Fleet Manager (Logistics and Transportation)

Platform Housing Group
Birmingham, West Midlands
Up to £40,061 per annum
20 Jul 2021
03 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Fleet Manager (Logistics and Transportation)

Home Based - Midlands

Up to £40,061 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent

Position Type: Full Time


About the role

We now have an opportunity for a Fleet Manager to join us on a Full Time, Permanent basis to manage our fleet and to develop and implement a Group Fleet Strategy.


This is a key role for us in which you will manage our fleet day to day and maintain a smooth and cost-effective transport operation whilst minimising risk.


You will look to optimise fleet utilisation through technology, improving business processes and controls to drive fleet compliance whilst reducing costs, improving driver behaviour and managing Health and Safety effectively.


You will have responsibility for the effective management of the Fleet Administration team and will provide clear direction, coaching, support and performance management to direct reports so that the Fleet team can deliver their team objectives.


We are looking for somebody who has:

  • Proven experience in fleet management of light commercial vehicles and company cars in a multi-site organisation
  • Experience of managing vehicle lease agreements, ensuring operational need for vehicles is delivered
  • Experience  ensuring fleet compliance (in line with DVSA, GOV.UK requirements) and identifying opportunities to improve fleet safety and efficiency
  • Experience in procuring lease hire agreements, and contracts for vehicle repairs, livery and replacement vehicles
  • Experience maintaining fleet management information systems
  • Experience implement management systems to provide best in class recording and reporting systems on servicing, MOT, repairs, accidents, vehicle usage, driver behaviour and fuel management.
  • A Diploma in Commercial Fleet Management or equivalent qualification or experience


It is also essential that you hold a full driving licence.


Who we are

Platform Housing Group owns and manages 45,000 homes across the Midlands, with a portfolio that includes social and affordable rent and shared ownership houses. The group has G1 governance and V1 financial viability ratings from the Regulator of Social Housing and was the seventh largest housing association builder completing 1,448 new homes in 2019/20 at an investment of £258m. We are committed to making a real and positive difference to the lives of local customers and the communities they live in.


Working with us is more than just a job. We value the contribution that our colleagues make to our business and offer lots of opportunities for you to get involved - from networking groups through to fun community and social events.


We aim to attract, develop and retain the best people so, along with your generous salary we also offer a great range of benefits. 


The Group is committed to our employees working flexibly where they can and we are keen to attract talent from diverse backgrounds.  If you are interested in this role but would like to explore a different way of working to the standard Monday to Friday, 9-5 approach, then please highlight this on your application or discuss it with us at the interview stage.  After all, we want to attract the best people to work for us and we know that one size does not fit all.


If this sounds like the place for you then we’d love to hear from you.


If we receive a high number of applications, this vacancy may expire prior to the closing date. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.


Platform Housing Group are committed to building a healthy, vibrant and inclusive organisation that treats people with respect and creates opportunities for all.