Senior Driver (Meals on Wheels)

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, B69 3DE
Band E SCP 18-25 (£29,269 - £33,945 per annum)
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Job Type
Driving, Social Care – Adults
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Working Pattern

Job Details

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Driver for Meals on Wheels and Adult Social Care transport, the successful applicant will be involved in the day-to-day operations for the smooth efficient running of these services.

Reporting to the Transport Manager you will be responsible for a team of drivers in the Meals on Wheels & Adult Social transport area, you should be self-motivated and be able to work with limited supervision with the ability to transfer plans into actions.
Previous experience of working within venerable people along with good knowledge of food delivery procedures/road transport regulations are desirable. You must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office packages, particularly Microsoft Word & Excel.

• Route planning to optimise the efficient delivery of the service.
• Despatch of vehicles in safe legal and timely manner.
• Scheduling of staff on the roster.
• Staff appraisals and supervisions on accordance with policy.
• Supervise staff and manage resources effectively.
• Risk assessments to ensure safe service.
• Spot checks on vehicles/drivers.
• Cover driving duties if needed.
• Liaising with client’s management staff and stakeholders.
• Manning duty desk taking cancelations and alterations.
• Contribute to the development of the service.
• Sickness absence management to stage one and return to work interviews.


• Experience of supervising or managing staff.
• Category B car drivers licence
• Computer literate in Microsoft products
• Be reliable and trustworthy

In return the Salary commences at £27,344 with annual increments to £32,020 You will also receive development and support from colleagues, generous annual leave and exciting employee benefits.

This vacancy and advert will be closed on 30th November 2023 or as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

For an informal discussion, please contact Derrick Tibbetts on 0121 569 4335 or Email

You will also be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check.


37 hours per week primarily Monday – Friday although flexible working will be required with working some weekends subject to the needs of the service. The Meals on Wheels service operates 7 days a week 365 day per year.

The council operates hybrid working. This involves working from an agreed workplace location in the borough for at least two days a week.

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to:

For more information about working for Sandwell Council, our recruitment process and our offer to you please visit

Click here to find out more about our One Team Framework: Values and Behaviours.

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Job Description


Who are we?

Sandwell is situated at the very heart of the West Midlands, just a stone’s throw from Birmingham. A large, diverse, metropolitan borough, Sandwell offers exciting opportunities for all in a friendly, supportive environment.

Why work for us?

  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits scheme, which includes:
  • An exclusive retail discounts portal
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for cars, bikes, technology and car parking
  • An employee assistance and counselling service
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • A wide variety of learning and development opportunities
  • Flexi-time working
  • A variety of leave schemes including carers, compassionate, maternity and paternity
  • Volunteering scheme

Your career at Sandwell Council

We offer something for everyone, with an incredibly wide range of career opportunities, at any stage of your career, from apprentices to senior managers.

Whether your focus is a support service, such as Finance, Human Resources, Legal or ICT, or a frontline service, such as Social Care, Planning & Regeneration, Housing or Leisure, it’s worth looking at what Sandwell has to offer.

Our plans for the future

Our Vision 2030 shows just how committed we are to creating the best future possible for our communities and for the people who live and work in Sandwell. 

We’re a progressive organisation, and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far, but we know there’s much more to do to make our vision. For more information on our plans for the future see our dedicated vision 2030 page;

For more information about working for Sandwell Council, our recruitment process and our offer to you please visit;

For information on our Values and Behaviours, please visit:

To view a copy of the Local Government Career Guide, please visit;

Company info
0121 569 3300
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council House
Freeth Street
West Midlands
B69 3BS
United Kingdom

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