Travel Trainer

£20,707.13 per year from January 2022
Role type:
Full Time, Term-Time Only
40 hours per week / 39 weeks
Contract type:
Term-time only
East Sussex
Closing Date:
Job Details:

Being able to travel independently opens up new doors to young people with disabilities. How rewarding would it feel to think you’d played a part in building the travel confidence of a young person so they can travel to college or work on their own?


Join National Star, a leading disability charity, as our new term-time only travel trainer in East Sussex. Working in partnership with East Sussex County Council you will provide independent travel training to a range of young people with disabilities, so they can use public transport for journeys to school or college.

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, creative and, most importantly, excited to be working with young people with a range of disabilities.

It goes without saying that you'll be highly organised, a natural networker with first-class communication skills. A teaching qualification would be an advantage for this role however it is not essential as we can support you in gaining a teaching qualification.

National Star’s travel training project in East Sussex is well-established and is part of a group of similar projects operated by the charity in areas such as Derbyshire, Warwickshire, Cambridgeshire and Gloucestershire. Our current travel trainers in these areas come from a variety of backgrounds such as education, learner support, care, the police service and youth work.

Due to the nature of the position a flexible approach will be required in terms of start and finish times and you will need to travel across East Sussex to deliver the service. You will be expected to hold a full driving licence and be prepared to use your own vehicle for business use (appropriate mileage expenses will be paid).


About us


National Star is a growing charity with more than 1,100 staff based in England and Wales. Established more than 50 years ago, we’ve supported hundreds of young people with disabilities to achieve their potential.


How we will reward you


Our Golden Hello

It’s motivating to feel valued at work. That’s why all new staff will receive a ‘Golden Hello’ up to the value of £250 for full-time staff (pro-rata for part-time employees) upon successful completion of their probation.


Staff benefits

Fantastic career development opportunities and comprehensive induction programme - theory and practical

Award-winning training


Health Shield medical cover

Life insurance cover

Employee helpline

Contributory pension scheme

Opportunity to purchase a TOTUM discount card

Employee discounts at attractions, high street retailers, supermarkets, utilities and motoring, plus much more

How to apply

At National Star, we know the value of a diverse workforce, and welcome applications from all areas of the community. This includes those with disabilities, and we are a proud Disability Confident employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities. In 2018 National Star received an 'Outstanding' from Ofsted.


Please note that all applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS Disclosure, and undergo the necessary employer checks. The level of disclosure to be applied for will be dependent on your job role and will be discussed with you during the recruitment process but is usually an enhanced level. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.


We prefer people to submit an online application as this helps support the charity in saving money.  Alternatively please send your cv to or call our recruitment department 01242 527631 for further information or an application form. If you have a disability and need to apply using an alternative format, or if you have any technical problems with our recruitment system please let us know.

All future correspondence with you will be via email (application acknowledgement, invitation to interview etc). Please check your email regularly.

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