Police Officer

HGV / Equipment Technician

Police Staff
Full Time
Transport Travel and Procurement
Northampton, Force Headquarters - NN4 0JQ
Staff - SO1 - Range

£34,899 - £38,016


31/10/2022, 23:55

* The hiring manager reserves the right to close the advert prior to the closing date, depending on the level of applications
Friendly, busy work environment, where no one day is the same
As a department we keep the wheels moving for Northamptonshire Police and Fire
HGV / Equipment Technician who is responsible for maintaining and repairing a specialist fleet of vehicles and equipment

HGV / Equipment Technician

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Joint Transport and Logistics Department for Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service for an experienced Commercial Vehicle Technician. The successful applicant will join the Joint Department team of technicians who are responsible for maintaining this specialist fleet of vehicles and equipment. You should be a ‘time served’ Large Goods Vehicle (HGV) technician with a proven track record of vehicle maintenance, repairs, and diagnostics. The post will require you to have proven mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical experience. A category C driving licence is desirable for the role.

The overall purpose of the role will be to supply fit for purpose, legally compliant vehicles, and equipment for operational and support staff from Northamptonshire Police and Fire services to ensure maximum fleet availability is achieved across the county.

In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave entitlement plus public holidays. You will automatically be enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and will be part of a department that serves both Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Further Information

You will be a key member of a small team, working in a busy department, dealing with all aspects of fleet and equipment maintenance and repair. You will be responsible for testing, servicing, and maintaining a huge variety of specialist vehicles and equipment.

The successful candidate will be ensuring that all fleet vehicles and equipment are maintained to all current legal and industry standards in accordance with manufacturers guidelines and the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) national and best practice guidance, to ensure operational and support staff have fit for purpose and legally compliant vehicles and equipment which will allow them to carry out emergency and operational support across the county.

We are looking for a candidate who is a pro-active, level-headed and importantly an enthusiastic individual, who will need to have strong communication skills with the ability to develop strong working relationships with staff at all levels of the organisation.  

Part of this role is call out 1 week in 4 weeks. This will provide out-of-hours cover for the service and major incidents.

We will consider applications from time served HGV and PSV mechanics and will provide additional training as required for the more specialist aspects of the role.

This is a challenging but immensely rewarding position. If you’ve got what it takes, we want you to join our team.

Why work for Us?

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative organisation, responsible for protecting and serving a large diverse, multi-cultural population.

We are responsible for ensuring community needs are met effectively so, if you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety, and the chance to broaden your experience, then the above organisation is the right one for you.

Equality, diversity, and inclusion

We are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion.

We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the organisations where communities are under-represented, including those from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions and gender, LGBTQ communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.

Northamptonshire Police is a Disability Confident Employer – We aim to achieve the highest level an organisation can achieve under the scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions. If you meet the essential criteria for the role you can choose to share your disability if you would like to take part in our disability confident interview scheme.

All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.

Flexible working

All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role.

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.

Internal applicants must have line manager support prior to proceeding with an application.

Please be aware that the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and Northamptonshire Police are separate employers.  Although Police internal vacancies are open to OPFCC staff and vice versa, if you are successful, the change of employer will require a longer onboarding process and you will receive a new contract and payroll number.  Service with either employer can be carried over as continuous service.

Police Barred and Advisory lists

Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the Police or OPFCC for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.

Vetting and safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure the organisations employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.

Please note, you will require the following detail to complete this application form; NI Number, ID detail, address information, referee information, full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained.  You may also be requested to provide photos of any visible tattoos you have. The application system only remains active on a single page for a period of 60 minutes. Please therefore ensure you allow time to complete this fully as part complete pages will not be saved.  

This vacancy is closed to applications.