Working with Aston Barclay

Yard Team Leader

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 are looking for a full time Yard Team Leader to join our busy site in Prees Heath, Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Principle responsibilities:

  • Effectively lead the Yard team.
  • Process vehicles and carry out vehicle checks.
  • Ensure that levels of customer service within the function are exceptional at all times.
  • Take responsibility for Yard & site health, safety & security.

Duties include:

  • Provide visible, respectful leadership to the Yard team and be the technical expert for direct reports.
  • Maintain all systems ensuring that adequate and appropriate records are created and maintained.
  • Manage the direct reports to achieve agreed outputs.
  • Embed KPI’s to manage performance across team.
  • Book vehicles in and out using the handheld device.
  • Conduct vehicle security checks.
  • Update all paperwork and barcodes appropriately.
  • Dispatch documentation to the administrative staff.
  • Report all vehicle defects in a timely manner.
  • Refuel vehicles as per procedure.
  • Jump start or battery start vehicles as per procedure.
  • Ensure that vehicles are prepared for sales in line with site processes.
  • Process vehicles through the sale.
  • Prepare vehicles for collections post sale.


  • Full UK driving license.
  • Experience in effective problem solving and decision making.
  • Ability to manage, coach, mentor and develop people.
  • Ability to work & manage a team in a complex, fast paced operations function.
  • Interpersonal, influencing and communication skills.
  • Experience of working to deadlines with quality output.
  • Proven experience of delivering exceptional service to customers.
  • Strong organisational and prioritisation skills.

40 hours per week to be worked on a rota between the hours of 07.30am and 18.00pm Monday to Friday.

Salary: £28,000

We offer a fantastic range of benefits that reflect the value we place on our employees and help make Aston Barclay Group a great place to work. These include:

  • 33 days leave per annum inclusive of bank holidays
  • The ability to purchase up to an additional 5 days leave per annum
  • Enhanced sick/maternity/paternity/adoption policies
  • Healthcare Cashback scheme on costs such as Dental, Optical and Physiotherapy
  • Access to an online rewards scheme that gives you discounts and money back on everything from fashion, holidays, entertainment, car hire, health and beauty and even weekly shopping from major supermarkets
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (also available to family dependants)
  • Life assurance cover 2 x salary
  • Christmas savings scheme
  • Length of service awards
  • Refer a friend recruitment incentive scheme
  • Early finish on your birthday

Registered Address

Units 1 & 2 Harvard Way
Normanton Industrial Estate
West Yorkshire

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