Working with Aston Barclay

Auction Assistant

Location: Chelmsford

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.

Our mission is to bring new perspectives, energy and more innovative ways of working to extend our value within the automotive industry.

We are looking for a part time Auction Assistant to join our busy Chelmsford team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide exceptional service to all our customers and clients.
  • Be responsible for the end to end buyer registration process.
  • Be responsible for customer enquiries.
  • Carry out administrative tasks with a high level of accuracy.

Duties include:

  • Serve at the counter.
  • Answer the phone.
  • Field all enquiries from customers & vendors.
  • Prepare documentation to support Sale Day activities including creation of catalogues.
  • Prepare the rostrum for Sale Day.
  • Produce the Sales Catalogue.
  • Reconcile the payment drawer daily.
  • Manage provisional bids as required.
  • Process payments from buyers.
  • Complete the 2 way process post sale.
  • Manage DVLA & legal requests for information.
  • Oversee that all invoices are prepared & sent to buyers, including delivery, with support
  • from Accounts Assistant.
  • Liaise with Accounts Assistant within branch to ensure debt is controlled.


  • Ability to work in a complex, fast paced
  • operations function.
  • Strong interpersonal and
  • communication skills.
  • Experience of producing high quality
  • information to deadlines.
  • Proven experience of delivering
  • exceptional service to customers both
  • personally and through a team.
  • Organisational and prioritisation skills.
  • Intermediate computer & Microsoft Office knowledge.

12 hours per week, working 08:00am - 15.00pm on Fridays and 08:00am to 13:00pm on Saturdays.

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 holiday inclusive of bank holidays
  • The ability to purchase upto 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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