Become a Fleet Engineer/Mechanic


South Central Fleet Services Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary company of South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust responsible for the delivery and maintenance of vehicles to the trust.

South Central Fleet Services Ltd employ Mechanics/Fleet Engineers from their workshops in Nursling and Didcot. The teams are an integral part of ensuring ambulances are available to support patients. The workshops are open 7 days a week with shifts covering the working hours on a rotation basis.

Our Mechanics/Fleet Engineers perform a vital and challenging role to support the ambulance service. This involves maintaining and repairing specialist vehicles and equipment to the highest standards while ensuring maximum levels of vehicle availability at all times. The role offers a unique opportunity to maintain a diverse range of vehicles and also ancillary equipment for example tail-lifts, stretchers, air lines and advanced electronic components.

The main duties of the team include: Carrying out maintenance and repairs of ambulances and other vehicles, as specified by SCFS Ltd to the standards required by SCFS. When required attend the scenes of breakdowns for repairs ensuring safety guidelines are followed. To prepare new vehicles for service and prepare old vehicles for disposal. To maintain the upkeep of records relating to the maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment. To have due regard to the health and safety of yourself and others, reporting any hazards or accidents immediately. To be aware of and follow security procedures. To attend training courses relating to the maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment. To make decisions on vehicle repairs, in the absence of the Fleet Supervisor. To participate in Duty Mechanic standby rota system and to fully participate in all income generation, work relevant to the Fleet maintenance operation.

Entry requirements

These are some of the essential criteria you will need to be successful as a Mechanic/Fleet Engineer; more detailed criteria are available in the Person Specification for the role:

  • City and Guilds Motor Vehicle Craft studies parts 1, 2 & 3 or Motor Vehicle Technicians qualification or BTEC equivalents.
  • Full UK manual driving licence
  • Relevant workshop experience involving all aspects of vehicle maintenance and repair
  • Organised and Methodical
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written

To apply, click ‘Find jobs now’ or send your CV to jobs@scas.nhs.uk.  If you have any questions, please call 01869-365000 option 1 for the recruitment team.

What is the package?

  • Salary: £37,755 pa depending on experience + OTE up to £45k pa
  • Hours: Full time: 37.5 hours per week (Shift)
  • Location: Nursling, Hampshire and Didcot, Oxfordshire
  • Annual leave: Minimum 25 days plus statutory public holidays, pro rata for part-time staff
  • Shift pattern: Rota covering 24 hours, 7 days a week Including weekends and bank holiday – shift patterns vary by area.