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Driver - Part-time - Special Needs Position

Elms School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-7045-247S
  • Posted:08/11/2021
  • Pay:Kent Range 4, plus allowance (FTE £18517)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:30/11/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Throughout November

Advert

Term time only position, working 39 weeks per year.

Candidates ideally based in Dover, Folkestone, Deal and surrounding areas.

Contracted hours available vary from 7.5 to 20 hours per week and can be discussed at interview.  Ad hoc overtime may also be available.

KR4 Starting at £18,517 with allowance of £1323 (full time equivalent).  This will be pro rata'd for part time hours and term time only.

Drivers will be responsible for safely operate the school’s bus routes, collecting pupils from home and delivering them to school for an 8.30am start; collecting them from school at 3pm (Monday to Thursday) and 2pm Friday and dropping them home. The successful candidates must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age (for insurance purposes)
  • Hold a license (category B) for at least 12 months, the license must not have:
    • More than 6 points
    • Have any drink/drive endorsements
    • Have a ban within the last 5 years
    • Have more than two current speeding endorsements
  • Have emotional resilience and a good sense of humour.

In return, you will receive a competitive salary, pension, health care, behaviour management and safeguarding training.

The school requires a completed application form – no CV’s accepted.

Elms School is committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check, pre-employment medical clearance, satisfactory references and verification of the right to work in the UK.

Interviews will be held throughout November.

Information about the school

Elms is a special school for pupils with social, emotional, mental health and learning needs. Most pupils display associated challenging behaviours resulting from a variety of difficulties and needs, including PTSD, attachment difficulties, ODD, ADHD, ASD and FASD. All pupils start their school career in mainstream schools and come to us with a history of low self-esteem and a sense of failure.

Our broad and balanced curriculum is relevant, engaging and provides opportunities to achieve academic success as well as equipping them with skills for life. Our highly-trained staff provide bespoke therapeutic interventions, such as Thrive, to target developmental gaps and enable pupils to manage their behaviour and regulate their emotions so that they can form meaningful relationships throughout their lives. We also use Restorative Approaches to build and maintain a sense of community and to provide our pupils with the ability and attitude to respect the viewpoints of others and, when necessary, take responsibility for resolving conflict and putting things right.

Our Ofsted inspection in October 2017 was rated ‘Good’ and we have continued to make improvements to the quality of education and our holistic provision since that date.

We operate a three-phase model: lower school (three classes, years 1 – 4); middle school (eight classes, years 5 – 8, following a predominantly Primary curriculum); and the upper school (six classes, years 9 – 11, studying for Entry level/Functional Skills/ BTEC and some GCSE exams). We have a growing roll of 156 which is predicted to rise to 165 over the next academic year. We have a large team, including our transport team who bring the pupils to and from school in our fleet of MPVs.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Melanie Wright
  • Address:Elms School, Elms Vale Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 9PS
  • Telephone: 01304 201964
  • Email: hr@elms.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01304 225000

Documents

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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).