Motor Vehicle Technician/Grade D : Smithdown Lane Police Station

Posted on 11th Jan 2019

Motor Vehicle Technician/Grade D : Smithdown Lane Police Station

Motor Vehicle Technician
Grade D (+ 6% equalisation allowance)
Smithdown Lane

Closing Date: Friday 25th January 2019

To ensure that vehicles and auxiliary equipment are serviced and maintained in an efficient and effective manner and for strict adherence to Health and Safety legislation in all work undertaken.

To work to the highest standards without close supervision to achieve an acceptable level of work with flexibility whilst maintaining quality standards and Force Performance Indicators at all items.

Examples of such vehicles are: Jaguar, Volvo, Ford, Peugeot, Vauxhall and Mercedes. Examples of such technology are: Automatic Number Plate Recognition, CCTV, Mobile Data Terminals, Incident Data Recorders, Automatic Vehicle Location System, Traka Cabinets.

The postholder will have served a recognised apprenticeship in the motor vehicle trade and have proven experience in the repair and service of either motor vehicles, heavy goods vehicles and/or motorcycles. It is essential for the postholder to have attained the City and Guilds Motor Vehicle Technicians and/or the National Craft Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering.

A minimum of five years experience, post apprenticeship, in a motor vehicle workshop is essential.

A current clean driving license is essential (PSV level is desirable).

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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