Passenger Assistant

Passenger Assistant London, England

Achieving for Children
Full Time London, England 24408 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Job Information

Achieving for Children is a Community Interest Company that has a public sector ethos, combined with the freedom to innovate enabling us to do things differently. As a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Windsor & Maidenhead, Kingston and Richmond), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us

We are responsible for the entire range of children’s education, health and social care services in all three boroughs. We use a Signs of Safety practice model and approach which ensures the voice of the child is at the heart of everything we do. There’s never been a better time to join AfC, we are growing our workforce, implementing new flexible working arrangements and have increased our virtual wellbeing offer.

We now have the following job opportunity available and we would be delighted to receive your application to continue our story. You can download the Job Profile which is shown within the "Documents" heading on the left hand side, above the map.

Please note the salary will be pro rated accordingly.

About the role

The aim of Special Educational Needs (SEN) transport is to provide specialised home to school Transport to children and young people living in the Borough of Kingston upon Thames and the London Borough of Richmond to ensure that children and young people with SEN needs have the same opportunities to education as their peers.

You will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring all passengers embark and disembark safely
  • Assisting driver in operation of any safety/adaptive equipment whilst ensuring all passengers who use safety and adaptive equipment are seated and secured in appropriate seats in accordance with manufactures instructions
  • Informing the relevant parties of any changes to route and child absences
  • Ensuring daily registers and all relevant paper work are on board completed and handed to driver at the end of the working day

About you

To be a Passenger Assistant for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:

  • Demonstrate a flexible approach in this role to ensure the needs and safety of the passengers being transported are being met at all times
  • Have a good knowledge and a good understanding of H&S and the Code of Conduct
  • To be contactable at all times whilst you are on duty

If you would like a informal discussion about the role, please contact Rachel Freeman on [email protected]

About our benefits

We are focused on creating a positive supportive environment, where you will have access to a really wide range of resources, as well as a competitive salary and all the perks to enable hybrid working. In AfC you will also have access to:

  • 29 days annual leave, increasing to 33 days after 2 years and 35 days after 4 years.
  • Tailored induction sessions commencing on the date you start working for AfC
  • Stable and supportive leadership
  • Hybrid and mobile working (between home and work) with latest technology to facilitate this
  • Local Government salary and pension scheme (LGPS or Teachers Pension)
  • Flexible working options - helping to keep a good work life balance
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme
  • A range of staff benefits and discounts
  • An excellent learning and development offer to support your career pathway

To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children

Important Information

Start dates: Achieving for Children have set start dates meaning successful candidates join on a set date in each month. Candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.

Right to work: The UK has introduced a new points-based immigration system affecting EU and Non-EU workers and sponsorship requirements. We advise checking the GOV.UK website for right to work guidance.

Equality: We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams. Achieving for Children are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Safeguarding: We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Passenger Assistant
Achieving for Children
Twickenham, United Kingdom
Lucy Kourpas
Unknown / Non-Applicable
1001 to 5000 Employees
Non-profit Organisation
Civic, Welfare & Social Services
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