Fleet Management Recovery Driver - JRN 20080

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Strategic Asset Management
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£20,040 to £21,837
Closing Date


The role:

Salary Banding: Grade C £20,040 – £21,837


We are looking for a person with experience of collecting and delivering vehicles using a slide-back, flat-bed recovery truck.

This person will have a positive, can-do attitude, ready to take on the unique challenges of working with police fleet vehicles.



In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.  



What will I be doing?


You will be required to load, transport and unload vehicles moving to and from the fleet workshop for maintenance and repair. The majority of those vehicles can be driven, but there are occasions when damaged or immobile vehicles need to be transported, requiring you to be familiar with equipment and techniques used in those circumstances. Vehicles transported range in size and weight from cars to light commercial vehicles and occasional motorcycles.


You will be required to work a 37 hour week, covering the period 08:00 – 16:00 hours, Monday to Friday, with the choice whether to work fixed or flexible daily hours. However, occasional flexibility is required of all staff in order to meet short notice operational requirements, which may include a request to work overtime or additional hours.

What do I need?


You must have experience of collecting and delivering vehicles from depots and vehicle repairers, and a thorough understanding of the safe systems of work and vehicle check procedures required in that environment. Good communication skills are required as you will be working with a wide variety of people in many different roles across Northumbria Police, as well as external repairers and contractors.

You must possess the following:

 Institute of Vehicle Recovery Modules VR1 – VR7 (inclusive) and VR24 or equivalent.

 Category CE Driving Licence.

 Vehicle transport and / or recovery experience using a flat-bed or slide-back truck with spectacle lift frame.



Vetting level: 


Recruitment Vetting (RV) 

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 


Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and reward project in respect of all police staff posts. For further information please contact the Talent Acquisition team.



If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk


All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.



Vacancy Contact:  

To discuss the position in more detail please contact Adam Bartlett, Fleet Manager by email at Adam.Bartlett@northumbria.police.uk



Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone.