Motorway • Brighton, United Kingdom

Head of Contact Centre

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Motorway is the UK’s fastest-growing used car marketplace – our award-winning, online-only platform connects private car sellers with thousands of verified dealers nationwide, ensuring everyone gets the best deal. Founded in 2017, our technology-led approach has redefined the experience of selling a car, generating thousands of monthly car sales and helping us to grow to a team of more than 400 people across our London and Brighton offices. If you are excited about the opportunity to transform an industry, deliver world class customer experiences and be part of a fun, diverse and passionate team, then Motorway is the place for you!

About the role

The Head of Contact Centre will lead and oversee contact centre operations, ensuring exceptional customer service, efficient processes, and continuous improvement. They will play a crucial role in shaping the customer experience strategy and leading the contact centre teams (in-house and outsource) to achieve excellence.

The Head of Contact Centre will be responsible for overseeing day to day operations, including customer interactions, supplier management and managing and developing high-performing teams. They will play an active role in driving Motorway’s digital and automation agenda. This includes omni-channel CX (adding, embedding and optimising channels) as well as ensuring self service and virtual assistant technology is exceeding customer expectations.

This role requires a hands-on leader that deeply understands operational performance, is ‘in-tune’ with customer experience (Seller and Dealer feedback & sentiment), and is responsive tactically and strategically.

The Head of Contact Centre will work closely with support teams; Product, Engineering, CRM, Finance etc as well as Post Sale teams; Dealer, Transport and Payment. This requires close collaboration to develop joint plans and goals for initiatives and ensure delivery of the common goal - a smooth, quick and memorable Seller experience.

This role will report directly to our Customer Director (Nic Hartley). You will work closely with him to deliver stand-out customer experiences. This role is based on-site in our Brighton office, with the option to work from home one day a week.

Key requirements:

  • Results driven: Committed to delivering tangible and meaningful results, persistence to meet or exceed objectives and effective prioritisation to focus on what matters most
  • Ownership mentality: take responsibility and accountability towards tasks, projects, or deliverables. responsibilities. A ‘can do’ attitude, takes initiative, seeing things through to completion, and proactively addresses challenges.
  • Contact Centre expertise: deep understanding and proficiency in managing contact centre operations
  • Analytical mindset: the ability to interpret data, to identify improvement opportunities, and make data-driven decisions.
  • Continuous improvement: enhance processes, products, or services incrementally to meet customer and business demands

Key responsibilities:

  • Strategic Leadership: Develop and execute the contact centre strategy aligned with the company's overall goals and customer service objectives.
  • Team Management: Lead and mentor a team of managers, team managers and agents, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Operational Efficiency: Optimise operations for efficiency, including workforce planning, resource allocation, and technology utilisation.
  • Customer Experience: Ensure a seamless and positive customer experience by maintaining high service quality standards and resolving complex customer issues.
  • Performance Metrics: Establish and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure and improve contact centre performance, including service levels, response times, and customer satisfaction.
  • Technology Integration: Ensure adoption of new contact centre technologies and tools to enhance service delivery, automation and improve customer interactions.
  • Dive deep: analysing operational metrics to identify improvement opportunities
  • Deliver results: sharp focus on achieving objectives and delivering outcomes, a resourceful individual with a bias for action


  • Proven experience in contact centre management in a senior management / leadership role .
  • Strong understanding of contact centre technologies and customer service best practices.
  • Experience working with outsource partners (broader delivery ecosystem)
  • Leadership and team-building skills to inspire and motivate teams.
  • Delivered results through dispersed delivery teams (in-house and outsource models)
  • Ability to successfully deploy process improvements and change initiatives to enhance the overall efficiency and effectiveness, taking people on the journey to maximise buy-in
  • Experience implementing contact centre technology and automation, and successfully driving adoption


  • Competitive salary
  • Stock options - we succeed and fail together as a team, so we want you to be included in our success
  • Annual learning budget - you can choose how you like to learn and find the best learning experiences to support your progression.
  • BUPA health insurance
  • Discounted dental through BUPA
  • Discounted gym membership through BUPA
  • On-Hand volunteering membership + 1 volunteering day per year
  • Pension scheme
  • Motorway car leasing scheme (Octopus EV) - lease a zero-emissions electric vehicle at a significant discount
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
  • Top spec M1 MacBook Pro and accessories
  • Regular social events

Company benefits

Health insurance
Enhanced maternity leave – 6 months fully paid
Enhanced paternity leave – 1 month fully paid
Cycle to work scheme
Volunteer days
Share options
Dog friendly office
Personal development budgets
In office massages
In office yoga classes
Faith rooms
Meditation space
Compassionate leave
Enhanced sick pay
Mental health platform access
Teambuilding days
Open to job sharing
Open to part-time employees
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are moderately happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Motorway

Company employees


Office locations

London & Brighton

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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