Starting salary: £42,687
Job Level: Level 4 Zone 2
Work Location: York Way Depot
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 29th May 2022 at 23:59pm
Interviews to be held: TBC
Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.
** This role is based at a working Transport Depot within Kings Cross on a shift pattern starting from 7am until 6pm Mon to Fri with ad hoc weekend work **
Camden is building somewhere everyone can thrive, by making our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.
CATS is based within York Way Depot, in King’s Cross, London. The service is responsible for a wide range of transport related services including; the provision of accessible buses for children and adults, taxi bookings, fleet maintenance, MOT service, Driver training, fuel provision and manages a range of concessionary travel schemes.
The Engineering Team is responsible for the management of the Council’s fleet of vehicles (circa 330), ensuring compliance is maintained through planned vehicle inspections and scheduled maintenance tasks. The Operations Manager will take a lead in managing the workshop, MOT Centre and scheduled works. The Operations Manager will also support the Engineering Manager with regards to Health and Safety inspections and compliance within the depot.
The Operations Manager will manage the day to day engineering resources within the workshop and Depot under their control to ensure the provision of enough vehicles at the required standard of serviceability, reliability and presentation to meet operational requirements in full. To achieve this in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner; measured by the achievement of all applicable engineering KPIs.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
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To be considered for this fantastic opportunity it is essential the successful candidate holds a full UK Driving Licence for at least 5 years and an NVQ level 3 or equivalent qualification in relevant trade discipline. Additionally you’ll have an understanding of section 19 permits and HGV restricted Licence requirements and hold a CPC in either PCV or HGV. The successful candidate will ensure the Council complies with all Operators Licence requirements in the management of its Fleet and Passenger Services, inclusive of Vehicle Maintenance, MOT Bay and Transport Operations. The ideal candidate will also have a level 3 Award in MOT Test Centre Management or be willing to work towards this qualification. You will have strong managerial skills and be adept at managing a team as well as managing the service for members of the public and utilising feedback from customers to help shape and improve the service. Additionally you will have experience of budget monitoring, ensuring processes are in place for the preparation and reconciliation of purchase orders, invoices other accounting procedures.
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To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.
Inclusion and Diversity
We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.
To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website
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