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Taxi Compliance Volunteer (Bristol)

The post of Taxi Compliance Officer is fully funded by Bristol and South Gloucestershire Councils and has been extremely successful in supporting drivers and the public in having a safe and effective Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle service. The work involves dealing with crime committed by and against drivers, supporting drivers who have experienced hate crime, educating the public, checking compliance with the law and licensing conditions by vehicles and drivers, problem solving, traffic management and multiagency operations amongst other tasks.

We are specifically looking to recruit a volunteer to support our work of Inspecting Drivers and Vehicles and to conduct telephone enquiries to establish details of Private Hire Vehicle bookings. We are hoping to find a volunteer who is able to offer us half a day to a day per week. The hours/days worked can be entirely flexible.

This is a great opportunity to learn about traffic law, taxi licensing, provide evidence for CV’s and to improve communication skills. You will feel satisfaction in having a direct influence on keeping the public safe, and your work will be appreciated by the drivers.

What The Role Involves

Arranging for vehicles to be presented at the police station for Inspection and maintain records on Excel.

Assist the Taxi Compliance Officer with the Inspections and resulting paperwork

Make phone calls/emails to Private Hire Operators to check bookings

Skills And Experience

  • Essential: Use of Excel (basic functions only)
  • Essential: Use of Outlook
  • Desirable: Confidence in making phone calls
  • Desirable: Knowledge of the taxi trade and vehicle standards/legislation

Please note that this role is not suitable for anyone who is currently licensed or employed within the taxi trade.

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Job information

Type / hours
Approx. half a day a week, flexibility on day. To be arranged with Volunteer
The Bridewell Police Station
Application deadline
No closing date
Job reference
Job added
04 September 2018

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