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Minibus Driver - The Meadows School

The Meadows School (Sandwell) (SIPS)
The Meadows School, Dudley Road East, Oldbury, B69 3BU 
Grade B, SCP 3-4 (£22,737 - £23,114 p.a.) Actual Salary £5,388 p.a - £9,990 p.a.
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Minibus driver to join The Meadows School. We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to provide safe and efficient driving for students.

As a driver, you will operate student transportation during the school day for offsite visits.

Duties will include:

  • Transporting students with SEN to educational visits and transport related activities
  • Carrying out vehicle safety checks, cleaning and general maintenance of the school minibuses

You will be an important member of our school team and will have a positive approach to this key role. The requirements for the post are:

  • Experience of minibus driving
  • a clean, full UK driving licence
  • Hold a D1 licence
  • Be willing to complete MIDAS minibus training qualification and medical check
  • Have a good knowledge of basic vehicle maintenance
  • Be dedicated and hardworking
  • Be a team player who is friendly and professional, relating well to staff and students  

Online Search 

An online search will be undertaken on all shortlisted candidates.  This search does not form part of the shortlisting process and you will have the opportunity to discuss any issues of concern that may arise from this search at the interview. 

The Meadows School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff / volunteers to share this commitment. 

All applicants will be subject to a rigorous, enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and all references obtained will be checked for authenticity and accuracy. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and is eligible for an enhanced DBS check including a Children's Barring List Check. If you are barred from working with children you are breaking the law if you apply for this post 

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

Application forms are attached below and should be returned to HR, SIPS Education Ltd, 2nd Floor, Guardian House, Cronehills Linkway, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 8GS or emailed to If you require further assistance or more information, please call 0121 296 3000. 

Please ensure application forms are signed if sending via email. 

If you provided an email address, correspondence will be sent via e-mail. 

If you are successful in being short-listed for interview, you will be contacted via email within 28 working days of the closing date. Please ensure you check your junk/spam boxes as well as your inbox incase any correspondence has been delivered there. 

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applications from all members of the community. 

All references obtained will be checked upon for authenticity and accuracy. 

You can visit our website: 

Hours: 10 to 18 hours (2/3 days per week)  

Grade: B, SCP 3-4 (£22,737 - £23,114 p.a.) Actual Salary £5,388 p.a - £9,990 p.a.   

Location:  The Meadows School, Dudley Road East, Oldbury, B69 3BU 

Closing Date: Friday 12th July 2024   

Interviews for shortlisted candidates: 19th July 2024   


The Meadows School is an extended Sixth Form Day School. We provide education for students from the ages of 9 to 19 across the local authority. We cater for 215 students who have severe and complex special educational needs; many also have additional physical, medical and communication difficulties, including autism.

Below are some extracts from our latest Ofsted Report July 2023:

”Students make outstanding progress in communicating their needs and expressing choices independently.”

“Parents are thrilled with the ways in which the school supports them with their children’s development at home.”

Company info
0121 569 7080
Dudley Road East
West Midlands
B69 3BU

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