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Fleet Management Assistants x4 - WMF819e

Westmorland and Furness Council
£29,777 to £30,296
Closing date
10 Mar 2024

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.

Who we are looking for

The successful candidate for this post will be tasked:

  • To monitor the Council’s fuel usage by inputting data into the Council’s fuel management system, reporting issues and ensuring systems are working correctly. Monitoring the usage of fuel cards and providing reports on fuel usage for recharge purposes.
  • Under the direction of the Business Partner – Fleet Management, support the delivery of projects within a programme of activity and within budget so as to contribute any efficiency savings allocated to transport resources.
  • To manage the constant review of the fleet management system, ensuring accuracy and up to date information. Providing detailed reports for recharging and vehicle compliance on behalf of the Business Partner – Fleet Management.
  • To support the vehicle procurement process ensuring procurement processes are followed and the Council receives the best value for money.
  • To provide reports on all elements of fleet management on behalf of the Business Partner – Fleet Management including but not limited to pool cars, telematics and vehicle tax and insurance.

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

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

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