Vacancies

Bristol Caravans aims to be the employer of choice within the Bristol area for the leisure vehicle industry. We put a lot of time and effort into finding and nurturing the very best candidates for every job. We recognise and reward staff achievements and support personal development.

We want to help you grow to your full potential, so our customers receive a great experience.

Achieving this goal will help us maintain our position as a trusted local caravan and motorhome dealership, that offers: Service, Repair, Touring Pitches, Storage, quality New & Pre-Loved vehicles.

Based on steady growth since 2012, and future expansion on the horizon it’s a great time to join our team.

If our core values mean something to you, you might be the right person for our customers:

  • Personal
  • Deliver on promises
  • Honest
  • Professional

We are currently recruiting for customer focused professionals in the following roles:

 

Motorhome/ Caravan Technician

Ideally the successful candidate will have experience in the motorhome and caravan service industry, excellent communication skills, friendly, outgoing with the ability to work in a team environment to strict deadlines. City and Guilds qualifications would be an advantage but not essential, if you have the experience, but not the qualifications we will help you achieve your Approved Workshop Scheme qualifications, including 230v and LPG certificates. You must also be willing to attend all relevant appliance manufacturer training to ensure we maintain our position as the Bristol warranty centre for Whale, Truma, AL-KO, BPW, ALDE and Dometic. We are also interested in talking to you if you are looking for a career change and have automotive, welding or carpentry skills, this position may just be what you are looking for. A full UK driving licence (including towing) is essential for this position and an attractive salary package will be available depending on experience.

Day to day jobs include:

  • Habitation Service / Inspection
  • Caravan Chassis Service / Inspection
  • Motorhome Engine/Chassis Service (subject to qualifications)
  • Woodwork – Internal repairs
  • LPG Gas repairs and installation
  • 12v and 230 volt diagnosis , repairs and installation
  • Heating system diagnosis and repairs
  • Fitting of accessories: Bike Racks, Awnings, TV aerials and Solar Panels
  • Electrical diagnosis and repairs
  • Warranty diagnosis and repairs
  • Creating a happy working environment

You will have:
Languages – must be fluent in English and be able to write competently.
Excellent verbal communication skills – has the ability to convey information verbally to fellow team members and customers.
Stability under pressure – react well to change and able to stay positive despite setbacks.
Able to work as part of a team.
Able to adapt to the company’s needs in the way we deliver our service.
Reliable and takes pride in the quality of your work.
Full driving licence (no drink driving endorsements).

We are looking for friendly, confident and capable individuals who can deal with all kinds of problems under pressure and remain professional at all times. This is a customer facing role, you will represent the company, we are looking for individuals who can step up and deliver great customer experiences.

We will help and support you with the rest…

The hours of work will be full days between 8.30am and 5.30pm,  Saturday mornings on rota.
28 days’ holiday including Bank Holidays
Government Workplace Pension
Branded work wear

 

Trainee General Manager

Do you think you could run this business within two years? Yes, please read on…

You will start front of house, which is an exciting, fast pace, customer facing role, responding to a broad range of customer needs. In this position you have the power to make an incredible difference to customer experiences through your expertise, knowledge and skills.

As part of a team you will be the face of Bristol Caravans. You will be responsible for booking customers in for services we offer, which is why an important aspect of the role is preparation, attention to detail, and communication, all while delivering a friendly, efficient customer experience. You will be an IT champion, and effective at keeping our online systems and processes up to date. This means as an organisation we can deliver key information in a timely manner from progress reports for a customer to KPI’s to enable management. You will compile estimates and invoices for customers and on completion of the job, collect payment from the customer, paying particular attention to banking/security arrangements.

As front of house, and following training, you will be comfortable showing, telling and selling our products.

We plan to partner with UWE university to implement a framework, that covers all aspects of running an SME. This will include a structured process to train you in all aspects of the business, including a succession plan for current leadership, including:
– Customer service, Marketing, Sales
– People
– System & Processes
– Finance, P&L, Balance sheet, KPI’s
– Products, Services, Sector

You will report to Oakleigh Wood, Owner/Director who started Bristol Caravans in 2012. Oakleigh is as passionate about Customers as he is about his Team and is absolutely determined to make Bristol Caravans the best customer experience in the South West, through our amazing team!

What we think good looks like…

You need to be interested and passionate in what we do. With a professional appearance, you will need customer focus,  teamwork mentality and be very IT Literate. Problem solving and understanding when to escalate problems would be highly advantageous as would the ability to identify and fully support development of sales opportunities. As a given you must have experience working in fast paced situations, ideally within the automotive industry, be that dealership, accident repair, or sales. In an ideal world you own a caravan, motorhome or camper van and enjoy outdoor leisure, similar to our customers.

We will help and support you with the rest…

Your experience and career/learning journey so far will enable you to demonstrate:

Degree level education, ideally with a business element.
Languages – must be fluent in English and be able to write competently.
Excellent verbal communication skills – has the ability to convey information verbally to fellow team members and customers.
Stability under pressure – reacts well to change and stay positive despite setbacks.
Able to work as part of a team.
Able to adapt to the company’s needs in the way we deliver our service.
Reliable and takes pride in the quality of your work.
Full driving licence (no drink driving endorsements).

You can already tell us why:
We wear slip on shoes.
Offer to hitch a caravan to a customers car as part of hand over / collection.

We are looking for friendly, confident and capable individuals who can deal with all kinds of problems under pressure and remain professional at all times. You will represent the company, we are looking for individuals who can step up and deliver great customer experiences.

We will help and support you with the rest…

The hours of work will be Mon-Sat full days between 8.30am and 5.30pm.
28 days’ holiday including Bank Holidays
Government Workplace Pension
Branded work wear

 

What happens next?

 

Drop us an email to service@bristolcaravans.com

Include: Your CV, current pay, the pay you seek, and a covering email explaining why you think you are a good fit for Bristol Caravans and the role.

Once you have applied for the job, we will consider your skills and experience based on your CV and application. If you match the job, we will contact you, to advise you of the next stage in the process.

We are an equal opportunities employer and positively welcome all applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

 

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