Transport Operations secures all home to school transport provision for mainstream students and students with special educational needs as well as transport to day care and respite services. We operate from 4 bases in Warwickshire (Nuneaton, Rugby, Stratford and Warwick) using a fleet of specially adapted buses.
We are looking for a Driver to join us, working from our Warwick depot, for 25 hours per week. This role will be offered as a “floating” role and you will work from any one of our depots as required.
Going forward we may have other Driver roles available with different hours.
25.0 Hours per Week
As our Driver, you’ll be working within a team, on a split shift system that will include the morning shift from 6.45 am to 11.00 am and you will then return for the afternoon shift somewhere between the hours of 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm each week day. You’ll be responsible for assisting and transporting adults and children to Day Care; Respite placements and Schools across Warwickshire. As well as driving, you’ll be helping passengers on and off the bus; ensuring their comfort and safety during transportation; maintaining the vehicle records and ensuring the bus is clean and tidy after each use. In addition you’ll be working on a term time basis; may undertake the Passenger Assistant duties and will help the wider team as required. A full training package will be provided.
To be successful in this role, it’s important you hold a clean Driving Licence with Category D1; enjoy driving and are available to work shifts in the early mornings and afternoons. As this role is offered on “floating” basis you will need to be flexible in your approach; work from different locations as required and have your own transport. With good communication and customer care skills, you'll enjoy meeting and assisting people of various ages and disabilities providing a courteous and sensitive service. With the ability to work within a team and on your own initiative and support the wider Transport team as necessary, you’ll 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 have experience of working with young and elderly people who are disabled.
For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.
Additional Information & How to Apply
Reasonable time and expenses are payable if you are working away from your base.
Previous applicants need not apply.
Please note this role will transfer to Hawkes Point, Warwick within the next 2 years.
This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
For further information about the role please contact Andy Prosser on 07500 993248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Date: Monday 19 March 2018
Interview Date: Thursday 29 March 2018
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Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire
It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).
Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.
As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.
We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification