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Duns Roads Depot Station Road Duns Berwickshire, TD11 3HS
£28,376.48 - £30,633.74 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

Job Details

Grade: 6F

Hourly Rate: £14.70 - £15.87 37 Hours FTE (pay award pending) 

Contract Duration: Permanent

Please note the closing date for this post has been extended until 31st July 2023

Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.

Please note the closing date for this post has been extended until 07 September 2023. 

Role Purpose

The Scottish Borders Council is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Mechanic to join its friendly modern workshop based at Duns. This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual with excellent mechanical, diagnostic and administrative skills.

You will be responsible for ensuring the highest quality of work is produced and occasionally stand in for the foreperson. To succeed in this role, you must have excellent diagnostic skills, the ability to work unsupervised, a vision for the future, and a passion for providing exceptional customer service. In addition, you should be a qualified motor mechanic.

The Scottish Borders Council offers a supportive and dynamic work environment with a focus on continuous improvement. As part of our team, you will enjoy a competitive salary and a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development and growth. Our workshop is modern, well-equipped, and well-heated, providing the perfect environment for you to thrive and excel in your role. We are looking for an individual with integrity, a passion for the industry, and a commitment to delivering the highest quality of work. If you have a desire to progress within a team and make a difference in the workshop, we would love to hear from you.

So, if you are an organized, skilled, and motivated individual with a passion for the automotive industry, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. The Scottish Borders Council is committed to promoting diversity and equality and welcomes applications from individuals from all backgrounds.



Qualified motor vehicle Mechanic

A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post.

* If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability. Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.


Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Gary Lothian at

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.


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