Workshop supervisor

Richmond | Other

Workshop Supervisor

Richmond, TW2 7SX

Salary - up to £42,000


Our waste and recycling services enable local authorities to deliver reliable waste management services, with over 200,000 tons of waste recycled every year. And one of the most important parts of the team our are vehicle mechanics, who ensure that our HGV refuse trucks and street cleansing vehicles can keep our community clean, green and safe for all residents and businesses.


Joining our friendly team as a Supervisor will see you undertake training for your Transport Manager CPC, ensuring that our fleet of refuse trucks are maintained, serviced and managed appropriately and overseeing a small team of Mechanics on a day to day basis. They might not be the most glamorous vehicles, but you'll go home each day knowing you'll have contributed to your local community.


In addition to this, you will manage the vehicle maintenance delivery including costs and carrying out quality checks, manage the vehicle budget to ensure that maintenance and spares expenditure is controlled and review the Workshop efficiency, implementing improvements to the service wherever possible and necessary, as well as accurately record all vehicle accidents, incidents and MOT results are accurately recorded and reported.


This role will also see you attend regional monthly review meetings, work closely with the Fleet Manager and National Workshop Manager to develop and manage the Mechanical Apprencticeship programme, in addition to monitoring staffing levels and rotas, ensuring all Company Policies and Directives relating to Road Transport and Dangerous Goods, including Animal by-products are fully complied with and that the legislative obligations of the Operator's Licence/s are fully complied with..


You won't be doing this alone either. Our team is made up of professional and supportive teammates, including managers who began their careers with Serco as mechanics and have worked their way up to Supervisor, Fleet Manager and Regional Manager positions.


As such, we are dedicated to the ongoing development and progression of our mechanic teams, with outstanding training along opportunities to undertake additional qualifications, including Management Training courses, Transport Manager CPC, HGV Driver training, IOSSH training and Irtec accreditation.


We will support you in realising your career goals within Serco.



About you


First and foremost, you'll need to be an experienced and fully qualified mechanic - preferably with HGV mechanic experience, or be willing to undertake additional training to upskill.


We are always keen to hear from candidates from the armed forces with mechanical backgrounds, or individuals currently working as car mechanics or workshop/garage supervisors to maintain our fleet of approximately 90 Class 2, 7.5T, transits and 4x4 vehicles and help manage our team.


To be successful in the role, we require that candidates have electrical and hydraulic fault-finding experience, the ability to carry out general chassis service work, and Full industry recognised qualifications (City & Guilds / NVQ Level Three in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair).


You should have good written and verbal communication skills, be able to undertake all aspects of vehicle maintenance and repair, and general welding skills would be advantageous.


Previous supervisory experience is not essential for this role, we are happy to develop your skills where required.

All we ask if that you are ambitious and have a good understanding of UK and EU road transport legislation, including Goods MoT requirements and Construction and Use regulations.


At times you may be required to go off site to attend to vehicles that have broken down, so it is essential that you hold a full UK driving licence.



Why Serco


Meaningful and vital work: Working within Environmental Services at Serco means that you'll play a critical role in ensuring that the communities we serve receive reliable waste management services.


A world of opportunity: It takes a diverse team to support our Environmental Services and we're big on internal progression. So whether you specialise your skills, undertake additional training or progress into senior management you'll find all the opportunity you need to evolve your career.


Great people: Our staff are dedicated to providing the best possible service for our customers and we welcome those who take similar pride in their work.



What we offer


  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • The chance to make a positive difference to our communities
  • Interesting, varied and enjoyable work
  • A company that recognises your contribution


About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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