North West Ambulance Service

At North West Ambulance Service, we’re emergency responders, patient transport providers and NHS 111 urgent care and advice givers.


  • Job type Full Time
  • Date posted 9 July 2024
  • Expiration date 31 July 2024
  • Location Bury
  • Salary £28,407 - £34,581 per year

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  • Full Time
  • Bury
  • 28407-34581 GBP / Year

Website North West Ambulance Service

At North West Ambulance Service, we’re emergency responders, patient transport providers and NHS 111 urgent care and advice givers.

Job summary

Bury Workshop

An average of 37.5 Hours per week split over a shift system.

27+ Days annual leave plus bank holidays moving up to 33 days annual leave subject to length of Service.

Salary – Band 5 with an On Target Earnings between £32,100 – £39,075 subject to experience and length of service.

An opportunity has arisen for a Motor vehicle technician to work as part of the Fleet Maintenance Department for the North West Ambulance Service. This is part of the shift system and is set out on a two shift pattern to cover seven days per week, working within the hours of (7:00am to 7:00pm Monday to Friday and 7:00am to 6:00pm Sat and Sun)

We have one vacancy within the Greater Manchester area and will be based at the Bury Workshop, Bury.

This diverse and satisfying technical role offers significant job satisfaction, balanced with modern working conditions and a focus on work / life balance underpinned by a commitment to ensure our teams have suitable training and support to complete any task presented to them.

NWAS Fleet Operations sits within the wider NHS umbrella and provides the vital support service to our significantly sized ambulance fleet.

Main duties of the job

Our technicians are supported by a dedicated management team structure, ensuring our team has everything available to maximize vehicle through put and reduce workshop delays and supply chain frustrations.

With over 1150 vehicles across the entire Fleet, each day offers variety, and the opportunity for our technicians to enjoy their working environment with likeminded people.

The hours of work are in line with the current shift system, being split across two teams, spanning a seven-day week.

The working week for each of the teams is 37.5hrs across a two-week average and typically consists of working 4 days on shift week one, and 3 days on shift week two.

About us

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust provides 24 hour, 365 days a year accident and emergency services to those in need of emergency medical treatment and transport.

Our highly skilled staff provide life-saving care to patients in the community and take people to hospital or a place of care if needed.We also provide non-emergency patient transport services for those patients who require non-emergency transport to and from hospital and who are unable to travel unaided because of their medical condition or clinical need.

Alongside the other emergency services, we also work to ensure the safety of the public and treatment of patients in the event of a major incident.

We also deliver the NHS 111 service in the North West. NHS 111 replaced NHS Direct in 2013. This service was introduced to make it easier for people to access local NHS healthcare services in England. It provides non-emergency medical help fast, and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please ensure that you have read the full Job description and Person Specification before applying for this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education


  • City and Guilds certificate in motor vehicle technology or NVQ level 3 or equivalent qualifications and experience
  • Good standard of education. Minimum 3 GCSE or equivalent.
  • Full Driving Licence
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development.


  • Driving Licence C1 + D1 (Work towards)
  • MOT Tester

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and deal with situations in a sensitive manner
  • Able to communicate across wide demographic boundaries in an appropriate manner
  • Strong management, motivational and leadership skills
  • Respects and applies patient confidentiality at all times
  • Able to operate all equipment safely and in accordance with Trust policy, procedures and protocols
  • Good communication and relationship skills
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Knowledge of protection and understanding of confidentiality requirements
  • Customer service skills
  • Specialist knowledge of vehicle systems
  • Working knowledge of vehicle Electrical components
  • PC literate
  • Knowledge of software systems related to diagnostic tools and equipment
  • Ability to work on own initiative with minimum supervision

Knowledge and Experience


  • The post holder must have specialist knowledge of motor vehicle electrical systems & mechanical components
  • Comprehensive knowledge of a range of computer-based vehicle diagnostic systems and the ability to analyse and interpret the information presented by the systems to determine the most appropriate repair option
  • Have the ability to diagnose all other vehicle faults without access to diagnostic equipment


  • Experience of working with Vehicle Fleet Management Systems

Personal Attributes


  • Flexible and highly motivated
  • Project a professional image
  • Excellent communicator capable of relaying highly technical / complex information
  • Methodical approach to any task
  • Committed to Continuing Professional Development
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships and demonstrate professional credibility with colleagues at all levels
  • Provision of own hand tools
  • Effective team member
  • Able to work with a minimum of supervision
  • Demonstrate a passion for engineering


  • Society of Operations Engineers / Institute of Road Transport Engineers / Institute of Motor Industry membership

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

To apply for this job please visit www.jobsinmcr.co.uk.

  • Job type Full Time
  • Date posted 9 July 2024
  • Expiration date 31 July 2024
  • Location Bury
  • Salary £28,407 - £34,581 per year

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