Coordinated approach to Carrick transport

TRANSPORT in the Carrick area could be set for a significant improvement with the appointment of a new-post coordinator, applications for which close today.

A Project Coordinator position is currently being advertised through rural regeneration company Ailsa Horizons and is intended to spearhead more joined-up working between the existing community transport organisations (CTOs) for the betterment of local services.

The post is in response to an economic and social development study undertaken by Glasgow-based consultants Ekos which, when its results were published in February, claimed limited financial and human resources as well as low take up and perceived competitiveness between CTOs was preventing successful service delivery.

Ailsa Horizons manager Stuart Lindsay confirmed a Project Coordinator was being sought and is expected to begin in January following interviews next month.

The successful candidate will be required to work with the individual CTOs, offering operational support where needed and look for ways in which CTOs can cooperate with each other and become more sustainable.