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Transport Services Driver

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £24,294 to £26,421 per annum, (Grade E)
Newbury Rugby Club
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
08/04/2024 at 23:59
Vacancy Description

Are you an experienced driver with a passion for providing excellent customer service? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy working as part of a dedicated team? If so, West Berkshire Council has an exciting opportunity for you to join our Transport and Countryside Service as a Transport Services Driver.

As a Transport Services Driver, you will play a vital role in ensuring the safe and efficient transportation of passengers, including children and vulnerable adults, to various locations within and outside of West Berkshire. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Operating a range of vehicles, such as minibuses and accessible transport, in accordance with relevant legislation and Council policies
  • Providing a friendly and professional service to passengers, ensuring their comfort and safety throughout their journey
  • Assisting passengers with boarding and alighting, including those with mobility aids or additional needs
  • Conducting vehicle checks and reporting any defects or maintenance requirements
  • Maintaining accurate records of journeys, mileage, and passenger details

To excel in this role, you should have:

  • A valid UK driving licence with D1 entitlement (minibus)
  • Excellent driving skills and a good knowledge of local and national road networks
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with passengers of all ages and backgrounds
  • A responsible and reliable approach to work, demonstrating punctuality and adherence to schedules
  • The flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends, as required

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Flexible working wherever possible between the hours of 07.00-19.00
  • Hybrid working wherever possible working 40% in the office
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities 
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Paul Stennett, Senior Transport Officer, on 01635 503247 or email Paul.Stennett@westberks.gov.uk.

Join us at West Berkshire Council and make a positive impact in your community through the important work we do. Apply now to be considered for this rewarding opportunity as a Transport Services Driver.

Equal Opportunities
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
How to apply

Please now complete a short online application form. You will then be able to upload your CV, if you do not have a CV please download our full application form below, complete and upload that instead.

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