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PSV Driver

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full Time (Term time)
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 31/12/2019 23:59
£19,554 - £20,344 (£10.14 - £10.54 ph) pro rata
Hours per week:
37 Term Time only
Job Category:
Drivers/Guide Escorts
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Broad Lane offices, Engine Common Lane, Yate, Bristol, BS37 7PN
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
31 Dec

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

PSV Driver

Summary of Post

Under the day to day supervision of the Client Transport Manager, the primary role for you will be to drive one of the Councils in-house PCV vehicles. You will be responsible for the provision of home to school transport or other transport for vulnerable young people or adults. You may also provide in-house goods delivery services using appropriate vehicles.

This is a School term-time only post.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

A holder of a Vocational Class D Driving Licence, you will be responsible for ensuring that any vehicle operated on behalf of the Council is done so in a safe manner in compliance with all relevant law and Council regulations so as not to jeopardise the Councils PSV Operator Licence.

If the particular route being driven requires the provision of a guide escort, you will have overall responsibly for the safe operation of the vehicle and the supervision of the guide escort whilst on the transport.

Your role will involve manual handling of wheelchairs and passengers, including operating of tail lifts, ramps and wheelchair securing equipment. It may also require manual handling of boxes/crates/mail bags when carrying out deliveries of goods rather than passengers.

You may be required to drive a public bus service operating fares, which will require you to handle cash.

You will assist in the delivery of the Council’s Strategic Emergency Transport Plan should an incident occur that results in the activation of the plan.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


You will hold a clean vocational driving licence – full class D with no restrictions. Applicants holding a class D1 with no restriction may be considered for the post.

You will hold a valid Driver CPC card.

You will have experience of working in a similar area providing passenger transport.

You will be up to date with all of the legal requirements for a vocational driver operating vehicles on an Operating Licence.

You will be able to demonstrate that you can keep accurate records where required (for example driver hours) and are able to plan and drive routes in the most efficient manner.

You will have some numeracy skills that will enable you to safely handle cash transactions if necessary.

You should have experience of dealing with day to day customer issues.

Exemplifying the Council's values and behaviours.


You will have up to date knowledge of safe arrangements for loading and securing wheelchairs and other specialist equipment.

You will have an awareness of the importance of safeguarding vulnerable young people and adults.

Additional Information

For further details after reading the job summary, please contact Paul Kelly on 01454 863928 or email Paul.Kelly@southglos.gov.uk

Salary: £19.554 - £20.344 (£10.14 - £10.54 ph) pro rata

Hours: 37 hours (Term time only)

Closing Date: 31/12/2019

Vacancy Ref: P4009/943/FC

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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