Operations Manager

Our Trustees at Voluntary Emergency Service Transport (V.E.S.T) seek to appoint a new Operations Manager to lead this much-loved charity with established support from local authorities and other third sector parties.
Voluntary Emergency Service Transport (V.E.S.T)
Closing Date: January 31, 2022

Summary:

Our Trustees at Voluntary Emergency Service Transport (V.E.S.T) seek to appoint a new Operations Manager to lead this much-loved charity with established support from local authorities and other third sector parties.

About Us:

Voluntary Emergency Service Transport (V.E.S.T) was formed in 1971 as a registered charity providing accessible door to door transport for people who are unable to use public transport.

Job Role:

Reporting to The Board of Directors, your role will include: –

  • Leading, recruiting and managing a team of paid/volunteer drivers and admin staff including all HR duties
  • Managing a fleet of accessible minibuses in accordance with legislation
  • Preparation of financial accounts, payroll and budgeting under the direction of the Treasurer
  • Working and developing links with Local Authorities and other funders
  • Carrying out reviews of booking management and developing services
  • Day to day management of procurement, maintenance and safety of the fleet
  • Building management
  • Networking and marketing
  • Operation of transport booking systems
  • Health & safety and first aid management
  • Assist the board with any other reasonable tasks

We are looking for a person with these qualities: –

  • Proven staff management/leadership skills
  • Highly organised and self-motivated
  • Extensive IT skills – particularly MS Office and SAGE
  • Exceptional oral and written communication and numeracy skills
  • An innovative approach to problem solving with the ability to make decisions accurately and quickly
  • Experience of the community transport sector may be an advantage but is not essential as full training and support can be provided
  • Full driving licence

To Apply:

Please submit your C.V. together with a covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the role to vest@talktalk.net

Closing date:  31 January 2022



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