Vehicle Technician and MOT Tester

Camden Council

Camden Council

Vehicle Technician and MOT Tester (Job Ref: 2408)
Starting salary: £34,580
Job Level: Level 2, Zone 2
Work Location: York Way Depot, Freight Lane, York Way, London N1C 4BE
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date:  Wednesday 29th November 2023 at 23:59

For further information and to apply, click here.

Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion 

About us
Camden is building somewhere everyone can thrive, by making our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.

About CATS
Camden Accessible Travel Solutions (CATS) is the Council’s in-house transport service. It is based within York Way Depot, in King’s Cross, London and sits within the Environment and Sustainability Directorate under Supporting Communities. The service is responsible for a wide range of transport related services including the provision of accessible buses for children and adults, taxi bookings, fleet maintenance, an MOT service, driver training, fuel provision and manages a range of concessionary travel schemes.

The role
The Vehicle Technician and MOT Tester is responsible for the servicing and repairs of Camden’s fleet of vehicles as well as carrying out MOT inspections and tests on class 4,5 and 7 vehicles for in-house fleet, hire vehicles and for members of the public as part of Camden’s in-house transport service known as Camden Accessible Travel Solutions (CATS).

The role will primarily focus on the day to day service, repair and maintenance of Camden’s in-house vehicle fleet ranging from Passenger Service Vehicles (PSVs) to small vans, cars, minibuses, mobility scooters and E-cargo bikes as well as MOT checks for applicable vehicles within the Council’s fleet and to provide an MOT service for members of the public. The role also requires individuals to be competent with the use of vehicle diagnostics and related technologies used in vehicle servicing. With net zero targets we are progressing with alternative fuels and the electrification of the fleet so experience with decommissioning vehicles or CNG would be a benefit.

The Vehicle Technician and MOT Tester will form part of the Engineering Team within CATS which sits under the Supporting Communities Directorate of Camden Council.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About you
To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by clicking here.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity its essential the successful candidate holds a clean Driving License category B preferably with D and/ or C, with PSV/PGV OR LGV and is a Level 3 or above qualified Engineer.

You will be a fully qualified MOT Tester or have a recognised UK or Non-UK recognised qualifications as per DVLA eligibility criteria, to become MOT Tester. You will have previous demonstrable experience undertaking daily checks on MOT equipment as per statutory requirements set out by the MOT regulator, DVSA. The ideal candidate will have an in depth knowledge DVSA Vehicle inspection and service requirements including the roles of AEDM (Authorised Examiner Designated Manager); AED (Authorised Examiner Delegate); AE (Authorised Examiner) and Site Manager in relation to MOT Test Centre. Additionally you’ll understand of the importance of ‘Pass First Time’ approach to MOTs, ensuring that minimum vehicle road safety standards are met.

Working for Camden
We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting our communities, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit to see full details of our benefits.

 Additional information

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In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

We will only consider applications from candidates who complete a ‘Why Me – Supporting Statement’ and address the criteria outlined in the ‘About Me’ section of the Job Profile

Inclusion and Diversity We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website or copy and paste the below URL into your browser:

Asking for Adjustments
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcin


  • Location: York Way Depot
  • Job Title: Vehicle Technician and MOT Tester
  • Salary: £34,580
  • Closed: 12 Dec 2023

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