Department Manager Vehicle Workshop Brinklow

Job Type Maintenance and Facilities
Location Milton Keynes - Magna Park
Additional Locations Milton Keynes - Brinklow
Partnership Level 7
Closing Date 03/10/2021
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £41,900.00 - £57,700.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work "Various full-time hours required"


What will you be doing?

  • Ensuring that the quality of workmanship produced meets the appropriate standards, and that all Health and Safety measures are in place and adhered to

  • Responsible for the maintenance planning and execution of the fleets allocated to the workshops

  • Accountable for the budget, compliance, strategy and standard of the JL CDH Regions vehicle fleet

  • Accountable for the budget, compliance, strategy and standard of the WR Operating Groups vehicle fleet

  • Responsible for the maintenance planning and execution of the JL CDH Region & WR Operating groups fleets

  • Challenging costs on all aspects of vehicle maintenance with all suppliers

What you'll have:

  • Commercial vehicle engineering qualification (NVQ 3) or equivalent.

  • Certificate of Professional Competence in road transport operations

  • A proven background in commercial vehicle maintenance experience

  • Compliance with VOSA standards

  • Intermediate Excel

What else could you bring?


  • HNC or above,

  • LGV C + E driving licence

  • Advanced Excel and database

  • Dealer experience

Additional Information

The Partnership supports agile and flexible working practices, such as when, where and how we work. We have several different ways to work flexibly, including part-time, flexible or compressed hours, and job sharing. Head office areas also support a blended working approach. You'll have the opportunity to discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview and, where it is operationally practicable, they'll do all they can to accommodate your needs.

Please consider the following when making your application:

We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early.

This role is subject to the following pre-employment screening: 3 year reference check & Driver licence

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Duties and Responsibilities

In this role you will make a full contribution to the department in support of achieving business plan objectives. You will demonstrate complete commitment to achieve customer service satisfaction targets by offering care, attention and flexibility whilst maintaining the Partnerships core values, behaviours and principles. You will manage the daily operation of the CT workshop ensuring that vehicles are maintained to the appropriate Partnership standards.

We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership click here -

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