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Community Transport Driver, Bristol, £9.63 per hour

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Uploaded 05 Aug 2022

The Role – Community Driver - Permanent

We have great opportunities at our depot in Bristol for community bus drivers who are smart, reliable and punctual and who can wow our customers and help keep the wheels turning. Our experienced team of support staff and managers will guide you through your career, providing support, training and development to help you reach your potential. 

Bristol Community Transport (BCTConnect) provides transport services for older and disabled people who have difficulty using public transport.  We are committed to improving the social impact of our services, by reducing social isolation and loneliness among our service users, enabling them to attend events or participate in activities as well as access essential services. We also provide minibus hire for not-for-profit organisations, such as charities and community groups.


Pay and Benefits 


Attracting a salary of £9.63 per hour, with benefits including 22 days annual leave , 2 additional days leave over the Festive season plus bank holidays pro rata, 4 x DIS Benefit, Mental Health Wellbeing Support and continued professional development. 


About Us 

HCT Group is the world’s largest transport social enterprise, providing over 30 million passenger trips on its buses every year and makes a real difference in the communities where it operates.  Our services including London red buses, social services transport, school transport and community transport.  We operate a fleet of over 600 vehicles and reinvest the profits from our commercial work into high social impact transport services or projects in the communities across London, Yorkshire, Bristol and the Channel Islands.  


Whatever service HCT delivers – from the simplest bus contract to the most innovative social programme, its aim is to deliver on its social mission of: 

  • Transforming Communities 
  • Transforming Life Chances 
  • Transforming Public Transport 


We work in three key ways: 

  • Profits from our commercial contracts are reinvested back into further transport services or projects in the communities we serve, helping the most vulnerable in our communities to get mobile
  • We deliver training services for people who are unemployed that specifically focus on employment and skills
  • We aim to create employment opportunities for people, contribute to the local economies and actively seek new ways to make our communities better places to live and work through the way we operate


About You 

The successful candidate will require: 

  • That you hold a D1 category license
  • Have held UK manual car licence (preferably no points) for a minimum of 2 years and have significant driving experience
  • Able to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals including adults with health conditions e.g. hearing loss, dementia
  • Excellent customer service skills


Your Responsibilities 

Duties and responsibilities will focus on the passenger experience

  • Assisting passengers on and off vehicles safely, including securing wheelchairs, scooters and other mobility aids
  • The planning of a route between each delivery and collection to meet the pre-determined delivery times allocated
  • Ensuring that the vehicle is clean (externally and internally), fuelled, the seating configuration is fit for purpose
  • Completing the relevant vehicle safety, mechanical and equipment checks prior to the vehicle leaving the depot. 

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