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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Driver - Cirencester

Cotswold Friends is excited to be expanding its established and well utilised Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle transport service into Cirencester and the surrounding area and we are currently seeking a committed and reliable individual to join our team as a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) Driver. This vital role involves transporting wheelchair users in our charity-owned vehicle, ensuring their safe and comfortable journey to various appointments and destinations across the region.

We are looking for a candidate to: Drive the charity-owned WAV in accordance with instructions from the transport booking team. Fully support and assist passengers throughout their journey, ensuring safe embarkation and disembarkation Ensure safe operation and supervision of equipment, including wheelchairs, headrests etc Conduct thorough vehicle checks and ensure all equipment is in proper working condition before each journey. Fully understand the safeguarding of Cotswold Friends clients and reporting where applicable Log working hours, client details, timings, and mileage after each drive, submitting records promptly. Maintain cleanliness and tidiness of the vehicle at all times. Be proactive in identifying opportunities for improvement of the WAV service.

Have you: Got a valid driver’s license with clean driving record. Got previous experience in driving, particularly with wheelchair accessible vehicles preferred but not essential, as training will be provided. Got excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Got the ability to maintain accurate records and follow instructions diligently. Got commitment to providing exceptional service to our passengers. Already got knowledge of, or happy to be trained on, safeguarding protocols.

You will need to be available relatively flexibly within a given working week, in order to fulfil passenger journeys at requested times. If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of others, we invite you to apply for this rewarding position. Please submit your CV and a covering letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are interested in joining our team at Cotswold Friends.

We look forward to welcoming a dedicated individual to our team who shares our commitment to supporting the local community. Cotswold Friends is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to combatting all forms of discrimination.

Contract Type: Zero-hours contract Hours per week: Dependent upon service uptake Salary Type: Salary monthly - based on hours worked Salary: £12 per hour DBS Enhanced Other benefits: Pro-rata - 25 days accrued annual leave based on hours worked plus bank holidays Support for training and development

Closing Date: Wednesday 31st July 2024

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