Fleet Manager - JRN 20074
 

The role:
Salary Banding: Grade K £45,903 - £50,250

An experienced, highly motivated professional is required to develop and lead the strategic direction of fleet management at Northumbria Police.

With a fleet of 790 vehicles, a diverse team of 25 staff in a number of roles and an in-house workshop facility supporting operation of vehicles in an intensive emergency service environment, this is a fleet management role with a difference.

The post-holder will be required to provide professional, strategic advice to senior leaders and ensure sufficient, appropriate vehicles are made available to operational users.

The successful candidate will be a proven change manager with a strategic approach and experience of vehicle management at a senior level, with strong technical and commercial skills, a customer focused approach and an ability to react quickly in a dynamic emergency service environment.

Membership of a relevant professional body, along with comprehensive knowledge of statutory requirements relating to the operation of a vehicle fleet are essential, and a recognised qualification in vehicle or transport engineering is highly desirable.

This is an exciting time to be joining Northumbria Police in this role as the force adopts the use of fleet telematics and moves towards a low emission fleet in the coming years.

In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.  

What will I be doing?

  • Developing and maintaining a fleet strategy, assessing the performance, cost and suitability of vehicles and planning for future requirements, to ensure the fleet meets the needs of the Force, both now and in the future.
  • Providing professional advice to Executive Officers and fleet users, developing relationships with suppliers and maintaining a rolling investment plan within budgetary requirements.
  • User consultation and provision of management information to inform internal processes and ensure operational requirements are met.
  • Vehicles and workshop to be maintained to a high standard, in order to comply with legislation and provide a safe and effective working environment.
  • Making best use of collaborative opportunities, both regional and national, through active participation in working groups and benchmarking activity

What do I need?

Essential:
  • First degree in transport management or similar, or
  • Masters degree in transport management or similar, or
  • Higher level degree or masters in relevant managerial skill area, e.g. MBA.
  • Full Membership of a relevant professional body

Desirable:
  • Any high level Vehicle Technical qualification (NVQ, City & Guilds etc). 
  • Full Membership of professional bodies, or higher level qualifications awarded by:-
Institute of the Motor Industry 
Society of Operations Engineers (Formerly IRTE – Institute of Road Transport Engineers)

For further information please see the role profile: Fleet Manager.docx

Vetting level: 

Recruitment Vetting (RV) 
Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 

If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk
 
All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

Vacancy Contact: 
To discuss the position in more detail please contact Keith Wilson, Fleet Manager by email at keith.wilson.4465@northumbria.pnn.police.uk

Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone.

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Rank/Grade
Grade K
Area Command/Department
Strategic Asset Management
Location
Newcastle
Hours
Full Time
Salary Range
£45,903 to £50,250
 
The role:
Salary Banding: Grade K £45,903 - £50,250

An experienced, highly motivated professional is required to develop and lead the strategic direction of fleet management at Northumbria Police.

With a fleet of 790 vehicles, a diverse team of 25 staff in a number of roles and an in-house workshop facility supporting operation of vehicles in an intensive emergency service environment, this is a fleet management role with a difference.

The post-holder will be required to provide professional, strategic advice to senior leaders and ensure sufficient, appropriate vehicles are made available to operational users.

The successful candidate will be a proven change manager with a strategic approach and experience of vehicle management at a senior level, with strong technical and commercial skills, a customer focused approach and an ability to react quickly in a dynamic emergency service environment.

Membership of a relevant professional body, along with comprehensive knowledge of statutory requirements relating to the operation of a vehicle fleet are essential, and a recognised qualification in vehicle or transport engineering is highly desirable.

This is an exciting time to be joining Northumbria Police in this role as the force adopts the use of fleet telematics and moves towards a low emission fleet in the coming years.

In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.  

What will I be doing?

  • Developing and maintaining a fleet strategy, assessing the performance, cost and suitability of vehicles and planning for future requirements, to ensure the fleet meets the needs of the Force, both now and in the future.
  • Providing professional advice to Executive Officers and fleet users, developing relationships with suppliers and maintaining a rolling investment plan within budgetary requirements.
  • User consultation and provision of management information to inform internal processes and ensure operational requirements are met.
  • Vehicles and workshop to be maintained to a high standard, in order to comply with legislation and provide a safe and effective working environment.
  • Making best use of collaborative opportunities, both regional and national, through active participation in working groups and benchmarking activity

What do I need?

Essential:
  • First degree in transport management or similar, or
  • Masters degree in transport management or similar, or
  • Higher level degree or masters in relevant managerial skill area, e.g. MBA.
  • Full Membership of a relevant professional body

Desirable:
  • Any high level Vehicle Technical qualification (NVQ, City & Guilds etc). 
  • Full Membership of professional bodies, or higher level qualifications awarded by:-
Institute of the Motor Industry 
Society of Operations Engineers (Formerly IRTE – Institute of Road Transport Engineers)

For further information please see the role profile: Fleet Manager.docx

Vetting level: 

Recruitment Vetting (RV) 
Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 

If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk
 
All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

Vacancy Contact: 
To discuss the position in more detail please contact Keith Wilson, Fleet Manager by email at keith.wilson.4465@northumbria.pnn.police.uk

Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone.