Posted 03 July 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Long Term Temporary
Discipline S.E.N.D
Contact NameLaura Wotton

Job description

Leader Education are recruiting a Driver/Chaperone to work at a small school based in Gateshead. The ideal Driver/Chaperone will have a D1 Licence, experience chaperoning, and exposure or have an understanding of young people with different behavioural and Mental Health needs. This role may also require the successful candidate to fulfil responsibilities as a Caretaker within the school. The school caters for young people from Key stage 2 onwards with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties.

For this position, the normal working pattern is 20 hours (split shift) Monday-Friday between 7:00am until 4:30pm and is a long-term position.

To be successful with Leader Education, the candidate will have:

  • A D1 Licence, and experience driving a vehicle with this capacity.
  • An enhanced DBS on the update service, or the willingness to obtain one.
  • The ability to maintain clear communication with passengers to ensure a positive and comfortable experience.
  • Respect towards the privacy and confidentiality of passengers.
  • The appropriate attire whilst on duty.
  • To ability to arrive on time for scheduled pickups and drop-offs.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Adaptability skills and a commitment to meeting the diverse needs of students.
  • The capacity to maintain the premises to a high standard, including daily cleaning duties, repairs, DIY tasks, occasional painting, and ensuring outdoor areas are tidy and safe.
  • The ability to ensure the school complies with statutory regulations related to health and safety, fire safety, etc., by conducting regular checks and keeping accurate records.
  • The capability of carrying out ongoing maintenance and daily cleaning tasks.
  • A strong knowledge of health and safety procedures and how to apply them in the workplace.

Leader Education can offer:

  • Competitive pay rates.
  • Refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme: £100 per referral (terms apply).
  • Free CPD including Team Teach.
  • A dedicated consultant to answer any queries and for ongoing support.
  • Potential permanent contract after a qualifying period.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a comprehensive CV outlining their teaching experience, qualifications which are relevant to this role. Please apply with your CV or call us on 0333 577 5034.

Leader Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, all applicants must go through a thorough vetting procedure, including enhanced DBS and reference checks.