PTU Team Manager - Fixed Term until April 2026

Luton Borough Council

PTU Team Manager
Salary: £50,512 - £53,584 a year plus £3,203 car benefit allowance pro rata
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Fixed Term until April 2026
Closing date: 23rd April 2024

Luton Council are looking for a Team Manger to join their Passenger Transport Unit. This is an exciting role where you’ll provide operational & strategic leadership and direction for the Council’s PTU operational and contract services to ensure that the end-to-end service can meet the statutory and operational requirements for long term sustainable services.

Some of the key deliverables of this role include but are not limited to:
- Development of fully costed staff structures to take the PTU service forward
- Lead on the procurement of new and contracted services with the PTU contract manager
- Review and overhaul existing transport policies for statutory school transport, post 16, adults and mainstream travel services
- Development of service model to ensure that service provision is the most effective for the council, its residents, and clients.

You’ll lead, manage and motivate the PTU, operations and contract teams, ensuring that any developed SLA’s, external contract requirements, and statutory obligations are met within the service.

About you
Luton Council are looking for someone with substantial experience at a team level in two or more areas:
- Commissioning/Procurement
- Passenger Transport
- Project delivery for cross department/service transformation or development projects
- Developing and implementing policy and service level agreement in public or private sector

You’ll have experience of experience of securing and managing change, using performance management techniques and performing an operational support role. You’ll also have substantial experience of budget management including financial planning budgetary monitoring and income generation, at Cost Centre Manager level.

They need someone with excellent communication skills with the ability to deal with all levels of staff tactfully and sensitively.
You’ll have in depth business development and trading services skills, including business case development, delivery and evaluation.

This is an exciting role where you’ll have the opportunity to develop your existing understanding of, transportation and environmental sustainability related legislation, issues and practices, including their integration and co-ordination.
They do ask that you have a relevant degree and/or professional or management qualification, or equivalent experience and are able and willing to attend Committee and Council meetings and meetings with other interests outside normal working hours.

About us
Luton Council’s ambitious Luton 2040 Vision – that no-one in Luton will have to live in poverty – is at the heart of everything we do. We recognise that our people are remarkable, talented, committed and passionate about serving our residents.
The people of Luton depend heavily on this council – and that means our workforce! Are you ready to realise the remarkable and help us deliver our vision?

Luton Council offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:
- From 25 to 32 days’ annual leave: linked to length of service and grade
- Buying annual leave scheme: buy up to 20 days additional annual leave
- Career Pathways: step up in your career or move into a specialist area
- Pension scheme: with generous employer contributions of up to 20.2 per cent (at July 2023) and 3x salary death in service grant
- Generous relocation package: up to £8,000 (subject to eligibility)
- Employee Assistance Programme: a free, 24/7 confidential counselling and wellbeing support service available to all employees, their partner or spouse and dependent children over 16 still living at home
- Work/life balance: flexible working options including working from home where possible. We welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns
- Training and support: unlimited access to development courses, mentoring and support and clear career pathways
- Staff offers: includes discounts on your MOT, gym and fitness, restaurants and salons
- Arriva Travel Club: great value savings on local bus travel

How to apply
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  • Location: Luton
  • Job Title: PTU Team Manager - Fixed Term until April 2026
  • Salary: £50,512 - £53,584 a year plus £3,203 car benefit allowance pro rata
  • Closed: 23 Apr 2024

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