JETS - Light Vehicle Technician

Trentham Lakes
Grade F
Full Time

About the Opportunity

This role is based at Trentham Lakes, it is a Grade F role starting salary (£29,874 - £35,982)

As a Light Vehicle Technician, you will be a key member of our Joint Fleet Team. Working to maintain vehicles to the highest possible standards as set out in our standards and procedures whilst complying with our Health and Safety standards and policy.

You will be expected to carry out inspections, repairs and servicing across a variety of vehicle makes and models, checking vehicles comply with any and all DVSA legislation.

Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service pride themselves on a modern fleet and have a healthy vehicle replacement programme that continually runs throughout each year. There is no requirement for customer reports and video inspections and no warranty work is completed in house. You will be working in a modern, clean and tidy workshop with excellent rest facilities including cooking equipment, hot water boilers and outdoor seating areas.


You will be required to participate in 24hr Call Out Rota and Out of Hours Stand By duty to support the whole fleet, where there is opportunity to earn a  top up to your salary. As a Light Vehicle Technician, you will be on a 1 in 10 rota, covering either 12 hours in the week or 24 hours at a weekend. An on-call “standby” fee is paid for each 12-hour period you are covering and any call outs are paid at 1.5 hourly wage rate. Transport is provided to staff members on call as they are not expected to use their personal vehicle for business purposes.


This is a diverse role which includes analysis, diagnostics and road testing of vehicles.  All of our technicians are provided with relevant manufacturer training and development to further their career portfolio. We offer opportunities to specialise and develop expertise / accreditation within a specific brand or across multiple brands.


The Team based at Trentham Lakes, in Stoke on Trent are a collaborative and caring team that work as one to ensure Police and Fire colleagues are maintained to a high standard to keep Staffordshire Safe.


If you want to become part of a select team who maintain the emergency services fleet for fire and policing in Staffordshire then we look forward to meeting you.


Flexible working as part of a weekly alternating work pattern of;

Monday to Thursday 7:30-15:30, 10:00-18:00.

Friday 7:30-15:00 for all staff.



About You


In order to be successful, you must possess the following:

  • A relevant formal qualification in Automotive City & Guilds / NVQ Level 3
  • Relevant experience as a Technician/Mechanic
  • Own Set of Tools
  • Full UK Driving Licence.


We are looking for someone who shares our team and organisational values and can work confidently either as part of a team or independently.


Qualification essentials


  • Automotive City & Guilds / NVQ Level 3 or be able to demonstrate relevant experience and qualifications as a Technician/Mechanic
  • Full UK Car Driving Licence
  • Own Set of Tools

The deadline for application submissions is 12:00 Midday on Monday 11th March 2024

Please ensure that your CV must cater to the key skills on the role profile

Benefits of working for Staffordshire Police:

  • Flexi time – flexible working as part of trust driven policing – allowing staff members to accrue banked hours of working to take as extra leave and allows staff to start and finish at earlier/later times if suitable.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • New car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Self-referral free physiotherapy
  • LGPS Pension Scheme – 6.5% Employee and 21.5% Employer contribution Staffordshire Pension Fund - Home (
  • Annual Leave Entitlement - starting at 28 days plus bank holidays
  • Sick pay scheme
  • Fostering friendly policy
  • Family friendly policies – maternity, paternity, parental leave, adoption
  • No weekend working unless on-call
  • Occupational Health services
  • Staff associations
  • Reward and Recognition
  • Blue light Discount Card
  • Staff restaurant at both Police and Fire HQ’s
  • Free parking on site


 * Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Staffordshire Police. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post may be withdrawn. In this event, a representative from the People Services team will notify any affected applicants.

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Please note that if successful for this role, the following tests and checks will be conducted:
  • Medical assessment 
  • Vetting clearance
  • References

This opportunity is closed to applications.