The home to school transport 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.
Fixed term for: 12 months to cover maternity leave
Interview date: TBC
For an informal discussion, please contact Kim Wilson Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01273 294794
About the role
In this varied role you will:
- plan and organise the operational delivery of home to school transport and other journeys as required for eligible children and young people, ensuring routes for journeys are safe, timely, offer best value and meet the needs of children and young people
- be the first port of call for all stakeholders contacting the service; to take responsibility for recording any issues or concerns and taking appropriate action to resolve problems, amend arrangements or advise as necessary; to respond to families and all stakeholders with courtesy, empathy and professionalism.
- support the team manager in assessing suitability of services to join the HTST framework. To run the system for tendering routes fairly and efficiently in line with the relevant rules and regulations.
- support the management of contracts with transport providers, carrying out spot checks at school sites and joining contract compliance meetings, including at operators’ offices.
- implement the system for bus pass eligibility fairly and transparently in line with policies.
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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.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours 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. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.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.
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