and achieve volume targets whilst maintaining quality.

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy at our Leeds Store, please email your CV directly to martinharker@availablecar.com

Driver/General Assistant

£20,034 - £21,034 (5 day / 5 ½ day rotating shift and 5 day plus 1 Saturday in 4 options)

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and responsible person to work in our busy Preparation Centre alongside an ever-growing team of likeminded individuals

We are looking for an onsite/off site Driver/General Assistant to join us at our busy Preparation centre. The successful candidate will have a full clean driving licence as well as excellent communication skills.

Duties will include:

  • Movement of vehicles on site
  • Enhancing departmental efficiency
  • Facilitate taking cars to main Dealers for warranty repairs
  • Collection of parts etc. from suppliers
  • Movement of consumables etc. From site to site


In this busy working environment you will be required to be flexible in your approach, able to work under your own volition.

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy at our Leeds Store, please email your CV directly to martinharker@availablecar.com

 

 

Assistant Accountant

£20,000 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Accountant to join our team at our Leeds Store.

Working closely with the site Accountant, this is a very diverse role.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, assisting in reconciliations, cashflow, vehicle payments, invoicing, petty cash and purchase ledger duties.

This job is ideal for someone who has previously worked in a busy role. We are looking for a keen multitasker who is computer literate in Microsoft Excel and enjoys hitting deadlines. The role would suit an enthusiastic person, who will communicate and work well with others and also on their own initiative.

You will be working in a small accounts department of three team members. This role is extremely varied, and will be enjoyed by the right candidate with ongoing training and support provided.

An understanding of Autoline Drive or a similar dealer management system, would be an advantage, but is not essential.

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy at our Leeds Store, please email your CV directly to amandaguy@availablecar.com 

Showroom Receptionist

£22,000 (5 days per week, including weekends - Maternity Cover Contract)

First impressions are everything, and we are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, friendly and hard-working individual to join our Showroom Reception Team.

As a Showroom Receptionist, you will be responsible for welcoming all of our Customers who enter our Leeds Showroom by giving that great Available Car first impression.

You will be hosting the waiting area and assisting Customers with their enquiries, giving the very best customer service and experience, whilst they are on site. You will be managing customer appointments on arrival and liaising with the relevant departments to ensure Customers are dealt with in a timely manner.

If you feel that you have the right attributes for the role, then we would like to hear from you.

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy at our Leeds Store, please email your CV directly to martinharker@availablecar.com

Customer Assistant 

OTE £24,000

5 days per week (inclusive of weekends)

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team of Customer Assistants. You will be assisting our customers in all aspects of purchasing a vehicle in a fast paced environment, both onsite and via other platforms.

You will meeting and greeting customers, appraising part exchange vehicles and organising and conducting test drives, whilst at all times delivering outstanding customer service. You will also be presenting a range of products to meet our customers needs.

Excellent communication skills, a can do attitude and a desire to succeed are essential qualities for this role.

If you have the above attributes, along with previous customer service experience and excellent IT skills then we would like to hear from you.

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy at our Leeds Store, please email your CV directly to martinharker@availablecar.com

Body Shop Technician

£26,223 - £28,031

We are looking for an experienced Vehicle Bodyshop Technician to join us in our busy BodyShop.

Experience is essential, as is working to the highest standards. Duties will include prepping cars ready for cosmetic paint repairs to a high standard on nearly new and high quality used cars. In this busy working environment, you will be required to be flexible in your approach, able to work under pressure and achieve volume targets whilst maintaining quality. On-going training will be provided through industry leading suppliers.

5 - 5 ½ days per week (on a weekly rota) or 5 days a week plus 1 in 4 Saturday mornings.

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy at our Leeds Store, please email your CV directly to martinharker@availablecar.com

Contact Centre Customer Advisor

£20,000

Based in our new contact centre in our Leeds store, you will be our Ambassador for the brand and Company. Our customers expect excellent customer service, you will know what excellent looks like and how to exceed customers’ expectations. You will be ensuring that everything we do as a business, puts the customer first.

You will be dealing with large volumes of telephone calls and emails and webchat for our entire group. You will be using your skill and expertise, to assist customers with all aspects of their enquiries, with a view of generating rich leads and appointments for our Showroom Teams to action.

We are looking for enthusiastic and positive team members with experience of working in a high volume, multi-channel contact centre, focused on customer service. The working shift pattern is 5 days per week, including some weekends and Bank Holidays.

Benefits:

Generous holiday allowance
Free onsite parking
Company pension scheme
Access to employee discount platform

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy at our Leeds Store, please email your CV directly to martinharker@availablecar.com

Cosmetic Inspector

£23,564 - 5 day - 5 ½ days per week

We are looking for an experienced Cosmetic Inspector to join our team. Working in this busy environment, you will be required to be flexible in your approach, able to work under pressure and achieve volume targets, whilst maintaining quality throughout. Our team prepare our vehicles to a very high standard to be showroom ready, ensuring our customers receive the very best product and experience.

The successful candidate will be able to receive new vehicles on site, and carry out thorough cosmetic inspections. You will be proficient in accurately spotting any bodywork or interior trim defects, to ensure that the vehicles meet our high standard of retail product. You will have an understanding of what rectification work is required and which department is best suited to carry out this work. You will be responsible for checking the specification of each vehicle is correct, and uploading this onto our Dealer Management System. As a Cosmetic Inspector, you will also be checking the operation of the fitted features for each vehicle.

Experience of using CDK Drive or similar DMS system would be desirable, but not essential, as full training will be available. Experience in minor cosmetic repairs would be advantageous.

A full driving licence is essential for the role.

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy at our Leeds Store, please email your CV directly to martinharker@availablecar.com

Vehicle Detailer

£22,439

We are currently looking for a highly skilled vehicle detailer who can work as part of our Vehicle detailing team within our preparation centre. You will have had a minimum of two year’s experience and a full driving licence.

The role entails interior and exterior detailing of the vehicle using a variety of tools, equipment and environmentally friendly chemicals to achieve a high standard that our customers have become accustomed to.

Working closely with a market leading detailing supplier you will receive induction training and any ongoing training requirements thereafter to enhance and develop your skills.

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy at our Leeds Store, please email your CV directly to martinharker@availablecar.com

Vehicle Technician

£26,563 - £30,000 (5 day / 5 ½ day rotating shift and 5 day plus 1 Saturday in 4 options)

Working in our busy preparation centre, alongside an ever growing team of likeminded individuals, you will be required to carry out a multitude of vehicle repairs, inspections and services to high standards in our modern and clean workshop, using diagnostic equipment both aftermarket and manufacture level, the latest tools/equipment and computer software, all designed to help you achieve productivity goals and quality of workmanship.

You will be a highly skilled, highly motivated individual who can work as part of our growing family within our busy Preparation centre. You will have had experience working within the motor industry for a minimum of 3 years gaining valuable knowledge of light motor vehicles. You will also take pride in your workmanship, ensuring our customers receive the high standards of quality they have become accustomed too.

You will be required to have a minimum Level 3 NVQ in light motor vehicles or equivalent, and a full UK Driving licence.

A MOT licence is preferable but not essential.

Specific responsibilities include:

* Inspecting Vehicles to a high standard
* Carrying out diagnosis in an efficient manner
* Road testing
* Fault finding
* Servicing
* General repairs
* Good communication skills

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy at our Leeds Store, please email your CV directly to martinharker@availablecar.com

Vehicle Technician/Diagnostic Technician

£26,563 - £30,000 (5 day / 5 ½ day rotating shift and 5 day plus 1 Saturday in 4 options)

Working in our busy preparation centre, alongside an ever growing team of likeminded individuals, you will be required to carry out a multitude of vehicle repairs, inspections and services to high standards in our modern and clean workshop, using diagnostic equipment both aftermarket and manufacture level, the latest tools/equipment and computer software, all designed to help you achieve productivity goals and quality of workmanship.

You will be a highly skilled, highly motivated individual who can work as part of our growing family within our busy Preparation centre. You will have had experience working within the motor industry for a minimum of 3 years gaining valuable knowledge of light motor vehicles. You will also take pride in your workmanship, ensuring our customers receive the high standards of quality they have become accustomed too.

You will be required to have a minimum Level 3 NVQ in light motor vehicles or equivalent, and a full UK Driving licence.

A MOT licence is preferable but not essential.

Specific responsibilities include:

* Inspecting Vehicles to a high standard
* Carrying out diagnosis in an efficient manner
* Road testing
* Fault finding
* Servicing
* General repairs
* Good communication skills

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy at our Sutton in Ashfield Store, please email your CV directly to sharontaylor@availablecar.com

 

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