Vehicle Workshop Supervisor

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Vehicle Workshop Supervisor

Grade: F

Salary: £30,451 per annum (rising by annual increments to £32,910) – Tool allowance paid in addition to standby.

Full Time: 37 hours per week

Working hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Mon to Thu; 8:00 am – 1:00 pm: Friday plus out of hours stand-by rota cover.

Location: Bowerhill

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of the Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service that is committed and passionate about changing and saving lives. Our Service is one of the largest combined Fire and Rescue Services in the country and is rated as ‘Good’ by the HM Inspectorate in terms of our Efficiency, Effectiveness and how well we look after our People.

Our Service offers a wide range of employee benefits and strives to ensure that our employees feel valued and rewarded. For example, we offer a flexi time scheme, Local Government Pension Scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Other benefits include national and local discounts, a variety of family friendly schemes and health & well-being services.

There is also an opportunity for many of our roles to work flexibly (including working from home where possible) as long as staff are able to attend their base location and other Service premises when required for key activities and meetings.

We are looking for a Vehicle Workshop Supervisor in the Assets (Fleet) Department. The role will be based at the Bowerhill Workshop, Melksham, Wiltshire.

This role requires being able to provide cover when required for the Duty Technician Standby Rota.

The successful candidate will:

  • Supervise the Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Team ensuring the Team meets all performance measures agreed with the Fleet & Equipment Manager.
  • Ensure effective task prioritisation, scheduling, allocation, delivery, administration, budgeting and work record keeping.
  • Be responsible for the line management of all reporting staff including (but not limited to) supporting wellbeing, conducting Return to Work discussions, attendance management discussions, performance management, 1-1s and discipline and grievance issues, ensuring that all supporting paperwork is completed, and HR policies and procedures are followed

You must have:

  • A recognised apprenticeship in the repair and maintenance of motor vehicles and a full LGV Cat C current driving licence (minimum)
  • Experience of managing a vehicle maintenance and repair workshop.
  • 4 GCSE passes – Grade A*-C / 9-4, including English and Mathematics, or equivalent Level 2 qualification, or higher-level relevant qualification, and be able to provide evidence of this
  • Access to own tools

You are able to:

  • work under pressure and meet deadlines whilst maintaining quality standards
  • utilise excellent communication skills and your positive attitude to internal/external customer care
  • demonstrate effective organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise workloads and meet deadlines
Other Information:
  • Use of your own vehicle will be required, however a Service vehicle may be available. You will be required to travel across both counties.
  • The role involves some evening and weekend working.
  • A Basic Disclosure & Barring Service Check (DBS) clearance will be undertaken on the successful individual prior to offer of employment.
  • Any offer of employment will be subject to full pre-employment checks which include identity checks, right to work in the UK, medical and receipt of satisfactory references Pension allowances (Lifetime or Annual): Please note that it is your personal responsibility to check whether by applying/accepting this position it would result in any allowance implications.  A breach in the Annual or Lifetime Allowance threshold could result in a Tax charge

If you think you would work well in this role and want to help to make our community safer then we would encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Tuesday, 21st September 2021. It is intended that interviews will take place on Tuesday, 5th October 2021. Should you be shortlisted for interview, further details re interview format/location will be provided before the interview date.

To find out more and apply:

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Mick Moore or Dawn Dukes via email on or respectively.

You should ensure you include satisfactory evidence in your application to support all of the areas stated as being measured at the Application Stage on the Person Specification. This will ensure you have the best opportunity of progressing to the next stage of the selection process.

We operate the Disability Confident (Two Ticks) Guaranteed Interview Scheme for disabled candidates.  Please tell us in confidence if this applies to you, or if there are any reasonable adjustments that would help you apply for this post.

If you hold international qualifications, you will be required to provide official evidence that shows how these compare to UK Qualifications. We will accept a Statement of Comparability from a UK organisation called NARIC which can be obtained via their website: Please note that UK NARIC charge for this service, so if you request a Statement of Compatibility, you will be required to pay for it as we are unable to reimburse you.

For further guidance on how to complete your application, please refer to the Job Application Guidance Notes. (Click apply)

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If you are experiencing difficulties completing your application or have a need to complete your application in an alternative format due to a disability, please contact HR Resourcing on 01722 691444 within plenty of time of the closing date of the position you are applying for.

Values & Behaviours Framework

Our recruitment, assessment and progression processes are based on our RESPECT Behaviours Framework that has been developed specifically for a career in Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. When recruiting, we identify the most important behaviours for the role and these are used as part of the short-listing and selection process.

For a comprehensive list of our RESPECT Behaviours Framework, please refer to

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