CS/1812 - Independent Travel Instructor
£23,953 - £26,446

Various locations Permanent 37 hours per week Grade E (£23,953-£26,446) per annum

N1024 - Independent Travel Instructor - Role profile

 

An opportunity has have arisen in the SEND School Transport Team, to appoint a full time, permanent, Independent Travel Instructor to support pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to become independent travellers on public transport, thereby giving them increased opportunities for future employment and increasing take-up of adult basic skills training. 

 

The aim of the independent travel scheme is to help Plymouth students with special needs to travel on their own to their school or college.  It introduces the idea of independent travel and explores the positive effects it can have on their lives. The Instructors will work closely with schools, colleges and parents in identifying suitable young people who could benefit from the scheme.  The young people identified will currently be travelling to school or college on taxi and minibus transport. 

 

Students will:

 

- learn what independent travel means 

- explore how travelling independently can have a positive effect on their lives 

- understand the skills needed to travel independently and practise them on public transport 

- explore an emergency plan - talk about any worries and take steps to address them

 

There is an established code of practice and training model for travel training, however, the scheme has not been operational for 18 months.  The successful candidates should want to review and improve the scheme, adapting it to the needs of the students as required.  

 

This is an extremely busy service and you will need to be a very well organised person with excellent communication and IT skills with the ability to work effectively in a variety of situations with conflicting priorities. This role means you will be working with students in the mornings and afternoons helping them to become independent travellers both to and from school/college so flexibility within your working day is essential.  

 

If you enjoy working with young people and have a real desire to make a difference to their lives, this could be the role for you. 

 

If, after having read this and the role profile, you require further information about this post, please contact Bev Kerswell, Transport Support Manager on 01752 308770

 

Closing Date - Tuesday 28 June 2022

Vacancy Description
Various locations Permanent 37 hours per week Grade E (£23,953-£26,446) per annum
 

N1024 - Independent Travel Instructor - Role profile

 

An opportunity has have arisen in the SEND School Transport Team, to appoint a full time, permanent, Independent Travel Instructor to support pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to become independent travellers on public transport, thereby giving them increased opportunities for future employment and increasing take-up of adult basic skills training. 

 

The aim of the independent travel scheme is to help Plymouth students with special needs to travel on their own to their school or college.  It introduces the idea of independent travel and explores the positive effects it can have on their lives. The Instructors will work closely with schools, colleges and parents in identifying suitable young people who could benefit from the scheme.  The young people identified will currently be travelling to school or college on taxi and minibus transport. 

 

Students will:

 

- learn what independent travel means 

- explore how travelling independently can have a positive effect on their lives 

- understand the skills needed to travel independently and practise them on public transport 

- explore an emergency plan - talk about any worries and take steps to address them

 

There is an established code of practice and training model for travel training, however, the scheme has not been operational for 18 months.  The successful candidates should want to review and improve the scheme, adapting it to the needs of the students as required.  

 

This is an extremely busy service and you will need to be a very well organised person with excellent communication and IT skills with the ability to work effectively in a variety of situations with conflicting priorities. This role means you will be working with students in the mornings and afternoons helping them to become independent travellers both to and from school/college so flexibility within your working day is essential.  

 

If you enjoy working with young people and have a real desire to make a difference to their lives, this could be the role for you. 

 

If, after having read this and the role profile, you require further information about this post, please contact Bev Kerswell, Transport Support Manager on 01752 308770

 

Closing Date - Tuesday 28 June 2022