Transport Manager

Full-time Position

We are looking for a self-motivated, inventive Transport Manager with a desire to drive forward performance and push the Carbon plan.

Job Description

This is an exciting time to join Ipswich Borough Council’s Fleet Team. Transport process and system upgrades are underway, a new Depot is planned, an exciting Carbon reduction programme is underway and anticipated changes to the Waste and collection services across England will undoubtably allow the successful candidate to make an impression on the future of Waste collection equipment in Ipswich. We are looking for a self-motivated, inventive Transport Manager with a desire to drive forward performance and push the Carbon plan.

Day to day

This position will join a well-established but outward looking team playing an integral role in managing Ipswich Borough Council’s Corporate Fleet. This role ranges from managing the day-to-day availability and utilisation of a fleet; VOR processes, contractor management to developing, alongside senior management, the future fleet requirements for the Borough including arranging trial vehicles and researching future fuel technologies. Ipswich Borough Council has an exciting and proactive fleet replacement plan and key ambitions for carbon neutrality by 2030.

Reporting into the Head of Waste and Fleet, the position provides a challenging and rewarding career in local government as part of the Waste and Fleet management team, a key front line Council Department. A collaborative and innovate environment, with the benefit of flexible working practices to support a positive work life balance.

The primary function of the role is to ensure the Council’s O-Licenced fleet, predominantly the Waste Collection Fleet, is compliant and available but also to provide specialist transport support to the various Service Areas of the Council and overseeing the day to day running of the entire fleet asset list from purchase to disposal. You will be expected to be named on the Council’s O-Licence and assist the Head of Service for Waste and Fleet in Transport related matters.

You will lead the Transport Team and associated Administrators in assisting the wider Council with fleet matters and developing supporting policies, process, and structures to ensure the service areas within the council have access to a modern, fit for purpose and well-maintained fleet of vehicles.

You will have a budget to manage, be accountable for ensuring the economical delivery of vehicle maintenance in line with Council objectives whilst ensuring a well-maintained and compliant fleet. Be tasked with driving down the fuel spends, avoidable maintenance, and insurance costs by exploring new technology and processes.

About you

You must have experience of working within an O-Licenced fleet environment, a knowledge of the waste sector is desirable but not essential. Ideally you will have several years’ experience in a Transport role, either related to local government or private sector. You will have an awareness of new technologies and ideally understand transport policy and be willing and able to demonstrate the ability to oversee and direct high quality service improvements. You will be committed and passionate with the enthusiasm, organisational skills and determination to drive exciting change and deliver results. You must demonstrate the ability to work and communicate effectively across services such as briefing councillors, external partners and engaging with officers, stakeholders and the public.

As well as a good salary, we offer a career average pension scheme, generous holiday and sick pay entitlements, subsidised parking, public transport discounts, free swimming, cycle purchase scheme, plenty of personal and professional development opportunities, flexible working, hybrid working opportunities, Employee Assistance Programme and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

For more information about this role please contact (Chris Taylor ) via email (

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role:

Job Description and Person Specification

The selection process will be an interview & assessment centre. Interviews will be held on (WC 28th March).

The assessment interview process will be carried out remotely via Skype for Business, Microsoft teams or in person.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.


Gipping House, Ipswich


£42,503 – £44,539

Application closing date

21 March 2023

Job type

Full-time – 37 house

Job reference



Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road

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