Senior Technician

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Closing date: 30 June 2024

Join Our Team as a Senior Technician and Make a Difference in Adult Social Care Transport

Are you a skilled professional with a passion for transport services? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where you can support vulnerable adults and ensure their safe and efficient transportation? If so, we invite you to apply for the role of Senior Technician within our Adult Social Care Transport team.

Role Overview:

As a Senior Technician, you will play a vital role in identifying and addressing transport needs for Adult Social Care and Health (ASCH) services. You will ensure compliance with financial, procurement, and legal regulations while supporting contract compliance and resolving operational issues.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct site inspections and surveys, addressing routine issues and escalating as needed.
  • Assist in preparing tender and contract documents, analysing responses, and supporting the award process.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and contractors to ensure effective service delivery.
  • Lead projects to implement new procurement and ICT processes.
  • Supervise and support staff, fostering their development.
  • Manage in-house services, ensuring drivers and vehicles operate safely and cost-effectively.
  • Produce reports, statistical records, and correspondence, and conduct data analysis.
  • Maintain records of service performance and contract compliance, escalating breaches as needed.
  • Support the wider Specialised Transport team, particularly during busy academic periods.

What We’re Looking For:

Experience: Proven experience in routine scheduling and understanding small vehicle transport operations. Experience in planning, monitoring, and evaluating transport delivery.

Skills and Knowledge: Comprehensive understanding of procedures and regulations for transport provision . Strong analytical, problem-solving, numeracy, and literacy skills. Proficiency in ICT systems and the ability to contribute to the development of new systems.

Personal Attributes: Excellent organisational, timekeeping, and communication skills. Ability to build positive relationships with stakeholders and work both autonomously and as part of a team.

Qualifications:

Newly qualified or part-qualified in a relevant subject, or considerable relevant practical experience.

What we offer you:

  • 25 days of annual leave plus another 5 once you reach 5 years of continuous service, plus bank holidays.

 

  • Flexi time, allowing up to an additional 2 days of leave per month.
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • On the job training from a supportive team.
  • Generous local government pension scheme
  • Guaranteed incremental annual pay increases.
  • Access to a comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Discounts at selected county leisure centres.
  • and much more!

Why Join Us?

At Derbyshire County Council, we are dedicated to supporting our employees’ professional development and well-being. Join a team committed to making a tangible difference in the community by ensuring high-quality transport services for vulnerable adults.

Apply Now:

If you are a proactive and dedicated professional, apply today to become our Senior Technician and contribute to the success of our Adult Social Care Transport services.

For an informal chat about the role contact Deborah Oddy, Head of Transport at Deborah.oddy@derbyshire.gov.uk

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