Trainee/Experienced Bus Driver

Location : Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Job Ref : EJ647
Consultant : Edward Jeffs
Sector : Transport, Logistics
Salary : £9.90 - 10.71 per hour

Description

EJ647 – Trainee/Experienced Bus Driver

Location: Nottingham

Salary: £9.90 per hour starter rate (this includes your bus driver training period) rising to £10.71 per hour after 6 months. + overtime

Overview:

First Military Recruitment are currently seeking both Trainee and Experienced Bus Driver on behalf of one of our clients.

The main role is to drive the Company’s buses on local bus services, works and contract services in accordance with instructions, ensuring passengers’ safety and comfort, including the control of passengers boarding and alighting from the bus.

Drivers work shifts on 5 days per week (which will include some weekend working) with variable start and finish times. Most shifts are between 7 and 9 hours per day, with a guaranteed working of 39 hours. An optional 6th day of overtime is also available each week.

Our client encourages applications from ex-military personnel however all candidates will be given due consideration.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To ensure the safe conveyance and comfort of passengers and their property (including the safe keeping of lost property).
  • To maintain the scheduled service and to report vehicle defects, accidents and incidents promptly making use of the vehicles CCTV system as appropriate.
  • To conduct ‘first use’ vehicle checks when taking a bus out of the garage, ensuring that the vehicle defect card is kept up to date during the course of the shift.
  • To issue passengers with a correct and valid ticket for their journey and to check on the validity of travel cards and passes. To pay in the cash taken at the end of the duty when operating on a change giving (cash accountable) service. To complete documentation for each journey and duty as required and to adhere to the instructions regarding the use of the vehicle’s radio.
  • To obtain authority from Radio Control or an appropriate Company official to make any variation to a scheduled duty.
  • To deal with passengers’ enquiries, asking passengers with complaints to contact the Company’s Call Centre
  • To maintain a smart appearance and wear the Company uniform and badges in accordance with the uniform code when at work.
  • To be conversant with both the Company’s rules, notices and standing instructions and the statutory requirements placed on PCV Drivers.
  • To obtain witnesses to any accident or incident and to promptly report these to the Company.
  • To uphold the Company’s image and best interests at all times.
  • To abstain from the consumption of alcoholic drink and/or the misuse of controlled substances whilst on duty or at anytime that will affect the safe and correct performance of the duties of a PCV Driver.
  • To attend and participate in meetings and training sessions as required.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • You must have a full manual UK driving licence with at least 12 months driving experience (and you should not be disqualified from driving at the time of applying).
  • Your licence should have no more than 3 penalty points on it
  • You must be legally entitled to work in the UK
  • Basic skills in reading, writing and maths are important too
  • All drivers have to undertake a medical assessment as part of the assessment process

Benefits:

  • Potential earnings of up to £25,000 per annum
  • £9.90 per hour starter rate (this includes your bus driver training period) rising to £10.71 per hour after 6 months. 
  • An additional £1 per hour for all hours worked on Sundays and after 21:00 Mon-Sat
  • 20 days holiday per year rising to 26 days after 4 years, plus 8 recognised bank or public holidays
  • Comprehensive training and development package to maintain your skills throughout your career
  • Driver of the Year scheme, with a top prize of £1000
  • Free travel for you and a nominee on all company buses and the tram
  • Excellent defined contribution auto-enrolment pension scheme
  • Health care package

Location: Nottingham

Salary: £9.90 per hour starter rate (this includes your bus driver training period) rising to £10.71 per hour after 6 months. + overtime

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