Vehicle Passenger Escort (Part Time)

Location
Solihull
Salary
£17, 842 to £18,562 pro rata, per annum.
Posted
14 Dec 2021
Closes
16 Jan 2022
Job Ref
SOL000004297
Job Type
Driving
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Part Time
Hours
Part-Time

Hours:
20.0 Hours per Week

We are looking for compassionate and caring individuals who enjoy working with people and want to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable adults & children, people with learning difficulties and/or a disability.

We are offering a great opportunity to assist service users of all ages with special needs/ learning or mobility difficulties to access local day centres or schools throughout the borough on Solihull Council’s Transport Fleet.

As a Vehicle Passenger Escort you need to have a good understanding of the support required by vulnerable adults & children, people with learning and/or physical disabilities and also be able to do the following:

  • Be able to demonstrate reasonable standard of literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Be physically fit and able to push and clamp wheelchairs.
  • Be able to observe service users and respond to their diverse needs.
  • Be able to think on your feet and deal with situations calmly and professionally.

In return we offer:

  • The opportunity to make a difference and work as part of a friendly team
  • Annual leave starting at 24 days (pro rata) and rising to 29 days (pro rata) after 5 years service and the opportunity to buy additional day’s holiday per year.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
  • Family and carer friendly policies
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee benefits including a staff discount card

Due to the nature of the work, you will be required to work a split shift, between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 am and 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday. (Flexibility will be required).

To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question regarding this post, please contact Brian Davies, Facilities Manager on 0121 704 6305. We will respond to enquiries during the Christmas holiday period as soon as possible, to ensure that a response is received in good time before the application deadline.  

Socially distanced interviews will take place on 27th January 2022.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required .

This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: DBS Enhanced Adults & Childrens .

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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