The Fleet Department is looking for Relief Drivers to join our team. Relief staff provide cover for when our permanent staff are absent through holidays, sickness or other reasons. Regular work is available and in some cases, staff may be able to work up to 25 hours per week, although this is not guaranteed. Full training will be given, and we also supply uniform and allowances for equipment.
We are looking for enthusiastic and compassionate individuals to safely transport clients and pupils using council minibuses and tail lift equipped vehicles to and from various day centre, schools and other establishments as required. Staff are based at either our North Depot in Sandy.
Our Fleet Transport team provides safe, efficient transport for a range of residents. They include older people, those with disabilities and children with special needs. The service allows these people to access educational and day care facilities – helping to make Central Bedfordshire a great place to work and live. As a Relief Driver, you’ll be a key part of the team.
For drivers you need a category D1 driving licence, but you don’t need previous experience to be considered. However you must be prepared to provide a caring, reliable service. You need to be patient, understanding and aware of issues surrounding disability, dementia and special needs. Our aim is to deliver customers safely from door-to-door. You must be smart and professional as well as punctual and polite. Above all, you will treat your customers with respect and dignity.
At Central Bedfordshire Council, we’re passionate about having a workforce that reflects our community. It’s why we’re committed to creating equal opportunities, so that we always embrace diversity.
To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Relief Driver Recruitment Pack
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Pauline Goodman at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0300 300 4596 or Yvonne Sewell at email@example.com 0300 300 4598
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.