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Children's Transport Operational Team (CTOT) Area Supervisor - WMF1146e

Westmorland and Furness Council
Skirsgill Highways Depot, Skirsgill Lane, Penrith, CA10 2BQ
Grade 10 (£33,945 to £34,834)
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Transport Planning
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Contract Type
Full time

Job Details

Are you looking to make a difference for our children, young people, and vulnerable adults? We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and highly motivated supervisor to be responsible for the front line operations for CTOT, Westmorland and Furness Council’s in-house operator of home to school and adult social care transport operating out of Skirsgill Depot, Penrith.

The successful candidate will be managing a team of both vocational Cat D drivers, and also D1 minibus drivers and passenger assistants. Ideally, the successful candidate will hold a full vocational Category D License, or be willing to work towards obtaining this license as an immediate priority on starting the role.

You should have proven experienced in managing people, preferably in the sector, be self-motivated, an independent thinker, confident in your own decision making and able to work flexibly around an operational day. As well as the supervision of your direct reportees, and ensuring compliance of all operational aspects you will also work closely with other area supervisors in Westmorland & Furness Council to ensure continuity of service delivery and to develop and grow the service area.

There is a requirement to be on an out of hours rota with the other CTOT Area Supervisors, 1 weekend in 3 to ensure routes are covered where there is staff absence, and you may, on occasion, be required to act as resilience and cover routes yourself either as a driver or passenger assistant.

The postholder will report directly to the Business Partner CTOT Operations, who is also the named Transport Manager on the PSV O License and also be able to support the operational and logistical work of the wider Integrated Home to School Transport Service.

A knowledge of the geography of Westmorland and Furness is advantageous.

Candidates who are successful through the interview process will also be required to take a minibus/coach driving assessment to be held on the same day of interview at our Skirsgill Operational Depot, Penrith.

This role requires an enhanced DBS check with a Children’s and Adults Barred List check. Please note this role involves working in regulated activity with Children and Adults.

To discuss the role or the expectations of the wider team please contact either:


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Application and Interview information

Closing date: 16th June 2024

Interview date: 21st June 2024

We are currently operating both in-person and virtual interviews. Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process for this specific position, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.

If you are invited to a virtual interview, this will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Safer Recruitment

At Westmorland and Furness Council we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all employees, volunteers and the Externally Provided Workforce (EPWs) to share this commitment.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Westmorland and Furness Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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