Driver - Clacton part time

Capita Managed Services
28 Jan 2019
14 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Contract fixed term, 12 months
Hours 20 per week, from approximately 08:00-10:00 and 15:00 - 17:00
Location: Clacton-On-Sea
Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda - one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We're immensely proud of our flexible working options.
Essex County Council are currently looking for Drivers for their Community Link service to safely operate the vehicle and any disabled access equipment utilised in transporting passengers. The successful candidate will ensure the safe transfer between pickup/drop off locations and vehicles for passengers.
The successful candidates will assist in promoting the Community Link service in Essex and will work with Passenger assistant(s) allocated to the vehicle.
This is a very rewarding role, with successful candidates receiving the opportunity to deliver such a valued service to the community.
We must ask drivers to have a D1 qualification within their licence (driving tests passed before 1997 will have this included)
Key Accountabilities
* Representing the Community Link team
* Carry passengers in a safe cost effective way
* To work with the driver allocated to vehicle as a team to ensure customer care standards are maintained to a high level
* For passengers with identified needs, monitor those needs and respond with training specific to those passengers
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
* Current holder of a valid driving licence with Category D1 entitlement.
* Knowledge and experience of driving a passenger carrying minibus would be advantageous.
* Able to demonstrate the ability to work with passengers with special needs and the elderly.
* Ability to carry out basic vehicle safety checks
* Ability to function as part of a team.
* Good communication skills
* Ability to work under pressure and remain calm
* Able to transport passengers with a diverse range of needs.
The successful applicant will be required to hold a pass certificate for the ECC minibus test before being awarded the post.
The successful applicant will be required to complete an ECC driver's medical assessment (Note: The post will not be awarded until medical clearance is received)
As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit: https://dbs-update-service
Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on https://benefits
Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.
If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Essex Recruitment Team on *
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Working for Essex welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

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