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Mini-bus Driver - Part-Time - #JBD06958
Salary £10.35ph
Position type: Permanent
Contact person: Richard Creer

School Mini-bus Driver

Contract Type: Permanent (Term Time Only)

Salary: £10:35 per hour (dependent on experience)

Hours:28 hours per week

Working pattern: Morning and Afternoon shift

Closing date for applications: Friday 1 July 2022 at 9:00am

Required as soon as possible

Westholme School, established in 1923, is a successful independent school located on the rural outskirts of Blackburn. The school is based across 2 sites, providing a first class education to around 700 pupils, aged 4 years - 18 years.

Westholme School is seeking to appoint a motivated and reliable School Mini Bus driver to transport pupils to and from school on a daily basis during term time.

Applicants must have a calm, professional approach and hold a full, clean driving licence with D1 Category.

As a member of the schools Estates team you will play an important role driving one of the schools fleet of mini-buses in a responsible and competent manner and will supervise pupils to and from school.

As a mini-bus driver you will be responsible for the care, health and safety of yourself, pupils in charge, your colleagues and all other people who could be affected by your acts or omissions at work.

There may be occasions when the mini-bus driver will be required to work additional hours (with notice) or transport colleagues/pupils to other sites.

If you feel you have the skills required, we look forward to hearing from you.

Full details and application forms are available from our website:

Westholme School is an Equal Opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment by complying with the schools Safeguarding Policy at all times. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Job Description

Job title: School Mini-bus Driver
Location: To work across all sites
Responsible to: Estates Manager

Role Summary:

School mini-bus driver will transport pupils to and from school, adhering to school policies in relation to Health and Safety and Safeguarding. The driver will act as an ambassador for the school, ensuring at all times to promote and act in accordance with the schools values and ethos.

In addition, there may be occasions when the mini-bus driver will be required to work additional hours (with notice) or transport colleagues/pupils to other sites.

Key Responsibilities:-

Transport pupils to and from school.
Ensure mini-bus has sufficient fuel for the required journeys.
Inspect mini-bus before and after the school run.
Ensure mini-bus is kept clean and tidy.

Ensure pupils behave in an appropriate and safe manner during transport.
Report pupils conduct to relevant staff as appropriate.

Essential Requirements:

Hold a current, clean and valid driving licence D1 unrestricted or a PCV licence or D1 restricted (car licence obtained prior to 01/01/1997)
Age 25+ (for insurance purposes).
Geographical knowledge of the local area.
Competent to undertake vehicle checks and carry out basic maintenance.
Be prepared to undergo additional training as required
Be prepared to undertake safeguarding training and submit to a DBS with barred list check

Desirable requirements

Previous driving experience - ideally in passenger transport.
PCV licence holder.
First Aid qualification