D1 Driver - Rochester

Posted 26 June 2024
Salary £23,780.64
Job Type Part Time
Business Area Medway Norse

Job description

D1 Driver (Minibus Driver)

Norse Medway


£23,780.64 pro rata


We are recruiting for Minibus Drivers to join our team in Rochester, on a permanent, part-time basis working 22.5 hours per week. Shift times vary but are usually between 07:00 AM – 09:30 AM, and 14:30 PM – 17:00 PM, Monday to Friday during term-time. 


You will be working alongside the Passenger Assistant, you will be responsible for collecting and taking clients to and from specific locations within the Medway area. 


This role will include transport to and from a number of day cares and schools, therefore it is important that you are able to support passenger’s needs whilst prioritising safety. 


Main Responsibilities:

  • Acting as first point of contact with passenger assistant between passengers, parents, carers, and staff. 
  • Responsibility for safety, welfare, and proper conduct of passengers in accordance with their emotional or physical needs. 
  • Ensure PA is on board when transporting passengers. 
  • Carry out daily vehicle checks, fuelling and cleaning duties to specific standards and report immediately any vehicle defects or accidents to Line Manager. 
  • Complete all driving records for each journey, as required, and any other relevant paperwork as may be necessary or requested. 
  • Work the hours necessary to meet the needs of service delivery. 
  •  Ensure the service is provided in accordance with company standards and objectives. 
  • You will be required to attend mandatory training during half terms to adhere to contracts required. 


Your Experience: 

  • Full UK Driving Licence with Category D1 entitlement 
  • Previous experience of driving passenger carrying vehicles 
  • Good geographical knowledge of Medway and the surrounding areas 
  • The individual is fit and reliable. 
  • Has sufficient command of spoken and written English. 
  • Activities meet the ongoing and changing needs of clients and customers. 
  • Experience of working with passengers with complex needs is an advantage. 


Our Offer:


Alongside a positive working environment and a commitment to reinvesting in training for our staff, we offer company pension and sickness scheme and access to Group wide benefits. 



Please read the attached job description and person specification to ensure you meet the criteria for the role before applying.


An enhanced DBS check will be required for our successful candidate, payment will be met by the employer. Please click here for details of our DBS policy relating to the recruitment of ex-offenders.


We are committed to employment practices and behaviours which encourage diversity, promote equality of treatment and eliminate unlawful and or unfair discrimination.  

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful and will not be progressed to the next stage.