Transport Logistics Manager – Uppingham Careers

Transport Logistics Manager

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Job details

Contract hours: Full time, term time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: £42,000 (full-time equivalent, pro-rated for part-time working)
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 18 April 2024, 9:00 am


If you are a well-organised and proactive individual who can offer previous transport management experience, we have an exciting opportunity for you! Join us as a Transport Logistics Manager, overseeing the provision of an effective transport service across the Uppingham Group of Schools (UGS).

This dynamic new role comes at an exciting time for the UGS, as we expand our transport service. You will manage all aspects of transport for pupils and school operations, delivering a reliable, timely and safe service on a daily basis for both Uppingham School and Maidwell Hall, whilst also ensuring our fleet of multi-purpose vehicles is well maintained and in compliance with Health and Safety law.

With the opening of Uppingham School’s first Day House in September 2024, the Transport Manager will be required to set up, launch and maintain a reliable home-to-school and school-to-home bus service for pupils.

In addition to your management duties, you will also share administrative responsibilities with a Transport Administrator, covering early morning and evening services on a rotating shift basis.

You will need a clean driving licence and a Certificate of Professional Competence for Transport Managers. Prior experience of managing passenger transport operations, preferably in a school environment, is essential, along with additional prior experience managing complex vehicle and driver services. You will need knowledge of applicable transport regulations, whilst basic knowledge of vehicle maintenance would be desirable. Transport compliance training can be provided.


In return Uppingham offers a community that values people. We are warm, compassionate and mutually supportive. This is reflected in our working environment and the benefits we are able to offer:

  • 50% contribution to premiums for School’s private health scheme
  • Death in service cover with a lump sum of twice annual salary
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual admin fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee day place discount
  • 25% Holiday Club discount for children of Uppingham or Maidwell Hall staff
  • Retail and restaurant discounts, via Westfield platform
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free annual ‘flu jabs
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Occupational Health services
  • Westfield health care package
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer
  • Recognised as “Investors in Diversity”

Closing date: 18th April 2024.

Interview Date: W/C 22nd April 2024.

Transport Logistics Manager – Candidate Information Pack

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

Working at Uppingham

Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.