Relief Bus Drivers (MOR02791)

Favourite Moray Council
Ref no: MOR02791
Closes: Friday, 26th January 2018
Published: Friday, 12th January 2018
Location: Moray Area
Salary: £16,584.88 - £17,854.72 per year Pro Rata
Hours: Variable
Contract Type: Casual/Relief
Position Type: Casual/Relief
Organisation: Moray Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Driver

Job Description

To legally and safely undertake driving duties associated with category D1 driving licence restrictions (Maximum passenger carriage 16 pax), to provide essential education, Community, Demand Response and Fixed route services including Non-emergency hospital patient transfers throughout Moray.
Deliver service obligations which meet awarded Contract terms and conditions. Operate to standards as directed by PTU Public Transport Officer and Coordinator. Provide excellent customer service, taking into consideration mobility, health and social isolation issues.


Transport school pupils safely to and from school. Maintaining good standards of discipline whilst pupils are on board, alighting or disembarking the vehicle ensuring pupils are safe and comfortable.
Transport of Disabled , Elderly and Vulnerable adults safely to and from Community group Centres, Demand response or fixed route Services. Assist non-emergency patients from hospital discharge point to destination which requires a degree of patient assistance returning home.
Ensure wheelchairs , walking aids and other passenger items are stowed and secured safely ensuring all passengers are given support and assistance if requested. Manual movement and handling of passengers in wheelchairs using the correct restraints to secure wheelchairs whilst being transported.
Drive all vehicle types within licence parameters that are owned , managed and operated on behalf of the Moray Council in a safe and courteous manner. Report all accidents or incidents as directed in service policy to your Line Manager.
Understand and operate all equipment fitted to the vehicle competently. Conduct routine vehicle and equipment daily walk round checks and complete defect reporting as directed in service policy and procedures. To accurately complete all paperwork and documentation associated with service vehicles.
Attend regular planned training events in accordance with legal and service need requirements.
Operate IT platforms to enable the use of on vehicle ticket machines systems or dial a bus software to access Runsheet’s and prepare routes.

The Individual

Proven driving experience
Ability to complete driver walk round safety checks on vehicles
Driving licence with category D1 entitlement
Able to work on own initiative and to deadlines
Maintaining Vehicle cleanliness and equipment checks
Ability to complete vehicle logsheets and other vehicle documentation
Ability to work as part of a team
The ability to work unsupervised and be able to carry out physical duties including assisting wheelchair passengers
Cash handling
Manual Handling
Protecting customer/client data
Excellent timekeeping
Flexible and adaptable
Ability to communicate with school pupils client groups, and members of the general public
Caring , Friendly and Courteous manner
Ability to undertake basic vehicle maintenance checks and routine vehicle cleaning
Ability to assist clients when boarding and alighting the vehicle, including wheelchair passengers.
Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs and demands of the service.

Closing Date:26 January 2017

£8.62 per hour

Relief Cover term time only

Proposed Interview date: Week Commencing 5 February 2018

For further information contact: Sharon McGlinchey 01343 563797