Travel Unit Driver
Travel Unit Driver - City Transport
Grade 3 / £18,933 - £19,698
5 positions - Part time permanent
20 hours per week - 44.5 weeks per year contract
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and hardworking individual to work within the Travel Unit at the City of Wolverhampton Council. The Travel Unit integrates the transport delivery of Adult Social Care, Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) and Passenger Transport, which provides a vital service to transport vulnerable children and adults with SEND needs across the City of Wolverhampton. We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and committed driver to be part of delivery a service for the City.
Key responsibilities will include:
- Ensuring all passengers are transported safely and that the service is delivered to a high standard.
- Driving any passenger carrying vehicles within the division.
- Maintaining an empathetic approach to individuals requiring transport assistance, whilst trying to maximise their independence where possible and being sensitive to each individual’s varying needs.
- Having awareness of any safeguarding and welfare issues that may arise and raising any concerns.
- To help safely board passengers onto the vehicle to venues such as schools, colleges and day centres and ensuring all specialist equipment is safely stored. · Providing an effective, timely and vital service to individuals in the community that require travel assistance.
The ideal candidate will need to hold a driving Licence category D1. Please note, this post will also require an enhanced DBS check.
Closing date: 20 June 2021
For more information please contact Beth Cooper, (Travel Unit Manager) on 01902 552517 or email Beth.Cooper@wolverhampton.gov.uk.
We will notify you of the outcome of your application as soon as possible after the closing date.
City of Wolverhampton Council are committed to representing Wolverhampton’s diverse community and therefore strongly encourage applications from all applicants meeting the essential criteria. The council operates a guaranteed interview policy for disabled candidates, those who have previously been under our care and are over the age of 25 and veterans who have served in the military, where it is evidenced that the essential criteria of the post are met. Our application system is anonymous, this means recruitment interview panel members will not receive details of your name or date of birth unless you are invited to attend an interview. We are not able to hide personal information from any attachments that you upload so we request that you remove your name, date of birth and any personal information from any supporting documentation. The shortlisting panel will receive your candidate pack in full (including any attachments) showing your candidate number. If you are invited to attend an interview, panel members will be provided with your name.