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Motor Vehicle Fitter – 47610
£21,170 - £25,350


We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit:


Fleet Engineering Services (FES) operates out of building 50 at the Branston site. The facility provides services to HM Prisons and undertakes a wide range of engineering activities which include the provision of first line servicing for the National Distribution Centre fleet of heavy and light commercial vehicles. FES also design, develop and carry out conversion work on behalf of the Prison service.

Job Summary

To provide service, repairs, and vehicle conversion work to the Ministry of Justice fleets. Ensuring best practice is employed in the above aspects and that the fleet is legally compliant prior to issue to fleet users.

Responsibilities Activities & Duties

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to those set out below:

  • Technical knowledge to provide a vehicle service function including the replacement of failed components.
  • The maintenance of a range of vehicle types from small cars to commercial vehicles.
  • Undertake vehicle conversion work to recognised standards and legal constraints on a range of vehicles. Utilising a varied range of technical skills including welding of both ferrous and nonferrous metals, woodworking, electrical installation.
  • Undertake diagnostic work on all vehicle types, both mechanical and electrical fault diagnosis and utilising technical experience to affect repairs.
  • Vehicle inspection to published legal standards for all fleet vehicle types.
  • Willing to converse with customers to maintain relationships with internal departments and external customers and actively promote a culture of excellent customer service.

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

  • Have experience of working in a vehicle workshop and understand the importance of delivering an excellent level of customer service.
  • Must be familiar with all legislation relating to the repair and maintenance of vehicles.
  • Good communication skills, must be able to liaise with colleagues and customers via phone and in person.
  • Must be familiar with diagnostic equipment used in a vehicle repair environment.
  • Technically qualified to City & Guilds or NVQ qualification in a vehicle repair discipline or equivalent practical experience in the motor vehicle industry.

Professional Competencies / Requirements

Hold a valid full UK driving licence  

Hold a City & Guilds or NVQ qualification in automotive repair discipline or equivalent practical experience in the motor vehicle industry.  

Experienced in working in a motor vehicle environment.

Benefits include

Government pension scheme.

Discounts on a range of goods and services.

Child care vouchers.

Working hours are Monday to Thursday 08:00 to 16:00 Friday 08:00 to 15:30

All tools supplied.

Annual leave is 25 days on appointment and will increase to 30 days after five years’ service.

Additional Information


  • A range of ‘Family Friendly’ policies such as opportunities to work reduced hours or job share.
  • Access to flexible benefits such as voluntary benefits, retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services.
  • For moves to or from another employer or moves across the Civil Service this can have implications on your eligibility to carry on claiming childcare vouchers. You may however be eligible for alternative government childcare support schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. More information can be found on GOV.UK or Childcare Choices. You can determine your eligibility at
  • Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
  • Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles. Should you feel that the recruitment process has breached the recruitment principles you are able to raise a formal complaint in the following order

1- To Shared Service Connected Ltd (0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm) or e mail;

2- To Ministry of Justice Resourcing (;

3- To the Civil Service Commission (details available here)

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident employer, MoJ are committed to providing everyone with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities, by making adjustments throughout all elements of the recruitment process and in the workplace. MoJ are able to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns.

You will be able to request reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process within the application form. If you need additional help completing the application form, please contact the SSCL Recruitment Enquiries Team.

Working Arrangements & Further Information

Some of MoJ’s terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on ‘modernised’ terms in their current post or onto ‘unmodernised’ MoJ terms if they are on ‘unmodernised’ terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

Flexible working hours

The Ministry of Justice offers a flexible working system in many offices.


The MoJ offers a range of benefits:

The pay structure is being consulted upon and therefore the pay advertised/offered may change depending on the outcome of the consultation.  If you have any concerns, please check what the situation is before accepting any offer. 

Annual Leave

Annual leave is 25 days on appointment and will increase to 30 days after five years’ service.

There is also a scheme to allow qualifying staff to buy or sell up to three days leave each year. Additional paid time off for public holidays and 1 privilege day. Leave for part-time and job share posts will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.


The Civil Service offers a choice of pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.


The Ministry of Justice is committed to staff development and offers an extensive range of training and development opportunities.


The opportunity to join employee-run networks that have been established to provide advice and support and to enable the views of employees from minority groups to be expressed direct to senior management. There are currently networks for employees of minority ethnic origin, employees with disabilities, employees with caring responsibilities, women employees, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

Grading Structure Review

The Ministry of Justice is currently undergoing a review of posts which are currently graded at Band A to realign our grading structure with the majority of the wider Civil Service.

Posts advertised at Band A may be graded at either Grade 6 or Grade 7 once the review has taken place.