Minibus Driver

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  • Goole Academy
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  • Required for November 2021
    Application Closes: 01/11/2021 09:00
    Interview Date: w/c 1st November 2021
    Job Length: Casual contract
  • Post Is Part Time
    Hours of work: As and when required
  • Post: Minibus Driver
    Salary (FTE): B 3 - £18,562.00 to B 3 - £18,562.00 Salary subject to pro-rata
    Responsible to: Finance Manager
About Delta Academies Trust

Purpose of the job:

Goole Academy are seeking to appoint 3 Mini Bus Drivers, on a casual basis, to join our academy as soon as possible.  You will work as part of the Facilities team and to be the minibus driver for the school’s home/school transport provision; including routine safety checks on the vehicle.

The salary is Grade B point 3 which equates to £9.62 per hour.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience required for this position then we would very much like to hear from you.

You will be joining an ambitious, committed and hardworking team who are passionate about the difference we can make to our young people, staff, families and the wider community.

This is an exciting time for the students, staff, parents and carers at Goole Academy.  We are embarking on a period of rapid improvement. With the support of Delta Academies Trust, all staff have worked tremendously hard to reshape the climate in the Academy. We have made tangible progress and highly effective strategies/systems have been put in place to address our areas of development and maintain our strengths.  Goole Academy is a great place to work and all staff are committed to seeing our work through.  Expectations are high and we have an aspirational mind set.  We plan to ensure that all our students reach their full potential. We eagerly await our first set of outcomes in our first full year as a Delta Academy.

Please contact the academy on 01405 504000 if you would like to discuss the role.


1. Operating one of the academy’s bus routes, collecting children from given pick-up points along the route and delivering them to school; collecting them from school and dropping them back at the given points.

2. Ensuring that the minibus is kept clean and in good condition, including, but not restricted to:
• Weekly cleaning of the bus, both inside and out
• Ensuring signs inside the bus are properly attached and in good condition
• Regular visual inspection/checking of tyres, lights, oil, water, fuel
• Ensuring that any additional work required is communicated immediately to the Site Manager

3. Adhere to all school policies including Health and Safety guidelines for Minibus Drivers

4. To liaise directly with parents when necessary

5. Enforcement of the school behaviour policy and the reporting of any incidents or unsatisfactory behaviour to Line Manager.

6. Dealing with accidents/incidents and reporting them to the school Office/member of the senior leadership team.

7. Collect student lunches and then to be the Lunch Time Supervisor which includes serving lunch to the students and be responsible for the overall  management for students to dine promotes an order and pleasant meal service.

8. Ensuring the kitchen and facilities department are clean and in good condition after lunch.

9. To be aware of and work in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, including the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018.

10. To understand and comply with the statutory guidance regarding safeguarding of children, ensuring the safeguarding and promotion of children’s welfare at all times, reporting any concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Officer immediately.

11. To comply with the Trust and academy’s policies and procedures at all times.

To undertake other reasonable duties (with competence and experience) as requested, in accordance with the changing needs of the organisation.

The post holder’s duties must be carried out in compliance with the academy’s policies and procedures including Child Protection Procedures and Equal Opportunities Policy, Information Security Policies, Financial Regulations and Standing Orders, the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and subsequent health and safety legislation.

This job description may be subject to change, following consultation between the post holder and the Academy.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate and checks of the relevant barred list / prohibition lists.

Experience and Knowledge

Key: A = Application, I = Interview And Assessment, R = Reference, C = Certificate


  • Understanding of Health & Safety Issues and good practice (I)
  • Knowledge of moving and handling procedures (I/C)
  • Awareness and understanding of basic safety and security measures (I/C)
  • Full Clean Driving Licence (I/C)
  • Have experience driving a minibus (I/R)
  • Have held had a driving licence for at least 2 years and be 21 years of age or over. (I/R)
  • Good organisational and personal management skills (I)
  • Effective communication skills (I/R)
  • Ability to deal with day to day issues on own initiative (I/R)
  • Effective time management (I/R)
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults (I)
  • Work in ways that promote equality of opportunity, participation, diversity and responsibility. (I)
  • A commitment to abide by and promote the Academy’s Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Child Protection Policies (I)
  • The post holder will require an enhanced DBS check (C)
  • Driving licences obtained on or after 1st January 1997 must have a category D1 PCV entitlement on their licence by meeting higher medical standards and passing an appropriate test or have obtained a driving licence before January 1st 1997 (C)


  • To have a basic food and hygiene qualification (A/C)
  • To have basic first aid (A/C)
  • Experience of working with the elderly, disabled and the young (I/R)
  • Experience of working in the bus industry/community transport sector (I/R)