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Date Added: Sat 17/07/2021


Calne, UK
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Job Type: Contract

Salary: £10.55 - £11.83 / hourly

School Minibus Driver

Location: Calne, Wiltshire

Salary: 10.55 per hour plus holiday pay (equating to £11.83 per hour) 

The St Mary's School campus is home to St Mary's Calne, St Margaret's Preparatory School and the St Mary's School Sports Centre. Both schools are recognised leaders in the field independent education, and the Sport Centre is open to students, staff and the wider community on a membership basis.

St Mary's School Calne (incorporating St Margaret's Preparatory School) has an opportunity for a minibus driver to join our Logistics Team on a casual basis (no fixed hours), or with the option of approx..13 hours per week as above plus ad hoc hours on top.

The role involves driving pupils from both schools (ages 3-18), to sporting fixtures, academic trips, events and undertaking start and end of term airport runs (for older boarding students). The successful candidate will also act as cover for permanent Drivers covering morning and/or afternoon school bus runs solely for the Preparatory School (ages 3-11 with an accompanying bus chaperone). This position is offered on zero hours basis which offers flexibility to both the employee and the school.

The Driver (preferably D1 trained but training will be offered) is responsible for pre-journey vehicle checks and safe passage of students and staff.  The successful candidate will present themselves in a professional manner and be able to communicate effectively with pupils, staff and parents.

Essential Skills/Qualities

  • A full, clean and current driving licence
  • Ability to drive manual gear vehicles
  • Be prepared to undertake training as required
  • Smart, professional appearance
  • Professional manner
  • Flexibility
  • Calm, patient manner
  • Punctuality
  • Reliability
  • Experience of working with children
  • Experience driving 16-seater minibuses, either voluntarily or paid

Desirable Skills/Qualities

  • A first aid qualification
  • Full D1 Minibus licence (training will be given if necessary)
  • Some experience of working with schools or community groups.

St Mary's Calne and St Margaret's Preparatory School have a small fleet of minibuses and an 8-seater car, which are used for various school activities, including school trips, curriculum trips, journeys to and from the airports and St Margaret's home to school runs. This role is an ideal opportunity for someone who enjoys driving and is looking for a casual, term time position.

To Apply:

If you feel you are a suitable candidate and would like to work for St Mary's Calne, then please proceed through the following link to be redirected to their website where you can continue with your application.


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