01942 233323

01942 233323

Independent Travel Trainer

TO APPLY PLEASE USE THE MICROSOFT FORM: https://forms.office.com/r/wnHd03pL2B

POST: Independent Travel Trainer

  • SALARY: £21,000
  • HOURS: 37 hours per week
  • Holidays: 22 days a year plus bank holidays
  • Sick pay: Statutory sick pay
  • Closing Date: 28th June 2021
  • Interview Date: 8th July 2021

This is initially a 6-month contract; however, we do expect it to become a permanent position. For more details, please feel free to call on 01942 233323.

Benefits: Onsite parking, flexible working, casual dress, regular team building events and socials, high amounts of autonomy and opportunities to be creative, the chance to be involved in other aspects of the organisation, training and development opportunities, home working and work’s mobile.

Working for us

We are an enthusiastic and energetic team who are passionate about promoting the rights of disabled people and their families. We offer team members flexible working opportunities so that they can maintain a healthy work/life balance. In addition, our team can also take advantage of remote working, completing work from home or a venue of their choosing.

Each member of our team holds a unique role, contributing to our overarching mission of assisting disabled people to live the life they choose. This means that our team members have high levels of autonomy to achieve their specific goals. We provide all of our team with the platform they require to work creatively.

To provide the best service possible, we invest in continuous learning and development. Not only do all team members receive our in-house training offer, they also have the opportunity to select specific development opportunities. This helps our team remain passionate about their role, highly skilled and effective.

Our team are friendly and supportive, we nurture this by investing in regular team days and social events. All events we hold are inclusive so no team members ever feel left out. We also meet as a team on a bi-weekly basis so that we can make decisions regarding our work as a collective. All team members have the opportunity to be part of organisation sub-committees such as web design, human resource management, fundraising, so that they can have an impact in everything that we do.

We pride ourselves on offering a high quality and professional service, however, we believe we take a modern and empowering approach to work. We have a casual dress policy so that you and the people we support feel comfortable.

Finally, we are actively looking to increase the diversity of our team. We are particularly aiming to increase the number of applications we receive from disabled people and people from diverse cultural backgrounds. To achieve this, we have a guaranteed interview scheme, so that disabled candidates who have all the essentials skills to do the role are seen by our interview panel. If you have any questions or want to know if working for us would be right for you feel free to get in touch.

Community Team

We are searching for an energetic, creative and self-motivated person to join our community team. Our community team are dedicated to assisting disabled people to access their local community. This may be by organising social groups, helping them to recruit personal assistants or learn about the opportunities available on their doorstep.

Independent Travel Trainer

This role will involve assisting people who would benefit from knowing how to travel independently, but are unable to do so. This may be because they have low-confidence, feel overwhelmed by new experiences, learn differently to other people or require extra time to develop new skills.

The type of travel you will assist people to learn will include walking routes, buses and trains. We would be very interested to meet people who are keen cyclists so that this could be added to our support options.  We will provide guidance on how travel training works and you will join a team of people with experience in this area. However, we will also give you the space to be creative and help the project evolve. Whilst we do have performance targets we would expect you to achieve, you will be given ample time to build strong and meaningful relationships with the people you support.

The role will predominantly take place Monday to Friday, however evening and weekend work may feature. This is based on the person you are supporting and when they need/want to travel. We offer our team lots of flexibility, so that they can be flexible in turn for those who require our assistance. You will provide guidance and support to our apprentice. We are passionate about offering disabled people paid/voluntary opportunities so providing opportunities for disabled colleagues to learn and develop is essential.



Education and QualificationsEssential/Desirable
Full clean driving licence and use of own car insured for business useD
Commitment to further training and developmentE
Experience and Knowledge 
Knowledge of the local areaD
Experience using public transport in Wigan Borough D
Relevant experience of working with people with disabilities and their families and/or other disadvantaged groupsD
Experience assisting people to learn new skillsD
Experience and knowledge of safeguarding and working with vulnerable peopleD
Proven track record of effective and efficient service delivery in a relevant area of workD
Abilities, skills and personal qualities 
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal E
Ability to motivate and negotiateE
Ability to empower individuals and build up their confidenceE
Ability to work with others as part of a teamE
Proven ability to lead and motivate others to achieve positive outcomes  E
Ability to think and work in creative, flexible and innovative waysE
Effective listening, diplomacy and negotiating skills, with the ability to act upon what is heardE
Ability to respect confidentiality.E
Ability to efficiently manage a service within budget allocation   E
Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and prioritise workloadE
Willingness and ability to be adaptable and flexible to achieve the overall aims and objectives identified for Embrace Wigan and LeighE
Ability to work within the ethos of Embrace Wigan and Leigh and to demonstrate a genuine commitment to promoting and achieving the core values of opportunity, choice and inclusion.E



We are a user-led organisation. This means that the people who use our services set our strategic goals, ensure we remain aligned with our mission and make sure that disabled people in Wigan receive the best service possible.



Our core values


Equality – All people should have equal opportunities to learn, grow and enjoy their life.

Inclusion – We believe our communities are a better place to live when all people are included.

Community – We are a proud local charity, who benefits greatly from strong community connections. We value our local community.

Accountability – We recognise that our community trust us to deliver the best service possible for local people. This is why we are accountable in everything that we do.

Our core behaviors

We expect all staff to display the following behaviors:

Ambition: Do not set boundaries on what you, your team and the people you support can achieve.

Creativity: Feel empowered to use your imagination and think of new and exciting ways we can help people achieve their goals.

Compassion: be kind to your colleagues and the people we support. Listen, understand and empower people.
Pride: Make sure that you are proud of all the work you do at Embrace. Ensure that you deliver a high quality service.

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Virtual meetings

More to explorer

Amy Jones

Parental Advocate My role: Coming soon My item: a.jones@embracewiganandleigh.org.uk 01942 233323

Fiona Turner

Personal Assistant Recruiter My role: I support individuals and families to recruit Personal Assistants.    Employing a Personal Assistant can help people

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