Isle of Wight Council

Facilities and Fleet Management

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Minibus Drivers x5 Ref: 50068811

County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight. This job may start with a vehicle from County Hall, alternatively it may start with a vehicle based at school

Grade 2, £10.79 per hour

Contact: Charlotte Russell on 01983 823166 or

Vacancy Reference: 50068811

Closing Date: 06/01/2023

Contract Type: Casual

Hours: Variable, Term time only

The Facilities Management team are seeking to recruit minibus drivers with a D (D1) licence entitlement to assist with our school transport service, where children are transported to school in the morning and back home from school in the afternoon.

Drivers will need to have an annual driving licence check as part of the recruitment process, also need to undertake a DBS check. Drivers will also need to undertake a Minibus Driver Awareness Course (MiDAS) which will be provided by the Council if not already obtained.

These casual roles will initially be to cover sickness & annual leave but may however lead to more regular shifts if the school transport service expands in future.

You will need to be self-motivated with good inter-personal and communication skills, friendly of nature and character with a strong work ethic, flexible and reliable.

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.


Closing Date: 6 January 2023