Minibus Driver

  • VO70496


Description

If you enjoy meeting people from all over the world, love Abbotsford and want to share it with our visitors you might enjoy joining our volunteer team as a mini-bus driver.

Role Description :

What you will be doing*
• Complete vehicle safety checks prior to and at the end of each day and record these as per organisational procedures
• Report any defects and faults as per guidelines and procedures
• To be responsible for the safety of your passengers and to be aware of the relevant mini bus legislation and any Covid measures introduced by the Abbotsford Trust
• To be able to use the passenger lift/ramp in a safe and responsible manner.
• Ensure the correct use of the appropriate wheelchair tie downs and passenger restraint systems
• When necessary assist passengers when entering and leaving the vehicle.
• To work in a helpful, caring and confidential manner within the aims and objectives of the organisation.
• To be self-motivated and sensitive to the needs of passengers and colleagues.
• To inform the Visitor Services Manager and in their absence the Volunteer Co-ordinator of any changes to your health or endorsements that affect your driving licence or ability to drive.
• To notify any incidents or accidents affecting passenger safety whilst on duty.
• To work within health and safety legislation at all times.
• To attend relevant training courses before carrying passengers
• Ensure that the vehicle is in a clean condition (inside and out) before and after use.
• Refuel the bus as required.
• Contribute to mini bus service development by making suggestions and feeding back passenger comments

Skills/Experience required:

• Applicants must be over 30 years of age. This is an insurance requirement.
• Must have a full, clean licence which includes the D1 entitlement (automatic if manual car licence obtained before Jan 1st 1997).
• Over the age of 70 drivers will need to renew the ‘D1’ entitlement of their licence, requiring a medical examination (D4). This is valid for 3 years.
• Over the age of 70 drivers will need to be accepted as a ‘named driver’ by Abbotsford’s insurers. Unless and until this is agreed the applicant will be unable to drive the minibus.
• Be able to drive minibus/vehicles safely and professionally. Training will be given (MiDAS).
• Be flexible; and able to work as part of a team
• Be in good health
• Be patient, understanding, have a responsible attitude and provide exceptional customer care.

Organisation aims and objectives

Abbotsford is the home of the 19th century writer Sir Walter Scott and is run by The Abbotsford Trust, a registered Scottish charity. We offer a five star visitor experience to visitors from across the world including the historic house and collections, 100 acres of designed landscape, formal gardens, a free Visitor Centre with an exhibition on Sir Walter Scott, play trail, gift shop, restaurant, events and special exhibitions.

Availability

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Restrictions

Insurance restrictions.
Travel details: Abbotsford House, Melrose, Scottish Borders
Minimum age: 30

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses capped at £15 per return journey.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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