Minibus Driver, Luton

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The Stockwood Park AcademyLuton
Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £10 an hour
Contract term: Fixed Term

Are you a self-motivated, punctual and reliable individual who likes a varied working environment?

Would you enjoy being responsible for coordinating, managing and driving our school minibus?

Do you live locally to Luton and want to be a key member of a dynamic and successful Academy?

If you have answered yes to these questions, Stockwood Park Academy would love to hear from you!

The Stockwood Park Academy are seeking to appoint a Minibus Driver to join our welcoming team! We are looking to recruit a dependable and organised individual who will drive between our two Sixth Form sites to assist our students to and from classes and on various trips the Academy organise. At The Stockwood Park Academy, every individual staff member is valued and seen as an integral part of the team. All staff have an important part to play and contributes where necessary, therefore, we are looking for someone who takes pride in being a big team player and will be flexible with their responsibilities to meet the differing needs of the Academy.  

 Role and Responsibilities: 

  • In charge of the safe transportation of the students to the relevant site
  • Undertake other journeys as required such as Academy trips or the collection, loading and delivery of post, supplies, students and equipment
  • Undertake appropriate vehicle checks and routine daily maintenance including vehicle cleaning and refueling. 
  • Report any vehicle defects found or suspected to the line manager, completing any necessary paperwork
  • Coordinate and manage the minibus bookings for trips and fixtures for students and liaise with the Chalk Hills Academy lead driver on the sixth form minibus timetable

Job Specifics:

  • Salary: £10 an hour  
  • Job Role:  Full time, 1 year fixed term contract
  • Hours: 37 hours a week, term time only
  • Start Date: As soon as possible

The successful candidate will:

  • Be over 23 years (insurance purposes) and be able to drive competently and safely as evidenced by a full current driving licence
  • Hold a D1 Licence
  • Have some experience of driving vehicles larger than cars  and working with people and the general public
  • Be able to communicate clearly, tactfully and politely
  • Be able to exercise initiative in emergency situations such as vehicle breakdown
  • Be able to vary normal working hours to meet unavoidable delays
  • Have a good knowledge of daily vehicle checks and maintenance procedures
  • Be willing to attend regular training as part of a planned programme

Why work for Stockwood Park Academy:

  • £30 million state of the art modern facilities in an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ school
  • You’ll be working alongside a supportive and genuine Senior Leadership Team and colleagues who want to see you succeed and thrive 
  • A staff wellbeing team that implements various strategies to boost staff engagement including various activities, events, conferences and many other staff benefits
  • Excellent opportunities to develop and grow in a successful and expanding Academy

Closing Date: Monday 12th March at 12pm        Interviews: As soon as possible

If you are interested in this job opportunity, please do apply today – we look forward to hearing from you!

Please refer to our Job Description in your application as this forms the basis of our shortlisting. 

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Hannah Chandler, Recruitment Officer on

01582 211 226 or email academyrecruitment@thesharedlearningtrust.org.uk

‘We believe in the safeguarding and welfare of children and expect all staff to share this view’. The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.



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Address: Part of The Shared Learning Trust, Rotherham Avenue, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 5PP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1582 722 333