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Fleet Support Manager


Salary:  £43,421 – £48,474 per annum, Grade 6

Hours: Full time 37 hours per week

Location – Service Headquarters, Calcot, Reading

Excellent annual leave allowance of 30 days, flexible working, onsite gym, parking facilities and a Local Government Pension Scheme are available

About the role:

We are seeking to appoint a Fleet Support Manager who will bring commitment, passion and experience to our organisation, in managing the acquisition and running of our diverse vehicle fleet.

Our fleet has 19 front line fire engines that need to be available 24/7 to support the mission of saving lives. You will also be supporting the Group Manager Fleet & Equipment to provide a critical function to the organisation and front line operational staff.

This is a great opportunity to work for a Public Service provider who invests in the development and wellbeing of employees. We offer flexible working arrangements so our teams can achieve a good work life balance. 

About you:

The successful candidate will be inspired to demonstrate and promote behaviours in line with the Job Profile and our Behaviour Competency Framework. Specifically, we are seeking individuals who have very good knowledge of operating large vehicle fleets and managing projects.

You must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.

The key focus of this role is:

  • Lead and manage the Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service (RBFRS) Fleet Maintenance Section
  • Manage RBFRS fleet availability, meet demand surges and support the efficient and effective deployment of RBFRS fleet resources and assets.
  • Manage the day-to-day internal operations of the RBFRS fleet
  • Work with the wider Fleet & Equipment team and frontline teams to support integration of existing assets and plan for future capabilities
  • Drive a culture of high performance and continuous improvement to ensure the Service has a safe fleet, compliant with relevant regulations
  • Coordinate the specification, procurement, onboarding and disposal of fleet and fleet assets in conjunction with partners

Key role requirements (knowledge, skills and experience):

  • Experience in fleet and equipment operations practice and procedure, particularly HGV and light vehicle maintenance and management
  • Ability to communicate to a high standard both verbally and in writing to produce documents in a range of formats to suit operational personnel and external stakeholders
  • Knowledge of vehicle maintenance and associated legislation
  • Ability to develop specifications based on evidence and stakeholder engagement
  • Manage complex delivery processes
  • On recruitment as a minimum you must possess NVQ L3 in vehicle maintenance, IOSH Managing Safely and hold membership of a relevant fleet or equipment professional body (e.g. SOE, IRTE, FTA)

Application and selection process

The successful candidate will demonstrate and promote behaviours in line with the Job Profile/Person Specification and our Behaviour Competency Framework as attached.

The Behavioural Competency Framework allows us to easily identify the behaviours that drive successful performance and enables us to deliver an effective service. The behaviours detailed within the job profile will be assessed throughout the selection process.

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Please see the link to the Job Profile/Person Specification.

Appointment is conditional upon undertaking a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Rechecks will be required in line with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy.

For further details about the role or to simply discuss any adaptations or adjustments we can make to assist you in your application or with our recruitment process please contact Rob Read, Group Manager Fleet and Equipment at or Paul Brooks, Head of Assets to arrange an informal discussion.

Please note we do not accept applications via Agencies or CV’s without an accompanying application form.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday, 9 August.

It is anticipated that the assessment/interview process will run week commencing 19 August 2024.

Anticipated start date: September 2024

There will be a data management exercise as part of the assessment process. All information and required resources will be provided on the day.

Please note that is your personal responsibility to check whether by applying / accepting this position it would result in any Annual Allowance implications. A breach in the Annual Allowance threshold could result in a Tax charge.

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Our Commitments:

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service values your individuality, your diversity and your dignity.  All are welcome here. Inclusion, diversity and equality are principles which guide our decisions and will be visible throughout the Service, and we will continually work to improve in these areas. 

We are committed to creating an inclusive culture of dignity and trust where everyone feels safe and comfortable to bring their whole self to work.

Simply: The communities we serve are varied and diverse, we should be too.

Applications are welcome for job-share or part time arrangements please enquire on application.

All applications are considered on merit alone. We are a Disability Confident Leader – if you meet the essential criteria of the role, you will be guaranteed an interview if you choose to opt into the Offer of an Interview Scheme (formerly known as the Guaranteed Interview Scheme).

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