Travel Assistant, North Travel Hub

Job specification

Location:
Swindon
Hours:
37
Salary:
£23,893 p.a. plus benefits
Closing date:
21/04/2024
Job reference:
RNR002111-2
Date posted:
22/03/2024
At Swindon Borough Council, we want our town to be the best it can be. Our ambitious vision is supported by realistic transformation programmes, with the people of Swindon at their heart. Because that’s who we’re doing it for – the communities and businesses that make our town great. As part of the Council, you will support a friendly local authority making decisions with real impact. It’s all for better public services, better processes, and a better quality of life, for everyone. Join us, and Swindon will be better with you.

Your next role

In our SEND Service Travel Teams we have an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated individual to join our team as we transform the way in which travel across Swindon is delivered to our children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Within the North Travel Hub, this is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the office team supporting home to school travel assistance for eligible children and young people across Swindon. Our aim is to ensure that our children, young people and vulnerable adults are supported to become as independent as possible. This role will see the successful candidate dealing with daily communication (emails, phones) with parents/carers of children/young people with SEND, with schools and education providers, and with contracted travel companies to ensure that our children and young people are able to access education daily.

You are a committed individual who will bring your experience supporting children, young people and vulnerable adults within local authorities, charities or private sector organisations to a council where we put Swindon and its people at the heart of everything we do.

Your knowledge of safeguarding, lone working, multi-agency engagement, evidenced based decisions and supporting children, young people and vulnerable adults makes you our ideal candidate. So too is your commitment to supporting people and making a difference.

You will need to be an excellent communicator; have the confidence to work with a range of stakeholders including children, young people, vulnerable adults, families, schools, settings etc. You will need to have exceptional time management, interpersonal, and organisational skills. The nature of the role means that there may be some requirement to work outside of usual office hours, including evenings and weekends by negotiation. You will need to be an excellent team player but also be able to work independently.

You must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act “for the effective performance of a customer-facing role”).

Your next package

Please see our Rewards and Benefits offer for more details.

As an employee, you will receive a diverse and exciting environment in which to work, encouraging creativity and innovation whilst recognising the need to support ongoing personal development and a flexible work life balance.

For Swindon to thrive in the future, we need to lay the foundations now. It’s why our regeneration and transformation programmes are already underway. So, you’ll be joining us at an exciting time on our journey. We’ll look to you to share your knowledge, influence decisions and drive real, positive change. With your contributions, we’ll achieve our vision of a prosperous, re-vitalised Swindon together. And you’ll be proud to say it was made better with you.

Please see our Vision and Values page for more details.

Your next steps

Read the role profile and select the Apply button where you will be redirected to the Swindon Borough Council website to complete our online application process. Clicking the ‘Apply’ button on this job website is not an application, you must register on the Swindon Borough Council website in order to be considered for the role.

Potential applicants are sometimes put off if they don’t meet 100% of the requirements. We think individual experience, skills and passion make all the difference, so if you meet the majority of the criteria, we’d love to hear from you.

For further information about the role, please contact Lisa Savage, Head of Service, at lsavage@swindon.gov.uk

We will be interviewing successful candidates throughout the campaign and reserve the right to close early, therefore early applications are encouraged.

If you are experiencing technical issues submitting your application please email resourcing@swindon.gov.uk