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SEN Transport Contract Manager

The Role

The London Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth present a unique opportunity to be part of a Children’s Services departmental team who work together to provide appropriate Special Needs transport for our pupils within Wandsworth.

The Wandsworth Council’s SEN Transport Service organises the day to day travel assistance which could be a travel assistance or transport for children with Special Educational Needs to Schools and Centres both in and outside of the borough. This service is provided by means of travel assistance budgets, specialised buses and/or taxis.

We are currently looking for a full time SEN Transport Contract Manager to join our small team to support the Head of School Support and Traded Services team with colleagues to manage our bus contract and provide a busy high-quality service to parents, schools and pupils.

The successful candidate must have had previous or similar experience of working in this type of role and the essential ability to work closely with parents, schools, contractors and other Council departments.

You will need to demonstrate excellent communication, customer care and inter-personal skills, be highly numerate and motivated and be able to effectively prioritise and organise your own workload. Budget management, report writing, IT skills in Excel, Word & Outlook are essential, including proven ability to design and interpret and report on detailed spread sheets.

If you would like to have an informal discussion please contact  Pete Gaskin (Head of School Support and Traded Service) on 0208 871 7974.

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.

Richmond and Wandsworth are currently reviewing our pay, reward and benefits framework, in partnership with Trade Union colleagues. We are developing different options that make sure we have a fair and transparent system in place.

Closing Date: Sunday 16 June 2019

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. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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.

Important Information:

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).

Important Information:

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.

If you have any issues with the online service, please email recruitment@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

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