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Casual Mayoralty Driver

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Casual Mayoralty Drivers
Casual part-time - Hours not guaranteed
Evening and weekend working
Required for immediate start

  • Are you looking for flexible working arrangements?
  • Do you have a full clean UK driving licence with no endorsements and penalty points?
  • Are you able to display tact, diplomacy and resilience when dealing with difficult situations?

If you answered yes, we would love to hear from you!

We are looking for people who want to earn some extra money by joining a small team of casual drivers who ensure that the Mayor arrives at evening and weekend events in a timely and safe manner.

The purpose of the role:
The post provides support to the Richmond and Wandsworth Mayoralties by covering the duties of the Chauffeur and Macebearer on a casual basis. These civic and charitable Mayoral events may be in Richmond and Wandsworth and occasionally will be in other boroughs in London. This role will involve driving the Richmond and Wandsworth Mayoral cars to transport the Mayors and Deputy Mayors to and from events, robing the Mayors in their robes and chains, attending events with the Mayors and acting as the Mayors attendant/macebearer.

You will:

  • Ensure the mayoral car is clean and in good running order at all times and report any damage or defects that are identified during the course of your duties.
  • Plan a suitable route to ensure arrival at the time stated on the Mayor’s engagement sheet.
  • Collect the Mayor or others as directed to ensure arrival at functions by the agreed time.
  • Attend on the Mayor at functions as required (full training will be provided).

About you:

  • You will have a full clean UK driving licence with no endorsements or penalty points.
  • You will demonstrate a strong focus on customer care, be able to display tact, diplomacy and resilience when dealing with difficult situations.
  • You will project a confident and professional image when in the public arena and/or dealing with large groups of people.
  • You will be able to assist with the delivery of events and meetings, including food preparation and serving.
  • You will be easily contactable to arrange work duties and able to work evenings and weekends sometimes at short notice. Some duties may be during the working week.

Please note the position is advertised as a casual appointment. We cannot guarantee the hours available, but we will agree these with you in advance on a week by week basis.  

To register your interest in working for us, please complete our short online application form, upload your CV and we will be in touch soon.

For an informal discussion please contact Shahid Siddiqui on 020 8871 6044.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: Sunday 8th August 2021

Shortlisting Date: Week Commencing 9th August 2021

Interview Date: Week Commencing 16th August 2021

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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