Community transport operations manager Community transport manager
Community transport managers organise transport services locally for elderly and disabled people and schoolchildren.
1. Entry requirements
There are no set entry requirements, but GCSEs or experience of managing people and transport services might be helpful.
You could start as a driver or passenger assistant in community transport.
You'll need clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
2. Skills required
- organisational skills
- staff management skills
- customer service skills
- budgeting skills
- IT skills including spreadsheets
3. What you'll do
Your day-to-day tasks could include:
- setting up staff rotas
- recruiting and training staff
- managing bookings
- organising vehicle maintenance
- marketing and advertising
- making sure services comply with the law
Starter: £20,000 to £25,000
Experienced: £25,000 to £30,000 (senior manager)
These figures are a guide.
5. Working hours, patterns and environment
You'll work around 40 hours a week. Early starts are common. You may have to work weekends.
You'll work in an office and spend most of your time at a computer.
6. Career path and progression
With experience, you could become a service director or manage transport operations in the private sector, for example with bus and coach companies.
You could work in the charity sector, co-ordinating services, or moving into areas like freight transport planning and management.
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Last updated: 09 October 2018