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Transport Officer

Job Description

Thrive Oldham is recruiting a Transport Officer for the Leicestershire area.

Main Duties and Responsibilities


To ensure that the services are delivered for the benefit of the people of Leicestershire.


To support effective partnerships and working relationships with statutory, voluntary, private agencies and communities. To liaise and consult with other departments and establishments, managers, staff, parents/carers, other customers, and contractors etc. attending meetings with clients and represent Passenger Fleet Team in a professional capacity.


To ensure activities are delivered in the most efficient and effective manner as possible ensuring the effective organisation of fleet activities and vehicles.


To prepare technical reports for Members, partners, customers and stakeholders where appropriate.


To support the performance management of services and teams through contributing to the departmental business planning process as required.


To support with the performance management of the team, applying creative and focussed interventions to increase performance, productivity and team morale


To assist the Team Manager and Transport Managers with employee selection, recruitment, induction, training and development, attendance management, monitoring and disciplinary procedures


Provide training and development of employees, drivers and escorts to improve the provision of services, contribute to efficiency savings; and promote workforce capabilities in order to respond to flexible work demands


To manage and lead a dedicated team of employed staff and contingent workers in accordance with agreed performance standards. Providing front line day to day supervision to all Drivers and Escorts to ensure all operational aspects of the Passenger Fleet Unit operate effectively and efficiently.


To ensure detailed health and safety plans for individual passengers and routes are adhered to; to ensure the development of risk assessments, method statements and safe working practices for transport activities and to ensure all accidents and incidents are reported and a written investigation completed.


Carry out Annual Performance Review interviews and undertake assessment of driver and escort performance, to promote workforce development and career progression


To chair workforce meetings, staff surgeries and produce written communication for drivers and escorts.


To research and provide information, advice and support to colleagues, customers and other departments on fleet related issues.


To offer advice on the effective and efficient planning of routes for transport services both manually and through using available ICT systems.


To inspect operational depots ensuring Landlord responsibilities are being met along with our responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Legislation and Environmental legislation.


To inspect vehicles and liaise with the Fleet Services team over defects and identifiable faults. Ensuring that all activity within the service complies with health and safety requirements, the 'O' licence obligations, quality management policies and procedures, and standing orders pertaining to the work of the service


To prepare quotes and provide and collate financial data for recharging commercial services provided by the Fleet Unit to both internal & external partners.


To provide specialist H&S advice on appropriate seating and wheelchair restraint systems for all Passenger Fleet vehicles as and when requested.


To deputise for Transport Manager or cover a co-ordinator role as and when required.


Identifies and develops new commercial opportunities to generate income and manages costs effectively.


Responsible for protecting and managing information securely, and reporting breaches or suspected information security breaches, in line with Council policies.

Special Factors

· The nature of the work will involve the jobholder carrying out work outside of normal working hours, currently the team operates a rota covering 6am to 2pm &/or 10am to 6pm.

· The nature of the work will involve the jobholder carrying out work at different locations than their designated base.

· The post holder may be required to attend, from time to time, training courses, conferences, seminars or other meetings as required by his/her own training needs and the needs of the service.

· Expenses will be paid in accordance with the Local Conditions of Service.

7.4 hours per day over 5 days

£13.70 per hour