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Non Vocational Driver

  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: J-2024
  • Published: Thu 01/02/2024, 15:30 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 25/02/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 25 Hours
  • Salary: Actual Salary £21,008.57 - £21,979.28
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Blackwall Garage, 1 Silvocea Way, London

Role Purpose

Transport and Travel Assistance in Tower Hamlets

Growth in the borough and demographic pressures, place an increasing demand on council services, at a time when funding is being reduced. Tower Hamlets Council, like many other local authorities, face a budgetary gap which is addressed in part through transformation programmes. Travel is a priority area.

Travel and transport within Tower Hamlets have evolved significantly as a service over the past couple of years. There is a clear strategy in place for managing increasing demand and a focus on creating an alternative travel model which gives clients more choice and an opportunity to become more independent.

We are recruiting a number of roles (Term Time Only) basis within the in-house passenger transport service. We are looking for candidates who have had previous experience working in one of these roles or similar and are committed to delivering a high-quality service for this vulnerable client group.

  • Contract Type: Permanent TTO
  • Number of Posts: 19
  • Hours per week: 25 (School pick up and drop off hours)

 

Key Responsibilities

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • An appropriate “D1” driving licence qualification for the Vehicle being driven
  • Knowledge of Road Traffic Acts and Highway Code. Completed MIDAS and First Aid Training
  • Experience of driving young people and adults comfortably and safely in a passenger transport vehicle according to prepared schedules or as directed.
  • Experience of assisting passengers in a similar role that always requires care and consideration for service users.
  • Ability to keep appropriate records as required by this type of service.
  • Ability to act effectively to diffuse any difficult situations on the vehicles and to write brief notes/reports on incidents.
  • Ability to liaise over day-to-day concerns between home and school with tact and diplomacy,
  • Special conditions for all in house passenger transport service roles:
  • Ability to work flexibly within the services core hours and outside of normal office hours within a rota.
  • Enhanced DBS Disclosure required.
  • Requirement to wear a uniform whilst undertaking duties.
  • Requirement to undergo periodic driver licence checks.

 

 

Requirements

An appropriate “D1” driving licence qualification

A Digital Tachograph Card

 

Additional Information

For further information candidates should contact Kelvin Malcolm – Passenger Services Manager

Kelvin.malcolm@towerhamlets.gov.uk

 

Tower Hamlets vision for our borough is that: people are aspirational, independent and have equal access to opportunities; we are a borough that our residents are proud of and love to live in; and we are a dynamic, outcomes-based council using digital innovation and partnership working to respond to the changing needs of our borough. We want people who aspire to our TOWER values: Together; Open; Willing; Excellent; Respect.

Tower Hamlets has a zero-tolerance approach to, and works to eradicate, all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, status as a civil partner, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and maternity and looks to employ a diverse workforce representative of those groups. We recognise that people can also be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.

We welcome applicants interested in flexible working arrangements and also applicants who live in the borough. 

  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: J-2024
  • Published: Thu 01/02/2024, 15:30 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 25/02/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 25 Hours
  • Salary: Actual Salary £21,008.57 - £21,979.28
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Blackwall Garage, 1 Silvocea Way, London