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Birmingham City Council
Lindsworth School Monyhull Hall Road Birmingham B30 3QA
£22,737 to £24,702 pro rata Subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review
Closing date
24 May 2024

Job Details

Start date 2 September 2024 or as soon as possible

Hours 25 hours Monday to Friday term time only

Lindsworth School
Monyhull Hall Road
B30 3QA

Contact email

Lindsworth School is looking to appoint school minibus drivers. Lindsworth’s catchment area covers the whole of Birmingham and we seek highly reliable individuals to join our team of drivers for our small fleet of minibuses providing transport for our pupils to and from school on a daily basis during term time.

All drivers will be accompanied by a pupil guide on journeys. Applicants must have experience of driving larger vehicles, such as vans or minibuses, have knowledge of basic vehicle safety and hold a current valid category D1 driving licence with no more than six penalty points. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake Minibus Driver Awareness Training (MiDAS) which the school will provide.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a forward thinking pro-active team who are committed to further improving outcomes for very vulnerable young people. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religion. As a school we are firmly committed to developing the talents and potential of all our staff and place great emphasis on their wellbeing. We are focused on, and committed to, making rapid progress towards delivering an outstanding provision where success is defined in the terms of the individual learner.

We are looking to appoint staff who have high expectations of themselves and pupils.

About Lindsworth School - “One size fits NONE” Lindsworth School is a provision in which all staff work together to support pupils in developing their academic and social skills whilst encouraging growth in their emotional and mental health wellbeing. We are a mixed day/residential special school meeting the needs of 140 pupils, and rising, from Year 4 to Year 11 who have been assessed as having social, emotional, and mental health difficulties. Many of the pupils have medical diagnoses including ADHD, ASC, PTSD, PDA, ODD and Attachment Disorder. They have also experienced significant disruption to their education due to multiple school moves, fixed term and permanent exclusions and long periods of part-time or no placement in a school.

This is a school where you can make a real and lasting difference to the young people in our care. We are highly ambitious to provide our pupils with the best education and preparation for a happy and successful life in the adult world.

Candidates are expected to make an informal visit prior to applying. Please email Vanessa Wilson at to arrange a convenient time.

  This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016). Therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.  

Please download an application pack

Please submit all completed applications to Applicants completing an online application form must also submit a signed copy of their application either at the point of being called for interview or as soon as possible after the closing date. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Friday, 7 June 2024. If you have not heard from the school by this date, then please presume that your application has been unsuccessful.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check (where applicable) Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. An online search will also be carried out on all shortlisted candidates. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide. 

BCC is a Living Wage employer. 


Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

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We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

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The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

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Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
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