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Minibus Driver


Hours of work: 12 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time and Term-time only 
(As the position is part-time and term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Friday 01 July 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

The Baird Primary Academy
Parker Road
East Sussex
TN34 3TH

Phone:    01424 425670
Email:     office@thebairdprimaryacademy.org.uk
Website: www.thebairdprimaryacademy.org.uk

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

Minibus Driver - The Baird Primary Academy

Working hours: 12 hours a week at the start and the end of the school day, with the potential for working additional hours. Term time only.

Actual starting salary calculated pro rata: £5342.84 (pay award pending)

We are looking for a responsible and competent Minibus Driver to drive pupils between the Baird Primary Academy and other local trust primary schools, whilst they are accompanied by a member of the academy staff.

To succeed in this role:

  • It is essential that you hold a clean, current driving licence with permission to drive a D1 category vehicle
  • You have the ability to communicate effectively with academy staff and pupils
  • It is desirable that you have a basic knowledge of safeguarding including confidentiality, health and safety, however, training will be offered
  • Successfully complete a MiDAS training course (funded by the academy)

In return for your skills, knowledge and experience, we offer you:

  • Automatic annual pay progression
  • Generous public sector pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies that are designed to support you with a work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life
  • Flexible working opportunities from day 1
  • Discounts on retail & travel
  • Cycle 2 Work scheme
  • Charity giving

About The Baird Primary Academy

Ofsted grade: Good (2019)

The Baird Primary Academy is a school for 4 to 11-year olds in Hasting, East Sussex. We focus on developing our pupils love of learning so they can ‘fly high’. In 2019 we were presented with the Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark Award for our outstanding nurturing environment and inclusive provision. Our creative curriculum engages pupils with personalised learning and practical experiences. We have two classes in each year group welcoming children from our local community. We also hosts a nursery for children aged from 3 years. 

Visit The Baird Primary Academy website: Home - The Baird Primary Academy

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve.  Read more about our vision and values.

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Find out more

Download the job description and person specification below for more information about this opportunity.
To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact Julie Lacy on j.lacy@thebairdprimaryacademy.org.uk.
To submit your application follow the ‘Apply for job’ link at the bottom of this page.

Key dates

Closing date:  Midday on Friday 1 July
Interview date: Friday 8 July
Proposed start date: 1 September 2022

Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 
All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices. 

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/198429/24849

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Hastings

  • Salary
  • £19,264 to £19,650

  • Closing date
  • 1 July 2022

  • Organisation
  • The Baird Primary Academy

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 12

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education