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Driver/Garage Hand

Location: Eastbourne Volkswagen

Added: 22 July 2021 | Closing Date: 01 August 2021

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Ref: VE14-126


  • Location: Eastbourne Volkswagen
  • Salary: Commensurate with skills and responsibilities
  • Department: Sales
  • Driver Licence Required: Yes
  • Working Hours: 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday


MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB:              

To ensure the branch is clean and tidy, and waste is disposed of correctly. Collect and deliver cars for Sales and Service Departments.


  1. Responsible to:

Branch Manager


  1. Relationship with:          

Branch staff

Customers and suppliers


To dispose of all records and scrap when required

Collect and deliver goods and equipment, sometimes by car

Collect and empty bins daily and dispose of in line with company waste disposal regulations

Ensure the workshop and the showroom floors are clean.

Ensure all workshop and showroom toilets and sanitary equipment is replenished

Replace hand roller towels and blue hand towels as required

Wash all office and corridor walls and doors twice per year

Ensure kitchen floor, worktops and sink area and Microwaves are clean

Carry out minor repairs to fixtures and fittings, and decorating in line with Health and Safety regulations

Observe and report to the Branch Manager any building issues, which arise or are observed during daily duties

On all Health and Safety issues, liaise with the Health and Safety Officer

Ensure the customer waiting area is clean and tidy and that refreshments are replenished.

All duties must be carried out with due care to the Health and Safety of employees and visitors

Drive customers to and from a requested destination

Collect and return cars to other Branches.

Collect and return cars to customers for Service and sales Departments

Deliver cars when necessary

Ensure the car park is kept clean and tidy

Clean drinks dispenser and replenish as necessary


This list of duties is not exhaustive and other tasks and responsibilities will be required of the post-holder as requested by Senior Head Office staff         


All information relating to customers and the business is to be treated confidentially in line with Company procedures


Read and comply with the Company’s Health and Safety policy, COSHH advice and risk assessments as appropriate

Caffyns has an obligation under the Health & Safety At Work Act 1974 to provide safe and healthy working conditions.  All employees are required to co-operate with management in discharging this responsibility and must take responsible care for the health and safety of themselves and others


Other terms and conditions are as reflected in the contract of employment and company policies and procedures, as amended from time to time and as governed by statute.

(A job description is a written statement of essential characteristics of the job, with its principal accountabilities, incorporating a note of the skills, knowledge and experience required for a satisfactory level of performance.  This is not intended to be a complete, detailed account of all aspects of the duties involved).

Iain Wallace

Garage Hand/Driver


Caffyns plc

Person Specification

Garage Hand/Driver – Eastbourne Volkswagen



Full clean driving licence

Skills Required


Able to convey information clearly and succinctly whether verbal or written

Time management skills

Able to establish effective working relationships with varied personnel

Ability to work in a customer focused manner

Can demonstrate the ability to carry out tasks within a set times

Excellent telephone manner


Self-prioritise workload according to the business needs

Knowledge of Health and Safety

Personal Attributes


Commitment to Caffyns aims and objectives

Have a professional, smart appearance at all times

Efficient and well organised

Able to maintain confidentiality

Ability to sometimes deal with difficult, impatient or distressed people

Self motivated and able to work as a part of a team

Be able to work under own initiative


Local knowledge of surrounding roads/area

Iain Wallace

Garage Hand/Driver


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Contributory pension scheme
Discounted private health care scheme
A minimum of 22 days holiday pro rata
Child care vouchers
Very competitive bonus packages for many roles
Range of discount on services

Volkswagen Eastbourne