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Fleet Technician

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Our Values

In line with our One Coventry Values we strive to have a workforce that reflects our local communities and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, applicants who have a disability and applicants who are from the LGBTQ+ community to apply for our senior leadership roles. 

Our Values are:

  • Open and fair: We are fair, open, and transparent.
  • Nurture and develop: We help and encourage everyone to be their best and do their best.
  • Engage and empower: We talk and listen to others, working together as one.
  • Create and innovate: We embrace new ways of working to continuously improve.
  • Own and be accountable: We work together to deliver the best services for our residents.
  • Value and respect: We put diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.

About the team we are recruiting to

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

Fleet Management is a key support service for many internal and external customers at Coventry City Council.  We are based in a fully equipped vehicle workshop at our Whitley Depot site and are responsible for the repair and maintenance of approximately 500 items including vehicles and plant machinery and equipment. We are also responsible for the provision of fuel to our customers, and in addition provide a driver training service to many customers.

We want every single customer to have a positive experience when working with fleet management and would welcome you being part of the team.

What is the job role?

You will have the opportunity to undertake the service, inspection, repair, and maintenance of a varied range of vehicles, plant, and equipment. The work ensures adherence to legislative and health and safety requirements, and is aligned to a planned inspection schedule, and agreed procedures and targets.

Working Hours:  Monday – Friday hours of operation are 06:00 – 23:00 We run shift patterns to cover accordingly for the business needs (Mon – Thurs  06:30-15:00 – 11:00-19:30 – 13:30-22:00  Fri 06:30-11:30 – 09:00-14:00 – 11:00-16:00).

Who are we looking for?

In addition to your qualifications, you are likely to have extensive practical experience in fleet service, repair, and maintenance including plant and large commercial vehicles.

You will know the legislative requirements of legally maintaining a HGV fleet and You will have a flexible approach to work and an ability to adapt to a changing working environment to meet customer needs.

It would be also desirable, but not essential to be a qualified MOT tester.

We offer an attractive package

  • ​£34,834 Starting Salary, up to £37,336
  • £1,721 Supplement in addition to the above
  • £435 per annum tool allowance
  • Cost of living payment
  • 37-hour working week
  • Seasonal Overtime available (including standby & mileage pay)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 28 Days holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 33 days after five years)
  • Excellent working environment

If you would like an informal discussion about this role please feel free to contact 

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

Interview date 19/03/2024

About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 5100 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit

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