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Minibus Driver - Term Time

Hugh Christie School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-5431-239S
  • Posted:31/05/2023
  • Pay:£15.00 per hour
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:23/06/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Shortly after the closing date


Minibus Driver

Main Function: To drive pupils to and from the school

Person Specification

  • It is a requirement that all drivers successfully complete the Kent County Council Minibus Theory and Practical Assessment Programme, therefore all applicants must be over 25 years of age. (This is arranged and paid for by the School however, if staff leave within six months of employment, the cost of the Minibus Theory and Practical Assessment Programme will be deducted from the final salary.)
  • A full, clean driving licence with D1 classification is essential
  • Hardworking, committed and interested in providing a quality service
  • Be presentable and courteous
  • Excellent time keeping
  • A pleasant, courteous manner and good communication skills
  • Able to work with a wide range of people and to remain calm under pressure
  • Able to plan and prioritise work in consultation with Line Manager
  • The driver needs to have the relevant requirements to be able to drive a minibus (D1), have a clean licence and ideally have experience of driving children

Responsible to: School Business Manager

The hours of work: TERM-TIME ONLY (38 weeks)

Monday to Thursday 6:30am to 9am and from 2:30pm to 5pm

Friday 6:30am to 9am and from 1:30pm to 4pm

Total 25hrs per week

There may be an opportunity on some days of the year for the driver to assist with external events and sporting fixtures, this would attract additional pay.

The hourly rate of pay is currently £15.00 per hour (£11.08 per hour plus £3.92 per hour for working antisocial hours)

Start date: 1st September 2023 (with route familiarisation commencing from 29th August 2023)

Information about the school

See School Websites

The Tonbridge Federation comprises of;

Hugh Christie School

Hugh Christie opened in 1957 as a co-educational school for children of all needs and abilities. Based in Tonbridge with excellent transport links, the school is housed in well maintained buildings on an attractive campus, with excellent facilities.

It is our aim that every child at Hugh Christie is happy, successful and well prepared for adult life. This website provides you with all the important information about how we try to achieve this.

Long Mead Community Primary School

Long Mead Primary School serves an estate in the north end of Tonbridge. The local ward it serves has relatively high levels of deprivation for the area. As a result, the school has higher than average number of disadvantaged children on its roll.

The school has a population of around 170 children, including a nursery. The school roll has fluctuated over time and this had made stability a challenge. One priority area is to increase numbers attending the school in the nursery and reception by broadening the appeal of the school to the local community.

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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.