London Borough of Newham’s Passenger Transport Services (PTS) is mainly responsible for providing home-to-school and home-to-day care centre transport for young children with special needs using a varied fleet of vehicles.
Passenger Services Driver
Salary £22,377 - £23,607 pro rata 20 hours per week - Term Time only
As a Driver you will be responsible for the safe journey of your passengers across the Borough.
Working as a team, the Driver and Escort ensure that travel takes place safely, with dignity, efficiently and on time To do these roles you will need to be able to show that you
• Have experience of working with either children, the elderly or the disabled
• Can deal with situations calmly and safely, when they arise
• Can work as part of a team in an organised and professional manner
• Understand the needs of vulnerable people and how best to deal with them.
• Can communicate clearly in writing
PTS is now looking for PCV or D/D1-qualified Drivers on a term-time basis to help provide this vital community service, which makes a difference to the lives of young children and their families.
Please note working times are between 07:00am and 10:00am and 14:00pm and 17:00pm in the afternoon - weekdays only
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 0203 373 0909.