Minibus Driver

SGS Berkeley Green UTC

Discover the benefits of joining SGS Academy Trust

Join South Gloucestershire and Stroud Academy Trust and be part of educating the workforce of the future, whilst receiving training and development to support your transition into an exciting new career.

We’re really keen to hear from enthusiastic, committed potential employees of the future. For our part, we will provide you with a rewarding career and the development and support you need to make this transition successful.

You will become part of the SGS family, which includes other schools within the Trust and SGS College.

Many valuable staff benefits. Including:

  • Free Parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted shopping benefits
  • Excellent Pension Schemes: Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for Corporate staff and Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS) for academic staff
  • Access to a wide variety of external health and wellbeing resources via SGS College’s occupational health portal.

What support is available to me?

You will be invited to attend our comprehensive induction programme and get up to date with all statutory and mandatory training. You will be entitled to a selection of training and development opportunities to support your professional and personal development.

SGS Berkeley Green UTC is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic minibus driver to join our team.

  • Full Time Equivalent Salary: Up to £19,038.00
  • Actual Salary: Up to £6,354.42
  • (Salary is dependent on level of qualification and experience)
  • Contract Type: Permanent, Part-Time, Term Time only
  • Hours: 15 hours per week, 37 weeks per year

Term Time Only Contracts will occur a salary adjustment if the start date is after 1st September

They will be providing a safe and professional transport service for our students from the Bristol area. You will be required to drive the UTC minibus from the Filton area of Bristol to the UTC every morning and drive the return run in the afternoon.

You will require a DI category on your driving licence to drive our minibus however, full training will be provided for the right candidate.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Driving College minibuses in a safe, legal way, via designated routes, in order to transport pupils from/to their home or agreed meeting points at the published times.
  • Keeping a register of those using the service.
  • Checking the vehicle for any damage, defects and faults and report accordingly to the UTC office.
  • Completing accurate and timely mileage logs for every journey undertaken.

Beneficial Skills & Qualifications

  • Hold a Full UK Driving Licence (any penalty points must be disclosed at the time of interview)
  • Has the appropriate licence category (D1 or PCV)
  • A minimum of 2 years driving experience from the date on which a full UK driving licence was issued
  • Be welcoming, with good communication skills
  • Able to provide excellent customer service, including the appropriate skills to work with children

Why choose SGSAT Berkeley Green UTC?

You will become part of the wider SGS family supporting you with your professional development, access to the LGPS scheme, discounted shopping benefits, and access to a wide variety of external health and wellbeing resources.

Closing Date:   Friday 24th March 2023                

Expected Interview Date: w/c 27th March 2023

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a satisfactory Disclosure Certificate, Enhanced with Children’s Barred list check, as a requirement of the job.

South Gloucestershire and Stroud Academy Trust welcomes applications from all sectors of the community and is an equal opportunities employer.


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Date Posted: 13/01/2023

Deadline for applications: 24/03/2023

Location: SGS Berkeley Green UTC

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