Job Family: Providing - CBG 3
Salary: £20,441 - £20,812 per annum pro rata
Hours: 25 hours per week
Base Location: Sandy Depot, Sandy
Contract Type: Permanant
Closing Date: 30th November 2022
Interview Date: Applications reviewed upon receipt
Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest growing areas in the country.
As a council we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focussed on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.
This is a great time to join us on our journey.
More about the role:
The Fleet Department is looking for Passenger Assistants to join our team. Full training will be given, and we also supply uniform and allowances for equipment.
We are looking for enthusiastic and compassionate individuals to safely transport clients and pupils using council minibuses and tail lift equipped vehicles to and from various day centre, schools and other establishments as required. All staff are based at our North Depot in Sandy.
Our Fleet Transport team provides safe, efficient transport for a range of residents. They include older people, those with disabilities and children with special needs. The service allows these people to access educational and day care facilities – helping to make Central Bedfordshire a great place to work and live. As a Passenger Assistant, you’ll be a key part of the team.
You don’t need previous experience to be considered for either of these roles. However you must be prepared to provide a caring, reliable service. You need to be patient, understanding and aware of issues surrounding disability, dementia and special needs. Our aim is to deliver customers safely from door-to-door. You must be smart and professional as well as punctual and polite. Above all, you will treat your customers with respect and dignity
What we can offer you:
As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including:
A £250 one off hybrid worker payment, helping you achieve a safe and suitable work space at home
Support to work from abroad for up to a month a year where appropriate
Generous family friendly policies and practices
A supportive and inclusive environment that values and celebrates differences
Staff network and support groups
Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 31 days with length of service.
Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance: click here
An Employee Assistance Programme offering support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues
Training and Learning offer – we have access to hundreds of courses and role specific training is also available
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.
Our aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer. We welcome discussion on location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.
You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Passenger Assistant Full Year Recruitment Pack
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Yvonne Sewell at Yvonne.Sewell@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 4960.
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at email@example.com
Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. Therefore we welcome applications from everyone. In addition we are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.
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