Location: Thanet, Kent
Hours: 20 hours per week
Deadline: Friday 28th February
We have an exciting opportunity for a part-time driver to join our expanding Thanet team!
East Kent Mencap are looking for a driver for the transportation of people who use our services to and from home to our Day Services. We are extremely proud to promote person-centred principles, user involvement and a committee made of representatives from our service users, and therefore our ideal candidate will demonstrate an awareness of the importance of person-centeredness and customer care.
This role will be contracted 20 hours per week. Service users may need to take mobility equipment with them, so the Driver will be responsible for safely moving this equipment as well as ensuring that all persons using the bus are collected and delivered appropriately to their destination.
The Driver will also have the responsibility of ensuring that all vehicles in the fleet are kept in compliance with road safety standards and complete the relevant documentation. They will also have excellent team work and communication skills.
All applicants must:
- Possess a Class D1 Licence
- Have a full, clean driving record
- Demonstrate the ability to comply with policies in relation to Health and Safety, Moving and Handling
In return we offer a full induction and training programme, a bespoke salary progression framework, a generous holiday and sickness allowance as well as a pension scheme.
We are committed to safeguarding and equal opportunities, and welcome applications from all members of the community. As proud holders of the Disability Confident Leader status, we will guarantee an interview for all candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria.
If you would like an informal chat about the role, you can call our Senior Manager, Karen Loughrill on 07478080504.
The closing date for this opportunity is Friday 28th February 2020 and candidates selected for interview will be contacted after this date. However if we receive an ample number of candidates ahead of this time, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early.