Closing Date: 16 December 2018

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Service Advisor - Ref: TV23-100

Tunbridge Wells SEAT/Skoda

8.00am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday 8.00am – 1pm Saturday (on a rota basis)

  • Salary: Commensurate with skills and responsibilities
  • Driving Licence Required: Yes
  • Closing Date: 16 December 2018

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To deal with customers at the front counter and over the telephone, recording their requirements as required in a professional & polite manner.

Obtaining relevant information from the customer & transferring this information to a repair order for technicians to operate from.

Maintaining customer satisfaction & communication at all times.

Utilising labour hours available.

Selling additional work & services available.

Under current Financial Services Authority (FSA) Regulations for Selling Insurance, it is a requirement of this role for candidates to either provide certified proof of 'competency', or for those candidates without the relevant certification to receive training on commencement and pass the associated 'competency' assessment.



  1. Responsible to:

Service Manager      

1.2) Relationships with:

All branch staff and customers.

External inspectors and suppliers.


Looking after individual customers in line with branch procedure.

To deal with customers’ requirements for servicing, repair and sub-contract work, in an efficient and courteous manner.

To ensure that sales and warranty work is carried out in line with branch policy.

To ensure that customer requirements are accurately described and recorded on the ‘job card’ and that the customer has authorised all necessary work.

To ensure and promote excellent customer service at all times.

To obtain payment for all service work and repairs.

To maintain communication with the customer whilst their vehicle is at the branch.

Explain the details of their invoice to the customer, including a full explanation of the work carried out, giving a copy of the invoice to the customer and escorting the customer to their car.

Load work for the Service Department in accordance with procedure.

To make the customer aware of any defects and ensure that they sign the invoice that has them noted.

To note on the ‘job card’ any parts supplied by customers and also note them on the final invoice.

To keep customers informed of any delays and that the ‘job cards’ are costed daily.

Advise the customer on any future requirements for their vehicle.

To actively sell extra work found during servicing and repairs.

Arrange for completion of an estimate for accident damage or any other repairs, subject to customer request, or in the event that the cost of the repair will exceed the value of the vehicle.

To promote the sale of accessories, especially tyres and radios.

Liaise with the Sales Department to promote the sale of new/used vehicles.

To ensure that all monies are collected from ‘non-account’ customers prior to collection of the vehicle.

To attend manufacturers and company training courses and familiarise with office and IT equipment and procedure.

To efficiently take customer telephone and personal bookings and to make a reservation for repairs.

To seek marketing ideas and present them to the Service Manager and to actively promote service marketing promotions to help increase Service Department sales.

To monitor any ‘pending’ jobs.

To pre-order parts in time for customer reservations.

To follow up parts waiting fitment.

To keep a daily/weekly log of repeat work visits.

To assist in planning drivers’ collection and delivery itinerary.

To keep a tidy desk policy in line with other Service Advisors, and to keep the Reception area clean at all times.

To check ‘work in progress’ monitoring throughout the month, checking tyre stock and ordering weekly.

To ensure that all car keys are locked in the ‘key cupboard’ at all times and, upon completion, customers’ cars are parked facing away from reception, toward the road.

To book out and control ‘courtesy cars’.

To monitor customer ‘follow up’ procedures.

Work as part of a team to maximise the customer bookings to achieve monthly departmental revenue targets.

To reconcile ‘swipe card’ machine and collate the cashing up ensuring all ‘job cards’ are listed and handed into the General Office each morning.


To ensure that all clerical procedures within the Service Department are carried out in accordance with company policies.

To ensure that the company’s Health and Safety policy, procedures, records and notices are complied with at all times.

To ensure that the Service Department’s computer equipment and storage areas are safe and properly maintained at all times.

To resolve any service complaints quickly and effectively, or refer them to the Service Manager as appropriate.


To maintain good communications with all departments and staff.

Maintain close relationships with the manufacturers, suppliers, statutory representatives and all other business related contacts.

To advise the Branch Manager and managers on all related matters of importance.


This list of duties is not exhaustive and other tasks and responsibilities will be required of the post holder including any other duties commensurate with the post as requested by the Service Manager or Branch Manager.


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


Caffyns has an obligation under the Health and 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.

All employees must read and adhere to the relevant sections of the Caffyns Health and Safety procedure.


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).

Service Advisor

Created By Gary Holman

Date 06/11/2018

Caffyns plc

Person Specification

 Service Advisor – Tunbridge Wells Skoda/SEAT



G.C.S.E. English at Grade C or equivalent

Certified proof of competency in accordance with FSA regulations for selling insurance or willingness to undertake training


NVQ/SVQ levels 2 and 3 in Customer Service.



Able to work efficiently with the public

Able to convey information clearly & succinctly whether verbal or written

Able to establish effective working relationships with varied personnel

Able to work independently demonstrating initiative and pro-activity

Able to demonstrate sensitivity, diplomacy and tact

Able to persuade negotiate and influence others

Flexibility to cover absences of similar role

Basic computer skills


Some mechanical knowledge

Word processing/ spreadsheet skills



Smart appearance

Excellent telephone manner

Able to maintain confidentiality

Ability to sometimes deal with difficult, impatient or distressed people

Efficient and well organised

Interested in the work of the organisation

Created by Gary Holman

Date: 06/11/2018



Added: 06 December 2018

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