Day Service/Community Club Driver

Employment
Contract Type: 
Casual
Application deadline: 
Wednesday, 8 June, 2022 - 09:00
Based: 
Sunderland
Fixed Salary
£10
Per Hour
Employer: 
Age UK Sunderland

J O B   V A C A N C Y

  Day Service / Community Club Driver

(Casual hours)

£9.50 per hour

The successful applicants will be responsible for transporting older people into our Day Services and Community Clubs across the city also for the home delivery of meals as part of our meals-on-wheels. A category D1 is essential.  Experience of working in a care environment is desirable, along with qualifications in safe moving and assisting. You must demonstrate a caring and flexible attitude to work.

This post is subject to DBS Enhanced Disclosures

To request an application pack you can email enquiries@ageuksunderland.org.uk or download one directly from our website https://www.ageuk.org.uk/sunderland/get-involved/vacancies/  Alternatively send a large SAE for 93p to Age UK Sunderland, Bradbury Centre, Stockton Rd, Sunderland.  SR2 7AQ. Tel: 0191 5141131. CV’s are not accepted for this role.

 

Closing Date: Monday 8th June 2022 at 9.00 am

Interview Date: Tuesday 14th June 2022

Age UK Sunderland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.  Reg. Charity No. 1086995.  Reg. Co. No. 4199449

 

 

Job Description

Post:                            Day Service/ Community Club Driver- (Casual)

Responsible to:          Community Support Coordinator (Transport)

Job Purpose

To transport older people into our Day Services and Community Support Clubs across the city also for the home delivery of meals as part of our meals-on-wheels

Job Description

  • Daily inspection of vehicles safety, to ensure roadworthy condition.
  • To plan an effective route.
  • To ensure that all persons on the bus are safe and comfortable.
  • To escort passengers from their homes safely on and off the bus and into the Day Service / Community Clubs
  • To assist wheelchair users on and off the bus
  • To operate a manual tail lift safety as required
  • To assist passengers fastening their seat belts
  • To ensure that the vehicle is maintained both inside and out in a clean tidy condition.
  • To ensure that documents relating to the use of transport are completed correctly.
  • To abide by and implement all policies and procedures of Age UK Sunderland, including being aware of and responsible corporately and as an individual for Health and Safety policy.
  • To undertake all reasonable tasks, in keeping with the level of responsibility of the post, as requested by the Director.

This post is subject to an DBS Enhanced Disclosure

 

Age UK Sunderland (AUKS)

Person Specification

 

Post:                           Day Services / Community Club Driver- casual

Responsible to:         Community Support Coordinator

 

Essential Criteria

  • Full clean driving licence with a D1 entitlement
  • Mini Bus driving experience
  • To pass a medical examination to ascertain fitness to drive passenger carrying vehicles.
  • To be physically able to assist frail older people on and off the bus including wheelchair users
  • Have the ability to plan and organise routes effectively and efficiently
  • Understanding of and empathy with the needs and aspirations of older people.
  • Ability to deal with older people in a caring, respectful and courteous manner.
  • Respect confidentiality.
  • Ability to work in a team and to use own initiative as appropriate.
  • Be prepared to work flexibly to meet changing needs and staff cover.
  • Demonstrate common sense and reliability.
  • Willingness to participate in any training considered necessary.
  • Safe moving and handling and first aid qualifications.
  • Good general standard of education.
  • To abide by and implement all polices and procedures of Age UK Sunderland, including being aware of and responsible corporately and as an individual for Health and safety policy, with special awareness to the safe transportation of passengers.
  • To undertake all reasonable tasks, in keeping with the level of responsibility of the post, as requested by the Director.