Job Details

Job Ref :
 
Job Title :
PCV Drivers 
Job Category :
Posted :
12/2/2019 4:44:59 PM 
Company Name :
Forces Recruitment Services 
Location :
Guernsey 
Benefits :
benefits 
Salary :
£12.67 - 16.15 per hour + benefits 
Security :
Other 
Description :

A Social Enterprise that provides transport services to multiple locations across the UK is seeking Bus Drivers to be based in Guernsey and be responsible for driving their buses in that area while providing excellent service to their customers. The Bus Driver will provide a safe and comfortable journey throughout.

Accommodation options are available for staff but those with families will require the correct housing permit. Ideally the Bus Driver will have previous experience, but essential to have relevant PCV licences (cat d or cat d1).

Applications from suitably experienced ex-military personnel (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy or Royal Marines) are strongly encouraged.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Follow the Injury Prevention rules, the company’s ‘Safety Principles’ and ensuring that Injury Prevention Books are always carried
  • Ensure that the high visibility is always worn
  • Check the condition of the vehicle prior to commencing
  • Comply with the laws and company regulations regarding the use of mobile phones, smoking in company vehicles and the use of prohibited equipment (such as games consoles) whilst on duty
  • Be responsible for the health, safety, security, welfare, environmental and fire safety arrangements for yourself, customers and colleagues
  • Ensure a full understanding of emergency and evacuation plans
  • Provide a high standard of customer service at all times
  • Give customers on the bus any information that may help them during their journey
  • Recognize and assist with the additional needs of children and vulnerable adults, the elderly, infirm or disabled
  • Take cash for payment of fares and make sure customers get the correct change (where applicable)
  • Drive to the set timetable, not running early or late, when it is safe to do so
  • Keep cash secure and safe within the driver cab at all times
  • Ensure all cash is accurately paid into the appropriate location and in accordance with the Company procedures
  • Keep up to date with road closures, diversions or special events which may affect bus services.
  • Keep up to date with any changes to condition of travel, ticket types, fares or promotions
  • Report all incidents on the road, likely to affect bus services, to the traffic office as soon as it is safe to do so
  • Undertake any reasonable request made by the Company

Person Specification:

Essential:

  • Valid driving licence
  • Hold a category D licence (PSV/PCV)
  • Good understanding of written and spoken English Language.
  • Good numerical skills
  • Prepared to undertake training such as NVQ as required
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to drive a vehicle to a competent and safe standard
  • Flexible attitude
  • Honesty/integrity
  • Able to pass PCV medical requirements

Desirable:

  • Professional driving experience
  • Previous Bus or Coach driving (in service) experience
  • Has received 7 hours of DCPC training each year
  • Experience of cash handling
  • Knowledge of geographical operating area
  • Bus industry knowledge and an appreciation of bus regulations
  • Own transport
  • Lives within reasonable distance of place of work
  • Willing to do overtime

Hours:

Negotiable

Salary:

£9.12 p/h during training period, rising to £12.67 p/h, (£16.15 for shifts)

Benefits:

Uniform provided

20 days holiday plus bank holidays

Accommodation options available for staff (rent and bills not included)

Initial Enhanced DBS check

Training provided



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