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Travel Trainer

Essex County Council
England, Suffolk, Ipswich
£22361 - £23821 per annum
Closing date
10 May 2024

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Contract Type
Full time

Travel Trainer

Permanent, Full Time

Up to £23,821 per annum

Location: Suffolk

Working Style: Operational field-based worker

Are you a caring and compassionate person with the patience and confidence to make a lasting difference to people's lives?

Do you enjoy working with young people?

Do you like travelling?

Do you like different challenges everyday?

This is an incredibly rewarding job, no two days are the same and you really will help improve young people's lives!

Essex County Council are recruiting for the below Travel Trainer Vacancies.

  • 1 x Full Time Travel Trainer, Send Specialist Education, Covering all areas of Suffolk, Classroom Based.
  • 1 x Full Time Travel Trainer - Suffolk, working in Sudbury, Haverhill, Bury St Edmunds and surrounding areas.

Send Specialist Education Trainer - We are seeking a motivated and energetic individual who can deliver lessons and training in the classroom, plus practical support in a 'real life' setting. The work will be varied, focussing on developing and promoting our educational provision within schools as well as working 1-2-1 with students in various locations across Suffolk to train them on how to access public transport on designated routes such as their home to school journey. When leading the classroom-based sessions you will be educating our students through a structured school-based programme.

Travel Trainer - This role focuses on achieving positive outcomes for young people and adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities within the Suffolk area, supporting them in becoming safe independent travellers and enabling them to live richer, more fulfilling lives. You will support young people on a 1-2-1 basis to train them on how to access public transport on designated routes such as their home to school journey.

Both roles are diverse and you will work within a highly motivated team of Travel Trainers. Role responsibilities will include:

  • Deliver travel training to clients on a 1:1 basis
  • Visit young people and adults in their homes
  • Develop bespoke training plans for each client, considering their additional needs and complexities of the route
  • Provide ongoing feedback to the client and referrer
  • Develop and maintain relationships with existing and new organisations
  • Attend events
  • Support the wider travel training team where applicable

Want to know more about the daily role of a travel trainer?

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What you will bring

  • Educated to 'A' level / NVQ level 3 within a relevant sector, plus 5 GCSE's A-C (new GCSE 4-9) including English and Maths, or equivalent experience in the field.
  • Experience within an SEN or adult social care setting is essential, and you should be able to evidence your passion, energy, and enthusiasm for working within this sector.
  • Excellent communicator.
  • Motivated to instil confidence in others whilst building strong rapport.
  • Highly organised, able to manage your workload efficiently, with good IT skills and ability to meet deadlines.

Essex County Council are delivering Travel Training for Suffolk County Council. You will be working in and across the county of Suffolk. Please note that the job role requires you to be mobile throughout an operational area. Therefore, the post holder will need to have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

We also have Apprenticeship opportunities

In return, we offer an excellent benefits package to all our employees. We are committed to career development and enabling opportunities for you to develop and broaden your own skillset. Our current travel trainers are given extensive training in the role, including an online health and safety and a practical first aid course. You will also complete a level 3 foundation award - an introductory qualification to the adult education sector. We also offer a local government pension, generous annual leave entitlement, volunteering leave and a range of discounts and loans. Find out more about our benefits at

To read more about us please visit: Climate, Environment and Customer Services

Why Essex?

Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England's oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest - Basildon and Harlow - are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us .

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We're committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We're also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

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