Fleet Services Manager

Skelmersdale, Lancashire
£31,401 - £34,106 per annum
01 Jun 2018
18 Jun 2018
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

DIRECTORATE: Leisure and Environment

SERVICE: Street Scene Services

JOB TITLE: Fleet Services Manager

GRADE: PO1 (£31,401 - £34,106 per annum)

HOURS: 36 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

LOCATION: Robert Hodge Centre, Skelmersdale



CLOSING DATE: Monday 18th June 2018 @ 23:59hrs  


Are you able to demonstrate excellent verbal, written and presentational skills? Do you possess excellent negotiation skills and have the ability to influence decisions and positively influence the behaviours of others? If so, West Lancashire Borough Council want to hear from you! 

West Lancashire lies at the heart of the North West of England, located within easy reach of major conurbations such as Manchester and Liverpool.  With a growing economy, it is home to a top-class university and benefits from a mix of vibrant towns, picturesque villages and some of the most beautiful and productive countryside in the UK.

West Lancashire Borough Council is ambitious for West Lancashire and this is at the heart of everything we do.  We deliver a wide range of services to the local community, including refuse and recycling, leisure and recreation, planning and housing. 

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Fleet Services Manager to join our team within Leisure and Environment who will hold the Operator's Licence for West Lancashire Borough Council. Whilst acting as the primary contact with the fleet road transport regulatory body, you will be responsible for ensuring all terms and conditions of the licence are met according to relevant legislation.

As Fleet Services Manager you will play a key role in keeping our front line services operational. You will be will be responsible for all fleet vehicles across the organisation ensuring that they are safe and fit for purpose, and be responsible for the management of the operating centre, servicing, maintenance and repair of fleet, through contractual obligations or in-house service. 

You will act as the primary contact with the Council's external transport and maintenance provider, ensuring that all terms and conditions of the contract and service level agreements are achieved. You will be responsible for liaising with service managers and supervisors, to ensure drivers are adequately trained and competent, in accordance with legislation and best practice.

The successful candidate will have significant experience of working within a similar role.  You will have proven experience of budget and contract management, and experience of the procurement and operation of a wide range of vehicles. You will have excellent negotiation and analytical skills, be able to develop creative and innovative service solutions, and positively influence the behaviour of others.