Vehicle Damage Assessor (Lakeside)


We at Aligra are now recruiting for a highly motivated VDA in the Lakeside area on a permanent basis.

As a Vehicle Damage Assessor, we offer:

  • A competitive starting salary with an amazing bonus scheme.
  • Additional employee benefits (including employee assistance, life assurance, pension, colleague assistance program, retailer discounts etc.).
  • IMI (ATA) accreditation support through our very own academy)
  • A clear career development pathway and our commitment to supporting your professional development through in-house and industry-recognized training.
  • The opportunity to work with and service world-renowned automotive brands including Ford, Mercedes, and Vauxhall.
  • SAYE Scheme

Your Aim:

  • As part of a team of professionals you will undertake the inspection of damaged vehicles, assessing the full extent of the damage, costs of repair and timeframes.
  • An important aspect of this job is to identify the correct prescribed repair method and prepare, record and maintain records of electronic and manual estimates.
  • You will then liaise effectively with insurance companies to obtain their authority to repair the vehicle at the costs estimated.
  • You will also effectively liaise with customers engineers and technicians to explain and ensure they understand the repair methodology.


  • You need to be qualified to NVQ level 3/City & Guilds and ATA qualified with a solid Bodyshop background – whether the job at hand is routine or more complex, you will know just how to solve it.
  • You come from a fast-paced background – you know how to work in a standard job time structure with a focus on producing compliant, high-quality work.
  • You can do more than one thing at once – you can be sure you will never be looking for something to do, so being able to prioritize and plan your work is key.
  • You will have a full UK/EU Driving Licence
  • You get involved in every part of our business – you take pride being part of the team and are keen to help colleagues with a hands-on, can-do approach to getting things done.
  • You take pride in providing a great customer experience each day – you understand what is important to your customers and suppliers.

Salary – Up to £45,000 OTE  


  • A clear career development pathway
  • A competitive starting salary with an amazing bonus scheme.
  • Overtime paid at 1.5x hours

You will be working Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 17:00

Should you be interested in the above role, then we would be very interested in hearing from you today. Please send your CV to or contact one of the team on 01793 512635.

Aligra have been established since 2007 and have since implemented supply partnerships with a number of the UK’s leading logistics companies. Whilst we work across all industries, we specialize in recruitment and talent management for the Automotive & Engineering, Driving & Industrial, Hospitality and Professional & Executive sectors

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