Starting salary: £47,394
Job Level: Level 4, Zone 2
Work Location: York Way Depot
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Friday 16 February 2024
Interviews to be held: Friday 23 February 2024
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion
Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.
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About the team/service
Camden Accessible Travel Solutions (CATS) is based within York Way Depot, in King’s Cross, London and sits within the Environment and Sustainability Directorate under Supporting Communities. The service is responsible for a wide range of transport related services including the provision of accessible buses for children and adults, taxi bookings, fleet maintenance, an MOT service, Driver training, fuel provision and manages a range of concessionary travel schemes.
The Depot Health, Safety, Compliance & Project Manager is responsible for the Health and Safety and Vehicle Compliance within Camden’s in-house transport service known as Camden Accessible Travel Solutions (CATS).
The role of the Depot Health, Safety, Compliance & Project Manager will focus on Health and Safety within the Transport Depot and take a lead in promoting best practice for Drivers and Passenger Assistants across the Council’s fleet of vehicles.
The purpose of this role will be to ensure the safe, efficient, and reliable operations of the Council’s fleet of vehicles. The successful candidate will lead on the four areas.
Health and Safety - lead officer for Health and Safety within the Depot and promote best practice for the Council’s Drivers and Fleet operators. This role falls outside of working from home and as such will require the candidate to be present at the depot.
Vehicle Compliance - You will be required to audit all areas of vehicle compliance for PCV/HGV vehicles ensuring that DVSA standards are met and exceeded. Examples include maintenance regime, driver hours, 15 months record keeping for vehicles and any other aspects related to compliance. In essence, this role will mirror that of a Transport Manager.
Accident Investigation - Investigating the causes of road traffic accidents and other vehicle related incidents wherever they occur, preparation of expert reports and, where necessary, presenting that evidence at disciplinary hearings, case conferences or in court which as a representative of the Council.
Delivery of Projects – Project work will be varied from supporting the decarbonisation of the fleet to obtaining accreditations and any other projects that fall within the four main facets of the role.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS. Please note Camden also offers the DBS update service
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To be considered for this fantastic opportunity it is essential the successful candidate holds a full driving licence and holds a Management Certificate of Professional Competence in PSV or HGV disciplines with evidence of continuous professional development. You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, in a relevant discipline or with at least 1 years’ relevant experience within a vehicle compliance/ investigatory role.
You will have extensive working knowledge of Road Traffic Accident Prevention measures and legislation including processes in relation to investigating accidents with some degree of engineering background. Additionally you’ll have previous demonstrable experience of reducing road traffic accidents and incidents within a Local Authority or public transport operators as well as carrying out investigative interviews/assessments/audits in relation to health, safety and compliance.
The ideal candidate will be IOSH qualified/evidence of working towards qualification.
Working for Camden
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At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' to see full details of our benefits.
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We will only consider applications from candidates who complete a ‘Why Me – Supporting Statement’ and address the essential criteria outlined in the ‘About Me’ section of the Job Profile.
Inclusion and Diversity
We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.
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