Vacancy: Traffic Commissioner Appointments For Wales and North West of England Regions / Penodi Comisiynydd Traffig Cymru a Chomisiynydd Traffig Gogledd-orllewin Lloegr
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Penodi Comisiynydd Traffig Cymru a Chomisiynydd Traffig Gogledd-orllewin Lloegr
Lleoliad: 1 yn Ardal Traffig y Gogledd-orllewin – Golbourne, ger Warrington
1 yng Nghymru - Caerdydd neu Gaernarfon
Dyddiad cychwyn: Hydref 2019
Hyd y penodiad: Parhaol
Cyfnod amser: 42 awr (dros wythnos 5 diwrnod) gan gynnwys awr y dydd ar gyfer prydau
Tâl cydnabyddiaeth: £101,287 y flwyddyn (Mae cyflogau Comisiynwyr Traffig ynghlwm wrth bolisi cyflogau’r sector cyhoeddus ar gyfer y farnwriaeth).
Costau: Byddwn yn ad-dalu costau rhesymol fydd yn codi wrth gyflawni dyletswyddau. Bydd yr union fanylion yn cael eu rhoi yn y telerau a'r amodau. Ni fyddwn yn talu costau adleoli.
Meini Prawf Hanfodol ar gyfer y swydd yng Nghymru yn unig: Mae sgiliau Cymraeg yn hanfodol ond byddwn yn ystyried ceisiadau gan ymgeiswyr nad ydynt eisoes yn meddu ar y sgiliau hyn ond sy’n barod i ymrwymo i ddysgu’r Gymraeg. Dylai’r ymgeiswyr fod yn gyfreithwyr neu’n fargyfreithwyr.
Mae'r Adran Drafnidiaeth yn dymuno penodi dau Gomisiynydd Traffig. Un ar gyfer Gogledd-orllewin Lloegr lle bydd yr ymgeisydd yn gweithio yn Golborne ger Warrington a’r llall ar gyfer Cymru lle y bydd yn gweithio yng Nghaerdydd neu Gaernarfon. Efallai y bydd gofyn i’r ddau Gomisiynydd deithio i rannau eraill o’r rhanbarth ac ar draws Prydain.
Y Comisiynwyr Traffig sy’n gyfrifol am drwyddedu a rheoleiddio’r rheiny sy’n gyrru cerbydau nwyddau trwm, bysiau a choetsis, a chofrestru gwasanaethau bysiau lleol. Gall Comisiynwyr Traffig Prydain Fawr wrando ar achosion yn enwedig apeliadau a chwynion o feysydd traffig eraill sy'n cael eu dirprwyo gan yr Uwch-gomisiynydd Traffig, ac felly gall gynnal y dyletswyddau mewn unrhyw fan ym Mhrydain. Fe’u cynorthwyir yn y gwaith hwn gan ddirprwy Gomisiynwyr Traffig, sy’n llywyddu dros nifer o ymchwiliadau cyhoeddus ac sy’n delio ag achosion ysgrifenedig. Mae gwaith fel Comisiynydd neu Ddirprwy yn cael ei gydnabod gan y Comisiwn Penodiadau Barnwrol fel gwaith sy'n cyfateb i brofiad mewn tribiwnlys.
Ar hyn o bryd, caiff Comisiynwyr Traffig eu penodi hyd at 65 mlwydd oed a gall y penodiadau gael eu hestyn am gyfnod hyd nes y byddant yn 66 oed, yn amodol ar gymeradwyaeth gan yr Ysgrifennydd Gwladol.
Bydd rhagor o wybodaeth am y penodiadau hyn, gan gynnwys sut i wneud cais, cyfrifoldebau'r swydd a'r manyleb person, i'w cael drwy gysylltu â'r Adran Drafnidiaeth: Paul.email@example.com.
Y dyddiad cau ar gyfer ceisiadau yw dydd Mawrth 27 Awst 2019.
Traffic Commissioner Appointments For Wales and North West of England Regions
Location: 1 x North West Traffic Area based in Golborne, near Warrington
1 x Wales based in Cardiff or Caernarfon
Start date: October 2019
Length of appointment: Permanent
Time commitment: 42 hours (over a 5 day week) including one hour daily meal breaks
Remuneration: £101,287 per annum (Traffic Commissioners' salaries are linked to the public sector pay policy for the judiciary).
Expenses: Reasonable expenses in the course of duty will be reimbursed. Precise details will be detailed in the terms and conditions. No relocation expenses will be paid.
Essential criteria for the Welsh role only: Welsh skills are essential but candidates who do not poses this essential skill but are willing to commit to learning the Welsh language will be considered. Candidates should be a qualified solicitor, barrister or lawyer
The Department for Transport is seeking to recruit two Traffic Commissioners. One for the North West of England based in Golborne near Warrington the other for Wales based in Cardiff or Caernarfon. For both roles travel to other parts of the region and Great Britain will be required.
Traffic Commissioners are responsible for the licensing and regulation of those who operate heavy goods vehicles, buses and coaches, and the registration of local bus services. Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain can hear cases, particularly appeals and complaints from other traffic areas as delegated by the Senior Traffic Commissioner, and thus can undertake duties anywhere in Great Britain. They are assisted in this work by Deputy Traffic Commissioners, who preside over a number of public inquiries and handle written cases. Work as a Commissioner or Deputy is recognised by the Judicial Appointments Commission as being equivalent to tribunal experience.
Currently, Traffic Commissioners are appointed to the age of 65 years and renewed for a period up to their 66th birthday subject to approval by the Secretary of State.
Further information about these appointments, including how to apply, the job role and person specification, may be found by contacting the Department for Transport: Paul.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 27 August 2019.
Taylors Transport race to the front at Convoy in the Park
With a growing involvement in truck racing, Taylors Transport will be among the most prominent hauliers at this year's Convoy in the Park.
Nottinghamshire haulage group Taylors Transport has been a feature of the local transport landscape for 45 years, and more recently a feature of the truck racing scene too – especially at sister magazine Truck & Driver’s own Convoy in the Park.
MD Alan Taylor, who has been with his family's firm for 37 years, says the 200-vehicle operation has always sponsored local people, so when current UK champion truck racing driver Ryan Smith knocked on the door three years ago, the company was happy to help. Now it looks after two of these race trucks, the second of which is driven by Alan's son Mark.
“It was Ryan who got us hooked, then Mark showed a keen interest too, so when the opportunity to purchase our own race truck came up, we took it.” Alan Taylor, MD, Taylors Transport
This is Mark Taylor's first full season on the circuit and he's showing real promise, sitting in fourth position at the time of writing. Ryan, who has won the BTRA Championship for the past three years on the trot, is already sitting at the top. “This year we're basically running together,” Alan tells us. “Camping together, communicating together and generally looking after each other. Taylors Transport is Ryan's major sponsor this year too, so the race trucks are liveried almost identically.”
Given Taylors' connection to racing, it's only logical that it should get involved in Convoy in the Park, which is held in conjunction with the BTRA Donington track meet. “Last year we brought 30 trucks and we're hoping to do the same this year as well, lining them up to make a grand entrance into the Paddock,” Alan says. “We'll also be providing the pace trucks for the start of each race, though just for Division 2 this time, so we can have a chance to see our own trucks racing in Division 1!” But the main feature of Taylors' presence will, once again, be the entertainment – ostensibly laid on for its 700 invited guests, but enjoyed by many other show visitors too. As well as feeding and watering its friends, the company's area will boast live bands brought in especially for the occasion, some from as far away as Austria.
You can visit Taylors Transport’s stand at Convoy in the Park on 10-11 August. Get your tickets here.
You can read more about Taylors Transport in the Summer Special issue of Commercial Motor magazine. Coming out on 8 August, this bumper issue will feature 16 extra pages! Subscribe and get your copy delivered to your door.