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Workshop Manager

£48,894 - £51,402 yearly
Buckinghamshire Council

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This role is responsible for effective senior leadership of the new commercial workshop which has been built as part of a £9m redevelopment of the Pembroke Road site. The site encompasses a busy and daily operational waste transfer station, which is accessed by 170 front line waste, street cleansing and horticultural employees.

The role holder will be the qualified Authorised Examiner Designated Manager (AEDM) responsible for leading a team of skilled HGV Mechanics that ensure an in-house fleet of 70+ 3.5-32t vehicles are maintained and serviced in addition to completing public MOTs across the Aylesbury area.

The role is responsible for workshop compliance in regards to both legislative requirements of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and the health and safety practices within a high risk operational area. Failure to meet these requirements would have serious and damaging consequences on the council’s delivery of services. The role holder must therefore ensure that both statutory and commercial services are delivered to the highest standard and in adherence with legislation and industry standards.

The role holder will be confident in making reactive, operational decisions to ensure that the requirements of the services can continually be delivered in a fast paced, challenging and reactive setting.

About us

In April 2020 Buckinghamshire Council became the UK’s newest council and the residents of Buckinghamshire will be served by a single, unitary council. Buckinghamshire is an ambitious, rapidly growing county, and our economy is one of the strongest in the country. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty and ranks as one of the top rural areas to live in the UK and yet it is incredibly well connected – only an hour from London on the train. The county has a rich history and heritage and is the birthplace of the international Paralympic movement.

About the role

You will form part of a passionate and enthusiastic Senior Management Team within Operational Delivery of Neighbourhood Services. The team is responsible for the strategic delivery of frontline statutory and commercial services across waste, street cleansing and horticulture. You will be part of the backbone for ensuring these services are delivered to the highest of standard by maintaining a large in-house fleet of heavy goods vehicles for service delivery.

The team work flexibly Monday-Friday, often on site at Pembroke Road or working from home. You will form part of a Senior on site Duty Manager rota which ensures there is a competent and hands on manager on site each day to support services and the teams.

No two days are ever the same. Despite structured workloads with vehicle maintenance and MOT testing, the role is reactional based with on the ground practical and sensible decision making required to problem solve.

The role is responsible for developing the commercial aspirations of the workshop and to deliver the expected income targets set within the business plan.

The role fits into the largest in house front facing operation of the Council within Neighbourhood Services which is part of the Communities Directorate.

You will be fundamental to developing and growing the new workshop and ensuring the council operates in a commercially minded way. You will be responsible for decision making and budget accountability, with the autonomy to present ideas for change and improvement.

Some Key Responsibilities:

  • Compliance of in-house vehicle servicing and maintenance in addition to public MOTS’s
  • Workshop health and safety.
  • Budgetary and KPI management and monitoring.
About you

We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience:

  • Qualified Authorised Examiner Designated Manager (AEDM), have experience of managing a Workshop environment.
  • Experience of managing a positive health and safety culture in a high risk operational area.
  • Passion for leadership and development of teams and individuals.
Other information

We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so please be advised to submit your application as early as possible.

On site face to face meeting with social distancing measures in place.

Contact Operational Delivery Group Manager Rebecca Newbutt on 01296 585329 for more details.

Our values

We have a set of values, which our employees have chosen, that represent what we are – Proud, Ambitious, Collaborative and Trustworthy.

By joining Buckinghamshire Council, you can expect:

  • a fair and inclusive culture
  • the chance to really make a difference to those around you
  • health and well-being initiatives including an Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and mindfulness workshops
  • a unified voice through our Employee Representative Group
  • ongoing support, and the opportunity to develop and progress in your career with us
  • opportunities to take part in fun activities such as fundraising and social events
About the Business Unit

Our Communities directorate work across the county to deliver a number of the key customer facing services that our residents, businesses and visitors rely on every day. This includes collecting and disposing of waste, maintaining highways and managing country parks, leisure facilities, museums, theatres and libraries, as well as developing our cultural strategy. The customer is central to how we develop and deliver all of these services, which help promote our rich and vibrant culture.

We are looking for enthusiastic, ambitious and committed individuals to join our team and help make Buckinghamshire a great place to live, work and visit. This is an exciting time for us, as we bring together many of the place based services that have previously been run by different authorities. We manage services through a combination of direct delivery, contract management and commissioning, as well as through our key partnerships. As part of the function, you will join us on our journey of continuous improvement. Whether that’s through developing strategies and ways of working, or delivering services on the ground – every person in Communities is a valued member of the team.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme. We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.


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