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HGV Vehicle Technician




Closing Date:

16 October 2022 at Midnight






Headquarters, Stocklake, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1BD


£35,003 – £38,069 per annum (including two hours guaranteed overtime per week and a market supplement)

Potential earnings: £37,431 – £40,497 (including call-out allowance)


  • Full time
  • Permanent contract
  • 39 hour week (this is including the two hours guaranteed overtime)
  • Call out allowance
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Good annual leave entitlement
  • Employee benefits
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational Health
  • Free onsite parking
  • Onsite gym facilities

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service has an exciting vacancy for a HGV Vehicle Technician.

This role is based in the workshop at Headquarters in Stocklake, Aylesbury, where our vision is to make Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes the safest areas in England in which to live, work and travel.

The successful candidate will be part of a team that are responsible for the servicing, repair and maintenance of the fleet of emergency vehicles, plant, equipment and support vehicles that support the fire service.

Desirable Criteria

  • NVQ Level 3 Motor Vehicle qualification (or equivalent eg. City and Guilds)
  • Skilled in all aspects of light and heavy vehicle servicing and repairs, including diagnostics/electrics
  • Experience of welding and associated equipment
  • Vehicle and tool hydraulics
  • Full driving licence, ideally with category C entitlement (LGV)
  • Self-motivated, able to work on own initiative to high standards of work
  • Live within 30 minutes travelling time to Aylesbury

Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service can offer you:

  • Competitive salary: £35,003 – £38,069 (including two hours guaranteed overtime per week and a market supplement).
  • Potential earnings: £37,431 – £40,497 (including call-out allowance)
  • Occasional casual overtime
  • Working pattern – 39 hour week: Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm and Friday 8am – 4pm
  • 23 days holiday increasing to 28 days with five years’ service plus bank holidays
  • Fantastic culture of training and development with onsite and residential training courses, qualifications and internal progression

You will be required to take part in the emergency on-call rota one week out of seven, where you will initially be mentored by another team member, usually for the duration of the six-month probation period.

For an informal discussion, please contact Jez Finden, Fleet Manager on 01296 744610.

If there are any adaptions or adjustments we can make to assist you in your application or with our recruitment process, please contact us via email or telephone.

For further information about the role please review the job description, which can be downloaded via the link below.

Applications should be made via the e-recruitment system.

(Internal applicants please log in using your iTrent Self Service username and password)


Frequently Asked Questions

I have a disability – can I apply for a Support Staff role?

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Yes you can. We welcome all applications. As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked if you have a disability, and asked to give details of the type of adjustments you may require in order to take part in the selection process and to fulfil the role you are applying for, should you be successful. Each case will be considered on an individual basis and, where reasonable adjustments can be made, your application will be progressed.

Do Support Staff receive a pension?

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Yes, our Support Staff are enrolled into a local government pension scheme, unless they choose to opt out.

Do you offer any work experience or volunteering opportunities?

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Yes. Although we do not offer operational work experience opportunities, we do have a number of Support Staff work experience roles available. However, this is dependent on the department you wish to work in.

Unfortunately, we do not offer volunteering opportunities.

Are there any apprentice opportunities available?

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Yes. Apprentice opportunities are listed on the Jobs page when they become available.

Are Support Staff members eligible for any employee benefits?

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Yes, there are many benefits to being a member of the Support Staff team, these include but are not limited to:
– Free on-site gyms
– Free on-site parking
– Employee assistance programme
– Childcare vouchers/tax-free childcare
– Annual leave entitlement
– Maternity/paternity leave
– Pension scheme
– Ride to work bicycle scheme

Would I receive a pension as a Support Staff employee?

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Yes, you would be enrolled into a local government pension scheme.

Do you check if your employees have a criminal record?

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We undertake Disclosure and Barring Checks for employees in all front facing roles, and where:
– Employees are new to the Authority and appointed to a role where a check is necessary
– When existing employees move into a role where a check is necessary and do not have an in-date check
– As part of the three yearly renewal process for all employees with enhanced checks
During the three-year period, if there is anything relevant, employees are required to declare it.

My faith requires me to fast; can I still apply for Support Staff roles?

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Yes, you can still fast, but it is important that all members of the Service are able to perform their core role while on duty. We encourage staff who choose to fast to discuss it with their line manager. Employees have a responsibility for being fit for duty and, where fasting has affected a member of staff adversely, they must tell their manager immediately.

What are the working hours for Support Staff roles?

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Contractual hours of work for Support Staff employees are 37 hours a week. Their normal pattern of work is agreed with their line manager, and can be varied to meet service requirements following appropriate consultation with the employee.