Salary: £11.98 per hour

Shift hours: 0

Casual – as and when required.

The job involves providing a high level of service to the citizens of Coventry who require transportation to and from schools, day care centres for older people, colleges and centres for citizens with learning difficulties. This can involve handling large wheelchairs and loading them on and off the vehicle securing the wheelchair on the vehicle and dealing with any other situation that might arise on the vehicle. 

Continuity is a vital part of the service we provide and we endeavour to keep the same driver and escort on the vehicle as much as is reasonable practicable.  In summary the role involves the following tasks:

  • Undertake all driving duties in allocated vehicles as instructed by a Supervisor.
  • Pick up clients and transport them to their point of destination using the vehicle in a safe manner at all times.
  • Take all reasonable steps to prevent clients from causing harm to themselves and/or others.
  • Carry out daily vehicle checks before start of journey and report all defects to Workshops for action.  
  • Complete all paperwork as requested.
  • Working with vulnerable people and challenging behaviours

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Professionalism and a good work ethic are an essential part of our service as this projects a good image to the citizens of Coventry out on our roads.  We expect our drivers to:

  • Respect all clients and treat them with sensitivity at all times.  
  • Be flexible in working contracted hours over a standard working day and over a 5-day working week on a rota basis as and when required to meet the needs of the service.

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled ‘Coventry City Council Application Process’

Interview date(s): tbc

Reference: coventrycc/TP/497/9470

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