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Welfare Minibus Driver

Pin icon WA8 Widnes
Pound Sterling icon £25,662 - £26,572 per annum
Clock icon Permanent
Calendar icon 24 Apr 2024
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Halton Community Transport (HCT) is looking for a Welfare Minibus Driver to join the team in Widnes.

If you are an experienced individual looking to provide an invaluable service to those in need, look no further. Read on to find out more…


Welfare Minibus Driver
Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 0PP

  • Full time, Permanent
  • £14.10 (non-PSV) or £14.60 (PSV) per hour
  • Category D1 or Category D licences are essential

Please Note: Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK

HCT is a pioneering organisation dedicated to providing safe and accessible transport solutions for individuals and community groups with special needs. With over 25 years of experience, HCT has expanded its services into the Liverpool City Region, maintaining its core values of affordability, comfort, and safety.


Benefits:

  • Salary of £14.10 (non PSV) or £14.60 (PSV) per hour
  • Overtime cover is available.
  • 4% employer contribution to pension.
  • 20 shifts paid holidays.
  • 7 days paid sickness leave after qualifying period.
  • Reduced cost garage work and staff discount.
  • Bank Holidays rostered with time in lieu and 25% enhancements.


The Role:

Join our team as a Merseylink Dial A Ride Shift Driver, primarily supporting our regional Section19 'Dial A Ride' Contract, Merseylink, operating on behalf of Merseytravel in the Liverpool City Region. As part of a 365-day operation, you'll play a crucial role in providing essential transport services to those in need.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Safely transport passengers, primarily on Merseylink routes.
  • Conduct daily safety checks on vehicles and report any issues.
  • Assist passengers with boarding and alighting, ensuring their comfort and safety.
  • Load and unload wheelchair users using appropriate equipment.
  • Maintain accurate records and comply with traffic and transportation procedures.
  • Undertake additional training as required.


Shift Patterns:

70 hours per fortnight - operating over a pre-set shift pattern (7 x 10 hour shifts over a 14-day period) typically between 7am and 11pm (paid as 10hr a day shifts even if you only work 1hr or are stood down).

Shift Example:

Week 1: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Week 2: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday

This is a 365 day per year operation so Bank Holidays may be rostered as part of your shift pattern with time in lieu and 25% enhancements being paid.


The Ideal Candidate:

  • Holds a pre-1997 full UK driving license with D1 minibus entitlement or post-1997 full Vocational D1 Minibus license.
  • Confidence in driving larger vehicles.
  • Flexible, with a willingness to work varied shifts.
  • Compassionate and empathetic towards passengers with disabilities.


How to apply for the role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today and check your inbox for an email providing more information on how to tailor your application and provide a cover letter or any supporting documents.

You must be authorised to work in the UK. No agencies please.

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