Workshop Manager – Halfords – Aberdeen


Ready for a leadership role? This is a brilliant opportunity to take your experience to the next level, leading the Workshop team to deliver technical solutions. You’ll be working closely with the Front of House team too, working with a wide range of colleagues to deliver market-leading services, and ensuring that every customer gets the best possible experience.

You’ll give all new starters the support they need to succeed during induction, and have ongoing accountability for performance and compliance, familiar as you are with GDPR and Health and Safety legislation. Already technically trained, you’ll use your expertise to allocate jobs to your team based on both the technical aspects and on customer demand. You’ll have what it takes to lead, inspire, mentor and motivate your team to deliver a service that wows your customers. A dab hand with customers, you’ll be able to clearly outline options and implications of work required.

In this role you need to be organised, as you’ll be maximising capacity in the workshop, working with the Centre Manager to implement an effective deployment plan. And with your team, you’ll deliver against sales margin and profit targets, as well as customer service metrics, setting the highest standards.

We invest heavily in training to give our colleagues skills to develop their careers, so whatever career path you want to follow and whatever pace you want to progress, we have the support here to help you make your ambitions a reality.

We know that everyone has different priorities at different stages of their lives, so we offer a wide range of rewards and benefits. As well as holiday and contributory pension, you can expect to enjoy:

Generous bonus scheme

25% off most of our products in Halfords Retail stores and online

Amazing discounts of up to 60% on your garage bills at Halfords Autocentre

Discount on Halfords Breakdown Cover, with bike cover as standard for all annual policies

At least 25% colleague discount at Tredz

Life assurance


Discounts on everything from groceries and shopping through to holidays, insurance, days out, restaurants and more

Employee assistance programme offering free, independent, confidential support and counselling 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Fantastic Trade Price Bike Scheme – buy one bike per year from a range of bikes which have been significantly reduced

Option to join our Sharesave scheme: save to purchase shares at a 20% discount

Cycle2Work scheme

Wagestream – a financial planning app that gives you more control over your pay. Access up to 30% of your pay as you earn it and save automatically from your salary to build a rainy-day fund for the future

Health Cash Plan – claim cash back towards your healthcare costs and get access to health and well-being services 

To be a success in this role you’ll need:

Level 3 in Light Vehicle Maintenance standard, or equivalent time served

Experience of working in the automotive industry

Experience of supervising / managing colleagues

Experience of delivering coaching/training in the moment to colleagues

Excellent communication skills, verbally and in writing

A track record of success in delivering against targets

Experience of building great relationships across a large team

Experience of meeting compliance standards across Health and Safety and quality

Experience with or an aptitude for learning in-house systems

Experience of labour force scheduling, with proven time management skills

A current full valid driving licence

We’re in an exciting chapter – rapidly growing our business with a focus on motoring services and electric mobility. We’re the UK’s leading retailer of motoring and cycling products and services, and the UK’s largest vehicle service, maintenance and repair business. Join us and be part of our success story in getting the nation safely back on the move.

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