Askham Bryan College is a specialist land-based college based across the North of England with centres in York, Middlesbrough, Saltaire, Wakefield and Newcastle.
We offer a wide-ranging curriculum to our Further Education students, including Arboriculture, Horticulture, Agriculture, Animal Management, Countryside and the Environment, Engineering, Equine, Floristry, Motorsport, Professional Tree Surgery, Outdoor Adventure Sport, Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness and Uniformed Public Services.
We have an exciting opportunity for 2 x minibus drivers with previous people, and ideally student, transport experience to join our Accommodation, Conferencing and Transport Department at our York campus. This role will be working 37 hours per week, on a permanent term time only contract.
We are seeking an individual who will be responsible for transport our students to and from college at the beginning and end of the day other duties may include, fleet maintenance and driving for curriculum off site visits. Sector experience and knowledge specifically in people transport will be beneficial.
The successful candidate will undertake daily transport services to and from the York centre at the start and the end of the day. Additional driving opportunities maybe included and alongside the Transport supervisor and other drivers the general maintenance and upkeep of the fleet vehicles will be required.
With excellent knowledge of transport servicing and fleet management, you will have great communication and customer service skill with a baseline knowledge of the Yorkshire area.
The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and partners to share this commitment. The Governors and Staff at Askham Bryan College regard each learner as a unique individual and therefore seek to support learner development in ways, which will foster security, confidence and independence. We recognise that high self-esteem, peer support, a secure College environment and clear lines of communication with trusted adults helps all young people and adults particularly those at risk or suffering abuse. These are regarded as central to the wellbeing of the individual and are therefore seen to be an intrinsic part of all aspects of the curriculum and ethos.
Specific measures relating to pre-employment checks:
We may undertake online searches on internet activity as part of our pre-recruitment checks.
We ask applicants for details of any convictions and cautions, regardless of whether these have been deemed as “spent”. It is a condition of employment that applicants provide these details.
We undertake Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks for prospective employees. Please note that it is an offence to apply for a regulated role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity involving children or vulnerable adults.
Note on “regulated activity”: You are engaging in a regulated activity if you:
Will be responsible, on a regular basis in a school or college, for teaching, training instructing, caring for or supervising children or vulnerable adults;
Will be working on a regular basis in a specified establishment, such as a school, or in connection with the purposes of the establishment, where the work gives opportunity for contact with children or vulnerable adults; or
Engage in intimate or personal care or healthcare or any overnight activity, even if this happens only once.
Main Purpose of the role
Working with other drivers and the Transport Supervisor you will ensure that fleet vehicles are well maintained and presented, kept running and comply with current regulatory requirements.
You will complete driving duties and work with our student transport and fleet providers to ensure that fleet and transport operations are effective, efficient and fit for purpose.
Key Tasks / responsibilities:
All tasks to be carried out in a consistent manner with the corporation’s culture.
To assist in the driving of mini-buses/fleet transport on designated routes to specific time tables
Provide cover for fleet and transport operations, if necessary
Routine maintenance, checking and cleaning of the college vehicle fleet
Dealing with fleet and transport enquiries from customers
Working with the College student transport providers in delivering the student transport service
Ensuring that the fleet is well maintained and presented at all times
Assist with the management of fleet repairs and fuelling activities/services
Deal with fleet and transport requests and service issues where requested
Assist in emergency/response in relation to fleet and transport services
General support duties to the Transport Co-ordinator
Participate in professional development or training activities as required.
Staff, students, parents, stakeholders and college colleagues
Curriculum area managers and departmental managers
Contractors, suppliers, insurance representatives and auditors
External agencies such as: Local authorities, the HSE etc
Members of the public
Supporting College Goals and Values – all roles
In addition to the particular requirements and characteristics of individual roles, all people employed by Askham Bryan College are expected to actively support the achievement of the College’s goals and, at all times, both internally and externally, to behave in a manner consistent with the College’s mission and values.
Performing your role and delivering your service in a way that helps the College achieve its strategic objectives and annual development and improvement plans - taking account of available resources and national developments.
Promoting the image of the College as one that is committed to the highest standards of delivery and service.
Sharing the College’s commitment to safeguarding and prioritising the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and demonstrating it in your day to day work.
Sharing and prioritising the effective implementation of the College’s Equality and Diversity Policy.