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Light Vehicle Mechanic

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Woolsthorpe Depot, Woolsthorpe Close, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 3JP 


Closing date:28 May 2019 at midnight 

The starting salary is £25,295 (Level One) rising to £26,999 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).    
We have an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you have been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free.
The Fleet Services team are looking for a qualified and experienced Light Vehicle Mechanic to join the workshop team based at Woolsthorpe Depot. The workshop provides a light vehicle repair and maintenance service for both the Council's internal fleet and a range of external customers.
The successful candidate will work as part of the team to deliver an extensive programme of vehicle maintenance, repair, inspection and examination. They will work to ensure compliance with statutory legislation, the legal requirements of the Council's Operator's Licence, DVSA requirements and internal Council policies and procedures.
The successful candidate will be able to work on their own initiative and to strict deadlines; at all times ensuring that a high quality standard of work is delivered.
This role is an exciting opportunity to join a forward-thinking local authority who are continually looking to expand their commercial fleet business.
The Nottingham Electric Vehicle Services centre (NEVS) is set to open at Eastcroft Depot in 2019. NEVS will provide a comprehensive electric vehicle servicing and repair facility for the Council's ever-growing internal electric fleet, private customers and partner organisations. This role also presents a great career opportunity to become a part of this innovative project and add to your training portfolio.
  • City & Guilds level 3 qualification in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair principles, or equivalent
  • Full driving licence with Category B entitlement
  • Experience of working with all aspects of light vehicle maintenance and repair
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to meet strict deadlines
To apply, applicants should submit their CV and covering letter as one document, outlining how their current skills, knowledge and experience meet the essential criteria listed above and any other requirements listed in the Job Description and Person Specification document which is attached further down on this page.
Applicants should remove any personal details from their CV and covering letter (including their name), as part of our commitment to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.
For informal enquiries, please contact Wayne Burton (Deputy Workshop Operations Manager), Telephone: 07720700261, Email:
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Brochure, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment to this agenda, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed
We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, LGBT communities and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce.
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.
If you have any technical issues when completing your application, please contact