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Drivers

Employer
Worcestershire County Council
Location
Worcestershire
Salary
£11.79 to £11.98 per hour
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
Reference
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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Childcare, Customer service, Driving
Contract Type
Part time temporary
Working Pattern
See advert details
Hours
Part-Time

Job Details

Job Title: Drivers 
Salary:  £11.79 to £11.98 per hour, 
Contract: See advert details
Location: Vehicle Pickup points are throughout Worcestershire including Kidderminster, Worcester, Evesham, Bromsgrove, and Redditch


The Role

Enjoy driving, and want to use those skills to help your community?

Approachable, friendly, and always there with a smile? Can you see yourself transporting children and adults to our schools and day centres?

You are required to develop and maintain good communication with the Passenger Assistant, passengers, and all members of the public.
You will work as part of a team with the Passenger Assistant, who attends to individual’s needs whilst traveling. 
You’ll assist with moving passengers, including using a tail lift, and wheelchair securing as required. 
You’ll keep the vehicle in good working order by carrying out basic administration, keeping the vehicle clean, and of course topping it up with fuel.
You will always carry out Safety checks on the vehicle before collection and drive safely. 
The role involves driving a vehicle on a split shift to safely transport individuals to their destination which may include in the morning and the afternoon.

*Most drivers will require a category D1 license, but on occasion will need a PSV license, and sometimes a category C license and no more than 6 penalty points, this will be discussed with the recruitment manager. 

As a driver, you will be required to have:
• Training as provided.
• Be a minimum of 21 years of age.
• Demonstrated evidence of experience driving appropriate vehicles.
• Due to the nature of the work a criminal record check via the DBS disclosure service will also be required. 
• Candidates are required to successfully complete a County Council driving assessment before an interview.

For further information on this role, please contact the Transport Unit: tsuoperations@worcestershire.gov.uk or 01905 843 506.

Our friendly Recruitment Team can also be contacted at 01905 846 666 or drop them an email, Recruitment@worcestershire.gov.uk.


Roles Available:
 
Job Title: Driver for Pitcheroak School (NRE717)
Route Start: Trinity School, Easemore Road, Redditch, B98 8HB
Hours: 22.5 hours per week, term time only
End Date: Fixed Term until 31/12/2023 with potential extension

Job Title: Driver for Pitcheroak School (NRE718 / NRE912)
Route Start: Holy Oaks Field 1st School Redditch B976HH
Hours: 23.75  hours per week, term time only
Permanent

Job Title: Driver for Rigby Hall School  (NBG469)
Route Start: Holy Oaks Field 1st School Redditch B976HH
Hours: 26 Hours 15 mins per week, term time only
Permanent

Relief Drivers:

• Please clearly state in the application form that you are applying for a relief role. 
• Relief roles attract a +14.49% pay enhancement. 
• Relief Drivers provide cover for sickness, holidays, and busy periods.
• Available hours are at the discretion of business needs, and at your discretion should you want to accept any if they arise. 

Talent Pool

If you would like to be added to the talent pool for salaried vacancies, please apply and indicate this along the top of your application with how many hours would be preferable and what category licence you hold. As and when a suitable vacancy arises, we will be in contact. Please ensure to leave a contact number and email address in your application.


Applying:

Please indicate at the top of your application if you are applying for a specific route, a relief role or to be added to the talent pool. 

Please find attached a Microsoft Word application form to download. Please complete the information and return this to tsuoperations@worcestershire.gov.uk

Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached alongside the application form. 

Please write your application with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples of why you should be considered; and the experience, skills, and knowledge that you would bring to the post.


Application Closing Date: on-going
Anticipated Interview Date: as and when applications are received

Company

The work we do at Worcestershire County Council matters! We are there for the most vulnerable people in society who need us the most, we are helping to build a successful and growing local economy, we protect our environment, we improve outcomes for our children, young people and families, and we help ensure our residents are healthier, live longer and have a better quality of life. In short, what we do makes a difference to people's lives!

With so many ways to contribute, the chances are we have a job opportunity that's the career for you.

Click here for Children's Social Work and Adult Social Work vacancies.
While you are working hard, doing your best for the people of Worcestershire, we will do our best to provide an environment that supports and inspires you.  Here are some of the top reasons why you should work here.

Notes for applicants

When you click 'apply', you will be re-directed to Worcestershire County Council's online application site.

To submit your application, you will need to login to our site (this is a separate login to WM Jobs).

First time applicants will be asked to create a new account.  Please note, you are only able to view the Job Description and Person Specification on the WM Jobs board not via Worcestershire County Council's online application site.

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know. 

Contact details: recruitment@worcestershire.gov.uk

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Company info
Website
Telephone
01905 846666
Location
Worcestershire County Council
County Hall
Spetchley Road
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR5 2NP
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