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Minibus Driver

Framlingham CollegeWoodbridge

We are looking for a friendly and enthusiastic Minibus Driver to join our Transport team, providing an efficient home to school service for our pupils. Our current vacancy is on the Diss minibus route, but routes can vary over time.

Applicants must hold a full driving licence. D1 category is preferred, but not essential, and previous experience of working either in a similar role or driving large vehicles would be an advantage.

Job Purpose:

Responsibility for the safe operation of a school minibus at all times when in use for driving staff and pupils. To provide an efficient and safe transport service, as well as ensuring checks are carried out to the minibus prior to driving.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • To drive the College’s fleet of mini-buses and cars; 
  • Transport pupils to and from school on a set route using specified stops as timetabled as required; 
  • Transport pupils and staff on outings and other schedules journeys as directed; 
  • Complete airport/railway drop offs & pickups at the beginning and end of each term; 
  • Be responsible for the safety and supervision of pupils, including their good behaviour, on all journeys and to report any issues to the school; 
  • Maintain bus registers; 
  • Undertake daily routine maintenance checks on the vehicle, and ensure that the vehicle is kept in a clean condition; 
  • General duties as requested i.e. loading, lifting, and moving; 
  • Regular communication with the Assistant Bursar for passenger and timetable updates;

For the full job description, please download the recruitment pack.

Basic hours of work for home to school transport are 20 hours per week 6:15am to 08:30am and 17:15pm to 19:00pm, Monday to Friday with 4 hours on a Saturday as directed by the Assistant Bursar. This is during term time (33 weeks) and attracts an annual salary of £8,588 based on an hourly rate of £9.27

There will also be the opportunity to assist with additional driving supporting school trips, sport fixtures and beginning/end of term transport.

We offer a supportive working environment, as well as a number of benefits including contributory pension scheme and complimentary gym membership.

Click 'Quick Apply' and once fully completed please submit your application, ensuring a covering letter is included the Supporting Statement section.

Closing date: Midday Wednesday 5th January

Interview Date: w/c Monday 10th January

Framlingham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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