Corporate Fleet & Transport Manager
We're determined to make Islington fairer. To create a place where everyone, whatever their background, has the opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life.
We also have an ambitious goal – to be the best council in the country – with every employee clear about the part they play and inspired, focused and supported to give their very best.
We want to build an organisation where employees feel valued, inspired and empowered to help us achieve our goals and provide the best services possible to our residents.
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‘Be Islington’ is about setting a clear challenge about what it means to be an Islington employee and sets the standard for every new recruit.
We ask our employees to ‘Be Islington’ – playing their part in working together for a fairer borough and to always be collaborative, be ambitious, be resourceful, and be empowering (‘CARE’).
Corporate Fleet & Transport Manager
Islington is seeking an experienced Fleet & Transport Manager to lead, manage and develop an exceptional, high quality, high performing and efficient front-line fleet of up to 500 vehicles and community transport operations / services in support of the council’s priorities and improved outcomes for residents and the borough.
To lead and manage services, teams and employees of the corporate fleet and transport service working in collaboration with and on behalf of other council services, teams and with residents and community organisations, borough partners and supporting the council’s vision, values, behaviours. This includes excellence in customer service, innovation and continuous improvement.
To have responsibility for all operational performance and improvement in relation to the following services:
- The management and maintenance of the Council’s vehicle fleet including Heavy Goods Vehicles and Public Service Vehicles.
- Long-term programme of fleet acquisition, retrofitting and electrification of the transport fleet in accordance with the council’s net zero carbon ambitions including the delivery of electric charging infrastructure and the reduction of the fleet.
- Provision of the Council’s community transport services (including Special Education Needs (SEN) Transport Service) on behalf of other council departments.
Closing date: Sunday 23rd May 2021 at 23:59
Interview date: To Be Confirmed
If you have any queries regarding this vacancy please contact: Tony Ralph| Service Director- Environment & Commercial Operations| Email: Anthony.Ralph@islington.gov.uk| Mobile: 07834338749
It is the policy of Islington Council that no user of service, present or future employee or job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their sex, perceived or actual sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion or belief, age, creed, colour, nationality, national origin, ethnic origin, or disability, or on the grounds of their association with someone in one of these groups; nor is disadvantaged by any conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justified. We welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates and acknowledge our responsibility to mitigate against racial discrimination.
PLEASE NOTE: Priority will be given to those at risk of redundancy within Islington Council. Current employees who are part of the redeployment pool must meet the essential criteria for shortlisting to be prioritised.
Islington Council operates a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria and we are committed to providing support to applicants who request reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process and throughout their career with us.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, and volunteers to share this commitment.
We are also committed to flexible working and will consider requests where possible.
Islington Council also operates random drug or alcohol testing for safety critical roles or for where there may be just cause.
To apply for this position please use the online application process below. Please note that the council only accepts on-line applications, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted. If you are unable to use the online process please contact the Recruitment team on 020 7527 2155 or e-mail email@example.com