Service Driver

Location Five Oaks Audi
Working hours Full Time
Salary TBC
Closing date 04/06/2018

Harwoods Group is an automotive retailer representing prestigious car brands; Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, Jaguar and Land Rover together with the truck brand MAN. We have a total of eighteen businesses providing sales and aftersales services across Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire.

Established since 1931, we are a successful and progressive third generation family owned business. In 2017 our turnover was £630m and we employed 900 people. We rank #6 in the Sunday Times ‘Top Track 250’, which league tables the UK’s private companies with a turnover of <£650m and <5,000 staff.

Our vision is to ‘create memorable experiences’. In other words, we believe that our role is to ensure our valued customers are offered the best possible experience in their interactions with our company. We feel it is equally important that our staff are well supported and are able to deliver these experiences working as one cohesive team.

With 98% of staff scoring positively when asked ‘I am fully committed to doing my best for the company”, we’re a safe bet for a job and a career.

Five Oaks Audi became Harwoods’ third Audi business in 2006 and is unique among the Audi network, having sales and aftersales departments on one site, together with an accident repair centre and fuel station. Situated in the hamlet of Five Oaks, 5 miles west of Horsham, we have approximately 50 employees here and pride ourselves on high levels of staff retention, customer satisfaction and loyalty

Business Information

Job Purpose

The role ofthe Service Driver is to:

  • Support the business by carrying out driving duties.


All Harwoods employees are expected to comply with/adhere to all Harwoods policies and procedures and any additional manufacturer requirements relevant to their role.

Person Specification


  • Proof of Right to Work in the UK.



  • Previously employed in a position of trust.

Skills & Knowledge


  • Full UK driving licence.
  • Smart appearance.
  • Competency in numeracy and literacy.


  • Advanced motoring qualification.


Harwoods has 5 key competencies which describe the behaviours expected of all employees.For this role we are looking for applicants who can demonstrate all of the competencies below at the level described, as per the attached competency framework.

Delivering Memorable Customer Service

Provides customer service which creates ‘memorable experiences’ through meeting and exceeding customer expectations.


Team Member

High Performing Teams

Supports others to continuously improve performance. Seeks feedback on own performance, takes responsibility for own development & demonstrates Harwoods values.

Commercial and Operational Excellence

Understands the drivers of business performance and uses them to optimise commercial opportunities. Plans and manages processes, resources workflows efficiently.

Innovation & Improvement

Demonstrates openness to change and improvement. Proactively looks for more effective ways of doing things.

Brand Aligned

Knowledgeable of, aligned to and ambassador for the brand and adheres to brand standards.

Key Responsibilities

  • At the request of the sales, service or parts departments/Bodyshop, carry out driving jobs as and when required.
  • Carry out a pre-delivery quality check and ensure the vehicle meets customer expectations.
  • Carry out a final handover with the customer upon delivery of (sold) vehicles.
  • Ensure all documentation is accurately completed in line with business standards and return to the sales, service or parts departments.
  • Maintain safe working practices and standards, including driving all vehicles with due care and attention for all customers, road users and pedestrians.
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