Vehicle Stores Assistant : Smithdown Lane Police Station

Posted on 9th Jan 2019

Vehicle Stores Assistant : Smithdown Lane Police Station

Vehicle Stores Assistant
Grade B
Role: Permanent
Smithdown Lane
Closing Date: Friday 25th January 2019

The post holder will:

To assist with the ordering, storing and distributing of motor vehicle spares and equipment in a cost effective and efficient manner thereby assisting in the efficient maintenance of the Vehicle Fleet. The successful candidate must hold or be prepared to obtain and undertake a Level 2 Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Apprenticeship. Must be able to work, on occasions, unsupervised as the postholder and Supervisor may be required to work remotely at other workshops. A working knowledge of COSHH Regulations, to advise customers on the usage of dangerous substances.

You will be expected to:

  • Assist with the control, ordering and the supply of parts and equipmentto Force Workshops so that the maximum number of vehicles can be kept available.
  • Assist with maintaining the parts computer system which entails the maintenance of approximately 17,000 parts files, 21,500 purchase orders, 340 suppliers files, 43,500 job sheets and 1,200 vehicle files on the vehicle fleet computer system. Operate and manage the computer using latest technology including bar coding and a direct link parts system to suppliers via a PC and modem which ensures an efficient and effective service to our customers.

  • Assist in the process of Warranty Claims for vehicle faults and maintain associated records especially the recording of credits which reduce operating costs and give a more accurate recor of individual vehicle costs.

Please base your evidence on the knowledge and experience on the attached Job Description Questionnaire utilising the competencies contained within the Competency Value Framework

Please click here to view the Competencies Values Framework


Equality Act 2010

Any candidate who has a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010, is required to inform us, in order to ensure that ‘reasonable adjustments’ can be made.  Our policy, at the stage of interview, is that we will ask all candidates whether we need to make any ‘reasonable adjustments’ in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.  Under the Equality Act, a disabled person is someone with a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out day-to-day activities.

Positive Action

Merseyside Police is committed to developing a department that is representative of the diverse communities that we police and serve.  As a department, we strive to ensure that all our personnel practices, including recruitment, promotion and development are applied consistently and fairly and that the overriding principle governing selection is always based on merit alone.

We recognise that although the diversity of our staff is improving, we are not fully representative yet and we are striving to address this imbalance through positive action support.

What is Positive Action
Positive action is simply a strategy which seeks to level the playing field for under-represented groups by providing advice, guidance and support where required, whilst still maintaining the high standards for recruitment and promotion.

Why do we need it?
A diverse workforce brings with it many advantages such as:
·Putting our community first – a diverse workforce will help us to understand the diverse needs of our communities and be able to adapt accordingly.
·Multi-cultural organisations are better positioned to serve multi-cultural communities, by overcoming language and cultural barriers.
·Increased organisational reputation – Restore and improve public confidence – we start to represent those we protect
·Increased Productivity – Staff perform better in an organisation that is truly reflective and values diversity and well-being
·Providing more adaptability in terms of problem solving by offering a wider array of possible solutions;

Who is eligible for Positive Action
The Equality Act allows positive action to be used when there is under-representation. Within Merseyside Police the following groups/communities are currently under-represented
·Females (police officer roles only)
·Ethnic minorities,
·Disabled (If you have a disability which would still allow you to fulfil the role)
·Gay/lesbian / bisexual,
·Minority religions, e.g. Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Sikh.

What is available?
We recognise everybody is an individual and has different needs therefore the Positive Action Team (PAT) offer a variety of initiatives such as providing appropriate advice, encouragement and support throughout the recruitment process specifically for people who are underrepresented within the organisation.

Positive Action Myths
There are often many misconceptions around Positive Action, for clarity Positive Action does not
•Provide unfair advantage to any groups
•Remove competition for jobs
•Give anybody specific answers

If you would like more information regarding positive action support please contact the Positive Action Team on

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