Transport Officer

  • Date Posted:April 18th 2024
  • Job Reference:JTTRANSOFF
  • TypeTemporary
  • LocationLE3 8RA
  • Salary & Package£13.70ph

Transport Officer

Our local authority are looking for an Transport Officer to join them on a temporary basis.

Location – LE3 8RA

Pay Rate – £13.70ph

Job Purpose:

To assist in the effective, efficient and legally compliant delivery of passenger transport services.


  • To ensure that the services are delivered for the benefit of the people of Leicestershire.
  • To maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with customers and colleagues within the team and across the service.
  • To ensure activities are delivered in the most efficient and effective manner as possible.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient planning and procurement of passenger transport services both manually and using available ICT systems.
  • Deliver a programme of efficiency reviews of other aspects of the service, including the purchase of season tickets and the provision of transport for ‘fare paying’ passengers.
  • Assist with liaison and notification of current standards with/to in-house fleet management and to external contractors.
  • Assist with guidance on the usage, maintenance and record management of specialist equipment for carriage of passengers on contracted services.
  • Ensure vehicles are properly licensed and insured appropriately by the contractor, maintaining administrative procedures as appropriate
  • To assist with the provision of training courses for Clients, Contractor, Private Hire Operators and internal staff as required.
  • To co-ordinate inspections of contract time-keeping, contract operation and other matters relevant to the County’s duties in respect of passenger transport.
  • Maintain up to date and accurate records, including control and maintenance of the Transport Databases and all Transport related manual systems and the provision of timely and accurate Management Information.
  • To assist in the effective organisation of transport activities and vehicles, including the planning of the annual review and re-allocation of school transport in the period leading up to each autumn term as required
  • To communicate effectively with colleagues, stakeholders and service users and their representatives when required, written and verbally, including complaints

Extra Information:

  • Candidate will need to be able to drive and have transport as they will be required to travel between the depots around Leicestershire County to attend meetings and to be flexible and to have empathy when solving issues, as there are families/carers involved.
  • Candidate must have experience in running and attending meetings, must be a team player, they will require complete performance reviews and management.
  • DBS test is required.
  • The role does include On Call which is per rota taking calls on the helpline.

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