Home to School Transport Manager

1 Lancaster Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4 7DJ
£57,698 - £ 74,887
06 Oct 2020
21 Oct 2020
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“Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information”

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Inclusion & SEND, you will be responsible for managing the home to school transport service for over 7,000 children and young people across Birmingham. This will entail overseeing a service which manages contracts with multiple transport suppliers (such as specialist taxi, bus and coach operators) that plan the necessary routes and which monitors operational performance. You will be tasked with the delivery of current and future business priorities, which will include:

• Delivering a significant change programme that will ensure the ongoing provision of excellent services for users and stakeholders

• Taking advantage of “New Ways of Working” and the financial and operational opportunities that this will provide

• Implementing a new IT system that will facilitate enhanced route planning and performance monitoring

This key leadership role offers responsibility and autonomy enabling a unique opportunity to make a real difference to our citizens, a service essential to many children and young people across Birmingham.

We are looking for an ambitious and talented transport professional with experience of managing a large home to school or specialist transport service. A visionary leader and strategist, with vision and ambition, you should possess effective communication skills along with strong project management and financial management skills.

If you are looking for an exciting and stimulating leadership opportunity, that will fully utilise your exceptional skills, then look no further.

For informal enquires please contact Andrew Tromans at Lord Search & Selection (0121 445 6446 / atromans@lord.co.uk) for a confidential conversation about this role.

Ref: BCC001684

During these challenging times amidst a global pandemic you will primarily be working remotely which will be reviewed on a regular basis.



Please note: This opportunity can be offered as full time or part time as a job share for the right applicant.

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

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken

“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non UK and non EU applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) before any employment offer can be confirmed.”

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