Community360 (C360) is seeking to expand its vibrant team. If you would like to support your local community and strengthen voluntary action, there couldn’t be a better time to join the C360 workforce. If you are keen to be part of a fantastic team and are looking for a highly rewarding role, enjoy working under pressure and want to join a forward thinking organisation, then this is the place for you.
Are you someone who likes to “go the extra mile” and has a flexible approach? We are looking for experienced minibus drivers with an empathetic, caring nature to join our busy Community Transport Team.
Duties include driving a fully accessible minibus and transporting individuals or groups to/from a range of activities including:
· Discharge from hospital
· Medical/health/therapy appointments
· Shopping trips, hairdresser appointments or other socially related event
· Excursion trips
The ideal candidate will have excellent customer relationship and communication skills and the ability to engage with people at all levels. A full, clean UK driving license is required as well as a good knowledge of the local area.
MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) training will provided. Candidates are required to be aged 25 years or over in order to be covered by our Fleet Insurance.
Community360 is an independent charity formed in 1968. We are committed to a vision to build “thriving local communities”. Situated at the heart of the local voluntary and community sector since 1968, Community360 is an independent, charitable infrastructure organisation whose aim is to inspire groups to seize opportunities and become more enterprising and sustainable.
Our Community Transport scheme improves access to services, activities and facilities in both Colchester, Maldon and surrounding villages, for people with limited mobility (be it through permanent or temporary disablement, illness, accident or age). By doing so, the scheme also tackles isolation and boosts independence. Lack of accessible transport can be a barrier to disabled and elderly people accessing GP surgeries and other social and welfare facilities.
Further information can be found on our website https://www.community360.org.uk/services/community-transport/
Minibus Drivers required – Zero hours
Scale of £8.50 – £12.00 per hour (dependent on day)
We are looking for dedicated drivers to be based within our Community Transport Scheme to transport patients who have been discharged from Colchester hospital and require transport either direct to their home; care homes, or indeed any destination dictated by the hospital within North East Essex. The job holder is required to drive one of our minibuses and ensure all safety guidelines are followed at all times. Additionally you will be responsible for liaising with the schedulers, ensuring that all information is recorded accurately. MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) training is provided and a DBS check will be required.
Hours will vary and cover is required for daytime, evenings and weekends, seven days a week including bank holidays.
We need experienced minibus drivers to help us fulfil this role. An empathetic, caring nature is paramount and the ability to recognise if other support services could be suggested or are required.
The Ideal Candidate will:
- Possess prior experience of driving a minibus
- Have excellent customer relationship and communication skills and the ability to engage with people at all levels
- Hold a full clean UK driving license
- Be aged 25 years or over in order to be covered by Fleet Insurance
- Have a good knowledge of the local area
- Be willing to go the extra mile and have a flexible approach.
Further information on our transport scheme can be found https://www.community360.org.uk/services/community-transport/
To apply please complete this Application Form
Click here to view our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants
*Please note, we do not accept CVs and cannot provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.
Community360 is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people. We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. We have safeguarding policies in place which staff/volunteers are expected to read at induction and keep up to date with any policy changes throughout their employment and/or volunteering experience.