Driver/ Escort - Part Time, Term Time Only, Rivington, Lancashire

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Cumberland SchoolRivington, Lancashire
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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £8.74 - £8.90 per hour / £16,863 - £17,713 annual salary pro rata + Outstanding Benefits package
Contract term: Permanent

Cumberland Beacon School is a co-educational day school based in Rivington near Horwich and currently provides for pupils aged 11 -16 with Social Emotional and Mental Health difficulties. Many pupils present with additional co-existing conditions, such as ADHD, attachment disorder and speech and language difficulties, which impact significantly on their learning and progress.

Your role as a Driver/Escort will be to either drive one of the school minibuses, or escort the children whilst they are driven, collecting them from their homes in the morning, and returning them after school.  The number of young people in each vehicle will be between one and 6, and there will always be 2 Driver/Escorts present.

Ideally applicants will have a clean driving licence with a minimum of 5 years driving experience, be over 25, have a good sense of humour and have the ability to work as part of a team.  Applicants should be of smart appearance, reliable and good time keepers.  We will consider applications from non-drivers who can be employed as an Escort only.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Check and, if employed as a Driver/Escort, will complete a MIDAS driver training course.  All employees will undertake staff induction training.


You will work 25 hours per week, and your hours will be split between the morning and afternoon school runs.  Term time only.


£8.74 - £8.90 per hour / £9,896 - £10,394 pro rata'd annually.

You’ll receive a competitive salary, pro-rata’d 35 days school holidays, contributory pension (matched up to 5%) and comprehensive induction and ongoing training, as well as extensive Group staff benefits such as Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance, Cycle to Work and tax free childcare vouchers.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Adrian Foster, Senior Administrator on 01772 284435.

The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

Closing Date:   22nd March 2019

Interviews:      Week commencing 25th March 2019

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