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Business Partner - Fleet Management - WMF914e

Westmorland and Furness Council
£44,428 - £45,441
Closing date
3 Mar 2024

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Westmorland and Furness Council is a new unitary council formed on 01 April 2023 with an ambition for sustainable and inclusive growth and a commitment to make Westmorland and Furness a great place to live, work and thrive. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to assist in the delivery of a new Fleet Services Team for the Council.

The Fleet Services Team undertakes an essential role to ensure a safe and legal operation of the Council’s fleet and the workforce driving on behalf of the organisation. This assists in ensuring that the Council is able to fulfil its legal and moral obligations with respect to the provision of a wide range of statutory services.

The Team is responsible for a mixed fleet including waste and recycling, street scene, pool cars, gritters, tipper trucks, coaches, minibuses, library vans and fire appliances. The Team also maintains in excess of 1,000 items of plant including trailers, mowers and other power tools. The Team is also responsible for the provision of a fleet management service including the procurement of bulk fuel, fuel cards, the provision of vehicle telematics, administration of the pool cars scheme, vehicle insurance and taxing and support.

With procurement exercises. In addition, the Team fulfils a fleet compliance function to ensure that the Council’s vehicles and drivers are compliant with the relevant legislation and guidance.

The successful candidate for this post will be tasked to:

  • Support the establishment, coordination, management and delivery of specific Transport and Fleet Management projects and programmes.
  • Manage to the successful implementation of Fleet Services programmes with regard to the Management of Occupational Road Risk (MORR) activity including vehicle telematics and supporting an innovative and creative approach to delivery of Fleet Services.
  • Monitor and provide advice to the Fleet Services Team managers on delivering and improving programmes in respect of the Team’s service areas.
  • Monitor and provide finance and work activity reports to service managers and external customers.
  • Provide reports to Fleet Manager, Fleet Operations Manager and the Team’s Business Partners covering the relevant activities including reimbursements, fuel costs, internal journals, vehicle lease/hires and recharges.
  • Fulfil the Lead Support role for back-office functions including procurement and contract management plus associated work activities.
  • Act as the key contact for the Team’s interaction with enabling services including the Business Resources Team.

For an informal discussion regarding this opportunity please contact Austin Shields, Senior Manager – Sustainable Transport, at or 07974 327131.

What can we offer you!

  • Excellent training and development offers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)
  • Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
  • Competitive rates of pay

Please see below the supporting information:

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