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 were options you would 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.
Driver (Non PCV)
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