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Transport/Fleet Manager - Somerset West Council

Job Title: Transport/Fleet Manager - Somerset West Council
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Taunton
Salary: £18.26 - 18.26 per hour
REF: NYKLH30112020
Contact Name: Nanayaw Kyeremeh
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 3 years ago

Job Description

Somerset West and Taunton Council – Transport / Fleet Manager

Location: The Deane House, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1HE

Contract: Initial one month contract with possible extensions.

Hours: FULL TIME – 9:00am to 5:30pm – Monday to Friday

Payrate: £18.26 an Hour


To lead on the replacement programme for Councils vehicles and plant

To manage the vehicle supply and maintenance contract and associated contractors

To ensure the Council is meeting their statutory and Operators Licence obligations

To contribute to Councils carbon reduction and climate mitigation strategies


Provide strategic direction so that fleet vehicles within services are procured, maintained, inspected and serviced and that the most cost effective and efficient fleet is maintained.

Manage vehicle and maintenance budgets allocated in accordance with Council procedures and make timely budgetary recommendations.

Advise on transport and plant in the Council and advise Management team on alternative products and provide the necessary advice,

guidance and direction to ensure equipment required for the provision of the service is suitable and available when required.

Manage the procurement and maintenance contract for vehicle fleet and mobile plant of the Council.  Monitor and manage contractors/partners performance information.

Monitoring service performance and making appropriate interventions and look for improvements that can be made.

Be Council’s primary Transport Manager taking responsibility for compliance with all license conditions and responding effectively to changes in guidance and regulations set by the Traffic Commissioner.

Authorise/certify accounts, orders and invoices, within specified limits and ensure compliance with Council Standing Orders, Financial Regulations and relevant legislation.

Proactively run the replacement program in liaison with service user representatives for new vehicles and plant, from specification to commissioning.

Ensure that adequate user training/familiarisation is carried out on delivery of new vehicles and equipment.

Lead on the development or amendment of Transport systems for the section, with specialist support.

Carry out periodic analysis of accident trends and advise relevant manager.

Check and approve schedules for MOTs, inspections and servicing.

Manage contracts and suppliers for Sat Tracking, fuel, traffic signal system, license checks and on-board CCTV.

Monitor carbon emissions and fuel use and develop strategies to reduce fleet CO2 emissions through procurement of appropriate technology and achieving efficiencies in vehicle usage

Contribute to the development and implementation of corporate projects and policies.

Provide maximum service cover by agreement with allocated team within working time arrangements.

Responsible for assisting with budget setting of transport budgets for services and ongoing monitoring of the budgets

Ensure good Health and Safety, and Equal Opportunity practice within the section and by contractors/partners.

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact Nana Kyeremeh on 0208 514 9137 or Email