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Minibus Driver

Chatham GrammarMedway

Contract: Casual

Hours:  As required, on rota, up to a maximum of 20 hours per week

The University of Kent Academies Trust are seeking to recruit enthusiastic individuals for the role of casual Minibus Driver to transport our students on a designated route on their journey to and from school. This is a relatively new service at Chatham Grammar but has already proven so popular with students and their families, that we have increased our services.  

Our Drivers and Chaperones work on a rota between the hours of 7.00am – 9.30am for the morning school run and from 2.00pm – 4.30pm for the afternoon school run. Hours will be worked on a casual basis and there will be negotiation and flexibility as to the days of the week you choose to work. Total hours worked per week varies according to availability of individuals but is not likely to exceed 20 hours per week. 

Previous experience of driving a minibus of up to 17 seats is essential and you must have an appropriate (clean) driving licence. Your driving licence must be for manual vehicles and must have category D1. It is preferable that you have already undertaken Midas training, however, we would be happy to facilitate this training for our successful applicants.

You will need to demonstrate that you have a calm and friendly manner and a willingness to have a flexible approach to work. You will be pro-active and reliable and will be able to demonstrate attributes that will make you a role model to our young people.

The successful applicant will be coming to a multi-academy trust wide supportive learning environment, characterised by open management, and in the knowledge that they will enjoy the full support and care of the pragmatic (and down to earth) leadership team. We have a dynamic, innovative team of professional staff who want to make a difference to the lives, aspirations and opportunities of our young people.  We would encourage applicants to visit the UKAT website to view the many employee benefits on offer https://www.universityofkentacademiestrust.org.uk/careers-with-ukat 

Chatham Grammar offers its students a wide variety of educational opportunities with a commitment to ensuring that its students achieve good educational outcomes, develop healthy minds and aspire to be happy confident young women ready to embark on a variety of aspirational careers.  It benefits from being part of the University of Kent Academies Trust and has a current Ofsted rating of Good.   Chatham Grammar is proud of its comprehensive website and would encourage applicants to visit for further information http://www.chathamgrammar.org.uk/ 

HOW TO APPLY

Your application should be made after reading the job description and person specification and you will use the application to tell us how your current skills and experience fit the requirements and why you think you would be suited to this role. 

We are keen to attract top talent to our inclusive Trust and therefore we welcome applications from all people across the community spectrum regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, sexual orientation, disability, gender reassignment or age.

In order to follow social distancing guidance, visits to the Academy are not possible at this time, but we would be happy to arrange a discussion or video call with a member of our Senior Leadership Team to share our vision for this role with you.  To arrange such a discussion, or for any other queries about the role, please email recruitment@universityofkentacademiestrust.org.uk 

For further information, to download our application form or to send us your CV, please visit our website: http://www.chathamgrammar.org.uk/ 

Deadline for applications:  considered upon receipt

The University of Kent Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

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