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Team Leader - Fleet Resource and Support: West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (REF: TL/WSFRS)

Listed 07 September 2020

Team Leader – Fleet Resource and Support 

  • Salary Range: £32,029 to £34,788 per annum
  • Work Location: Power Place, Terminus Road, Chichester
  • Hours per week: 37 hours per week, flexible working available
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Closing date: 11pm, Sunday 20th September


Our Vision: Proud to Serve

West Sussex County Council is a diverse organisation that provides services to more than 850,000 residents every day. As part of the County Council, West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is focused on the delivery of a response, prevention and protection service operating to the highest performance standards to ensure the safety of residents and visitors.

The Team Leader – Fleet Resource and Support is responsible for all aspects of fleet data management and scheduling for the County Council's fleet of around 500 vehicles, from cars to large library vehicles and Fire Appliances. This service ensures all vehicles are acquired, maintained and disposed of to meet the Council's needs in line with relevant procedures and Standing Orders. In addition, the service provides a pool car management service with a fleet of over 120 cars used by officers and partners from various locations around the county.

The team consists of a County Cars Supervisor, two Senior Fleet Support Officers and to assist the County Fleet Manager in the efficient and cost effective running of the West Sussex County Council vehicle fleet, to include regular reviews of the WSCC pool car fleet ensuring that this service provides best value for money.


In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to:

  • 26 days annual leave + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
  • Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme
  • A range of flexible working options
  • Maternity, paternity, dependency and adoption leave
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • A range of discounts giving our staff access to hundreds of offers with the opportunity to save over £1,000 a year through our West Sussex Choices benefits platform
  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centre
  • A range of commuting and business travel discount and initiatives
About us

Living in West Sussex

West Sussex is the sunniest county in the United Kingdom. It is a beautiful and diverse county which covers both stunning coastlines and the South Downs National Park. The county encompassing hills, charming villages, historic castles, harbours, farmland and market towns and is a popular location to live and work for people of all ages.

About WSCC

Our vision for the county is that local communities are independent, strong and vibrant. We target our effort on those services that will make the biggest difference to communities, enabling them to help themselves in achieving their aspirations.

We work with other organisations and join up our respective expertise to help achieve this. Where needed the County Council will provide a helping hand to those residents who are at risk when they require it.

We are proud of our values because they were developed with our employees during the Great Place to Work employee engagement events. They demonstrate how we work and interact with customers, partners and colleagues on a day-to-day basis.

  • We have five core values, which are central to successfully achieving our vision and corporate plan priorities:
  • Proud to be customer-centred - we put the customer central to everything we do.
  • Listen and act upon - we listen to each other and act on what we say.
  • Honest and realistic - we are honest and realistic about what we can achieve.
  • Trust and support - we trust and support each other to achieve our goals.
  • Genuinely valued - we feel our contribution is valued and our achievements are recognised.

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About you

Acting as a key stakeholder and working closely with the Workshop Team, you will need to be able to ensure that the WSCC & FRS fleet remains legally and corporately compliant with a robust maintenance scheduling programme, whole life strategy and minimised vehicle downtime working in partnership with service users.

Additionally, you will have the ability to engage and liaise closely with the Procurement and Contract team to ensure a timely programme for vehicle replacement and disposal is planned and maintained.

Key to this is the ability to influence and steer both internal and external stakeholders to deliver the requirements of both the County Council and the Fire and Rescue Service.

Closing date: 20 September 2020

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