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Minibus Driver with Caring Duties - (Part-time / Temporary)

Job reference: 1337776 
Date notified: 09/08/2017 
Job location: Armagh 
Salary: £8.44 per hour 
Hours: 15 
Worktime: Monday to Sunday - fully flexible hours 
Closing date: 01/09/2017 
Employer: Armagh Rural Transport 
Business: Transport for Community Groups 
Address: Armagh Business Centre 
  2 Loughgall Road 
Postcode: BT61 7NH 
Telephone: 028 37518151 

Job Duties:

Drive minibuses hired out to member groups or individuals as required.
Provide assistance to passengers as and when appropriate.
Ensure that Armagh Rural Transport Partnership safety standards are complied with at all times and passengers are carried in a safe and comfortable manner.
Ensure vehicles are kept clean and tidy.
Ensure procedures are followed in the event of an accident.
Ensure maintenance checks are carried out every morning.
Ensure that faults/defects are reported immediately.
Take vehicles to and from garage for repairs.
To clamp in wheelchair users in a safe manner.
Promote the safe use of the minibus so as to benefit passengers, drivers and other road users.
Undertake the relevant current courses and training events to develop skills and knowledge as deemed appropriate by ART, such as MIDAS training, Passenger Assistance Training, etc.
Implement all the ART policies and procedures as required.
Be aware of Health and Safety at all times.

Qualifications / Experience:

Essential Skills and Abilities:
Have a full D or D1 entitlement on Driving Licence (obtained by D/D1 test).
Current Drivers Qualification Card.
Be aged 25 years or over.
Hold a valid Drivers license of the appropriate category for more than 2 years.
Have a current clean driving licence.
Have a good geographical knowledge of the area.
The ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team.
The ability to communicate effectively.
The ability to treat all information received whether verbally or written concerning ART or its members in the strictest confidence.
The ability to prioritise journeys.
The ability to work flexible hours.
The ability to step into or alight from a minibus without assistance.

Desirable Experience:
Be able to use vehicle equipment, including passenger lifts.
Previous experience in a caring capacity.
Experience of dealing with people with disabilities.
Some experience of community volunteering or working with elderly people.

Application Method:

Employer application form & job description available from (& to be returned to) Armagh Jobs & Benefits Office, Alexander Road, Armagh, BT61 7JL, Tel: 0300 200 7822 or e-mail: Please quote Ref: 1337776.

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Other Information:

Vacancy closes 01/09/17 at 12 noon.
Vacancy is for a minimum of 15 hours per week.
Vacancy is a 1 year fixed contract.
Training will include:
MIDAS Training.
Lifting and Handling.
Disability Awareness.
First Aid where applicable.
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