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Driver - Transport Delivery

Employer
Warwickshire County Council
Location
Warwick,Warwickshire
Salary
£28,770 - £31,364 full time
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
Reference
RA0006180

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Highways / Transport / Traffic
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

 

Driver

There are several positions available as follows –

 

37 hours per week (Full Time, 52 weeks per year) £28,770 - £31,364 FTE

25 hours per week (Part Time, Split Shift, 52 weeks per year) £19,439 – £21,191 pro rata

25 hours per week (Part Time, Split Shift, School Term Time only) £16,291 - £17,760 pro rata

 

If you are interested in any of these roles, you only need to apply once.

 

About The Role

 

Transport Operations arranges home to school transport provision for students with special educational needs as well as transport to day care services for adults. We also provide daytime demand responsive transport.

 

We are looking for Drivers to join us. Driving a specially adapted large minibus, you will be working with a team of other Drivers and Passenger Assistants.

 

Part-time roles (25 hours per week) transport adults and children to day care, respite placements and schools in Warwickshire which will include helping passengers, some of whom may have physical and learning disabilities, on and off the bus, ensuring their comfort and safety during transportation.  Part-time roles operate on a split shift system with a morning shift sometime between 7am and 11am, and returning for an afternoon shift sometime between 2pm and 6pm each weekday. Actual times will vary according to the route you are assigned.

 

Full-time roles (37 hours per week) include all these responsibilities, and also operate a Demand Responsive Transport service in Stratford District in the middle of the day, with appropriate breaks including lunch. These breaks are taken remotely, as there is not an opportunity to return to the depot due to time and distance constraints.

 

Drivers are responsible for maintaining the vehicle records as well ensuring the bus is clean and tidy after each use.

 

Location

 

Full time roles are based at our Warwick Depot.

 

Part time roles are available in Warwick, Rugby, and Nuneaton Depots.

 

Drivers employed by Warwickshire County Council may be asked to work from a different depot, which will always be notified in advance.

 

Drivers will be expected to support the wider team as required including occasional work as a Passenger Assistant on a route instead of driving when required.

 

A full package of training will be provided to support you in the role should you be successful.

 

Key Requirements

 

To be successful in this role it is important you enjoy driving, hold a clean Driving Licence with Category D1 and are available to work shifts in the early mornings and afternoons.  With good communication and customer care skills, you will enjoy meeting and assisting people of various ages and disabilities, providing a courteous and sensitive service.  With the ability to work on your own initiative; flexible in your approach, helping the wider team as necessary; you will be used to handling confidential information with tact and discretion. It would be advantageous if you have experience of working in a multi-cultural environment and experience of working with young and elderly people who are disabled.

 

Please ensure you address each of the essential criteria within your supporting statement (using the job description below), providing examples where possible. 

 

Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make 

 

Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feels?valued, included, safe, supported,?and?welcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them!? 

 

At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure.  Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.  

 

Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19 percent per month, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit: Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund'   

 

The benefits we offer include agile working, a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas, and access to Vivup benefits and discounts platform.  

Click here to view the benefits at Warwickshire County Council.

 

Additional Information

 

Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Please be advised successful applicants will be subject to a range of pre-engagement checks, including a relevant Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). In accordance with the DBS code of practice and our own policy, should an individual have a declared criminal offence an individual assessment will be completed. Warwickshire County Council adheres to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 

 

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. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public.  

 

There are multiple positions available on this advertisement, therefore please be aware shortlisting and interviews are taking placing during the advertising period. 

 

For further information about the role please contact Ian Heritage on 07900 778281 or email ianheritage@warwickshire.gov.uk   

 

Closing date: Midnight on 16th July  
Interview date: 22nd July 2024

 

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements. 

 

Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce. See?more 

Company

As a local authority we take on a wide range of roles, whether we are providing specialist care and support to the most vulnerable in our communities, or championing Warwickshire as a choice for business through our work to promote economic growth and innovation.

Warwickshire is famous the world over as Shakespeare’s county— but that’s only half the story.  We’re also vibrant and modern. One of the fastest growing commercial regions in the UK, we’re home to many leading companies and developing exciting opportunities for everyone who lives and works here. 

WCC

We pride ourselves on being an innovative employer that like to encourage new ways of working. Likewise, our ability to make decisions quickly is as important to us as it is to our customers.

We work actively with partner organisations to deliver our core services:

  • Schools and Learning
  • Social Care and Health
  • Community Safety
  • Environment and Planning
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Roads and Travel

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