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Minibus Driver - Term Time

Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-5467-232S
  • Posted:22/09/2023
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:06/10/2023 at 13:00
  • Interviews:tbc


Minibus Driver

Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend is seeking to recruit a flexible individual who would like the opportunity to take on the role of our Minibus Driver to transport pupils and staff in a safe, proper and timely manner between the school’s two sites.

The post holder will be responsible for the daily checks of the school’s growing minibus fleet and report any defects/issues as necessary. There could also be times you may be asked to drive one of our vehicles during the school day for trips to enable pupils to participate fully in a wide variety of off-site activities.

The role is for 31.5 hours per week, (Monday to Friday) and 38 weeks per year (term time only).  The working pattern involves working 7 hours per day (including a 30min unpaid break). The full working pattern is detailed in the attached job description.

The role is offered on a one-year fixed term contract initially.  Previous experience in a driving role would be advantageous but is not essential.

To be considered you must:

  • Have held a driving licence for at least 12 months which is clean with a category D1 designation
  • Be competent to undertake daily and weekly vehicle checks and carry out basic maintenance
  • Strong communication skills and a friendly demeanor with pupils and staff
  • Be punctual and reliable
  • Allow checks on your driving licence annually on request, and to immediately advise the school of any changes or endorsements to your licence
  • Be willing to undertake an enhanced DBS / online checks


Due to the wide range of trips and visits the school undertakes, there may also be the opportunity for additional hours, if it is required for journeys to be made outside of the schools’ normal operating hours.

We welcome any candidate who may wish to visit for an informal tour or conversation in advance of making an application. If you would like to take up this opportunity, please contact Mrs Jennie McBride to arrange – mcbridej@mgsg.kent.sch.uk


Applications for the post


Further details and an application form are available from the Staff Vacancies section of the school website www.mgsg.co.uk

Applications made via Kent Teach will be accepted.

CVs will not be considered and should not be submitted.


All applications with a covering letter addressed to Mrs E Wilson, Headteacher

must be received by 1.00pm on Friday 6th October 2023

Information about the school

Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend is a selective girls’ school with boys in the sixth form which is situated in the town of Gravesend. The school has Specialist Science and Languages College status. In February 2012 MGSG converted to Academy Status. There are circa 1318 students on roll, 323 of whom are in the Sixth Form.

The school was founded in 1914 as the County School for Girls, taking as its motto “Per aspera ad astra” (Through adversity to the stars), and moved to its present site in 1926. The original building with its bell tower, central quadrangle and walled playing fields remains today much as it was then, however the school has enjoyed many modernisations.

The school benefits from a loyal, stable, well qualified and experienced staff who work together as a team. Staff-student relationships flourish in a relaxed and caring environment, where students are encouraged to achieve their full potential. The calm friendly atmosphere, combined with acceptance of the need for hard work, provides a high success rate in public examinations. This gives the school its good reputation and continues the tradition of excellence which began in 1914.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jennie McBride
  • Address:Pelham Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0JE
  • Telephone: 01474 352896 ext 226
  • Email: mcbridej@mgsg.kent.sch.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.