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Depot Supervisor (Gibbs Marsh Depot)

Salary details: £20493 - £23080

Dorset Council
Sturminster Newton
Occupational group
Salary details
£20,493 - £23,080
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Ross Sturmey
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 228100
Closing Date
28 February 2021 11:30 PM
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Depot Supervisor

Permanent - 37 hours per week

£20,493 - £23,080

Gibbs Marsh Depot, Sturminster Newton

Site/Depot Supervisor
Location: Stalbridge Depot

Dorset Council is looking to recruit a Depot Supervisor based primarily at Gibbs Marsh near Stalbridge. The post holder will be responsible for the day to day management of a busy Highways yard and stores.

What you will be doing

Key Responsibilities:

  • Stock control – Materials, plant and equipment.
  • Monitoring and Maintenance - Ensuring small plant and equipment is inspected on a regular basis and recorded accordingly.
  • Record keeping and stock takes.
  • Depot general cleanliness and safety.
  • Site security.
  • Assistance with Premises Responsible Person responsibilities including fire safety and water hygiene.
  • Contractor control and visitor safety.
  • Take responsibility for personal safety and ensure that actions do not adversely affect others.
  • Highlight any safety concerns to Site Agent which may arise and having an input into proposed solutions and their implementation.
  • Ensure that near misses and hazards are reported in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that required records are completed and maintained using the authorities internal systems including Fleetwave.
  • Provide support in other areas as required to provide holiday cover or similar.
  • Assist with Highway works duties if and when required.
  • Take part in the out of hours Emergency Response and Winter Maintenance rotas as required

About you


  • Driving licence
  • Experience of general construction or civil engineering work
  • Experience of site and depot safety procedures
  • Experience of depot management or similar
  • Good communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Able to work in a team and under own initiative
  • To be assertive and diplomatic
  • Self-motivating and a good motivator of the workforce
  • Generally, to be willing, helpful, enthusiastic and flexible

Working at Dorset Council

This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new council in Dorset – home to the spectacular Jurassic Coast and thriving market towns and villages with a strong sense of community and identity.

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council were replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services. 

You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join – at the start of our journey together.

For more information about our new council visit www.DorsetCouncil.gov.uk/about

Dorset Council provides a framework to explain the behaviours expected from everyone who works, or volunteers, for Dorset Council regardless of their role or grade within the organisation, find more information about this here. The behaviours will form part of the selection process, where you will be asked to evidence when you have demonstrated them.

Additional Information


  • Clean current HGV Driving licence
  • Drivers CPC

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