Vehicle Damage Assessor
Here at Direct Line Group Auto Services, we genuinely care about what we do and aim to provide a phenomenal level of service for our customers.
We know that our customer's vehicles make getting from A to B that much easier, whether it's to do the weekly shop, the school run or to get things delivered, it's all important.
What you'll be doing
- You will work within site guidelines to ensure the workflow of job cards to meet the volume targets and identify fast track repairs, ensure parts orders are accurate and follow purchase procedures
- You will be constantly reviewing repair methodologies to ensure all repairs are cost- effective
- You will collaborate with the policyholder and Direct Line Group engineering functions where vehicles are borderline repairable or beyond economical repair
- Provide service level agreements, ensuring customers are contacted regarding repairs and non-related damage and where applicable agree amended repair hours with the workshop leadership teams and technicians
- You will be accountable for Health and Safety regulations, company health and safety procedures appropriate to role
- You will achieve and maintain and embed all "standard methodology" and "lean activities" as instructed by business strategy.
What you'll need:
This is a permanent role reporting to the Lead Vehicle Damage assessor
The future is exciting now the technologies used in Body Shops are evolving every day, which is really helping us re-shape vehicle repair industry. That's why we're excited to grow our teams and looking for people to join us.
- Vehicle Damage Assessor
All roles are at the heart of our Auto Services business and you'll need be enthusiastic, upbeat and committed to delivering the best repair service.
We would like you to have had previous experience in a similar role with the following skills:
- Experience of vehicle repair methods
- Knowledge of Thatcham repair methods, Audatex and ATA qualification
- You will ensure you achieve company and personal targets.
As you can imagine Health and Safety and working to industry standards is important to us. We always ensure our teams and customers safety at each stage of the repair process, ensure tasks are carried out in compliance with Health and Safety and following Audatex estimates, observing DLGAS ways of working and BS10125 procedures.
Who you'll work with
We know you've heard this all before, but the culture here at DLG really is something else. We embrace our individuality – you'll see it in the way that we think and work, it's all about ensuring you can enjoy making a contribution, have some fun and be yourself in every aspect. We encourage each other to be the best we can be: no opinion goes unheard, no achievement goes unrecognised, and no idea goes unknown – we even reward you for them! We encourage our people to work together, aim higher and to be the best they can be – for customers, colleagues and the business. It's an indefinable "DLGness" that makes us who we are, and we'd love for you to be a part of it.
We recognise we wouldn't be where we are today without our colleagues, that's why we offer excellent benefits designed to suit your lifestyle:
- 9% employer contributed pension
- 50% off home, motor and pet insurance plus free travel insurance and Green Flag breakdown cover
- Additional optional Health and Dental insurance
- EV car scheme allows all colleagues to lease a brand new electric or plug-in hybrid car in a tax efficient way.
- Generous holidays
- Buy as you earn share scheme
- Employee discounts and cashback
- Plus many more
Direct Line Group is an equal opportunity employer, and we think diversity of background and thinking is a big strength in our people. We're delighted to feature as one of the UK's Top 50 Inclusive Employers and are committed to making our business an inclusive place to work, where everyone can be themselves and succeed in their careers.
We know you're more than a CV, and the things that make you, you, are what bring potential to our business. We recognise and embrace people that work in different ways so if you need any adjustments to our recruitment process, please speak to the recruitment team who will be happy to support you.
Fix Up Your Future With DLG Auto Services
With a network of body shops that spans the length and breadth of the UK, and 90,000 accident damaged vehicles passing through our garages every year, here at DLG Auto Services, we don’t do things by halves. We’re bringing together sustainable, advanced tech and compassionate customer service to ensure our services stay ahead of the game. And we’re doing it for the good of motorists across the UK.
Let's accelerate your career!
Driving A More Sustainable Future
The future is exciting, we’re investing in new sustainable technologies to help us re-shape and evolve the vehicle repair industry.
Our high operating efficiency allows us to deliver excellent cost control whilst meeting our environmental targets through lowering emissions and increased recycling.
We are exploring a range of solutions to embed our environmental goals as part of our emissions reduction strategy.
Using alternative fuels – Testing the viability of alternative fuels, such as hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO), to power recovery trucks.
Energy efficient lighting – introducing LED lighting across our sites to illuminate our workshops and enable energy savings of 60%.
Green parts – Offering customers the option of ‘green’ parts could reduce the need for new replacement parts and significantly reduce the carbon footprint of repairs.
Our Repair Process
We genuinely care here at Direct Line Group Auto Services about what we do and strive to provide a phenomenal level of service for our customers.
Whether it’s the weekly shop, the school run, or making deliveries, getting from A to B is important.
Across our networks, our teams strive to get our customers vehicles in working order and back on the road as quickly as possible. We repair all our customers vehicles to the BS10125 standard for Vehicle Damage Repair, accredited by BSI, ensuring peace of mind for all.
See our teams in action in one of our high-tech garages.
Nobody has all the answers.
Think, act and win as one team to deliver great outcomes for our customers each and every day.
Draw upon diverse skills and perspectives, testing and iterating as you go.
Collaborate, communicate and be inclusive.
We want the real, whole you and value diverse perspectives, ideas and opinions. So feel confident and empowered. Believe in yourself as much as we do.
Be you, have fun, and make this a great place to be.
Make it happen. Spot the opportunities, take the initiative and be accountable.
Be brave, innovative and embrace new challenges, doing what’s right not what’s easy. Keep it simple and take risks in a positive way.
Develop new skills, own your own career path and push your talents to the limit.
We need different perspectives, so your input matters. Ask questions, make suggestions, raise concerns but be respectful and make the space to listen to others. Face into difficult conversations so we continue to evolve and improve.
Kavan, DLG Auto Services Apprentice
At DLG, development is everything. Our people make the wheels turn and keep us moving on an unstoppable trajectory.
Whether you’re just starting your career journey or looking to develop new skills our Apprenticeship opportunities may be the route for you.
Kavan joined DLG Auto services on one of our apprenticeships. As a Vehicle Damage Assessor apprentice, he has been given access to shaping our sustainable future while building skills for his career.
What Our Colleagues Say
We wouldn’t be where we are today without our people and the wide variety of perspectives and life experiences they bring. That’s why we offer excellent benefits to suit your lifestyle:
9% employer contributed pension
50% off home, motor and pet insurance plus free travel insurance and Green Flag breakdown cover
Additional optional Health and Dental insurance
EV car scheme allows all colleagues to lease a brand new electric or plug-in hybrid car in a tax efficient way.
Employee discounts and cashback
Plus many more