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Motor Vehicle Technician / Mechanic

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
37.5 Hours per week split over a shift system.

27+ Days annual

Salary - Band 5 with an On Target Earnings of �37,500

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Motor vehicle technician to join our team, working as part of the Fleet Maintenance Department for the North West Ambulance Service. The current vacancy is at our Broughton Workshop, maintaining the wide variety of vehicle fleet and associated equipment that operates within the large Lancashire geographic area.

Main duties of the job

The hours of work are in line with the current shift system, being split across two teams, spanning a seven-day week. Operational requirements for the workshops being 7:00am to 7:00pm Monday to Friday and 7:00am to 6:00pm Sat and Sun. The working week for each of the teams are 37.5hrs across a two-week average.

The successful applicant will be joining our dedicated team, playing a key part in the maintenance of the Trust's fleet, enjoying a professional environment with great job satisfaction, and the ability to continually grow your professional portfolio as your career develops within North West Ambulance Service.

If all of this is of interest, and you wish to learn more via an informal conversation then simply follow our link to the application process.

About us

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust provides 24 hour, 365 days a year accident and emergency services to those in need of emergency medical treatment and transport.

Our highly skilled staff provide life-saving care to patients in the community and take people to hospital or a place of care if needed.We also provide non-emergency patient transport services for those patients who require non-emergency transport to and from hospital and who are unable to travel unaided because of their medical condition or clinical need.

Alongside the other emergency services, we also work to ensure the safety of the public and treatment of patients in the event of a major incident.

We also deliver the NHS 111 service in the North West. NHS 111 replaced NHS Direct in 2013. This service was introduced to make it easier for people to access local NHS healthcare services in England. It provides non-emergency medical help fast, and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please ensure that you have fully read the job description and person specification before applying for this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education


  • City and Guilds certificate in motor vehicle technology or NVQ level 3 or equivalent qualifications and experience
  • Good standard of education. Minimum 3 GCSE or equivalent.
  • Full Driving License
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development.


  • Driving License C1 + D1 (Work towards)
  • MOT Tester

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and deal with situations in a sensitive manner
  • Able to communicate across wide demographic boundaries in an appropriate manner
  • Strong management, motivational and leadership skills
  • Respects and applies patient confidentiality at all times
  • Able to operate all equipment safely and in accordance with Trust policy, procedures and protocols
  • Good communication and relationship skills
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Knowledge of protection and understanding of confidentiality requirements
  • Customer service skills
  • Specialist knowledge of vehicle systems
  • Working knowledge of vehicle Electrical components
  • PC literate
  • Knowledge of software systems related to diagnostic tools and equipment
  • Ability to work on own initiative with minimum supervision

Knowledge and Experience


  • The post holder must have specialist knowledge of motor vehicle electrical systems & mechanical components
  • Comprehensive knowledge of a range of computer-based vehicle diagnostic systems and the ability to analyse and interpret the information presented by the systems to determine the most appropriate repair option
  • Have the ability to diagnose all other vehicle faults without access to diagnostic equipment


  • Experience of working with Vehicle Fleet Management Systems

Personal Attributes


  • Flexible and highly motivated
  • Project a professional image
  • Excellent communicator capable of relaying highly technical / complex information
  • Methodical approach to any task
  • Committed to Continuing Professional Development
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships and demonstrate professional credibility with colleagues at all levels
  • Provision of own hand tools
  • Effective team member
  • Able to work with a minimum of supervision
  • Demonstrate a passion for engineering


  • Society of Operations Engineers / Institute of Road Transport Engineers / Institute of Motor Industry membership

Employer details

Employer name

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust


Haydock RLC


WA11 9SQ

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