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Minibus Driver - President Kennedy School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

What is the job role?

This is an exciting time to join The Futures Trust. The Trust is passionate about building brighter futures for the young people who attend its schools, and is a rapidly growing and successful Multi Academy Trust driven by a set of compelling values:

  1. Learners First – young people, staff, leaders, governors and trustees totally focused upon the educational benefit of our learners within a safe and supportive environment.
  2. It’s about learning – young people, staff, leaders, governors and trustees totally focused upon developing and improving learning underpinned by harmonious and trusting relationships
  3. No Barriers – no excuses, only support to ensure young people, staff, leaders, governors and trustees maximise the academic achievement of learners whilst enabling them to develop and flourish as well rounded individuals

We are seeking to appoint a highly professional Minibus Driver who will safely transport our students and colleagues to and from a variety of locations, ensuring the safety of passengers and other road users at all times. You will collect and drop off students at designated locations during school hours, and may also be asked to drive students to and from sporting events and school trips outside of school hours.

The successful applicant will possess a D1 driving licence with no more than 3 endorsement points, which you have held for a minimum of 2 years, along with recent experience of driving a minibus or large vehicle.  A first aid qualification is desirable, however full training will be provided.

You will be committed to building brighter futures for our learners, possess a sound knowledge of the theory and application of the Highway Code, and be able to assess roadworthiness and carry out basic vehicle maintenance. Utilising your excellent communication skills, you will interact with students, colleagues, parents and carers and third parties and will be able to work flexibly in order to meet the needs of the School. 

The current working pattern for the role is 14 hours per week: Monday to Friday 11am – 1:30pm plus 1.5 hours for routine maintenance. Additional hours may be required for school trips and sporting events.

What makes us a good employer?

The Trust recognises that people's needs will change throughout their working lives and is committed to developing and delivering working practices and policies that are responsive to this. In addition to opportunities for professional development the Trust offers attractive reward and benefits packages including competitive rates of pay, access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, online discount at retail, travel, theme park and other leisure providers, policies to support family and carer commitments, Occupational Health services and career pathways across the Trust.

Closing date: Sunday 3rd October 2021

For further information please visit our website: www.pks.coventry.sch.uk

Please note that all applications must be received on an application form. We do not accept CV’s. Applications should be returned to recruitment@thefuturestrust.org.uk or to Human Resources at President Kennedy School, Rookery Lane, Coventry CV6 4GL

President Kennedy School and The Futures Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidates for all positions will be subject to an enhanced DBS check

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