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23 Jan 2020

Full-Time Dial-A-Ride Driver Attendants (Across London) – D1 licence required

Transport for London – Posted by Emily Dougall Anywhere

CompanyTransport for London
Job expires in 1 day.
Job Location London
Job CategoriesDriver.
Job TypesFull-Time.

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Job Description

Across London

Flat rate of £24,282 during training, then £26,031 – £31,820 dependent on shift pattern

Full-time, permanent roles

Giving your passengers real independence

If someone is unable to walk, drive or take public transport, Dial-a-Ride is here to help. Our accessible minibus service has supported older people – and those with disabilities – for nearly four decades now. We help our passengers move from door to door, which means that shops, medical appointments, friends and faith groups are all within reach. What’s more, we provide people with what can be a vital social contact during the journey.

On Youtube, we have short video – “Transport for London – London Dial-a-Ride Driver Attendant” which gives a real flavour of what it’s like to work as one our Driver Attendants. As you can see, it’s a role which calls for empathy and a real understanding of people with mobility issues.

A safe and reliable journey

You’ll be responsible for one of our vehicles, assisting passengers in and out of the bus and ensuring they travel to and from agreed points safely. This clearly means following appropriate procedures for using equipment, manual handling and transferring wheelchair passengers to their fixed seat in the vehicle.

Driving to safe and professional standards, you will also be confident in undertaking vehicle checks and reporting any defects. You’ll take responsibility for refuelling and undertaking basic maintenance, such as putting air in tyres and topping up oil and water as required. We’ll also ask you to keep to a clear schedule and maintain accurate journey records, while making use of a mobile data terminal, which will update you with information in real time.

Specific skills and abilities we look for

The nature of the job means that you’ll be securing passengers with seatbelts and using various specialist mechanisms for securing wheelchairs too. This means that you’ll need to be able to stoop, bend, twist, crouch down to the ground and reach up to a height. It’s also essential that you have a D1 driving licence, no more than 3 points on your licence, strong communication skills and a good standard of written and spoken English.

We require every Dial-a-Ride Driver Attendant to have a clean, enhanced DBS. You should be over 21, with at least two years’ driving experience.

Please Note: Anyone who passed a car-driving test on or after 1st January 1997 will not have category D1 on their licence. Anyone who passed their car-driving test before 1st January 1997 will have category D1 on their licence. To check what vehicles your licence allows you to drive please visit the Government website “viewdrivingrecord.service”. . You will need your driving licence number and NI number to complete this search.

What we offer in return

As well as the satisfaction that comes from assisting people with mobility issues get around London, we can promise training in Dial-a-Ride, emergency first aid, dementia awareness and hazard perception. We offer a well-paid, permanent, full-time job and an excellent set of benefits including:

free travel for you on the TfL network; 75% discount on National Rail Season Ticket and interest-free loan; tax-efficient childcare payments; tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme; retail, health, leisure and travel offers; and discounted Eurostar travel.

To apply, please visit our website

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status. We strive to reflect the city that we serve and we look forward to receiving a ‘diverse’ range of applications. We want our workforce to accurately reflect the richly diverse community of London.

Regions: London. Job Categories: Driver. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Attractive.

Job expires in 1 day.

How to Apply

To apply, please visit our website

Use the form below to email your application to the employer directly.

You can then track the status of your application through your account.