Responsible to: Director of Finance and Operations
Location: The Elms School, Colwall

General Purpose: The Elms operates a daily minibus service to and from the School from various local locations along the route. The Minibus Driver will be required to drive the school minibus on a pre-set route dropping off pupils.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Conduct the driver safety checks on the vehicle before each driving sessions, ensuring that any faults are entered in the vehicle run sheet and reported to the Transport Manager. Faults involving safety must be reported immediately.
• Take care of passengers ensuring they are all accounted for, seated correcting, wearing seatbelts and that they behave appropriately during journeys.
• The successful completion of MIDAS training. Also, completion of vehicle check list routine.
• The correct completion of the vehicle logbook and run sheet for each journey.
• Familiarization with the manufacturer’s vehicle handbook and operating instructions.
• Carry a mobile phone when on journeys and ensure it is available to accept calls (when not driving). Check for important messages during stops. The Mobile phone must never be used when the vehicle is in operation.
• Take due care of the vehicle and drive safely and responsibly at all times.
• Should you be involved in an accident report it straight away and fill out accident report form.
• Ensure you read and familiarise yourself with the school Minibus and Vehicle Handbook and Policy.
• Clean the minibus inside and out weekly.
• Ensure the minibus is fuelled and ready for use (at least half a tank).
• Take the minibus for 10-week checks, servicing, repairs and MOTs as required.
• Act at all times as an ambassador for the school and do not do anything to bring the school into disrepute during the performance of your duties.
• Monitor your own personal health, fitness and ability to perform the job, ensuring that you notify the school if you feel unable to carry out your duties or develop a medical condition that may affect your duties.

Strong communication both written and verbal
Strong Organisation Skills
Good attention to detail
Must hold a B1 (preferable D1) on your driving license.

Knowledge and Experience:
Previous minibus / driving experience desirable.
Previous experience of working in a team and liaising with all levels of staff.

Working Conditions:
Monday – Friday term time only (33 Weeks per year, September to July)
Approximately 18 hours per week

Working hours:
This is an annualised hour contract working term time only (33 weeks per year), with a minimum guaranteed number of hours per academic year of 156.75.

The current shift pattern in as below but is subject to change depending on demand.
Morning shift: 6.30 – 8.30am (Monday, Wednesday)
Afternoon shift: 6pm – 7.45pm (Monday, Thursday)

Holiday pay is incorporated into the enhanced hourly rate of pay.

Dependant on experience, paid in 12 equal monthly instalments.

All employees of The Elms are required to complete a medical questionnaire and declaration on commencing employment with the school. The school reserves the right to carry out further investigations into your medical condition depending on the answers provided.

DBS Screening:
Employees of The Elms will need to undergo an enhanced DBS. The outcome of this screening may have an effect on the employment of that person.

The postholder will be required to undertake Safeguarding children training.

Employment is subject to the receipt of two satisfactory references, one of which must be the present or most recent employer. Ideally, references should be obtained before interview in accordance with safer recruiting procedures.

The Elms is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS and reference check.

For an application pack please contact: