Working with Aston Barclay

Group Auctioneer

Group vacancy

We are the leading national independent auction group, led by quality people, driving the future of the remarketing industry through leading results, innovation, investment, excellence in technology and exceptional service.

As a Group Auctioneer you will be responsible for organising the auction and managing the bidding and sale process across our 6 strategically located auction centres. You will help ensure that Aston Barclay increases its market share through excellent customer service, gaining new customers and maintaining the continuing loyalty of existing ones.

Main activities:

  • Undertake auctioneering rostrum duties across all sites.
  • Advise customers as required regarding the products and provide a point of contact for customers for all queries in relation to products.
  • Build and maintain ongoing relationships with customers.
  • Promote on a day-to-day basis the auctioneering operation in line with Aston Barclay values, strategies and policies.
  • Develop new and potential customers through networking, courtesy and follow-up calls.
  • Carry out valuations of products.
  • Assist the centre managers with dispute issues.
  • Contact agreed buyers on a regular basis.
  • Carry out catalogue checking.
  • Generate post-sale reports.
  • Convert provisional bids and not solds after the sale.
  • Assist with vendor and buyer entertainment.
  • Meet and greet vendors and buyers on the day of the sale.
  • Encourage and nurture strong working relationships between colleagues/department/customers.


  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience auctioneering in the Motor Trade preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to promote the company and identify new business development opportunities.
  • Excellent I.T. skills.
  • Full UK Driving License (the role will include travel).
  • A professional demeanour, an outgoing personality and the ability to effectively engage with customers at all levels.
  • Ability to monitor current market conditions.
  • Ability to remain well-informed of current makes and models of cars coming to auction.

40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

As this is a regional role it may be based at any of our 6 centres which are: Leeds, Donington Park, Wakefield, Chelmsford, Westbury & Prees Heath. 

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Head of HSEQ & Compliance

Location: Wakefield

We are the leading national independent auction group, led by quality people, driving the future of the remarketing industry through leading results, innovation, investment, excellence in technology and exceptional service.

As Head of HSEQ & Compliance you will inspire a positive safety culture that encourages all employees within the business to put safety first, differentiating Aston Barclay in the industry by delivering exceptional safety performance every day.

Main Activities:

  • Working with the functional leaders to ensure they continue to maintain our standards. Ideally you will understand the principle and importance of effective auditing and be able to influence.
  • Monitoring adherence to GDPR policy.
  • Review current policies and procedures.
  • Carrying out audits across the Group to ensure our processes mirror what we do in practice.
  • Reporting monthly and annually on Quality, Health & Safety, Environment, and Information Security.
  • Representing the company, meeting with external assessors to ensure compliance with the certifications.
  • Reviewing fire risk assessments, and H&S audits ensuring these up to date and all priority actions and recommendations are implemented within recommended timeframes.
  • Monitoring and dealing with Notices from statutory authorities.
  • Attending site meetings statutory bodies.
  • Monitoring performance in complying with fire safety recommendations.
  • Ensuring sites have up to date risk records.
  • Providing regular updates on health, safety and fire legislation associated guidance, government advice notes, industry guidance, best practice and proposed developments.
  • Support the First Aid provision for the site to meet with legal requirements for cover and training.
  • Ensure all key stakeholders are appropriately trained to complete accident investigations in timely manner set down through agreed KPI’s and assist stakeholders in accident investigations and lead investigation in high potential incidents/accidents.
  • Maintain database entries for all accidents and near misses, adequately identifying and highlighting where necessary the actions required for preventing re-occurrence; this includes the accurate maintenance of accident reports.
  • Implement and co-ordinate initiatives that reduce the risk of accidents and incidents through effective communications, campaigns and best practise.
  • Maintaining the corporate risk register and the implementation of adequate controls.
  • Ensuring the Board of Directors receive and act on reports of HSEQ and Compliance matters.
  • Supporting the CFO in setting up a Data Protection Group with nominated. representatives at each location of the organisation and assist them with the successful implementation of their local DP Policy to ensure legislative compliance.
  • Providing trend analysis to Group management Board to support and provide focus for driving positive behaviours and culture within the business.

Qualifications / Experience:

  • NEBOSH diploma or equivalent
  • Able to influence without authority
  • Able to structure and develop a strategy roadmap
  • Ready to roll up sleeves and gets hands on
  • Comfortable working in a fast moving, outcome driven business
  • Robust knowledge and understanding of Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental legislation & best practice and appropriate industry specific qualifications (NEBOSH & IEMA, Auditor Training)
  • Experience of implementing and maintaining QHSE systems
  • Role Model for Managing Change and good analytical skills
  • Previous experience of managing and maintaining client and stakeholder relationships
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Excellent IT skills across Microsoft Office
  • Commercial understanding of operational business processes
  • Relationship Building
  • Strong communication skills

Preferred but not essential: 

  • Member of the institution of occupational health and safety
  • IEMA Diploma
  • Formal quality training - prefer IQA qualification
  • GDPR Training

40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

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Counter Clerk/Administrator

Location: Leeds LCV

We are the leading national independent auction group, led by quality people, driving the future of the remarketing industry through leading results, innovation, investment, excellence in technology and exceptional service.

We are looking for a full time counter clerk/administrator to join our team at our Leeds LCV centre.

As a counter clerk/administrator you will be on hand to answer any customer queries whilst also ensuring all administration is completed effectively.

Duties include:

  • Serving customers at the counter
  • Ensuring all customers are dealt with promptly and in a courteous manner
  • Taking receipt of payments for sold vehicles
  • Answering the telephone
  • Booking in vehicles for auction
  • Inputting data onto the auction system
  • Dealing with general enquiries
  • General administration duties


  • Along with previous customer service experience, you will have strong communication skills and a high level of numeracy.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Strong telephone skills.

40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

£8.21 per hour

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Catering Assistant

Location: Prees Heath

We are the leading national independent auction group, led by quality people, driving the future of the remarketing industry through leading results, innovation, investment, excellence in technology and exceptional service. We recognise the need to bring together a range of remarketing services in addition to physical auction to offer an end to end solution.

An opportunity has become available for 2 x Catering Assistants to join the team in Prees Heath (Whitchurch, Shropshire).

These are fixed term contract roles for an initial period of 3 months.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Serving customers in a polite and friendly manner
  • Basic food preparation
  • Ensuring kitchen, service and restaurant areas are kept clean, tidy and safe
  • Other duties will include cashiering

Required skills & qualifications:

  • Relevant Food Hygiene Certification
  • Proven experience working within a kitchen environment
  • Great people skills
  • Passionate about delivering excellent customer service
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Have a positive ‘can do’ attitude

12 hours per week - Wednesday 8am – 2pm & Friday 8am – 2pm

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

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Drovers Way

Leeds LCV Centre

Hillidge Road
West Yorkshire
LS10 1DE

Prees Heath

Heath Road
SY13 2AE


Brook Lane
BA13 4EN (For SatNav use BA13 4EP)

Donington Park

Donington Park
Castle Donington
DE74 2RP


Units 1 & 2 Harvard Way
Normanton Industrial Estate
West Yorkshire
WF6 1FL (For SatNav use WF6 1GX)

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