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Assistant Service Manager

Derbyshire County Council
County Transport, Brimington Workshop, Chesterfield
£30,054 - £31,963
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Highways Maintenance
Job role
Assistant Manager
Contract Type
Full time

Job Details

£15.58 - £16,57 per hour (2024/25 Pay award pending) – plus early shift allowance and a market leading package (see below)  - There are potential opportunities linked to this role for standby duty which attract associated additional payments.

We are looking for a highly motivated Assistant Service Manager to join our County Transport team who supports the maintenance and repair of a diverse fleet of motor vehicles including motor cars, minibuses, light goods vehicles, Heavy Goods Vehicles, trailers and engineering plant.

Reporting to the Service Manager, you will form part of the workshop leadership team and be required to assist in the day to day management of the workshop, this would include leading a team of workshop technical staff, coordinating job assignment and workflow and making technical decisions . This will include assigning and covering the workloads of vehicle mechanics (HGV and LGV), Parts Officer and Drivers as required. With this in mind you will need to hold a minimum of NQV Level 2  (or equivalent) vocational qualification in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair operations, preferably with a Heavy Goods vehicle bias  and a valid full Driving Licence with a minimum of category B. Experience of managing a Heavy goods vehicle workshop, a category C driving licence and being a DVSA MOT tester in Class 4, 5 and 7 would be high preferential to this role.

Candidates who do not hold the minimum qualification Levels should not apply for this role.

All standard and specialist tools and are supplied as part of the position, along with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and branded workwear.

The role will be based at our Brimington Workshop which is located in Chesterfield. The standard working hours are Monday to Thursday 6.00am – 2.00pm and Friday 6.00am – 1.30pm. This role also attracts a shift allowance due to the early start time which can be discussed further at interview.

We offer a friendly and supportive working environment, Derbyshire based work and the opportunity to develop yourself and your career.

Benefits of working for us include:

  • Generous 25 days of annual leave plus another 5 with 5 years of continuous service, plus 8 bank holidays
  • Access to excellent Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Regular standard working hours Monday to Friday - supporting a great work life balance
  • Occupational sick pay scheme – up to 6 months full pay and 6 months half pay after 5 years service.
  • Commitment to your continuing professional development with ongoing training opportunities
  • Regular annual pay increments
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package including physio, counselling & occupational health
  • Discount on leisure centre memberships
  • And much more.

Due to the nature of the work undertaken, the successful candidate will be required to undertake and pass a police security NPPV2 vetting check.  

To discuss this exciting role further please contact the Service Manager Rowan Whittaker –  

Provisional Interview Date: Mid June 2024



Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with us! By joining Derbyshire County Council you will have access to a range of amazing rewards and employee benefits, including our generous annual leave scheme, excellent local government pension and fantastic employee discounts. To discover more detail about the rewards and benefits available to you, click here




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