Benefits with the role
  • 25 Days Holiday (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Regular Pay Reviews
  • Life Assurance
  • Servicing, Parts and Accessories Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Staff Referral Scheme
  • Learning and Development
  • Enhanced Family Leave
  • Volunteering Opportunities

Our Bodyshop has a brilliant opportunity for an experienced Vehicle Damage Assessor or Estimator to join our team. The successful candidate will play an integral part in ensuring the high standards of service and repair work by accurately assessing workload.

You will be working within a customer facing environment, in a fast-moving team, so strong communication and interpersonal skills are imperative for this role.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Inspecting damaged vehicles to assess the extent of damage
  • Creating accurate and detailed repair estimates using manufacturer's data and industry guidelines
  • Liaising with third parties such as insurance companies to discuss repair costs and timescales
  • Ordering necessary parts and materials for repairs
  • Monitoring repairs and ensuring they are completed to a high standard
  • Keeping up-to-date with manufacturer repair methods and industry standards
  • Ensuring that all work is completed in accordance with health and safety regulations
  • Upholding workshop standards including a clean and tidy environment, and ensuring that equipment and tools are maintained.

This is a fantastic opportunity to use your experience in an Accident Repair Centre with some of the worlds most exciting brands. We are looking for someone with the following skillset:

  • Proven experience as a Vehicle Damage Assessor in an Accident Repair Centre or similar environment
  • Confidence to carry out accurate estimating independently
  • Thorough knowledge of vehicle repair methods, materials, and costs
  • Knowledge of the Audatex system is advantageous in this role
  • Ability to use manufacturer repair data and industry guidelines to create accurate estimates
  • Ability to build rapport with customers and insurance companies
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work to a high standard
  • A valid UK driving licence

We are looking for someone who can work to tight deadlines to deliver a fantastic customer service. If you have excellent organisational skills, are diligent, and have a getting it right first time attitude we would love to hear from you. Additional training will be provided in accordance with our specialist vehicles.

Working at Swindon Bodyshop
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In 2013, our Bodyshop moved to a new purpose-built location in Swindon. The location in Athena Avenue can be accessed from Junction 16 or 15 of the M4 motorway and is commutable from Wroughton, Devizes, and Royal Wootton Bassett. Dick Lovett Swindon are an official Porsche Bodyshop Repairer and work on all brands we represent including Ferrari, BMW, and MINI.

Providing Bodyshop services from full accident repairs to minor bumps, our team is reliable and trustworthy. Our skilled Paint Technicians specialise in paintwork scuffs to full body resprays, all with the customer at the forefront of their mind. We repair and paint vehicles across the South West of England and also have a dedicated Tyre and Wheel repair centre in Swindon.

Working in the Bodyshop team
Explore team

Being a part of our Bodyshop Team offers an exciting opportunity for those who are passionate about delivering a personalised experience to customers in need of vehicle repairs and restoration.

As a valued member of our Team, your expertise and attention to detail will play a crucial role in ensuring our customers receive excellent service and leave with their vehicles looking as good as new.

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Department Bodyshop
Closing Date 28th June 2024
Contract Permanent
Salary Competitive
Location Swindon Bodyshop
Careers | Chris Valentine | Bodyshop
I have a fantastic team around me, the knowledge, skill, drive and love for being here makes my working days so much better!

Chris Valentine

Bodyshop Manager