National Fleet Manager

Union Park, West Bromwich with UK travel required.

About the Role

Here at St John Ambulance, we operate a fleet of over 800 vehicles from cars and vans to ambulances, treatment units and other specialist support vehicles. As the nations leading first aid charity, our fleet is a crucial element of our ability to deliver our services to the communities we serve. As an experienced leader in the large fleet sector, you will lead our teams in this pivotal and challenging role to shape and implement our new fleet strategy, ensuring we have the best vehicles available to provide the best care and ensure that we maximise the utilisation of our fleet to provide the best value for St John Ambulance.

As our National Fleet Manager, you will report to our Chief Operating Officer. You will  be a senior member of our Community Operations Division leadership team and have responsibility for our fleet both in terms of maintenance and operational readiness, including responsibility for the associated budgets (circa £7m), processes and procedures to ensure that it is fit for purpose, complies with relevant legislation and meets our environmental aspirations & responsibilities. To achieve this, you will plan and deliver national fleet preventative maintenance and procurement, replacement and disposal programmes to meet our operational needs.

About You

You will have previously operated at “head of” or “Assistant Director” level with responsibility for a large, geographically dispersed fleet in a mission-critical sector. With a fleet team of around 20 staff, you will have demonstrable experience of leading and developing results focussed teams.  You will also have planned and implemented large-scale change projects, especially those associated with fleet transformation.  As the face of SJA fleet to our maintenance contractor and vehicle suppliers, you will have experience in procurement and contract management and negotiation. The ideal candidate will have experience of managing vehicle preparation services as well as a fleet involving a significant amount of vehicle-mounted equipment.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, applicants are advised to arrange a conversation with Richard Lee QAM the Chief Operating officer at SJA. This can be arranged via or 020 7324 4043

About Us

St John Ambulance works at the heart of communities, providing first aid, keeping people safe at events and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. Much of our front-line delivery is provided by our dedicated and highly-trained volunteers.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people, many of them under 18, also learn how to save a life through our training, education and youth programmes.

Over the next decade, we have bold ambitions to help transform out-of-hospital care, having a positive impact on the people we treat, the communities we serve, and our own people.

We are a team of over 1,600 employees and 18,000 volunteers, united by our goal of saving lives through first aid, training and campaigning.

Your wellbeing is very important to us, we, therefore, provide a variety of confidential services to help manage your money, health and mental wellbeing which you can start using from the moment you join.

You will receive; Competitive salary, fantastic pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, health and wellbeing portal, access to discounts portal including gym discounts, high street stores and restaurants and access to our confidential assistance programme.

Interview Date: 08/02/2019
Application Review Date: 17/01/2019
We may review applications before the Application Review Date, however, if you apply after the Application Review Date, your application may not be considered. We will accept applications until we have successfully filled the role.

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Job Role
National Fleet

West Bromwich

Salary Description
£52, 204 - £57, 647

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