Transport Manager x 2 - 17635

Staff Grade 5
Full Time
Operational Delivery
We are looking for 2 experienced Transport Managers (1 permanent / 1 fixed term 12 months) to manage our Fleet of Large Goods Vehicles & be an integral part of implementing our Operator Licence strategy, taking us towards ‘Earned Recognition’ status. The 2 Transport Managers covering England will have a North & South geographical responsibility, managing our 6 Operator Licences between them. Line management of drivers is not within the remit of this role.

North region composition
North West, North East & East Operator Licences
16 Vehicles
60 Vocational drivers
27 Operating centres

South region composition
West Midlands, West & London / South East Licences
15 Vehicles
41 Vocational drivers
21 Operating centres

Additional to the undertakings of a Transport Manager; defined by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner, the successful candidates will need to demonstrate continuous effective control of the 3 licences whilst guided by the below principals:

• Maintaining compliance of our LGV fleet by working in collaboration with stakeholders
• Placing Health & Safety at the core of activities.
• Championing continuous improvement by implementing systems & technologies to support the Operator Licence.
• Staying abreast of all industry updates & defining solutions to support organisational ambitions.
It’s the role of Defra Group Fleet Services (DGFS) to work with operational teams to make our fleet as safe and sustainable as possible. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who would like to work as part of a national team across the Defra group and to directly contribute to making our fleet more sustainable, efficient & compliant.
You will be a qualified CPC holder with recent relevant experience in the post of a Transport Manager, with a demonstrable history of previous experience and a demonstrable upkeep of Continuous Professional development (CPD). This is to be accompanied by a record of good repute and compliance, evidenced within the last 5 years & no pending Traffic Commissioner investigations. You will have a high level of current understanding in regard to legislation within the industry and have the ability to translate future requirements into tangible plans. The Environment Agency currently operates under Domestic rules.
You'll be a highly visible leader, expected to work with colleagues at many levels across the organisation; as well as external customers, contractors and suppliers. The ability to build and maintain a working network of contacts is essential as are excellent communication and influencing skills. It’s important that candidates have a proven record of achieving results.
This is a fantastic opportunity to deliver real change in the way we do business, to implement new processes, policy & to work collaboratively throughout the business finding mutually beneficial ways forwards.

The location is flexible, but one of the National Fleet Hubs would be preferred. You'll understand and be comfortable with the challenges of remote working and management. Preferred locations for these roles would be in the vicinity of, but not limited to: Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Peterborough, Bristol, Reading, London, Birmingham. Travel & overnight stays will be required within the area of responsibility & Peterborough also being the Operator Licence administration hub location.

For further information on this role please contact Terry Dovey –

20/06/2021, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Manages Change
Understands role in leading change. Successfully leads change in own team. Describe a time where you have identified or anticipated the need for change in relation to Operator Licence management.
Delivering results
Harnesses the team to deliver results on time, to required standards and in line with organisational processes and procedures. Describe a time when you have had to deliver results through others, to the required standards & on time?
Manages Self
Has full awareness of own strengths, weaknesses, impact and approach. Effectively organises self and takes personal responsibility for own role. In relation to Operator Licence & personal development, how have you managed to maintain your 'continual professional development?'
Manage your health and safety
Making sure your own behaviour reduces risks to the health and safety of yourself and others. How have you managed Health, Safety & wellbeing within Operator Licences previously?
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Finds and delivers optimal solutions by effectively analysing all the information, probing to develop alternatives and taking sound and timely decisions. Describe a situation where you have had to make a difficult decision based on complex or incomplete information?
Certificate of Professional competence, Driving licence
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

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