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School Minibus Driver

Canterbury, Kent
Kent College, Canterbury
Part Time
27th January 2020
Start Date
As soon as possible
11th February 2020 12:00 AM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1087261

Salary : £9.18 per hour

Hours: Mornings only 6.15 am to 8.30 am


We are seeking to appoint a reliable and friendly minibus driver to transport pupils to and from authorised locations on an agreed daily route, driving a Kent College minibus or people carrier. Applicants must have high level customer service, a sense of humour and be happy to work with children.


Formal qualifications are not essential, but a D1 Driving Licence would be an desirable, along with experience of working with children within an education environment.


Occasional weekend driving is also available at an enhanced rate.


We offer: free Benenden healthcare, free car parking, free meals (during term-time), contributory pension scheme and uniform where appropriate.


Closing date for applications: Monday 10th February 2020


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Job Description 


Dutie and Responsibilities 

  • Driving a Kent College vehicle (usually a minibus or people-carrier)

  • Responsible for the safety, comfort and welfare of the pupils and staff.

  • Carry out driver’s daily and weekly vehicle checks, and to carry out basic maintenance.

  • Report any vehicle defects, faults, incidents and accidents

  • Be responsible for the cleanliness of vehicles, and ensuring the vehicle is in a clean and roadworthy condition before and after use.

  • Refuel vehicles as required.

  • When required, cover for absent colleagues.

  • Maintain and help to promote a good company image, working attire should be worn at all times and kept in a clean and tidy condition.

  • Work within health and safety guidelines and other guidelines that may be issued from time-to-time

  • Work within the constraints and guidelines as set out in the 'Minibus Drivers’ Operating Instructions'.

  • To undertake any other associated duties as required by the manager.

  • Take responsibility for health and safety of Kent College vehicle and users


  • Attend relevant training courses as identified and agreed, this will include 'Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme'.

  • First Aid at work one day appointed person training


Person Specification 

  • Clean driving licence

  • Experience of driving a large vehicle, preferably an LGV/PSV

  • An ability to communicate with a range of people

  • Reliable and trustworthy

  • Honest, sense of responsibility and confidentiality.

  • Flexible approach to working arrangements.

  • Sensitivity to user needs

  • Willing to undertake additional training to enhance the services delivered by Kent College.

Kent College, Canterbury

Kent College, Canterbury