Commercial Transport Coordinator
Do you have advance skills in Excel?
Do you have previous experience in Analysing Data?
Are able to act in a supervisory role?
Are you passionate about making improvements and implementing change?
If yes, we have the perfect role for you!
We are looking to recruit a Commercial Transport Coordinator, to join our amazing Children’s Services and help play a central role in achieving positive outcomes for children in Wandsworth!
About the service
Wandsworth Council’s SEN Travel Assistance Service organises the daily travel assistance, for children with Special Educational Needs to Schools and Centres, both in and outside the borough. The provided by means of Travel Assistance Budgets, Independent Travel Training, Specialised buses and/or taxis.
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 Commercial Transport Coordinator, you will report to the SEN Travel Assistance Deputy Manager, manage the daily operation of the transport service of Special Needs Contractors, providing transport for approximately 600+ pupils travelling by bus and taxi, receiving financial assistance and the independent travel service.
This role provides an excellent opportunity to develop your people management skills, as you will be liaising with multiple stakeholders and acting in a supervisory role.
For this role, you will need to ideally have a background in analysing data with advanced Excel skills.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your CV and personal statement (no longer than two sides of A4) will clearly evidence:
- Your experience in data analysing and forecasting will be critical in this role
- You will have a proactive approach and a good understanding of the pupil’s specific needs and the impact that transport can have on their education and well-being.
- The environment is fast-paced and demanding. The successful candidate will need to be a good communicator, well organised, have strong written and IT skills, be empathetic with a pragmatic approach to problem solving.
If you would like to have an informal chat about the role, please contact Raymond Oyediran by email at Raymond.Oyediran@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, 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 4th July 2021
- Shortlisting date: week commencing 5th July 2021
- Interview date: Thursday 15th July 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.
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.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
How to apply?
To be considered for interview your CV and supporting statement must highlight your knowledge, skills and experience listed in the Job Profile located at the bottom of the advert.
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