Salary: £8.50 p/h
Application Deadline: 26/08/2019
About the role
An exciting opportunity for a Driver has arisen to play a key role in enabling people to access day opportunities within the Gloucestershire communities and to the wider community, providing transport to those living in rural areas. The role will also involve driving mainly between the Gloucestershire communities and also to other locations in Gloucestershire to enable people to access day placements.
We are looking for people who can demonstrate a positive and friendly attitude, with the ability to adapt to the needs of the people we support, as well as being understanding of individual differences, not only of the people that we support but of work colleagues and volunteers that you may work alongside.
Camphill Village Trust is an award-winning national charity supporting people with learning and other disabilities. We provide housing, care, support and day opportunities to people with learning and other difficulties. We support people to be safe, healthy, happy and to be active citizens living a life of opportunity. We provide housing, care, support and day opportunities.
The Camphill Village Trust provides a home within a supportive community environment for people of all abilities. Whether in a household with others or more independently we accept and appreciate each other for who we are and encourage each other to give our best.
Our Gloucestershire communities are based in beautiful semi-rural locations in Newnham, Gloucestershire, we support around 100 people.
What we provide
We provide a full induction and free training.
Our hourly rate of pay is £8. 50 Additional hours may be available at times.
We offer great benefits, which include 33 days holiday, increased to 35 after completion of 2 years of service, an opportunity to ‘cash in’ 1 week’s leave a year, and an employee assistance scheme that is also available to your immediate family. Free on-site parking is available. More details are available on our website www.camphillvilllagetrust.org.uk.
What we need from you
Experience of driving a minibus and other vehicles is essential. You may have previous experience in care, but it is not essential. What is important to us is that you share our values, have a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. You will be good at both listening to and talking with people. You will have a positive and patient approach to supporting people with daily activities and enjoy helping people learn and explore new things. You have a flexible approach and like work both as part a team as well as on your own. Knowledge of basic vehicle maintenance will be an advantage
You will have a full Driving licence for at least 2 years with category B that allows you to drive a minibus or a minibus licence. Your licence must not have more than 3 points and you must not have not been disqualified for any period.
If this job sounds like the right one for you, click Apply and complete the short online application form. We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.
We’ll respond to your application within three working days. We will not wait until the closing date to arrange interviews so if we have filled the vacancies before the advertised closing date we will close this advert early.
Successful applicants for this role will require an Enhanced DBS check. We committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. We will undertake checks of successful candidates before starting work, which will include an Enhanced DBS check. For more details please see our webpage on the recruitment process.
If you would like to find out more, please feel free to come along to our open day at Oaklands Park, Newnham on Friday 16th August 2019.Apply Now