Escort/Driver, Liverpool

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Lakeside SchoolLiverpool

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Annual £18,065 - £18,426 pro rata + Outstanding Benefits package
Contract term: Permanent

Lakeside School is a successful, independent specialist day school for young people aged 5 -13 years who have complex communication and learning needs with associated behaviours and anxieties.

Your role as an Escort/Driver will be to either escort the children whilst they are driven or drive one of the school minibuses, 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 candidates who could be employed as either an escort or a driver.

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


You will work Monday-Friday, 15 hours per week, and your hours will be split between the morning and afternoon school runs.  Term time only.


You’ll receive a competitive salary, pro-rata’d 35 days school holidays, contributory pension (matched up to 5%), Life Insurance based on two times your annual base salary and comprehensive induction and ongoing training, as well as extensive Group staff benefits such as Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance and Cycle to Work Scheme.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Vicky Earley - School Secretary on 0151 487 7211.  

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:      Monday 11th November 2019

Interviews:         Week commencing Monday 18th November 2019

More about Lakeside School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 13 years
Address: Naylors Road, Liverpool, L27 2YA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 151 4877211
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Lakeside School caters for children with complex learning and communication difficulties.  The school adopts a holistic approach towards children and provides a high level of quality education and care. We seek to provide a broad, balanced and s...