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Fleet Manager

Job Description

Fleet Manager

3 months, Inside IR35


About the role

Responsible for the procurement, maintenance and compliance of all Council vehicles and plant in an efficient and effective manner ensuring continuity of service provision. The post holder will have the overall management of the Council maintenance workshops and will be the transport manager for the Councils HGV and PSV Fleet.


  • To set policies and standards for the management and maintenance of the Fleet Section, and to contribute to the Integrated Transport Units plans and policies.
  • To apply the principles of Best Value to achieve efficiency and continuous improvement in all aspects of fleet and plant provision.
  • To liaise with officers of all departments of the Authority requiring vehicles and plant, and to effectively manage and co-ordinate their transport needs and requirements, to provide a safe, efficient and cost-effective service provision.
  • To provide and manage all vehicles and plant, to be responsible for budgetary control and to ensure all proper cost incurred are recharged to the appropriate client department. This will include vehicle hire as well as vehicle procurement.
  • To develop, maintain and review management information systems sufficient to support the effective performance in the discharge of their duties, including identifying staff development needs and the appropriate support to respond to and meet the needs of services in and environment of change which strives to serve continuous improvement in performance standards.
  • To contribute to the overall development of the Transport Section as a Member of the section Management Team through participation in regular team meetings and corporate initiatives. Ant other duties commensurate with the grade and general responsibility that may be assgined from time to time.
  • To be responsible for managing the MOT Station and Authorised Testing Facility.
  • To manage the health and safety of the working environment at the 3 workshop facilities.


  • Good educational background with particular skills in numeracy and have an appropriate technology qualification.
  • Must hold a Certificate of Proffessional Compitence in Road Transport Operations (HGV), and must be aware of all legislation affecting road transport operations. An awareness and understanding of PSV legislation is essential.
  • Must have excellent person management qualities, with experience of dealing with outside organisations and the public.
  • Must have good communication and motivational skills.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of computer based systems.
  • Must be flexible and be available to respond to out-of-hours activities as necessary.

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