Vehicle Damage Assessor/Estimator

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  • Sector:

    Accident Repair Centre, Vehicle Damage Assessor

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  • Salary:

    £35000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Josh Buck

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  • Contact phone:

    01452 687722

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  • Published:

    16 days ago

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Vehicle Damage Assessor/Estimator required in Cheltenham.

- Fully negotiable starting salary plus bonus earned.
- 40 hour week Monday to Friday.
- Fantastic long-term career development prospects with a large automotive accident repair group operating for over 30 years.

Our client, an automotive accident repair centre based in the Gloucestershire region, are currently looking to recruit a Vehicle Damage Assessor/Estimator to join their busy bodyshop in Cheltenham.

Reporting to the Bodyshop Manager, the Vehicle Damage Assessor/Estimator's main purpose will be to carry out estimates as specified by insurers/customers ensuring that the vehicle repair can be carried out efficiently and that by doing so a satisfactory profit margin can be generated.

To prepare manual and computerised estimates efficiently and ensure that it conforms to the requirements laid down by the insurance company/customer in order that customer care/satisfaction standards are maintained at all times.

- To maintain a file of all estimates undertaken making sure that all work that is not automatically authorised is clearly identified. Ensure that any such work does not commence until authorisation is gained, following-up any unauthorised estimates and reporting reasons.
- Once authorisation has been gained liaise with the body shop personnel and make sure that they understand fully the work to be done as per the estimate. Alternately communicate to the bodyshop if, by agreement with the insurance company, the vehicle is deemed a “total loss”.
- To be aware of and adhere to all Health and Safety regulations and policies applicable to your position and working environment.

In order to be eligible for this position you will need to live within a reasonable commuting distance of Cheltenham and hold strong and successful experience in vehicle damage assessing/estimating as well as being Audatex trained/qualified. An Automotive Technical Accreditation (ATA), experience with the Autoflow Bodyshop Management System, and manufacturer training would be advantageous but is non-essential to our client. A UK driving license with minimal points is essential however. 

For your hard work our client is offering: 

- Fully negotiable starting salary pending experience and current earnings.
- Access to a performance related bonus scheme.
- 20 days annual leave plus the 8 bank holidays.
- Full in-house training provided.
- Fantastic long-term career development prospects with a large automotive accident repair group operating for over 30 years.
- 8:00am-5:00pm Monday to Friday with an hour lunch. No weekends however flexibility would be required during peak business periods. 

If this Car Sales Job interests you and you would like to know more about it or other Automotive Jobs in Norwich please contact Josh Buck at Perfect Placement UK Ltd.

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