Passenger Transport Inspector
Please note this is a PART TIME Term Time contract, working 20 hours per week, working 39 weeks per year. The full time equivalent salary grade range is from £23,801 to £25,262 pro rata, so the actual salary pro rata across 20 hours would start from £11,164.34 to £11,849.65.
Our Public Transport department provides a huge range of transport services for people across the county. We support the local public transport network, coordinate concessionary fares schemes and provide bespoke transport services through contracts with local transport providers.
To join us as a Passenger Transport Inspector, you need to be passionate about supporting the people of Kent and aware of the Council’s role in passenger transport. You should also have the confidence to talk to all kinds of people in a professional way, even in challenging situations. Finally, you need to be organised and self-motivated, as you’ll be operating in a busy environment. Whether you’re working on-site or from home, you’ll have the freedom to manage your workload your way.
Your role in our Public Transport team
Looking for a part-time role that fits around your other commitments? As an Inspector, you’ll work around four hours per day (term time only), usually in the mornings when pupils are travelling to school. It’s a great way to achieve a more flexible working life, while helping us provide the best possible transport services for our county’s young people.
Our team organises transport for over 12,000 clients and manages around 3,000 individual contracts. On top of that, over 25,000 young people use our concessionary fares scheme. As a Passenger Transport Inspector, you’ll see that these services work as they should, spotting issues, raising concerns and looking for areas for improvement. Visiting schools and bus stations, you’ll be part of a monitoring programme, producing daily reports and making sure that services comply with contracts. Day to day, you’ll check that services reflect timetables and that all staff and vehicles meet requirements. Working independently, you’ll be trusted to deliver without supervision.
Good Inspectors are IT literate, with great interpersonal skills. They can prepare written reports, meet deadlines and communicate clearly with all sorts of people every day. If that sounds like you, just bring us level 2/3 qualifications (NVQs/GCSEs or equivalent), experience in customer service or a regulatory environment, and a full UK driving licence. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments, so your application will still be considered if you are unable to drive due to a disability.
In return, you’ll enjoy an excellent work-life balance, access to great rewards via our exclusive schemes and the opportunity to join a range of work-based groups.
We consider people to be our biggest asset, and promote a diverse and inclusive work culture. We’re also progressive and flexible in our approach, with colleagues hybrid working (partly from home and partly in the office). We welcome applications to join us on both a full and part-time basis (depending on the role). Whatever part you play in our team, we’ll provide you with all the support and training you’ll need to succeed. All we ask is that you’re brave, curious, compassionate, responsible and committed to sharing knowledge so we’re stronger together. Our values are important to us, so they need to be important to you.
If you're interested in joining us, why not come along to our open session on Friday 5th May between 10:00 and 14:00. Talk to some of our friendly team, have a coffee and find out more about what we do. No need to book, just turn up on the day.
This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.
This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 17 May 2023
Tim Edwards, Public transport Business Manager
About the Company
KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.
Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.