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Brighton & Hove

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£19,500.00 FTE

Grace Eyre has a long history of promoting travel independence through high quality, focused and safe travel training using local public transport and travel safety awareness and the Travel Buddy project continues this legacy.

 The Travel Buddy project based at Grace-Eyre Montefiore Road provides training for individuals with learning disabilities to become independent and confident travelers whilst using public transport within the Brighton and Hove area. The Travel Buddy Project has forged strong partnerships with local schools, colleges, places of employment and we also work closely with Brighton and Hove Bus Company.

The Travel Buddy project is committed to improving employment, educational and social opportunities for those with learning disabilities through travel training. We are looking to hear from applicants who share the values of Grace-Eyre/The Travel Buddy Project and who are passionate about helping others achieve their independent travel goals.

 The main duties of the role include:

  •  Supporting 1:1 journeys in the community
  • Facilitating workshops and our Drama on the Bus training
  • Developing resources, travel plans and risk assessments.
  • Working to develop the project where needed.
  • Research for workshops and project development.

Due to the nature of the job this role involves lone working. You will be required to work flexibly throughout the week.

We encourage applications from people with learning disabilities or identify with being on the autistic/neurodiverse spectrum.

For more information on the Travel Buddy project, please visit

The Travel Buddy Project is scheduled to run until December 2022.

Successful candidates will be required to provide two referees (one must be your most recent employer) and undertake an enhanced DBS.

Staff benefits

Staff benefits include enhanced holiday entitlement, cycle to work scheme, generous refer-a-friend scheme, one paid volunteering day a year, enhanced employer pension contribution, enhanced death in service, training and development opportunities and flexible working opportunities.

We are a living wage employer and have been accredited as an Investors in People employer. We have level 2 disability confident employer status.

Closing Date: 29/10/2021

Interviews will take place the week commencing: 01/11/2021

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