Home to School Transport

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School Travel Escort, Ref: 50065781

Home to School Transport, various

Grade 2, being £9.62 to £9.75 per hour

Contact: Telephone 01983 823134 or email callcentre@iow.gov.uk if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

Vacancy Reference: 50065781

Closing Date: 26/02/2021

Hours: Variable

Contract Type: Casual


This role is vital providing support for some of the Isle of Wight’s most vulnerable children. They all have additional educational needs and some will have medical needs. You will be trained to ensure a safe journey enables each accompanied child to arrive in school willing and able to learn. The service is highly valued by children, families and schools. To do your role effectively you will:


  • deliver each day a safe journey between home and school for the children being accompanied on transport,

  • as needed, advise the Transport Service of any operational issues i.e. late, unsafe transport to enable resolution of problems,

  • make the right decisions on how to respond to incidents that may occur on the transport including; dealing with extremely challenging behaviour, accidents, illness and medical conditions,

  • take responsibility for personal health & safety and that of other passengers and report any transport/safety issues to SEN transport team to enable appropriate action to be taken,

  • support the travelling child during the journey by showing enhanced empathy and understanding of children with special educational needs, and work effectively with the driver to provide a valued service to children, families and schools on behalf of IWC.


For further information or an informal discussion please contact Mike Griffin-Thorne on 03707 793375.


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This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.


The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.  The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.


In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.


In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.


Please note that this role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council delivers, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and did so for an agreed period of five years from 1 July 2013, the original five year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.