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Master Vehicle Technician

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Hours:Full Time

Full Description

Service Area

States Works

Grade:Grade G - 652.09 - 672.92 per week (plus lead rate 19.34 per week)


States Works is one of the States of Guernsey Trading Assets responsible to the States of Guernsey through the States Trading Supervisory Board. The Trading Asset provides a wide range of municipal, maintenance and emergency support services to the States of Guernsey and private clients. The Divisions workforce number approximately 230, with a turnover in excess of 15 million per annum.

We are looking for a Master Vehicle Technician to join our team.

Master Vehicle Technicians undertake a diverse range of operational activities within a stores, fleet and garage environment. This includes undertaking a wide spectrum of mechanical maintenance and repair services to equipment ranging from private cars to light and heavy commercial and specialist vehicles. The role requires knowledge of complex engine management and control systems.

The post-holders primary role is to provide leadership and direction to a small team of trained operatives in a customer focused environment. This involves overseeing and distributing the workshop allocation of maintenance and repair work to the team in a fair, safe, effective and efficient manner. He/she will be expected to maintain excellent communication channels with the customer base, clients and the general public, whilst mentoring and coaching the team and apprentices ensuring training and development needs are met.

Due to the diversity of the work and services States Works provides, Master Vehicle Technicians are required to demonstrate a flexible approach towards working and working hours, and occasionally perform work outside their usual duties but commensurate to their pay grade.

Master Vehicle Technicians are responsible to the Manager Stores, Fleet and Garage. He/she is required to work closely and liaise in an efficient and effective manner with colleagues, members of the public, contractors and suppliers. Master Vehicle Technicians have supervisory and guidance responsibilities for a team of operatives.

Please click on the link below to view a full job description for this role.

Job Description

Contact: Lee De La Rue - Manager - Fleet, Garage and Stores on tel. 01481 229709 or 07781 130287 or email:


We strongly advise that applicants speak to the contact named above before applying for this role.


Closing Date: 30 June 2022


Candidates should upload supporting information to demonstrate how they meet the key criteria for the role.  This should be in addition to any CV supplied and should have clear examples of how each is met.  The key criteria can be found within the job description which is available by clicking the job description link above. The information provided by candidates will be used by the shortlisting panel when selecting candidates for interview.


Note - Internal applicants are required to inform their Line Manager before applying for any States of Guernsey positions. Internal references may be taken up prior to interview.


Appointment to this role will be subject to the following pre-employment checks which will be completed following an offer of employment:


  • Satisfactory references which must include one from the candidate's current line manager
  • Occupational Health Clearance
  • Satisfactory, Basic Police Check, which can be obtained, at the candidates own expense, from the Guernsey Vetting Bureau, New Jetty, White Rock, St Peter Port, after an offer of appointment has been made. Convictions likely to be considered relevant to this post include crimes involving, but not limited to, theft, violence, dishonesty, fraud, vulnerable individuals and children
  • Confirmation of required qualifications / registrations
  • Possession of a valid Employment Permit


Should the successful applicant not meet the requirements sufficiently he/she may be appointed at a lower grade than stated. The successful applicant would then have the opportunity to progress to the grade advertised once the necessary skills and knowledge have been developed and they have demonstrated the ability to undertake the duties at the higher level.


Please note that the States of Guernsey is undergoing a significant period of change and transformation.  The officer must acknowledge and accept that the nature and type of duties within the role are likely to evolve and change over time in the course of that transformation.  In such circumstances and accordance with the relevant terms and conditions of employment the employer may require the transfer, and/or redeployment, of an officer to other suitable roles within the States.


All employees are expected to uphold the purpose, vision and values of Service Guernsey: one organisation, one purpose, one focus and, in particular, to exhibit behaviours that reflect the core values of teamwork, accountability, customer service and empowerment.




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