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Mini Bus Driver - Term Time - Special Needs Position

The Wyvern School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7069-187S
  • Posted:12/06/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 + SENA
  • Start Date:Sept 2024
  • App Close Date:08/07/2024 at 08:00
  • Interviews:11th July 2024


We are looking to expand our premise team to include a dedicated Mini Bus Driver.

We have an exciting opportunity to join a professional team supporting the needs of inspiring children with a range of learning difficulties.  The successful applicant would be helping our pupils access offsite opportunities, be it a trip to horse riding or an exciting educational visit, the applicants role would be to safely transport pupils and take responsibility for the cleaning and up keep of our mini buses. 

This is a new role and we are happy to consider full time, part time or casual relief applications.  Term time only 39 weeks a year

Salary Kent Range 3 = full time equivalent £23,337  Plus Special Educational Needs Allowance full time equivalent £1422. 

We offer a comprehensive induction programme, with full training and support from our dedicated onsite teams.   

The successful applicant will;

-Hold a current, clean and valid licence D1 unrestricted or D1 restricted (where the individual’s car licence was obtained prior to 01/01/1997) or  have successfully undertaken a Passenger Carrying Vehicle Assessment (PCV) via the Driving Standards Agency (where the individual’s car licence was obtained after 1/1/1997).

-Have undertaken or be willing to undertake KCC Mini Bus Driving Training (1 day programme)

We are looking for kind, caring, supportive individuals who really want to make a difference and enhance the outcomes of our amazing young people.  In return we offer immense job satisfaction and the chance to become part of our wonderful Wyvern team. 

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

Information about the school

The Wyvern School is a large, dynamic, forward-looking school, with the aim of helping to shape best practice for pupils with complex needs. The school caters for 350 pupils with severe, profound and complex needs including autism.

If you want to play a part in making a difference to the lives of children with complex needs, we would love to hear from you!

The Wyvern School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. For all positions where a criminal record check is identified as necessary, an application for a DBS check will be made in the event of the individual being offered the position. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Please see our school website for our policy on ex-offenders.

For further details on the schools Child Protection policy, please see our school website.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance 2023, as part of the shortlisting process the school reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence. Any relevant information found concerning a candidates suitability to work with children will be discussed with the applicant.

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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 Education.