Transport Assessor – Transport Assessments Team

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Transport Assessor - Transport Assessments Team
Contract / Temporary

Leicestershire 0008 D7C5 / 1

Posted: 8th May 2024 15:32
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  • Pay Rate:

    £13.70 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months


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Temporary Transport Assessor - Transport Assessments Team

Reference no: Leicestershire 0008 D7C5 / 1

Pay Rate: £13.70 per hour PAYE

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 6 months


Hybrid working - 1 day per week in office. After initial training and induction at County Hall, able to offer flexible working hours and home working, with an expectation of coming into County Hall once a week as a minimum.

Currently experiencing a number of data issues following implementing new software and need someone who has excellent attention to detail and is able to pick up new software systems easily. The ‘transport’ element is not your usual transport logistics role, the service is related to school transport provided by the local authority and the team apply policy and assess individual transport requirements. A big part of the role will be entering and correcting data, fact finding and taking calls.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the services are delivered for the benefit of the people of Leicestershire.
  • Maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with customers and colleagues within the team and across the service.
  • Ensure activities are delivered in the most efficient and effective manner as possible.
  • Responsible for protecting and managing information securely, and reporting breaches or suspected information security breaches, in line with Council policies.
  • Use relevant information and/or seek new information on a child’s mainstream or Special Educational Needs education and individual circumstances to determine whether or not they are eligible for home to school transport in accordance with the policy.
  • Communicate assessment outcomes to parents / carers, schools, colleges and internal staff.
  • Maintain up to date and accurate records and assist in the development and collection of data and statistics relating to all service users.
  • Annual re-assessment of children’s continuing eligibility, particularly as they move from primary to secondary and secondary to FE/Sixth Form Colleges.
  • Responding effectively to queries from parents, schools and colleges regarding eligibility.
  • With senior staff, plan and manage the annual review and re-allocation of school transport in the period leading up to each autumn term.

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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in appropriate area plus experience
  • Full, valid driving licence and access to a vehicle and ability to travel to locations across the County as required


  • The need for confidentiality


  • Working to tight deadlines
  • Negotiation with / gathering information from internal and external bodies / partners
  • Dealing with customers by telephone and in person including difficult conversations

Skills & Abilities:

  • Good analytical skills for interpreting reports
  • Good communication skills demonstrating tact, assertiveness and diplomacy
  • The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post
  • Ability to liaise empathetically and calmly with members of the public including parents and carers, and with transport providers and other external bodies, including in situations of potential conflict
  • Conversant in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook
  • Problem analysis and solving
  • Interpreting detailed written documents and transposing into other written formats.
  • Producing written reports and correspondence


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Job Ref: Leicestershire 0008 D7C5 / 1
Transport Assessor - Transport Assessments Team
Client Category: Local Authority

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Transport Assessor - Transport Assessments Team
Client Category: Local Authority

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