Driver and Facilities Assistant

Henshaws College, Harrogate

Closing date: Sunday, 31st Oct 2021

Salary £9.18 per hour/£13,789.74 per annum
Hours 32.5 Hours per week (Mon-Fri 08.30 - 15.30)
Weeks 40 weeks (term-time only)
Annual Leave 25 days plus 10 Statutory holidays (pro-rata for part time / term time roles)
Contract Permanent
DBS Enhanced with adult and child barring

Full Job Description and Personal Specification available to download

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Henshaws Specialist College is a transformational place. Through our personalised approach to education, learning and care we empower children and young people living with a disability to progress and live life the way they want.  Whether that’s preparing for employment, making friends or learning to live more independently, we enable our students to make their aspirations possible and goals a reality

We are currently looking to recruit a Driver and Facilities Assistant to transport our students in Harrogate and the surrounding area. 

Job Summary

To provide safe and reliable transport for students to and from various locations. Provide porter duties across all Henshaws locations based in Yorkshire.

Key responsibilities will include:

Responsible for the safe collection and transport of students

Arrange for appropriate modifications within the designated vehicle to accommodate wheelchair users in good time to avoid affecting timetabled lessons.

Facilitate entry and egress to and from vehicles as agreed with students and their SEN Care Support Worker

Provision of general routine vehicle maintenance work as directed by the Maintenance Manager or Senior Maintenance Officer, to ensure health, safety and safeguarding of yourself, passengers and other road users

To facilitate the movement of furniture and equipment and any other porterage duties as required.

Assist housekeeping staff with cleaning duties as and when required

To uphold Henshaws values of Informed, Sharing, Proactive, Inspiring, Compassionate and Empowering.

The ideal candidate will possess:

MiDAS qualification or willingness to obtain on commencement of employment

Full UK Driving licence with D1 category or willingness to obtain D1 on commencement of employment

To fully support our students you must be able to cope with the physical demands of the role, including pushing a wheelchair, hoisting etc. if required after having training

Closing date Sunday 31st October 2021 – 12 Noon

To gain a full understanding of the role please read the job description and person specification available on-line at or contact the HR department on 01423 814510.

Henshaws Society for Blind People aims to employ a diverse workforce and is committed to equality of employment and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. This role may require an enhanced DBS check, please refer to the job description for further details.

Registered Charity No: 221888

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