Independent Travel Co-ordinator
Are you passionate about helping young people transition to independence, specifically through SEN Transport?
Do you work with children who have special educational needs?
Are you passionate about making improvements and implementing change?
If yes, we have the perfect role for you!
We are looking to recruit a Co-ordinator specialising in independent travel training to join our amazing Children’s Services and help play a central role in achieving positive outcomes for children in Wandsworth!
About the service
We have developed a new in-house Independent Travel Training (ITT) service that aims to help make a difference in the lives of children and young people.
This is an exciting time to join a highly motivated team, which is committed to achieving the visions set for Wandsworth Council.
About the role
As the ITT Coordinator, you will report to the SEN Travel Assistance Manager, and manage the ITT service, including the travel trainers. This role provides an excellent opportunity to develop your people management skills, as you will be liaising with multiple stakeholders.
For this role, you will need to ideally have a background in working with Children with SEN needs and preferably experience in independent travel training and team management experience.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your CV and personal statement (no longer than two sides of A4) will clearly evidence:
- You will have a proactive approach and willingness to build effective relationships with our ITT partners, Wandsworth families, other departmental teams, and key stakeholders across the organisation.
- The environment is fast-paced and demanding. The successful candidate will need to be a good communicator, well organised, have excellent written skills, be empathetic with a pragmatic approach to problem solving.
If you would like to have an informal chat about the role, please contact Zoe Waters by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.
We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
- Closing date: 11:59pm on Sunday 18th April 2021
- Shortlisting date: week commencing 19th April 2021
- Interview date: week commencing 26th April 2021
Useful Information: The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams, including BAME backgrounds and candidates with disabilities.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
How to apply
To be considered for interview your CV and supporting statement must highlight your knowledge, skills and experience listed in attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the advert.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils