Driver (NON PCV)
D1 Category Driver required for Richmond and Wandsworth Council. This is a great opportunity to join Adult Transport Services Richmond as a driver. You will be responsible for the safety, welfare and comfort of vulnerable adults whilst transporting them to agreed locations and venues which include the Borough Day Centres.
You will have good communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team. You will assist in transporting people with support needs including those with complex disabilities and support their mobility as required.
You will be motivated to make a positive difference to people’s lives in your role as driver. You will work with a large supportive team who prioritise providing excellent care and support to all service users.
This role is 30 hours a week 6 hours per day split shift (8am-11am plus 3pm -6pm) There will be opportunities for weekend overtime.
The successful Candidate will need:
- To have an understanding and knowledge of transporting vulnerable adults.
- A positive attitude to supporting adults with disabilities.
- To hold a full UK driving license or equivalent for 2 years minimum to drive small goods vehicles or Category D1 passenger vehicles.
- To have experience of driving vehicles with more than 8 passenger seats.
- An ability to operate all minibus equipment
- Communication skills and basic IT skills.
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including overtime. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.
In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: 5th August 2021
Shortlisting Date: 9th to 12th August
Interview Date: 18th/19th August
For an informal discussion relating to this role please contact Amy Regan - Day Centre and Transport Assistant Manager via Amy.Regan@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk
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.
We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams.
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.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
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