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Independent Travel Trainer

Birmingham City Council
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Independent Travel Trainer - 12 positions


Grade 4 - £32,076 - £39,186 - Consultation grade - subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review

Working 36.5 hours per week

CYPTS currently provide transport to 6,000 children and young people who would not be able to attend education without this support. 

This is an exciting time to join the Children and Young Peoples’ Travel Service (CYPTS) as we have recently gone through a service redesign.

There is now the opportunity to join the CYPTS Team to support the delivery of our statutory duty of providing suitable transport for eligible students, ensuring that their needs are met and promoting independence and sustainable transport.

Under the direction of the Independent Travel Training Lead, the role of Independent Travel Trainer is a new role crucial to the success of CYPTS Independent Travel Training Programme.

Independent Travel Trainer role is to:

  • Promote the development towards independence of young people in Birmingham 
  • Undertake initial assessments of potential students for travel training 
  • Plan journey, read timetables and use journey planning and travel tools
  • Provide 1:1 training and support to young people with learning and other difficulties to   enable them to travel independently, whilst ensuring their safety during training. 
  • Keep detailed and accurate records of training and outcomes
  • Work with school colleges to develop Independent travel skills and instigate referrals.
  • Under the direction of the Independent Travel Training Lead will with the team  organise and deliver community events, workshops and group sessions to promote independent travel to schools, parent groups and young people.
  • Travel across the geographical area of Birmingham as required

You will need to have experience of working with vulnerable children and/or adults with learning disabilities and physical disabilities and understand difficulties parents/carers may face when supporting an independent travel programme. 

Please note:  

  • The hours may be varied with early starts and late finish as training is to and from school. 
  • Candidates must be available during school holidays as these are our busy times and be able to travel across Birmingham in special schools.


You must upload a Supporting Statement via the attachments part of your application. This is required for shortlisting; you need to describe how your experience and skills fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification. If you do not attach your Supporting Statement, your application will not be considered. 

Birmingham City Council is an accredited Disability Confident Leader employer, and we are committed to employing, retaining and developing all of our people.

We want to ensure your recruitment journey with us is a positive and equitable one, so please let us know if there are any reasonable adjustments, additional support, accessibility needs, or if there is any way in which we can support you through your application.

Closing date 20th June at 23.59

Interviews for this post will take place onsite in Birmingham.   Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information

For any informal enquires please contact Julie Davey, PA to Adrian Weissenbruch, Assistant Director, CYPTS via email 

Ref: BCC00002163

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

An Enhanced Adults and Children Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken

Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed.

Job Description and Person Specification

2163 - Independent Travel Trainer.docx


Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact When you have completed your application form this can be returned to or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at:   

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Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
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