Development Coach - Body & Paint

Competitive plus benefits

  • Permanent
  • GTG West Midlands
  • Wolverhampton
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We’re recruiting for an enthusiastic and dedicated Development Coach (Body and Paint) to work in our Wolverhampton-based training centre, with a degree of national travel, too.


Full time, Monday to Friday, 8am to 4.30pm, with a 30-minute lunch break.

About the role

This exciting opportunity involves delivering coaching and development to learners employed in the automotive sector. You’ll be responsible for managing our learner journey, from induction through to the end point assessment. Along the way, you’ll make sure learners complete all their training and development in line with their individual learning plans. You’ll also be dedicated to keeping them on track and recording their progress.

The right person for the role will have excellent knowledge of automotive repairs and the regulations that govern them. We’re looking for someone who’s committed to delivering excellent training, with plenty of energy and focus, and a real willingness to embrace new challenges. You’ll also have plenty of business sense and customer focus.

Day to day duties

  • Being the main point of contact for learners, mentors and employers and delivering high levels of coaching, support and IAG to meet both employer and learner needs.
  • Establishing and reviewing barriers to learning and planning to overcome these, adapting delivery to meet learner needs.
  • Conducting highly effective learner reviews which accurately capture the progress of learners against the skills, knowledge and behaviours relevant to the standard.
  • Planning and coordinating learning experiences to enable learners to progress and pass their end point assessment within agreed timescales and in line with their individual learning plans.
  • Monitoring learner welfare and effectively escalating any issues as required.
  • Working closely with colleagues, both internal and external, and employers, to ensure all elements of a learner’s programme are planned for and completed as required.
  • Delivering quality assessment in a centre or on an employer’s premises in keeping with the high standards demanded by businesses and the relevant awarding bodies.
  • Conducting professional discussions, observations and scenario-based discussions, and marking assignments.

Essential skills

  • Professional qualifications in the relevant automotive field, to at least Level 3.
  • Assessor Award (D32, D33, AI Assessor Award or a Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement.)
  • PTLLS or equivalent (or willingness to work towards qualification).
  • The ability to identify learning techniques for individualised delivery.
  • An understanding of safeguarding, prevent and British values.
  • Significant knowledge and understanding of the apprenticeship sector.
  • Knowledge of using Microsoft packages, in particular PowerPoint, is essential.
  • Excellent communication skills (face-to-face, written, telephone).
  • Good organisational, administrative and time-management skills.
  • Resilience and the ability to identify and implement solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills, including effective listening.
  • Superb interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • The ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Naturally innovative and open to learning.
  • The ability to plan your workload.

In return for your skills, you’ll be fully supported with all the tools you need to do your best work, and be fully supported towards minimum CPD levels and innovation. You’ll also have a personalised induction to your role, and a development plan to help your progression in the role. As well as a company car and fuel card, you’ll also enjoy some of the best employee benefits in the industry, including private healthcare, life assurance and a range of staff discounts.

Employment within the Arnold Clark Group is offered subject to satisfactory reference and disclosure check.


Every Arnold Clark employee is entitled to a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Discount on new and used vehicles
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance

About Arnold Clark

Arnold Clark is Europe’s largest independent car retailer with over 200 branches across the UK. And you could be part of it.

  • Over 11,000 employees
  • Annual turnover of over £3 billion
  • 24 new car franchises
  • Retails over 280,000 vehicles per year
  • Servicing, repairs, MOTs and tyres

Some benefits are only available after a qualifying period.