Driver Technician Team Lead

Widdrington Road, Coventry
£17,772 - £21,268 per annum
17 Mar 2017
04 Apr 2017
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Do you want a job where you make a difference and every day is different? If so, read on…..

The role

Working from Monday to Friday, you will be involved in the collection, delivery and fitting specialist equipment and adaptations that help Coventry residents live independently. As a team leader, you will support, motivate and supervise your dedicated team of technicians, ensuring that Service delivery is maximised.

You’ll get real satisfaction from knowing that you are part a unique service doing a role that makes a difference to people’s lives and offers so much more than other jobs.

What you’ll be doing day to day

You’ll be busy! The role is split between supporting and advising your team; and driving between our warehouse to customers’ homes to fit equipment. At other times you will be maintaining or refurbishing equipment / stock and undertaking portable appliance testing (commonly known as PAT).

What you will need

You will need to hold a full driving licence without any driving convictions (other than parking offences or no more than three points for speeding in private time in a private vehicle). You will also need to have practical driving skills and road safety awareness. As the role is that of a Team Leader, you will also need recent supervisory / management experience.

You will need to have the ability to work alone, have a reasonable level of fitness (the job involves manual handling and fitting of equipment) and the ability to complete basic record sheets and paperwork.

With good communication and customer care skills, you will enjoy meeting and assisting people of various ages and disabilities providing a courteous, confidential and sensitive service. Your abilities to work within a busy team and on your own initiative, your flexibility in your approach, and your willingness to assist the wider service as necessary will ensure that you are a valued member of our team.

Don’t worry – if you don’t have any experience in PAT or fitting specialist equipment as full training will be given so you can work safely and effectively.

Benefits at Coventry

We offer a generous holiday allowance (starting at 27 days plus bank holidays). There is also a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, lease car scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

How to apply?

Please apply online including your most recent CV and covering letter demonstrating your skills for the above role.

Please note this vacancy and advert will be closed on Sunday 2nd April 2017 or earlier if sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

Working Pattern

37 hours per week

Interview Date

10th & 11th April 2017

Equalities Statement

Coventry City Council is clear about its responsibilities in embracing diversity and ensuring we recruit people of a high calibre on the basis of their skills, abilities, and experience. As such we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.

Key Requirements

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email (including Spam/Junk) and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification.pdf

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