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Alternative Travel Officer RBKC13795

Job Summary:

Salary Range: £25,833 - £29,726 per annum  

Work Location: Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX

Hours per week: 36

Contract type: Temporary for 18 months 

Closing date: 20 September 2019  

DBS check: Enhanced

Contact details for an informal discussion: Holly Newman, SEN Travel Co-ordinator on 020 7631 3311

About Us:

Working as part of Children’s Services will provide a challenging and rewarding career. We have high ambitions for the children and young people of Kensington and Chelsea.  We have formed a bi-borough Children’s Services team with colleagues from Westminster City Council. Our services, which include education, family services and safeguarding, have been rated Outstanding by Ofsted, and our drive to be the best doesn’t stop there.  By working with us, you will have the opportunity to make a difference to young people in one of the world’s most diverse cities.
If you would like to play a part in this unique team, please take a look at the vacancies below. 

The Role:

In this role, you will provide support with travel training for identified young people aged 11 and over with special educational needs to ensure they have the correct skills to safely travel independently. Working alongside the wider SEN Service, you will positively promote the Bi-borough Travel Training Scheme to children and young people, their families, schools and other agencies to ensure wider understanding and participation in the scheme and to assist the Travel Care and Support Coordinator with the processing and assessment of new requests for travel assistance.


For more information about the role, please see the full Job Description

About You:

You will need to demonstrate relevant experience or a background in Special Educational Needs (SEN) and/or working in schools, or working with children and young people in a transport related role.
You will be need to demonstrate an excellent standard of verbal and numerical reasoning as you will be required to give precise, relevant and clear instruction to enable safe training.
You will need to be able to demonstrate strong local geographical knowledge and understanding of the tube map, local bus routes and other transport links and be able to develop safe transport routes as part of your daily role.
As you will be working directly with children and young people, you will need to have extensive experience of using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is essential in order to fully record your working plans with each of the children you work with.
It is essential that you can demonstrate your ability to work independently but also as part of a wider team with demonstratable experience of building effective working relationships with senior managers and stakeholders.

Role Requirements:

You must be able to work across a range of locations including schools and colleges and to be able to adapt to working approaches accordingly as you will be required to complete assessments for young people identified as potential candidates for Independent Travel Training
You will be required to provide travel training for young people with SEN and disabilities travelling between their home address and school whilst liaising with SEN Officers, schools and parent/carers to develop individual travel training and personal safety plans for identified young people
An essential part of this role will be to plan travel routes and undertake risk assessments ensuring that young people are not exposed to unnecessary risks during or following training and to subsequently train young people to identify risks during travel to ensure safety at all times.
Each child or young person you work with will require you to complete travel training care plans and an assessment of progress following each training session to identify progress and areas requiring further development and training for each young person.
In order to work effectively, you will be required to work with schools to embed life skills training in the delivery of the school curriculum and identify possible accreditation routes.  This will include marketing and promoting the travel training scheme to young people, parents/carers, schools and other agencies.



We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.


We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.


We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.


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