Fleet Services Vehicle Technician

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Fleet Services Vehicle Technician
Middlemoor, Exeter
Contract / Temporary

Dorset BL TCL348122

Posted: 25th October 2022 15:48
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  • Pay Rate:

    £12.74 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 9 months

  • Middlemoor, Exeter,

    EX2 7HQ

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Fleet Services Vehicle Technician

Reference no:  Dorset BL TCL348122

Pay Rate: £12.74 per hour PAYE

Office based

NB: Police Vacancy - only for candidates with a minimum of 3 years continuous UK address history. Please note that this vacancy is subject to a strict security vetting procedure.

The purpose of the role is to deliver a prompt, efficient and effective repair service to optimise vehicle availability for all vehicle users. Provide timely and efficient scheduled maintenance on vehicles and equipment to ensure that all assets owned by both Devon & Cornwall and Dorset Police remain safe, reliable, legally compliant and fit for the purpose for which they were provided.  To complete all documentation relating to vehicle repairs and maintenance.

Key responsibilities:

  • To maintain and repair force vehicular resources to industry and force standards. Delivering an efficient and effective service ensuring that vehicles are safe, reliable and legally compliant at all times.
  • Completion of maintenance documents and records, ensuring all parts required are accurately accounted for.
  • To carry out unscheduled repairs to vehicles promptly, efficiently and effectively to a high standard to maintain the highest possible levels of vehicle availability for the Forces.
  • Provide a timely and customer focused vehicle maintenance service to an agreed standard and schedule, whilst ensuring that the vehicles are safe, reliable and legally compliant at all times.
  • To comply with health and safety legislation and procedures as applicable to the vehicle workshops including risk assessments and COSHH regulations.
  • To recover broken down / accident vehicles.
  • Provide specialist and technical engineering expertise and advice to users.
  • Operate specific computer and software systems provided to obtain information or diagnose faults with vehicles.
  • To provide a mobile ‘quality control’ function as directed by the Workshop Manager at remote locations across the two Forces.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:



A high degree of competence in motor vehicle service and repair preferably to City & Guilds, Vehicle Technician or NVQ level 3 accredited standard with significant post apprenticeship experience.


Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  • Awareness of general risk assessments, COSHH regulations and Health and Safety regulations pertinent to the vehicle maintenance industry.
  • Ability to prioritise work as well as providing a systematic, disciplined and analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Knowledge of up-to-date motor vehicle engineering, terminology and practises including diagnostic and repair techniques.
  • Good level of communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate with staff and officers of all levels, along with the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Hold a current Vehicle Inspectorate Nominated Tester Certificate or experienced to an equivalent standard.
  • Experience of working to industry repair times to an efficient and effective high standard.
  • ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  5. Full UK driving licence.
  6. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Fleet Services Vehicle Technician
Client Category: Local Authority

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