Relief Driver

26b Slingsby Close Attleborough Fields Industrial Estate Nuneaton CV11 6RP
£17.391 - £18.672
02 Oct 2018
18 Oct 2018
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Transport Operations secures all home to school transport provision for students with special educational needs as well as adult transport to day care centres and respite services.

We are looking for a driver to join us on a relief basis to cover for staff absences at our Nuneaton depot. Work would be generally agreed in advance to cover staff holidays and training but with occasional short notice requests to cover sickness. 

The Role

As our Driver, you will be working within a team that works on a split shift system that will include a morning shift starting from as early as 7 am and finishing between 9.30 am and 11.00 am and you will then return for the afternoon shift working somewhere between 2.00 pm and 6.00 pm. You will be responsible for assisting and transporting adults and children to Day Care, Respite placements and Schools across Warwickshire. As well as driving, you will 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 may be asked to undertake Passenger Assistant duties. 

Key Requirements

To be successful in this role, it’s 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'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, 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 have experience of working with young and elderly people who are disabled.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: Andy Prosser- 07500 993248

Closing Date: 16 Oct 2018
Interview Date: 26 Oct 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

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