Fleet Maintenance Manager


Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire Service

Fleet Maintenance Manager
Ref: HIWFRS612826
Salary: £45,441 - £47,420 per annum plus £5,000 Market Supplement
Location: Fleet Maintenance Centre, Eastleigh

Closing date: 15 December 2023.
Interview date: 8 January 2024.

Do you want a fantastic opportunity to support the Communities of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight? Could you manage and deliver critical and technical fleet support to the frontline services of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service (HIWFRS)?

If the answer is yes, then we have a great opportunity to lead and manage the fleet maintenance operations for HIWFRS.

The maintenance and care of fleet vehicles and equipment assets is carried out across the 62 HIWFRS sites. Dedicated maintenance facilities are located in Eastleigh and Newport with a total team size of approximately 30 members of staff.

As the Fleet Maintenance Manager within the Operational Assets function, you will lead multi-disciplined technical teams to deliver safe, effective, compliant, and consistent maintenance activities for a large number of both heavy (LGV) and light fleet vehicles and operational equipment assets to meet the operational and business requirements of the Service.

Fleet Maintenance - delivery of:

• Scheduled and unscheduled maintenance across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to over 600 heavy and light fleet vehicle assets combined. This includes vehicles that are driven under emergency response conditions
• Specialist maintenance of supporting fleet items to include firefighting ladders, extrication equipment, water pumping equipment and various portable engine or battery powered assets
• Installation of emergency response and communications systems
• Vehicle conversation and refurbishment works
• Technical and logistical support to operational incidents
• Post incident support and asset repair and repatriation.

We are looking for an individual with excellent leadership qualities, relevant technical expertise, and fleet support managerial experience, to bring passion and offer innovation whilst leading and developing teams to excel, as they manage the delivery of services and projects within a large and diverse organisation.

Interested candidates must excel at building effective relationships with peers, users, suppliers, and partners of the fleet support function and be willing to participate in a (one week in four) on-call rota system to provide managerial and technical support outside of standard business hours attracting an additional on-call allowance for completing this duty.

HIWFRS Benefits Include:

• Flexible working hours and arrangements
• 30 days annual leave
• Government pension scheme (LGPS)
• Training and development opportunities
• Free onsite parking
• Onsite restaurant
• Free use of onsite gym
• Discount blue light card offering discounts on the high street and online purchases.

Additional Information:

Fleet Maintenance Manager Job Description and Person Specification

HIWFRS Values:

Reaching Further - Inspiring and challenging ourselves and others.
Showing Respect - Fairness, honesty and integrity in everything we say and do.
Supporting Others - Listening and acting with compassion and empathy.
Playing Our Part - Recognising the contribution we all make.

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check.

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:

Colin Carter, Fleet Operations Manager via [email protected] or on 07918 887529.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

Corporate Equalities Employment Policy: In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to any for achieving equality of opportunity in its employment practices. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, creed, sexuality, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies. In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to which would have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

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  • Location: Eastleigh
  • Job Title: Fleet Maintenance Manager
  • Salary: £45,441 - £47,420
  • Closed: 15 Dec 2023

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