Bodyshop Manager, Jobs, 34634

Bodyshop Manager

  • Salary: £55,000 OTE plus benefits
  • Type of work: Permanent
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
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About the role

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We’re recruiting for a confident and experienced Bodyshop Manager to work at our Scotswood Road Newcastle Bodyshop. 


Full time, Monday – Friday 8am – 5.30pm, rotational Saturdays, 8am – 12pm 

About the role

Arnold Clark Bodyshop Managers are responsible for the smooth and effective running of our accident repair centres, dealing with customers and working as a team to restore cars to their former glory.

As a Bodyshop Manager for our busy centre in Newcastle, you’ll have previous experience in the motor industry, and be a proactive, organised person who can meet and exceed targets while managing a team.


  • Liaising with customers and dealing with their requirements, delivering excellent customer service at all times.
  • Managing a team of staff.
  • Carrying out bodyshop quality control checks.
  • Carrying out updates to internal systems.
  • Estimating and invoicing using Audatex.
  • Motivating your staff to achieve targets and maximising productivity.
  • Making sure everyone adheres to company policy and health and safety best practice, including housekeeping.

Essential skills

  • Proven experience in a similar management role in the automotive sector.
  • Good computer literacy.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills.
  • A positive and proactive attitude.
  • High levels of organisation and attention to detail.
  • Ability to motivate staff to reach targets.
  • Previous Audatex estimating experience.
  • A full, clean driving licence held for a minimum of one year.

Nice to have (but not essential)

  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

In return for your management experience, you’ll receive access to a company car, a competitive salary and a bonus scheme. You’ll also enjoy a fantastic employee benefits package, including private healthcare, life assurance and generous retail discounts.

Employment within the Arnold Clark Group is offered subject to satisfactory reference and disclosure check.


Every Arnold Clark employee is entitled to a wide range of benefits, including:

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Discount on new and used vehicles

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Contributory pension scheme

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Private medical insurance

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Life assurance