Technical Officer – Fleet & Equipment

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Technical Services – Technical – Fleet & Equipment Officer

Are you a self-motivated person, ready for a challenge and who can adapt to the dynamic needs of an emergency service to ensure our fleet and equipment are the best that we can provide and always available to respond to the needs of the communities we protect? If the answer is YES, then this role may be for you.

The successful applicant will be part of the Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service (NFRS), Technical Services Team.   This dynamic and diverse team of 14, provides a range of services to ensure the Service is able to deliver its community safety and other functions.  

This is a permanent role, primarily based at our SHQ site at West Hartford, Cramlington.

The current salary band is £33,024 to £36,648.

We are looking to appoint a team player, who can work flexibly to meet the requirements of the Service.  Ideally, we would like to appoint someone who has experience of managing the fleet and equipment requirements for a medium sized organization.  This will include the quality assurance of a Service Level Agreement for the service and maintenance of our fleet and risk critical equipment.  On a day-to-day basis you can expect to liaise with suppliers, colleagues and NFRS operational staff to integrate exciting new projects, including vehicles, equipment and new technology into frontline emergency response. You will be an influential and regular contact for suppliers, engaging and overseeing supplier contracts, including developing specifications and service level agreements.


  • Fleet and vehicle management qualification or equivalent.
  • Valid UK driving licence, including LGV.
  • Professional qualification in Road Transport e.g. member of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers.
  • Working knowledge of health and safety at work, preferably supported by a formal qualification eg IOSH/NEBOSH 

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