Depot Manager – Remount Centre

Jobs-February 5, 2024

Location: South Kirkby

Type: Permanent, Full-time

Working hours:  Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm.

Job Function: Overall responsibility for the smooth, efficient and cost-effective running of the depot. To ensure a consistent high quality of service and products.

Reporting to: Operations Manager.

Liaising with: Operations, LCV Technicians, Hoist Engineers, Group Asset Manager, Head Office Staff.

An exciting opportunity has been created for a focused and passionate person to become part of the dynamic team at Access Hire Nationwide. Our newly opened Remount Centre in South Kirby is in its infancy and is a pivotal part of our business strategy in maintaining our fleet. The ideal candidate will have a minimum 3 years previous experience within Automotive/Engineering Workshop or Repair Centre Management, strong communication skills and confidence managing a team. You will need to be well organised and motivated to work to your highest standard and demonstrate leadership capability.


  • Effective management of all staff within the depot.
  • Assume responsibility, protect and track company assets at all times.
  • Ensuring quality and workmanship meets company expectations.
  • Ensure that all workshop staff are motivated and developed to achieve Depot and Company targets
  • Manage the Hoist Engineers, whilst liaising with 3rd party contractors and internal support functions
  • Manage the booking-in process of all vehicles and stock into the depot
  • Support engineering staff on technical matters to achieve all time bound objectives and quality standards.
  • Collating data on build program and KPI’s for reporting
  • Interpret data and report on corrective actions to address underperformance or non-compliance
  • Depot future workload forecasting and successful delivery
  • Financial and operational reporting
  • Manage working hours, verify and sign off weekly timesheets.
  • Liaise with the Stores Person to order all spares and ancillaries as per the preferred suppliers and maintain optimum stock levels.
  • Complete fleet audits.
  • Ensure adequate staff cover at all times by authorising holiday requests.
  • Maintain and ensure cleanliness & tidiness of offices, workshop and yard areas.
  • Key holder and custodian of the depot.
  • Ensure that the company’s health and safety policy and procedures are adhered to in relation to all depot operations.
  • Attend H&S committee meetings as a worker’s representative, bringing forward Staff concerns or ideas.
  • Review and establish training needs and where appropriate, provide one to one coaching or alternatively in conjunction with the Operations Manager and EHS Manager consider external training.
  • Liaise with the EHS Manager on all health and safety matters including depot checks, training, accident and incidents, equipment maintenance and new starter induction process.
  • Support HR in assisting carry out general HR processes including disciplinary and investigations, absence management of the team, and recruitment as required
  • Follow company’s Employee handbook policies and procedures.
  • Any other duties requested by your Manager.


  • Minimum 3 years previous experience within Automotive/Engineering Workshop or Repair Centre Management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Leadership abilities.
  • The ability to rise to a challenge or change, resolve conflict and find a successful way forward
  • Effective planning and organizational skills.
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft OfficeTM programs.
  • Vehicle or mechanical experience
  • Supervisory Management qualifications preferred.
  • Confident managing a team.
  • Be capable of working under pressure, exacting deadlines.

For more information on this position, please apply today with your latest CV