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Mini Bus Driver - Part-time

Grove Park Primary School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-2595-93S
  • Posted:08/11/2022
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:27/11/2022 at 22:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Bourne Alliance Multi Academy Trust is looking to appoint a skilled driver to drive a mini bus with children from our three mainstream schools.

This role is for 10 hours per week, Thursday and Friday from 8.30 am until 1.30 pm and with annual salary of KR3, annual sakary £4370.00 ( full time equivalent £19,293.00)

Successful candidate’s responsibilities will include:

Driving children between schools and to events

  • Being responsible for the safety of pupils under their supervision and reporting any concerns over pupil safety or discipline;
  • Informing schools’ leadership teams of any issues delaying arrival or departure times;
  • Checking that the mini bus contains enough fuel for journey;
  • Informing Estates Manager of any issues relating to the mini bus; advising them if the components are not in good working condition and reporting potential problems to the Trust leadership team;
  • Keeping the mini bus neat and tidy.

You would also have:

  • You will hold a current, clean and valid driving licence D1 unrestricted or a PCV licence.
  • D1 restricted (where licence obtained prior to 1/1/1997) considered.
  • Due to insurance restrictions you will need to be aged between 21 and 70 and have held a full UK or EU driving licence for a minimum of 12 months to drive the minibus.
  • A good knowledge of local area
  • Good communication skills when interacting with Trust leadership team, school staff and children;

 We are looking for candidates with a pleasant approachable personality who can demonstrate patience and good communication skills with a wide variety of people. You must be willing to undertake other tasks that are appropriate to your skills and experience. You must be able to demonstrate honesty, reliability and have a strong sense of responsibility and confidentiality. Experience would be an advantage but is not essential. 

 Successful candidate will also be asked to take mini bus driver training at MIDAS before they commence their duties. The driver will also be required to do an enhanced DBS check, which will be completed by the Trust. 


Information about the school

Bourne Alliance Multi Academy Trust is made up of four schools, Aspire school, Bobbing Village, Grove Park Primary and Iwade School, all are based in Sittingbourne, Kent. Aspire School is a three form entry school, Iwade School is a three form entry school, Grove Park is a two form entry school and Bobbing School is a one form entry school. Each school has its own individual characteristics and sits at the centre of their community.

Within the trust, we recognise everyone as an individual and we nurture, value and develop them. We aim to achieve the highest standards in all that we do and to have happy children and staff, eager and excited to come to school.

We work in collaboration with other schools and organisations seeking the best innovative practice in teaching, sharing new ideas and learning from others. We use research as a springboard for change.

We strive to make our schools even better, recruiting the very best to meet the needs of a changing world. We foster a positive attitude which allows everyone to develop new skills, build resilience and achieve their dreams.

Bourne Alliance Multi Academy Trust is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Bourne Alliance MAT, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare for all children and preventing extremism. We expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Check. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches for publicly available information.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR
  • Address:Hilton Drive, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1PT
  • Telephone: (01795) 477417
  • Email: hr@ba-mat.org.uk
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.