Driver (Part-Time/Term-Time)

North Ayrshire Council
31 Jul 2017
19 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Role Profile



To ensure the safe transportation of Service Users on North Ayrshire Council transport to and from various venues.  


Corporate Responsibilities

  • To undertake individual role in line with the Council's Strategic Priorities and in compliance with the Council's corporate policies and procedures.
  • To undertake any other reasonably required duties as instructed by Management or someone acting on their behalf, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below. 

Role Specific Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Daily Vehicle Checks
  • Routine Maintenance, e.g. oil, water.
  • Cleaning of vehicles
  • To have responsibility in accordance with road legislation and to have joint responsibility in accordance with policies and procedures of the Local Authority for the safe transportation of service users from Social Services and Educational establishments
  • Transportation of Service Users with learning disabilities and/or complex physical disabilities
  • Transportation of goods, equipment and personnel
  • Assisting in the loading and unloading of the vehicle, using where necessary, mechanical aids and completion of associated paperwork
  • Assisting in the loading and unloading of the vehicles, using where necessary, mechanical aids and completion of associated paperwork
  • To communicate with parents/carers and staff to pass on any relevant information
  • To contribute to risk assessments involving the transportation of Service Users
  • To undertake any other duties consistent with the job description as prescribed by senior management in relation to the exigencies of the Service   






Education and Qualifications

  • Good standard of education 
  • PCV Licence holder (Category D) 
  • Possession of Driver CPC qualification     
  • Application Form
  • Interview


  • Experience of driving passenger carrying vehicles
  • Experience of working with the general public/ community groups     
  • Experience of working with Adults with Learning Disabilities and Older People     
  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview

Specialist Knowledge

  • Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle maintenance checks required for passenger carrying vehicles     
  • Understanding of the need to communicate effectively with service users and carers     
  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to relate well to older people and also adults with learning disabilities 
  • Must possess good communication skills    
  • Commitment to providing a high quality service for Service Users and their carers     
  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview


  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends
  • Required to join the PVG Scheme for this type of regulated work.


  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Staff Values & Behaviours

North Ayrshire Council uses behavioural based approach throughout the recruitment process. Our staff values of Focus, Passion & Inspiration will be explored for this vacancy.

Further information on how to complete behaviour based application form questions is available on the Council's website.




We put our customers first

We understand the bigger picture


  • Provide excellent customer services
  • Meet and where possible exceed the expectations of internal and external customers.
  • Understand the performance levels and standards required within our own role and strive to achieve and where possible exceed these.
  • Know how the work we do fits into the overall performance of the Council.


We take pride in the jobs we do

We are ambitious for our community

  • Take ownership of our own actions and performance.
  • Reflect on the work we do and consider how it could be improved.
  • Have a positive impact on the lives of our customers and their communities.
  • Push the boundaries to help our customers and communities realise their potential.


We all look for better ways to deliver our services

We achieve the best results together

  • Find new ways to deliver improvements, efficiencies and value for money.
  • Embrace change with enthusiasm and creative ideas.
  • Work together and creatively produce the best outcomes for our customers and communities.
  • Plan all activities with the end goal in mind.

Additional Information

PVG (Adults)

This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by North Ayrshire Council. Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant PVG check (£59 or £18), which will be deducted in instalments from your wages following commencement of employment. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit For further details on North Ayrshire Council's policy please visit


For your information if this post requires references you will be notified of further details if you are successful in gaining an interview. Not providing relevant references when requested may delay the outcome of the interview process