Travel Trainer

Department: Environment and Community Services

Service Area: Integrated Transport Unit

Salary: Grade E

Hours: 37 hrs per week

Contractual Status:  Permanent

Do you want to be part of something amazing?

Every school day, with the help of our dedicated drivers and passenger assistants, the Integrated Transport Unit safely transport nearly 800 children between home and school!

We also provide daily travel assistance to an additional 650 children, procuring safe and reliable transport for them!

In addition, we can transport more than 300 of our most vulnerable and elderly citizens between home their place of care!

We are looking to recruit a Travel Trainer to promote and deliver our programme of independent travel training for adults, children and young people with special needs and/or disabilities to access their education setting independently.

If you think this is amazing and are looking for an exciting opportunity to work in a role full of challenges and rewards, we would like to hear from you!

You will work closely with adults, young people and children who will benefit from the programme, assess their existing road safety and travel skills, develop an individual action plan and support the individual in achieving the outcome of travelling independently to/from school, college and other activities.

You will also engage with parents, guardians, carers and education establishments to promote independent travel.

Excellent communication skills and the ability to deal with sensitive issues relating to young people with special educational needs and/or learning difficulties are essential.  You should be flexible in your approach to work, be able to work early mornings and late afternoon/early evening and during the school holidays.

You must hold a full driving licence.

If you are excited by the challenge ahead and believe this is the right job for you, we look forward to hearing from you!

If you would like any further information regarding this post contact:

Ged Faint, Integrated Transport Unit Manager Tel:   01642 353439.


Brian Foulger, Senior Transport Officer Tel: 01642 201970

For more information and to apply online, visit the current vacancies page.

Passenger Assistant

Department: Environment and Community Services

Service Area: Integrated Transport Unit

Salary: Grade D

Hours: (Term Time Only) Hours: 10hrs x 22, 1x 17.5hrs, 1x 20.5hrs, 1x 15hrs

Contractual Status: Permanent

We are looking to recruit staff to be term time who are excited to be Passenger Assistants within our Integrated Transport Unit. A Passenger Assistant is employed to accompany both children and vulnerable adults on their journey between home and school or to enable them to access other day services. You will be expected to work across all areas to meet service demands.

Our Passenger Assistants are the link between parents/carers and service provider staff and represent Middlesbrough Council. Passenger Assistants are there to ensure passengers safety and wellbeing and that their transport is a comfortable and a happy environment.

We are seeking applicants that will embed the values of Middlesbrough Council and will be passionate about our service to those whom our service supports.

Statutory training is given to all Passenger Assistants such as first aid, manual handling etc.  Specific training is available to Passenger Assistants dependent upon the needs of the individuals they are responsible for.

When applying please specify which number of hours you would like to be considered.

All Passenger Assistants must undertake an enhanced DBS check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For more information and to apply online, visit the current vacancies page.