Travel Training Foundation Course Trainer

Permanent, Full Time

Up to £22,454 per annum

Location: Essex

Closing Date: 10th May 2021

Travel throughout south Essex will be required including Chelmsford, Brentwood, Billericay, Basildon, Harlow.

Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda – one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We’re immensely proud of our flexible working options.

Job Purpose

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and energetic individual who will deliver Travel Training in classroom-based sessions in Special educational needs (SEN) Schools within South Essex. You will be leading the classroom-based sessions educating our students through a structured school based programme. This role would be ideal for someone with previous experience of working in an educational role at a SEN school or has experience in a motivational role with individuals with physical disabilities and/or learning difficulties.

The work will be varied focussing on developing and promoting our educational provision within schools as well as working 1-2-1 with students in various locations across Essex to train them on how to access public transport on designated routes such as their home to school journey.

The post holder will need to have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish rapport and trust with both the student/client and their parent/guardian.

The ideal candidate will be constantly developing and improving session plans, power point slides and assessment material with a view of tailoring the course we provide to varying levels of ability, whilst retaining course value to students. The post holder will need to undertake an element of administration, we would require the post holder to update daily training records, risk assessments and reports on multiple devices including smartphone, tablet and laptop computer.

This role will involve travel through Essex, so access to your own transport and the ability to travel across a wide geographical area in a timely and flexible manner, at various times of the day, is essential. In this role you would be expected to have some early starts/late finishes as well as working during school holidays.

This exciting role is for you if you are an individual who seeks an ever-evolving role, relishes a challenge and enjoys managing your own time.

Knowledge, skills and experience

* A good standard of general education (5 GCSE’s A-C including English and Maths or equivalent)

* Education & Training Level 3 or expectation to complete within 12 months of joining

* First Aid certificate

Travel Trainer

Permanent, Full Time

Up to £22,454.00 per annum

Location: Ealing

Closing Date: 22nd April 2021

About us

At Essex County Council, what we do impacts the lives of over 1.4 million residents. We work hard to meet our residents’ needs – from protecting children to helping vulnerable residents remain independent, improving quality of life through better services, and unlocking economic opportunities across our towns and cities. We need people who are dedicated to helping others in all kinds of ways. That’s where you come in.

About the role

Essex County Council is delivering Travel Training for the London Borough of Ealing, therefore this role is based within Ealing and surrounding boroughs.

You’ll work one-to-one with people who have special educational needs (SEN), physical disabilities and learning disabilities, delivering travel training that helps them become independent travellers and live richer, more fulfilling lives.

Through home visits, tailored journey planning and high-quality road safety training, you’ll help your clients build invaluable confidence, allowing them to travel alone and gain the huge range of benefits that travel brings. At the same time, we’ll give you many opportunities to develop and broaden your own skillset, too.

You’ll also be responsible for generating your own referrals and managing your own schedule, so being driven and well-organised are essential. Although you’ll be primarily based in Ealing, the role does involve travelling around Essex and beyond. As such you’ll either need a full driving license or the ability to travel long distances through other means.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

We’re looking for exceptional communicators with significant experience working in a SEN or adult social care setting. You’ll be able to instil confidence in others and build rapport with all kinds of people.

You’ll also be well-organised, have good IT skills and be educated to A-level (or equivalent). You should have a good knowledge of bus/train services and associated issues for people with SEN. You might also have some knowledge of independent travel training, but this isn’t essential.

A DBS check is mandatory for all our roles. You’ll also receive first aid training if you don’t have a first aid certificate already.

If you have any questions or would like more information about this role, please contact: Jonathan Bloomfield, Travel Training Manager – email: .

As part of employment with Essex County Council should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit: https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. For more information please use the following link: https://www.workingforessex.com/working-here/pay-reward/

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees