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Vehicle Appraiser

Posted 25/10/2021
£25,000 per annum
west malling
Full time


Vehicle Inspector

Location: West Malling

Salary: Up to £25,000 pa dependent on skills and experience

Hours: Full-time rota (5 days a week) to include weekend working

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent 

We are currently recruiting for Vehicle Inspectors to join our successful clients team based in Kent.

As a Vehicle Inspector will be expected to support the Part-Exchange/Disposals Manager to ensure the efficient running of this team and provide accurate appraisals and pricing for vehicles.

Roles and Responsibilities of a Vehicle Inspector:

  • To accurately and efficiently appraise a vehicle, being able to spot all forms of damage from dents and scratches to previous poor paint repair work.
  • Run HPI checks on vehicles to ensure they are not insurance losses and have the correct number of owners etc
  • Ensure all service history is present and correct
  • Ensure that there is no mileage discrepancy on VOSA or service history
  • Road test all vehicles to ensure road worthiness
  • To work alongside the Sales Managers and provide information regarding the vehicle that has been appraised
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with customers when appraising their part-exchange vehicle and provide feedback regarding damage and other factors which may affect the price
  • Assist the Yard and Sales teams as required
  • Proactively communicate and liaise with the Handover and Yard teams regarding vehicles going to auction


Person Specification: 

  • An understanding of pricing vehicles within a supermarket marketplace
  • Basic mechanical knowledge would be an advantage
  • Technical vehicle inspection knowledge (essential)
  • Knowledge of vehicle derivatives (essential)
  • A well-presented, confident individual who is comfortable communicating to a diverse customer base
  • Good communicative skills (oral and written)
  • Exceptional customer service skills/a positive attitude to customer care
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Recognise how their behaviour and actions affect their performance with customers/colleagues. Is open to feedback and self-development opportunities to improve personal and team performance.
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Demonstrates a flexible approach to work that is focused on “getting the job done”
  • Acts proactively to add value and follows up to ensure problems remain solved.
  • Team player
  • Effective time management and flexibility in working patterns needed
  • Literate, numerate and proficient computer skills
  • Full, valid driving licence


Ideally, we are looking for someone with previous experience in a similar role or within the sector, however full training will be given. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the essential knowledge as listed above.

Modvada Recruitment Solutions Ltd

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