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Children's Passenger Assistant

Education - Non School

Passenger Assistants

Wigan Council

Please note, you will be based at various locations throughout the borough.

Salary: Grade 1, £5,759 per annum. £9.00 per hour for travel time to the school and Grade 4, £6,234 - £6,615 per annum. £9.74 - £10.34 per hour for support time

15 hours per week, term time working 38 weeks per year + 18 hours staff engagement and training

Your role:

To support Children and Young adults with autism / learning disabilities to travel to and from day provision across the Borough of Wigan. You will provide assistance to support passengers to get on and off their mode of transport and throughout their journey to and from their daytime activities.

About you:

You will provide an efficient and professional service to Children with learning disabilities by assisting them whilst on the vehicle to ensure they have a safe and pleasant journey to and from their daytime activities. You will have responsibility for their safety, wellbeing and comfort during their journey. The role can be challenging at times but is very rewarding.

About us:

Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the 2019 LGC Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough. We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.

The Integrated Transport Unit delivers the following services:

Home to school transport for children with special educational needs;
Adult social care transport;
School bus passes for eligible children attending mainstream school; and
Independent travel training for children with special educational needs.

Through our “Be Wigan” behaviors, Be Courageous, Be Accountable and Be Positive, we actively encourage innovation, strive to deliver outstanding services and celebrate our successes.

As part of The Deal set out by the Council, we agreed to Listen, be open, honest and friendly. You will get the opportunity to achieve this by dealing with our customers directly and help make a difference in their lives.

As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.

For further information, please contact Anouska Wash on 01942 705055 or email

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Interview date: Thursday 5 March 2020

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1st Mar 2020