Travel Training Foundation Course Trainer job with Essex County Council

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

* Enhanced CRB is required for this post

* Excellent Communication Skills

* Ability to instil confidence and build rapport with a diverse group of partners and people.

* Knowledge of Travel Training/Transport Issues

* Experience of working with an SEN and ASC client group

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:

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. For more information please use the following link:

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email or call us on 0333 013 5888 Lines are open Monday to Friday between 08:30 – 16:30.

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