Our local authority client has a 5-month contract vacancy (with the possibility of extension) for the role of a SENIOR TRANSPORT OFFICER, details as follows
To work in a busy front line service, overseeing the planning of transport and contractual arrangements with suppliers and ensuring compliance.
Manage and review the operation of specialist transport services, procured from external transport providers, for vulnerable children and young adults within the organisation in line with Organisation policies.
Liaise and consult with internal and external colleagues to contribute to effective service delivery; in particular, senior officers in Local Bus and School Bus.
Develop and maintain effective working relations with external contractors and liaise as necessary about service delivery, contract performance and safeguarding matters.
Respond to correspondence from MP's, elected members and members of the public and deal with enquiries from the public and the school community to ensure all queries and issues are resolved.
Provide expert technical assistance and advice to deliver and maintain an efficient service to internal and external colleagues.
Manage and support a defined staff team and provide clear organisation, direction and development.
Lead within the department as the representative for Children's Services on specialized transport issues - providing technical expertise and specifically assisting with reviews of transport policies.
Review current IT systems with a view to streamlining and developing new IT processes for greater efficiency, carrying out technical checks and balances to ensure proposed works comply with all organisational and statutory requirements.Essential Requirements
Professional qualification HNC or higher.
Substantial relevant and practical experience in the area of: managing staff; Health & Safety; Education School Transport Legal Issues; Safeguarding measures; vehicle and driver licensing relevant to school services.
Have strong contract management, excellent customer services and organisational skills.
Experience with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) transportation arrangements, procurement and/or financial management would be a distinct advantage.If you have the necessary experience and qualifications to fulfil this role, please submit your CV ASAP