Job Title: Casual Civic Driver
Job reference: 002006
Service Area: Law and Governance
Salary: G5: £27,114 to £28,125 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
Hours per week: As and when required including some weekends and bank holidays
Location: Oxford - Town Hall
Are you are looking for a job on a casual basis to suit your life style, love driving while delivering exceptional customer experience and going that extra mile, then we have an exciting opportunity for you. We are looking for a competent driver with a full, clean driving licence to join our pool of casual civic drivers. This team play an essential part in ensuring our Lord Mayor, Sheriff, Deputy Lord Mayor and their guests arrive at official engagements on time. You will mainly work in and around Oxfordshire, with occasional requirements to travel further afield in our fully electric car FC1.
The role will involve some very basic administrative tasks, along with the placing on of their civic regalia for which training will be provided. You will be required to work on any day of the week, dependent on the schedule of events, but as you will be working within a team of other casual drivers the workload is shared to help fit around you and your lifestyle.
This is a great opportunity for you to become a key member of the civic team and to work with Oxford’s officials at some of our high profile events, so if you like the sound of this and are enthusiastic, then we would very much like to hear from you.
Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status. Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Innovation (General)’ winners 2017, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015. We are accredited with the Customer Service Excellence Quality Mark which helps us to ensure that the customer is always placed at the heart of everything we do.
With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.
We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.
How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.
Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).
For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk
If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.
Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history. Coronavirus information: It is intended to conduct interviews in person with shortlisted candidates, following the safe meeting protocols that are in place. For this role the successful applicant will be expected to work in and around the Oxford City area.
Closing Date: 31 January 2022
Late applications will not be processed
Interview Date(s): Week commencing 14 February 2022
For an informal discussion about the post please contact David Hawkins on 01865 2393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are an equal opportunity employer:
We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs.