New Posts in the City’s Home to School Transport Service
The City’s Home to School Transport service is expanding and this has created a number of exciting opportunities to join a new enhanced team normally based a Hove Town Hall (currently staff are working from home). The service arranges transport for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities to and from school and other settings, as well as free bus passes for eligible children. The work involves partnership working with families, transport operators and schools to ensure a high quality service, that ensures children are safe, well and happy on their journeys. The service also works to ensure that contracts with transport operators are effectively managed, that routes are tendered fairly and that best value principles are adhered to at all times.
The team has been through challenging times over the past year and is working hard to rebuild trust and confidence in the community it serves. A wide ranging action plan is securing improvements following an independent LGA review of the service, published in March 2020 (https://new.brighton-hove.gov.uk/news/2020/panel-consider-home-school-transport-report).
Fixed-term: 2 years
Interview date: To be confirmed
For more information, please contact Jo Lyons, Assistant Director, Education & Skills (firstname.lastname@example.org)
About the role
This temporary two year post will provide high level strategic leadership for the service over a period of intensive improvement and development. Working three days a week, the post-holder will have lead responsibility for liaising with council colleagues, including councillors, transport operators and head teachers in relation to the service’s action planning. The post-holder will be responsible for implementing the Home to School Transport Policies fairly and equitably, including organising and running the Transport Panel. The post will suit someone with considerable leadership skills and experience of improving services, as well as excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.