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Fleet Officer

Employer
North Yorkshire Council
Location
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Salary
£35,745 - £40,221
Closing date
28 Apr 2024

Job Details

We operate a fleet of about 960 vehicles across North Yorkshire. The fleet consists of a variety of vehicles from refuge collection vehicles, gritters, road sweepers, minibuses, tippers, cars and vans. 

We work closely with NY Highways Ltd and other Brierley Group Companies and provide a maintenance service to those companies where required where there are a further 300 vehicles. We also operate about 200 vehicles on its Goods Operator Licence and 105 minibuses on Transport Act Permits. These vehicles must be operated under stringent undertaking that are made to the office of the Traffic Commissioners.

The safe operation and availability of vehicles is vital so that services are able to discharge their function without impediment, to ensure that road safety is maintained and that the reputation of the Council is protected. We have a PSV Permits and a standard LGV Operator’s Licence that require statutory compliance. Non- compliance with statutory undertakings can result in disciplinary action by the Traffic Commissioner whereby they may suspend, curtail or revoke our Operator’s Licence preventing the Council from operating.

This is where you come in

The Role

As Fleet Officer you will manage the Vehicle Replacement Programme and assist the Area Fleet Manger with the development of moving towards alternative fuels.

You will support with the day-to-day asset management of Council vehicles and support the management of corporate road risk. You will lead on projects and support the development and implementation of corporate fleet operating procedures, general road risk procedures, and driving at work policy and procedure. This includes supporting Brierley Group companies with the management of their fleets to ensure co-operation across the portfolio. You will provide day to day management of our vehicle replacement programme across the whole county and will play a key role assisting with the implementation and introduction of alternative fuels, assisting with the transformation and developing it across the joint team, the Brierley Group and NYC. The aspiration is to commercially develop the function. 

What you will bring

To be successful you must have a B Category Licence and it would be desirable to have a LGV Transport Manager’s Certificate of Professional Competence, although not essential. 

You will have good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to persuade, influence and negotiate in complex situations and be able to make sound decisions based on relevant information.  You will have experience in project management, experience in managing contracts and relationships with contractors and it would be beneficial if you have experience in sourcing.

It would be desirable to have in-depth knowledge of operator, vehicle and driver licensing requirements relating to passenger transport, goods transport, light commercial and other specialist vehicles, detailed knowledge of vehicle maintenance requirements and vehicle workshop operations, and of vehicle specifications across all vehicle types and regulatory requirements

We are seeking someone who has experience of managing and preferably operating fleet assets and can manage fleet items and associated costs across a wide geographical area. A knowledge of fleet asset management software and other associated fleet systems is advantageous. However, full training will be given.

What you will get in return

When you join us, you are entitled to our outstanding benefits and wellbeing plan as part of your position. Our holiday entitlement starts at 28 days rising to 34 days (pro-rata) per year with continued service, plus public holidays. Pension: save for your retirement with our generous local government pension scheme. Fitness & Rewards: Fitness discounts with various Gyms across the county. Stay on top of your game and save £££. Lifestyle Savings: explore a huge range of discounts to help you save money across hundreds of the UK’s favourite high-street and online retailers. Plus lots more…

Contact and Apply

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Kelly Baxter on 01609 797075.

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Company

From the 1st April 2023 the eight district, borough and county councils in North Yorkshire merge to form the new Council, serving 611,000 residents.

The County of North Yorkshire is the largest County in England and Wales. Within the county are 598 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and 530 square miles of the North York Moors National Park. The county is included in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region.

Whilst the economy of the County has traditionally been dependent on agriculture and tourism, there is a fast growing high technology base and this, together with other forms of light manufacturing industry, is of increasing importance. The Council has an active policy of economic development and the predominantly rural character of the County is highly attractive to high technology businesses as well as the traditional industries of farming, food production and tourism. The County contains several centres of great historic interest, market towns that invite light industrial development, the modern coalfield area in the South, scenic, lightly populated upland areas and the extensive lowland area in the Vale of York.

With a brand new Council, newly elected members, the prospect of a new combined authority as well as its’ first ever mayor, North Yorkshire is on the cusp of a new dawn. The county already has firm foundations - a strong culture and identity which is rich in heritage; thriving communities where the people and places are resilient and innovative; beautiful scenery with stunning landscapes, quaint villages, market and coastal towns; plus the vibrant cities of York and Leeds just on the doorstep.  This amazing county combines the best of the traditional and the modern, and is widely regarded as one of the best places to live in the UK.  North Yorkshire is a great place to live, work and do business.

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