Oxfordshire County Council - Strategic Fleet Manager - Salary range: £62,012 - £65,135 per annum

Lead, manage and develop Oxfordshire County Council’s Fleet Strategy to achieve our zero emissions ambitions and more

Oxfordshire County Council

Strategic Fleet Manager

Job reference: OCC612012

Salary range: £62,012 - £65,135 per annum

Work location: County Hall, Oxford

Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working

Contract type: Permanent

Lead, manage and develop Oxfordshire County Council’s Fleet Strategy to achieve our zero emissions ambitions and more

About us

Oxfordshire County Council is scaling up and accelerating its action on climate change; pledging to achieve carbon neutrality on our own estates by 2030, and to embed climate action in all areas of influence – from procurement to planning, investment to innovation, land use to transport.

In our Joint Property Services Team, we’re reviewing carbon management opportunities on our estate, including our Integrated Fleet department, comprising of a 400-vehicle fleet.

About the role

Our Strategic Fleet Manager will be responsible for delivering a robust and resilient fleet management and maintenance function through the co-ordination, implementation and promotion of council policy and engineering best practice.

You will ensure the effective operation of the service by providing professional advice and guidance, seeking the best solutions for individual services and directorates; working with, advising and influencing key stakeholders and maintaining national and local networks and partnerships.

A significant focus of the role will be the transition towards zero emissions vehicles and the development and integration of a corpoate fleet strategy with other organisational strategies, particulalrly those realting to property.

The role is responsible for signficiant centralised fleet revenue budgets of approximately £7M of revenue and capital finance per annum, as well as being responsible for our long term capital fleet spending plans.

Working Arrangements

This role will involve some home-working, some time spent at our head offices in County Hall and some spent on-site conducting site-visits. Some weeks could be all home-working, other weeks might be 4 days on site visits. We don’t envisage prescriptive days, just as and when required.

About you

You will hold a Transport Manager CPC qualification either Passenger or Haulage, National or International.

Your core vehicle engineering knowledge will come from a formal vehicle engineering qualification, preferably in heavy vehicles but light vehicles with vocational experience can be considered, to City & Guilds National Certificate in Engineering, BTEC National, NVQ level 3 or equivalent. This will be complimented by significant experience in maintaining and then managing maintenance and compliance of diverse public sector or other specialised fleet vehicles.

Ideally you will also have completed training and/or hold qualifications relating to Health & Safety and business management

Our fleet is varied and diverse, covering the fire and rescue service, accesible minibuses, cars, vans and more and is currently over 400 vehicles strong - you’ll bring your experience of managing varied and diveverse fleet requirements for a large organisation and previous experience of developing complex and climate change focussed fleet asset and operational strategies.

There is direct line management involved with this role, presently a small administration team but potentially increasing to around 20 team members including vehicle maintenance workshops., So experience of successfully building and managing large or multiple teams is key.

Specification and procurement of vehicles and fleet related services with contract management experience is also a requirement of the role, from either the private or public sector. This includes the expansion of the councils EV charging infrastructure providing technical expertise and accurate financial forecasting.

Please note a current valid driving licence and access to vehicle for work purposes or the ability to travel around the County for work is essential.

Are you ready to lead our fleet to net zero emissions? Apply today!

Rewards and benefits

  • Culture of flexible working
  • Technology to support agile working where role permits
  • Up to 33 day’s holiday p.a. plus bank holidays
  • Option to ‘buy’ additional holiday
  • Employee Assistance Programme including access to health and wellbeing support
  • Membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, with an employer’s contribution of up to 19.9%
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Local and national discounts for shopping and travel
  • Great learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development

Would you like to know more?

Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Mark Smith, Strategic Fleet Manager at

Application Procedure

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Closing date: Sunday 8 October 2023.

Interviews: -technical phone screen end of W/C 9 October 2023

- face to face W/C 16 October 2023.

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