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Community Transport Manager

Would you like to lead one of Tagsa Uibhist’s highly valued services? Heading up a team of experienced drivers and working within Tagsa’s dedicated Management Team, you will ensure that our Community Transport service is responsive and consistent, helping people to remain active and part of community life from Eriskay to Berneray.

Based in Balivanich, Isle of Benbecula, the Community Transport Manager is responsible for ensuring the smooth delivery of Tagsa Uibhist’s transport service, and for ensuring effective communication with, and between, clients, carers, and other relevant agencies. The role involves line managing and supervising a team of drivers and ensuring that all vehicles are roadworthy, safe, and properly licensed and insured at all times

To apply, e-mail Tagsa’s HR Mgr Hanna on for an application form.

Job Description – Community Transport Manager

Job Purpose:

Based in Balivanich, Isle of Benbecula, the Transport Manager is responsible for ensuring the smooth delivery of Tagsa Uibhist Transport services, and for ensuring effective communication with, and between, clients, carers, and other relevant agencies.  The role involves line managing and supervising a team of drivers and ensuring that all vehicles are roadworthy, safe, and properly licensed and insured. The Transport Manager also carries out relevant administration duties.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Service Coordination:

  • Line manage and supervise Tagsa Uibhist’s team of drivers, recruiting as required.
  • Receive referrals for Tagsa Uibhist’s Transport Service and based on the organisation’s selection criteria, make recommendations to the CEO and/or Care Manager on whether the new referrals should be included in the service.
  • Ensure that the service is managed in a cost-effective manner, making efficiency savings where possible.
  • Ensure that the service is delivered reliably.
  • Communicate with drivers, clients, and relevant agencies and services in a friendly and professional manner to ensure the smooth running of Tagsa Uibhist’s transport service.
  • Create and maintain an up-to-date rota for the Transport Service and keep all drivers and clients informed, making, and communicating amendments as required, in a timely manner.
  • Liaise with Tagsa Uibhist’s drivers to establish and agree their rotas for each month, week, and day, depending on whether amendments are needed.
  • Line manage and supervise Tagsa Uibhist’s drivers.
  • Be available out of hours in event of any emergencies.

Fleet Management:

  • Responsible for ensuring that all Tagsa Uibhist vehicles are roadworthy, licensed, have MOTs, and are insured as required.
  • Authorise repairs and accurately evaluate the work of employees involved in maintenance and repairs.
  • Ensure that vehicles are charged as needed.
  • Make recommendations on the fleet, including sale, disposal and purchase of vehicles.

Information Management and Reporting:

  • Ensure that all Transport Service documentation is kept up to date and properly filed.
  • Communicate with drivers to confirm trip information as and when needed.
  • Provide monthly reports to the Chief Executive Officer in the required templates.
  • Prepare reports for the Local Authority and any other donors as required.
  • Submit periodic claim forms for the local authority via the Chief Executive Officer.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate an active understanding of the principles of the job as described above, and with appropriate guidance from Tagsa Uibhist Chief Executive Officer and Management Team members.
  • Ensure that information about Tagsa Uibhist clients and concerning any other individuals Tagsa Uibhist works with, is treated with respect and confidentiality.
  • Contribute to the overall quality of the Tagsa Uibhist’s service delivery, by working closely with other members of the staff team, helping promote good practice, communicating and by taking part in staff meetings, and contributing to meeting the objective of the service.
  • Take part in regular supervision meetings.
  • Take part in training as agreed to learn and to develop skills associated with the job.
  • Work in accordance with all Tagsa Uibhist policies and procedures.
  • Report immediately any incident of a serious nature such as abuse.
  • Report all accidents immediately to Tagsa Uibhist’s CEO and /or senior management followed by a written statement.

Working Hours and Location:

The Tagsa Uibhist Office in East Camp, Balivanich, Isle of Benbecula. Working hours are a minimum of 16 hours but can be 21 hours a week, depending on the availability of the right candidate.

Office opening hours are 09:00 to 17:00 but this role is worked flexibly.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

The Transport Manager role demands a range of both hard and soft skills.

  • Clean and up to date driving licence.
  • Experience of working in a transport coordination role.
  • Professional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • IT Skills: In addition to email, instant messaging, Good IT skills (Microsoft Office),the Transport Manager will also be using GPS tracking systems.
  • Basic Finance and accounting knowledge and skills.
  • Supervision and line management experience and skills.
  • Practical knowledge of maintaining vehicles.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.
  • Experience of working in a coordination role.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Customer service experience.
  • Attention to detail and ability to adapt plans according to need.
  • A proactive and productive approach and a strong team player.
  • A ‘can do’ attitude. 
  • Ability to manage own workload.
  • Geographical knowledge of Benbecula, North Uist and South Uist.

Carers needed!

Flexible working patterns available.

As we continue to provide care at home, respite care and support for dementia from Eriskay to Berneray we are looking for new carers to join our team. We offer comprehensive training and a career path, including supported SVQs, so feel free to contact us if you have no previous experience of care but are willing to be trained.

All of Tagsa Uibhist’s staff are paid more than the Living Wage for the hours they work. We can be flexible with the hours you would work to fit with other commitments you have, and also providing a regular pattern of work.

Care Assistant

Employment Type: Full-time and Part-time positions available


  • Competitive salary (£14.54 per hour, rising to £15.17 upon completing SVQ2) and benefits package.
  • Mileage paid at £0.56 per mile for Care at Home and Commissioned Respite when you use your own car.
  • Flexible working patterns.
  • Opportunities for career advancement and professional development. Tagsa pays the full hourly rate for all applicable computer based or in-person training.
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • The satisfaction of making a positive impact on the lives of individuals.


  • Provide personal care and assistance to clients in their daily living activities at home.
  • Support clients with mobility and transferring, ensuring their safety and well-being.
  • Administer medication in accordance with established protocols and document accurately.
  • Assist with meal preparation, ensuring dietary requirements and nutrition are met.
  • Offer companionship and emotional support, engaging in meaningful conversations and activities.
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment for clients, including light housekeeping tasks.
  • Collaborate with the care team to develop and implement individual care plans.


  • Previous experience in a care or healthcare setting is preferred, but we also welcome candidates with a genuine passion for caring for others.
  • Possess a caring and empathetic nature, with a genuine interest in the well-being of others.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build rapport with clients and their families.
  • Reliable, punctual, and organized, with excellent time management skills.
  • Flexibility to work various shifts, including some weekends and holidays.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation. If you don’t have your own vehicle, Tagsa may be able to lend you a car.

How to Apply: If you are passionate about providing exceptional care and seeking a flexible work schedule, we invite you to apply for this rewarding opportunity. Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and availability. We look forward to reviewing your application and potentially welcoming you to our dedicated care team.

Send your resume to Human Resources Manager Hanna:

Tagsa Uibhist is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.


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