Travel Support Team Leader
Full time / Permanent
Following the review of our delivery of Specialist Transport we now have an exciting opportunity in Sefton Council for a new Team Leader in our Travel Support Team.
Sefton is a great place to live, work, visit and invest. We provide many different services and we offer a wide range of opportunities to job applicants from all backgrounds, ages, skills and interests. Our aim is to have a diverse workforce that understands and represents the communities they serve. We are engaging our communities in creating a borough-wide vision that will promote prosperity and see our communities flourish.
The Team administers and delivers the Home to School Travel Support Policy on behalf of the Council. This includes assessment, offer, administering and delivering the offer, review and development of the policy. As part of this role the team is responsible for a framework with bus and taxi operators so also provides transport support for other Council Services including adult social services providing transport to day centres, buses for trips to swimming baths, support for transporting looked after children and buses for services such as planning when undertaking site visits.
The service managed by the team applies to both adults and children but the majority is related to SEND transport for children. Our objective in relation to this area of service is to enable eligible SEND children to get to school on time, safely and ready to learn; and in the longer term to learn life skills around independent travel.
As Team Leader you will have overall responsibility for the delivery of this service. This will involve providing leadership for the team and managing the service along with working with internal and external partners. You will also support your Head of Service in the development of the Home to School Travel Support Policy and delivery of any changes and improvements.
In Sefton we want to take a new approach to delivery of Travel Support, working with Parents Carers Fora to co-produce our approach. We want the service to reflect the individual needs of our Clients through their time in education and provide appropriate support to them in collaboration with their Parents and Carers. We also have to be aware that we are dealing with public money and deliver this service in an efficient and effective way.
You will possess significant experience of leadership, strategic thinking and management. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage effectively and work collaboratively.
Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.
How to apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).
Please fully complete the online application form.