Vehicle Repairs Shop Fitter - Grounds Maintenance Equipment

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Stevenage Direct Services
£34,834 to £38,223 + £4,500 market forces supplement pro rata for hours worked
Full Time

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JOB TITLE Vehicle Repair Shop Fitter
SALARY RANGE £34,834 to £38,223 + £4,500 market forces supplement pro rata for hours worked.
LOCATION Stevenage

About the role

We have a great opportunity for a proven time-served fitter to work as part of our repairs and maintenance team in our modern Vehicle Repair Shop. Our grounds care equipment is varied – ranging from tractors, woodchippers and ride on mowers to chainsaws, blowers and strimmer’s. The successful candidate will work Monday to Friday as part of a team of five who are also at times required to support with the maintenance and repairs of our road going vehicles. This is an excellent opportunity for someone to work in a friendly and supportive environment.

You will have:
• A relevant qualification in the maintenance and repair of agricultural or grounds equipment (NVQ or City and Guilds etc)
• Practical and working knowledge of repairs and maintenance of horticultural and/or agricultural items of plant, including welding and hydraulics
• The ability to repair and maintain both petrol and diesel machinery / vehicles
• A licence to drive Class 2 HGVs – would be desirable but not essential

You are expected to provide your own tools for this role. These should be comprehensive and appropriate for the equipment you will work on.
Specialist tools are provided by Stevenage Borough Council.

Our benefits
We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
• Pension Scheme: We offer a career average pension scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants

• Flexible working: available upon request, subject to operational requirements.
• Part time and Job share: all our fulltime vacancies are open to job share unless otherwise stated.
• A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave, maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.
• 25 days holiday rising to 31 days (depending on Local Government service)
• An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
• Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
• Season ticket loans and discounts for public transport
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Stevenage Credit Union: secure savings, free life insurance and access to cheap loans.
• Employee Discounts: via monthly paid membership of the Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC)
• Discounted Health and Fitness membership at the Everyone Active gym
• Trade Unions: For a small fee, all employees have the opportunity to join a Trade Union.

Application Details

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Stuart Newton on 07766440134

To apply online, please visit

Closing date for receipt of applications: 28 June 202244
The interview will involve a formal interview (including technical questions) followed by a practical exercise and will last several hours.

Please note that if we receive a large volume of applications for this role, we reserve the right to close this vacancy ahead of the published closing date and hold interviews early at a mutually agreeable time.

Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and recruitment candidates to share this commitment. SBC shall take all reasonable steps to employ staff who are safe to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. For posts identified with regular contact with these groups applicants will be required to undertake a Value Based Interview. The council supports the legislative requirements for employing and maintaining safer staff and the guidance specified by Hertfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board

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