Vehicle Technician - JRN 20079

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Strategic Asset Management
North Tyneside
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£24,360 - £25,353
Closing Date


Salary: Band 5, £24,360 – £25,353 basic per annum (£26,339 – £27,539 with Market Forces Supplement)

Location: Killingworth


The role


Ever wondered what it would be like to work for one of the biggest Police Forces in the UK? Exciting, challenging, thought-provoking and rewarding are just some of the ways we would describe it. And that’s not just the Police Officers. Here at Northumbria Police, we’ve got almost 2000 police staff working behind the scenes to make our community a safe place to live, work and visit.


We have an exciting opportunity to join our Fleet Management Team as a Vehicle Technician, you will be at the forefront of providing an effective and efficient vehicle maintenance and repair service, including installation and maintenance of specialist Police emergency warning and communications equipment.


Our Vehicle Technicians are integral members of our team and have a positive, can-do attitude, ready to take on the unique challenges of working with police fleet vehicles. This is an exciting time to be joining #TeamNP in this role as the force adopts the use of fleet telematics and moves towards a low emission fleet in the coming years. 


What will I be doing?


Reporting to the Fleet Supervisor, you will conduct proactive and reactive maintenance on a wide varied vehicle fleet. 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 work a 37-hour week, covering the period 08:00 – 16:00 hours, Monday to Friday, with option to work fixed or flexible daily hours. However, occasional flexibility is required of all staff to meet short notice operational requirements, which may include a request to work overtime or additional hours.


What do I need?


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.


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


What do we offer?


26 days’ leave (increasing to 30 days for 5 years+ service) plus 8 bank holidays

• Flexi Time Scheme – Earn up to 2 flexi leave days every 4 weeks to ensure perfect work life balance

Enhanced Maternity, Shared Parental and Adoption leave

Overtime availability 

• All specialist and individual tooling provided

Fantastic market leading public sector pension scheme

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 

Access to Private Healthcare and Eye Test Vouchers

Discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card and Blue Light Tickets

Sports & Social Club – join our thriving sports scene at Team NP and enjoy further exclusive discounts on days out and travel

Cycle to work scheme


Vacancy Contact  


Interested to know more? To discuss the position in more detail please contact Adam Bartlett, Assistant Fleet Manager by email at


If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at 


Things to note


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 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 merits alone.