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Job Title Vehicle Engineer
Job reference PET013
Department Place Directorate
Grade SCP 19-25
Pay From: £29,777.00 To: £33,945.00 per annum
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 01 March 2024
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Job Description
Applicants can apply by sending their details to

We Are St Helens Borough Council.

Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.

Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.

Who we are

The Transport Team at St Helens Borough Council run a diverse fleet of vehicles, from cars and car derived vans to 32t GVW HGV’s. Our Team of 12 technicians and 2 apprentices inspect, service, maintain and repair a fleet of over 200 vehicles including diesel, electric and the first hydrogen RCV in the UK, as well as inspecting, servicing and repairing a large amount of Amenity horticultural and Grounds Maintenance plant and machinery. The Authority currently has 70 vehicles on its Operator licence with provision for up to 90. We are also an authorised examiner for motor vehicle testing for class 4 & 7 vehicles and carry out taxi compliance tests on behalf of the Councils licensing department.

Join our team

We are seeking an ambitious individual with a desire to improve our team, while supporting the operational services by the provision of equipment to carry out their work safely and ensuring compliance. The successful applicant will work as part of a team on wide ranging items of plant, machinery and vehicles.

Interested to Find Out More?

You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.

You are also welcome to contact us for a chat before applying by contacting Dave Lyon, Transport Workshop Manager on or Andrew Sullivan, Fleet & Depot Manager on

Thank you for your interest in working for us. If you are experiencing issues with applying online, you can contact a member of the team at and a form will be sent to you to complete.

Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.

Equality & Diversity

St Helens Borough Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Borough Council can be found here

St Helens Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.

NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.
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Job Application Packs
Application Form - Non Disclosure.pdf
Applicant letter.pdf
Person Specification- Vehicle Engineer.pdf
Job Description- Vehicle Engineer.pdf
Note: CVs should not be submitted as a replacement for the online job application form.