DRT Passenger Transport Drivers

  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: Env/23/256436
  • Published: Wed 27/09/2023, 15:21 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 31/12/2023, 15:21 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Weekends
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: £20,000 - £24,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Workplace: Hybrid
  • Location: Watford & Dacorum , Hertfordshire

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DRT Passenger Transport Drivers

Job Title: DRT Passenger Transport Drivers
Location: Dacorum
Starting Salary: £21,189 with the opportunity to progress to £21,575 per annum - Pay increase pending
Hours: 37 per week, shift work some weekend working.
Contract: Permanent - new service launching in October.

Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce

About the Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of drivers for the HertsLynx Demand Responsive Transport service, that will provide transport to residents in rural areas who need to travel to be able to access education, employment, and leisure activities.

We are currently looking for Passenger transport drivers with or without a D1 driving licence, to help deliver this service seamlessly within the region of Dacorum.

For successful candidates without a D1 qualification, Full D1 driver training may be provided. 

Every day is different in this role involving working in shifts with different driving routes and some weekend working is required.

You will enjoy face to face interactions and build rapport with the public of all ages, coming from different backgrounds, assist passenger with boarding and disembarking the vehicle, especially those with mobility challenges or disabilities.

You will be responsible for the vehicle ensuring that it is cleaned at the end of each shift, and to ensure any mechanical issues or maintenance is reported to the appropriate personnel

You may be required to support with driving for other HCC transport services on an ad hoc basis as and when required.

About you:

Hold a  Driving licence with or without D1 qualificatiom and experienced in driving both manual and automatic vehicles

For successful candidates without a D1 qualification, Full D1 driver training may be provided. 

Be physically fit, and able to assist passengers and lift or carry items and equipment

Passionate about ensuring that we deliver the best service to our community as we can, ensuring passengers’ safety.

Great communication and interpersonal skills, provide excellent customer service to passengers and represent the Council in a positive and professional manner.

If you enjoy driving around Hertfordshire working to provide a valuable public service, then we want to hear from you.

Closing Date: This is an ongoing advert and you may be required to start work before the closing date specified.

Interview Date: Please note interviews will be arranged as and when applications are received.

For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Peter Nagy, peter.nagy@hertfordshire.gov.uk 


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Hertfordshire County Council is made up of over 8500 talented, passionate, and caring individuals across Adult Care Service, Child Care Service, Community Protection, Environment & Transport, Public Health, Central Resources, and Sustainable Growth.

At HCC we are committed to working towards: -

  • A cleaner Greener Environment for all
  • Providing Healthy and Fulfilling lives for ALL of our residents
  • Sustainable, responsible growth in our county
  • Excellent council services for all

You could be working with our partners to improve and protect nature in the County OR giving every child the best possible start in life through early years education and childcare OR by helping those who need support to live independently and with respect in their own homes wherever possible.

Whichever part of HCC and whichever role you join us in you will be certain that the role that you do will play a significant part in achieving our goals.

Benefits of working for us:
• Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
• Excellent Career Development
• Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
• Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
• Shopping Discounts
• Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes

Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post (for those whose language is a signed language the provision of a sign language interpreter who speaks English to the necessary standard of fluency will be required). Further information about the legal requirement can be found here.

Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here

Driving Roles Only: As part of this role, you will be required to travel to other HCC Sites/Residences either using your own mode of transport or a company car. In light of this, the ability to drive and/or travel around the County is required for this role a DVLA check will be required on appointment.


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