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Fleet Transport Manager

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Blackburn, Lancashire
£43,570 - £47,665
Closing date
31 Jul 2022
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Blackburn with Darwen Borough Councils Environment and Operations Directorate is looking for a suitably experienced and qualified Fleet Transport Manager to manage and ensure the legal compliance of its mixed fleet of 160 vehicles and 100 items of plant and manage both its main operational depot and its stores.

You will be a highly motivated experienced and professional manager, with strong managerial abilities in, leading, developing and motivating people and teams, have strong communication and relationship skills, be capable of presenting to varied audiences from drivers to executive officers (including Council Members). He/she will have the drive and enthusiasm to deliver high standards and savings, through innovation, commitment and determination.

On an annual basis you will be responsible for an annual budget of nearly £1M expenditure and over £1M worth of income, a fleet capital budget of over £1M and fuel costs of £400,000. You will work autonomously with other Services, only referring major issues or situations upwards for decision. You will provide professional leadership and support to around 15 employees and generally promote a culture of positive employee relations through personal behaviour and example.

The roles primary responsibilities are:

You will manage delivery of the following services:

  • Provision and procurement of fleet items under contract hire or purchase.
  • Insurance administration.
  • Conformance to the Goods Vehicle Operator's Licence requirements.
  • Develop a JAUPT Professional Driver training centre.
  • Fuel Management and maintenance.
  • Taxi/private car hire inspection, testing and committee reporting.
  • Authorised Manager/Designated Manager for approved DVSA ATF and MOT testing facilities.
  • Pool/hire provision and administration.
  • Davyfield Road workshops and depot facilities including its stores.

The Successful Candidate

We are looking for someone with the following qualifications and experience:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Holder of an accredited Goods Vehicle Operator's Licence Standard National qualification.
  • Level 3 Certificate of Professional Competence for Transport Managers.
  • Authorised Manager/Designated Manager for approved DVSA ATF and MOT testing facilities.
  • Significant experience in fleet management service delivery as well as excellent communication skills, including writing complex reports.
  • Effective financial management and budgetary skills.
  • Understanding of the means by which national strategy and policy is delivered at a local level, as well as considerable experience in Local Government in a similar role. Also the ability to appreciate and manage political objectives, local aspirations and financial constraints.
  • Hold a full driving license

This is great opportunity for the right person, to be part of (and to lead) a friendly and dedicated team. The team is committed to delivering a high quality fleet management and maintenance service to all Council services, so if you feel you meet / surpass the criteria above, and that contained in the job key role criteria, then this may be the right career opportunity for you.

For a discussion on the post, please contact Tony Watson, Head of Environment, via email to to arrange a convenient time for discussion.

Key Requirements - Fleet Transport Manager Feb 2022.docx

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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