Fixed term/secondment* opportunity for 11 months
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 based a Hove Town Hall/remotely.
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).
Interview date: To be confirmed
For more information, please contact Mia Bryden email@example.com
About the role
SEND Officers have responsibility for the assessment of Home-to-School Transport applications, make decisions on eligibility for assistance and ensure that the special needs of young people are accurately recorded and that the required actions are in place to support children's safety and wellbeing.
This role would suit those with very good interpersonal skills and empathy and understanding in relation to families of children with special needs and disabilities.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
*Eligibility to Apply for Secondments
Permanent employees are eligible to apply for a secondment where they have:
held their current post for at least twelve months, obtained agreement from their line manager and have a defined development need that may be met through the secondment or there is a defined organisational need that will be met via the secondment
Temporary employees are not eligible to apply for vacancies on a secondment basis, but would be offered a standard fixed-term contract.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
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..