Fleet Services Manager
West Lancashire lies at the heart of the North West of England, located within easy reach of major conurbations such as Manchester and Liverpool. With a growing economy, it is home to a top-class university and benefits from a mix of vibrant towns, picturesque villages and some of the most beautiful and productive countryside in the UK.
West Lancashire Borough Council is ambitious for West Lancashire and this is at the heart of everything we do. We deliver a wide range of services to the local community, including refuse and recycling, leisure and recreation, planning and housing.
We are looking to appoint an experienced Fleet Services Manager within Street Scene Services who will hold the Operator's Licence for West Lancashire Borough Council. Whilst acting as the primary contact with the fleet road transport regulatory body, you will be responsible for ensuring all terms and conditions of the licence are met according to relevant legislation.
As Fleet Services Manager you will play a key role in keeping our front line services operational. You will be will be responsible for all fleet vehicles across the organisation ensuring that they are safe and fit for purpose, and be responsible for the management of the operating centre, servicing, maintenance and repair of fleet, through contractual obligations or in-house service.
You will act as the primary contact with the Council's external transport and maintenance provider, ensuring that all terms and conditions of the contract and service level agreements are achieved. You will be responsible for liaising with service managers and supervisors, to ensure drivers are adequately trained and competent, in accordance with legislation and best practice.
The successful candidate will have significant experience of working within a similar role. You will have proven experience of budget and contract management, and experience of the procurement and operation of a wide range of vehicles. You will have excellent negotiation and analytical skills, be able to develop creative and innovative service solutions, and positively influence the behaviour of others.
Find out more about working for the Council by downloading our Recruitment Pack (Pdf, 1.48mb)
Download an Application Form (MS Word, 766kb)
Download an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (MS Word, 100kb) - This form must be submitted with every application. We use this information to check how effective our HR policies are and ensure that discrimination does not occur.
Completed application forms (along with a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form) should be emailed to Recruitment@westlancs.gov.uk Please submit these documents in MS Word format.
If you are unable to return the application form by email, then you can send your completed application form to: West Lancashire Borough Council, Human Resources, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 2DF.
If you cannot apply using the above application form, then please call 01695 577177 or email Recruitment@westlancs.gov.uk
All applications for vacancies should be submitted by the application method stated. Please note that we do not accept speculative CVs.
Please note that if you have not been invited to interview within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been successful at the shortlisting stage.
The successful applicant will be required to undergo security checks as part of the Baseline Personnel Security Standard for accessing Government records. This will include a Basic Disclosure Scotland Criminal Record check.
Please be advised that a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position with West Lancashire Borough Council.
Important advice about completing your application
Your completed application form plays an important part of your selection as it is the only basis for considering your initial suitability for the post.
The following advice should help you to complete the application form as effectively as possible:
- Consider the contents of the Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form. Ask yourself why you are interested in the job. Don't copy the same application for a series of jobs.
- Study the Person Specification carefully. This outlines the essential abilities/skills/experience and other requirements that are required for this job. It also lists the desirable criteria that ideally we would like the candidate to possess to have the potential to develop.
- Try to complete your application in a concise, well-organised and positive way.
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- Job Description (Pdf, 163 Kb)
- Person Specification (Pdf, 113 Kb)
An Equal Opportunities Employer - Download our Equality Statement (Pdf, 84.2kb)