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Workshop Mechanical Technician OCC88291

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Salary range: £27,741 - £30,451 per annum - With additional Standby allowance £1,900 per annum + Overtime

Work location: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue HQ, Stirling Road, Kidlington

Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working 

Contract type: Permanent 

Closing date: 11 October 2021

Interview date: TBC

About the role


This is a great opportunity to join the Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, working at our busy HQ workshops in Kidlington.  You’ll be looking after a varied fleet of vehicles ranging from light commercial vehicles and cars through to Class 2 LGVs and specialised fleet, together with a large portfolio of specialist operational equipment.


Your daily duties will include carrying out diagnostic investigations, inspections and repairs on service fleet and equipment. Working to standards as laid down by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), it’s essential that you are a fully qualified, time served mechanic with the appropriate City & Guild certificates or equivalent.


You’ll need to have a current, valid driving licence, previous experience of working in a commercial vehicle garage, a sound knowledge of modern vehicle systems including can-bus, knowledge of the HSAWA 1974. Experience on electric hybrid and hydrogen vehicles and LGV driving licence class C is desirable.


Along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, you’ll have a flexible approach, the ability to follow instructions and work unsupervised and the ability to work well as part of a team.



A short theory test is required to be completed prior to interview this should take approximately 15 minutes.


Please note normal workshop hours are Monday – Thursday 7.30am to 4.30pm and on Friday 7.30 – 12.30pm.  As a requirement of the role, for 1 week in every 6, you must participate in 24hr stand-by duties as part of the duty rota.


Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is part of Oxfordshire County Council, so you'll benefit from the Council's terms and conditions of employment.

Rewards and benefits


It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development. 


We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering. 

Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria 


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Adam Poulter, Workshop Manager on 01865 897721

Application Procedure


To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory. 


If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team using the Recruitment Application Enquiry Form



Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion


At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff.


Our commitment to safeguarding


Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.


Guaranteed interviews


As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.


We are open to discussions about flexible working.


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