Vehicle Fitter

  • Job Reference: 01866222-1
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2024
  • Employer: Newark and Sherwood District Council
  • Website:
  • Location: Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire
  • Salary: £31,364 to £33,024
  • Bonus/Benefits: And Market Supplement of £5000 per annum & £60 monthly tool allowance
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description

Vehicle Fitter

Permanent, 37 hours per week

NS9 £31,364 - £33,024, plus a £5000 market supplement

Pay Award Pending

Plus monthly tool allowance of £60.00


Are you passionate about repairing and maintaining vehicles?


If so, the Vehicle Fitter could be the role for you!


Working in the Environmental Services Business Unit, you will repair and maintain the Council’s fleet of vehicles and plant machinery as well as carrying out servicing and repairs on private vehicles.


Working as part of a team of mechanics, you will also carry out MOT and Taxi inspections along with attending breakdowns on the roadside.


Complying with health and safety guidelines and ensuring paperwork and vehicle documentation is completed in a correct and accurate manner are essential.


Newark and Sherwood District Council is committed to making the district a cleaner, safer and greener place to live, work and visit.  The Environmental Services Business Unit has this at the heart of its activities and in the role you will play an integral part in supporting the Council to meet the objectives of its Community Plan.



 Key Requirements for this role are:


  • A recognised relevant level 3, or above, apprenticeship / qualification or have demonstrable experience within the motor trade
  • experience of repairing modern heavy and light commercial vehicles;
  • a full driving licence (a category C driving licence would be a distinct advantage but is not essential)
  • experience working on the roadside and providing safe roadside assistance
  • a VOSA Certificate for the MOT inspection of Class 4 and 7 vehicles would also be an advantage but training could be given to the right candidate.
  • the ability and knowledge to diagnose faults on light and heavy goods vehicles
  • experience in the use of complex data analysis machines
  • computer literate with ability to use email and Microsoft office products
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work on your own initiative and as a member of a team.


We’re an ambitious, forward-thinking Council with strong values and a culture of doing our absolute best to serve our customers.  We are proud of our organisational culture and receive positive feedback from our employees. We have a programme of internal activity to ensure that the voices of our employees are always heard and that they are kept informed on all Council activity and events.    From roadshows to an annual award ceremony, from reviewing working arrangements to our Hug in a Mug initiative, it is incredibly important our employees are shown how valued they are and that they remain the beating heart of our workplace.

We offer enrolment in the career average local government pension scheme, a generous annual leave entitlement that increases with service, a whole host of family-friendly benefits, 1 days’ paid volunteering leave, lifestyle benefits platform, and £10 a month gym membership at one of our four gyms in the district.


To apply please submit a CV and covering letter demonstrating how you meet the essential criteria to: a copy of the job description and person specification is available for the same email address.

For an informal chat or more information, please contact Andrew Kirk, Business Manager Environment Services on 01636 655577 or email:

*Pay award to be confirmed

As an employer we will promote an inclusive working environment to maintain and develop a forward thinking and diverse workforce.

Veterans/family of forces/ex-forces, those in care/care leavers, and candidates who declare  disabilities (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) will be guaranteed interviews provided they have demonstrated that they meet the essential criteria of the post as detailed in the Person Specifications on their application forms. 

Closing Date: 24th June 2024

Interview: To be confirmed