Minibus Driver - Part-time

Bobbing Village School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-2223-43S
  • Posted:14/03/2020
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 payscale £17,365 (£3,908 Pro Rata)
  • Start Date:May 2020
  • App Close Date:15/04/2020 at 17:00
  • Interviews:ASAP


Minibus Driver

Core hours - 10 hours per week 8.15-9.15am and 2.45-3.45pm, 5 days per week

Plus additional hours to cover other events requiring the use of the minibus

38 weeks 2 days per year (term time plus 2 days)

Kent Range 3 payscale £17,365 (£3,908 Pro Rata)

TIMU Academy Trust is looking to recruit a part-time permanent Minibus Driver to join us from May 2020. You will be responsible for driving the minibus between trust schools (Iwade and Bobbing) at the beginning and end of each school day. Additionally the minibus is used to transport pupils to events and activities during the school day for which additional payment would be made.

You will hold a current 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. 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.

Please see job description for further detail of the role.

Timu Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to references and an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Information about the school

The Timu Academy Trust is made up of two schools, Bobbing Village and Iwade School, both are based in Sittingbourne, Kent. Iwade School is a three form entry school and Bobbing School is a one form entry school. Currently rated by Ofsted as Good (Iwade) and Outstanding (Bobbing). Each school has its own individual characteristics and sits at the centre of their community.

Both schools are geographically near each other and so the staff are easily able to work closely together which they do with great effect "Together Everyone Achieves More".

Timu means "team" in Swahili, a word which represents how we work at all levels within and across the schools.

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.

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

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR Officer 01795 412313
  • Address:School Lane, Iwade, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 8RS
  • Telephone: 01795 412313
  • Email: hr@timuacademytrust.org.uk


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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.