Vehicle Technician - JRN 20079

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Strategic Asset Management
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£22,107 to £24,156
Closing Date


The role:


We are looking for two Vehicle Technicians who have a keen interest in the automotive industry, enthusiastic with a can-do attitude, ready to take on the unique challenges of working with police fleet vehicles. 

This is an exciting time to be joining Northumbria Police in this role as the force adopts the use of fleet telematics and moves towards a low emission fleet in the coming years. 

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?


Reporting to the Fleet Supervisor, you will provide a repair and maintenance service for police vehicles. This will include routine servicing, general repair and maintenance, fault diagnosis, commissioning, decommissioning, installation, and maintenance of specialist equipment. 

This requires completion of appropriate documentation and records, all of which must be to a high standard, and an ability to use computerised diagnostic systems, to ensure police vehicles are available for operational use.

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 vehicle maintenance and an ability to work well in a team that exists in a fast-paced environment supporting the unpredictable emergency service environment.


You must possess, or be working towards, Level 3 Automotive Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle), or an equivalent qualification.


For further information please see the role profile: Vehicle Technician.docx


Vacancy Contact:  To discuss the position in more detail please contact Adam Bartlett, Assistant Fleet Manager by email at


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. 


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.


Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and reward project in respect of all police staff posts, if you have any questions 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 


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.