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Solent Academies Trust

Trust Fleet Manager


As part of our growth plans we are excited to be seeking to appoint a skilled Trust Fleet Manager to join our Trust Central Team, managing the Trust’s minibus fleet of 20+ vehicles.

You will work proactively and autonomously to ensure that the Solent Academies Trust’s minibuses are always maintained to the highest standards, with an emphasis on customer service.

You will liaise regularly with the Trust Estates Lead to ensure all activities are carried out in a safe manner.

Act as the Trust’s MiDAS trainer to include accessibility module training, training can be provided the successful candidate, this will require a driving licence with the D1 category.

To provide site cover within the site teams at our academies, general experience of building maintenance would be an advantage


Personal attributes

To be considered for this role, you will be an experienced qualified mechanic and able to provide evidence of undertaking vehicle inspections, excellent communicator with strong customer facing skills. It is essential that you hold a full, driving licence, as you will travel regularly between our sites.

You must be able to demonstrate your initiative and have an awareness of Health & Safety requirements. This is a busy, varied, and demanding position which has rapidly changing priorities, the nature of the position dictates a certain amount of flexibility by the postholder.

Salary & Benefits

37 hr week, 52 weeks per year

Band 6 £24,148 - £27,852

We offer you:

  • Excellent staff induction with a commitment to high quality professional development
  • The opportunity to be part of an innovative and forward-thinking trust
  • A happy, committed and supportive community
  • Local Government Pension Scheme with the option of a 50/50 contribution to build over time
  • 18.9% employer pension contribution
  • Confidential Counselling & Wellbeing Support Service
  • Life Insurance - 3 times annual salary (for members of the pension scheme)
  • Wellbeing Inset Day to support the wellbeing of our staff
  • Financial contribution towards eye test and glasses for visual display uses
  • Free onsite parking
  • Employee Referral Scheme


Solent Academies Trust
Gisors Road

Supporting documents


Deadline and how to apply

Please complete a Solent Academies Trust application form accompanied by a letter of application. In your letter, please confirm the contribution you feel you can make to the Trust.

To submit your application please email our HR team recruitment@solentacademiestrust.info

Please note we will only accept applications completed on our Solent Academies Trust form. 

Closing date is:  Noon Monday 30th January 2023

Interview date to be confirmed

Equal opportunities

Solent Academies Trust welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion. Only applications submitted on the academy’s application form will be accepted Solent Academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.