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Driver - Northallerton - (IPT234)

North Yorkshire Council
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
£23,893 to £25,119 per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 May 2024

Job Details

The Integrated Passenger Transport Operations Team is responsible for the safe and efficient use of over one hundred minibuses used to transport people in North Yorkshire. The team comprises approximately 350 drivers and passenger assistants that operate at locations throughout North Yorkshire.  The team delivers approximately 250,000 passenger journeys per year including 20,000 wheelchair user journeys.

The transport provided enables people to access schools, day centres, learning opportunities, supported employment and other meaningful activities in our community. 

We also undertake registered Local Bus Services (transporting the public) and community transport journeys.

You will be responsible for the safety of passengers during these journeys and will ensure that the passengers board and alight safely as well as ensuring that any safety equipment is used correctly.  Full training in the use of all safety equipment will be provided.  

You will need good communication skills as you will liaise daily with passengers, school staff, day centre staff, parents, carers, and colleagues. Experience is not essential: however, some experience of driving minibus type vehicles or working in a similar role would be an advantage for this post.

Role Requirements

All applicants for this driver vacancy will require a valid Category D driving licence entitlement for buses and coaches with more than 16 passenger seats and current CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence).  

We are looking for caring, flexible, team orientated and committed people to help us provide this transport.

This driver post is based in Northallerton, and it is for 30 hours per week on a Term Time only contract.  

All applicants for this driver vacancy will require a valid Category D driving licence entitlement and current CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence).  

The work will involve driving Social Care routes, School routes and Local Bus Services routes (transporting the public).  This Driving role will involve split shifts for the Social Care routes and for the school routes but the Local Bus Service (transporting the public etc) driving work is Not split shift (The hours are normally completed in one shift with appropriate breaks etc.). 

A typical (But not exact) working day on a split shift Social Care route or on a split shift School route would be approximately 07:30am-10:30am and approximately 14:30pm-17:30pm.  A typical (But not exact) Not split shift working day on a Local Bus Service route (transporting the public etc) in School Term Time would be from approximately 07:00am to approximately 5:00pm-5:15pm (with appropriate breaks etc).      

However, the hours listed above may need to vary to fit the needs of our customers.  

The earliest start time for this post is approximately 05:45am and the latest finish time is approximately 6:30pm.

The Hours will normally be worked from Monday-Friday inclusive.  

The role will require you to be flexible to fit in with Integrated Passenger Transport demand.    

We offer a comprehensive training package including Minibus Driver Awareness Training (MIDAS), Basic First Aid and Managing Challenging Behaviour.

For more information about the role, please contact Paul Lincoln, Operations Officer at

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


From the 1st April 2023 the eight district, borough and county councils in North Yorkshire merge to form the new Council, serving 611,000 residents.

The County of North Yorkshire is the largest County in England and Wales. Within the county are 598 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and 530 square miles of the North York Moors National Park. The county is included in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region.

Whilst the economy of the County has traditionally been dependent on agriculture and tourism, there is a fast growing high technology base and this, together with other forms of light manufacturing industry, is of increasing importance. The Council has an active policy of economic development and the predominantly rural character of the County is highly attractive to high technology businesses as well as the traditional industries of farming, food production and tourism. The County contains several centres of great historic interest, market towns that invite light industrial development, the modern coalfield area in the South, scenic, lightly populated upland areas and the extensive lowland area in the Vale of York.

With a brand new Council, newly elected members, the prospect of a new combined authority as well as its’ first ever mayor, North Yorkshire is on the cusp of a new dawn. The county already has firm foundations - a strong culture and identity which is rich in heritage; thriving communities where the people and places are resilient and innovative; beautiful scenery with stunning landscapes, quaint villages, market and coastal towns; plus the vibrant cities of York and Leeds just on the doorstep.  This amazing county combines the best of the traditional and the modern, and is widely regarded as one of the best places to live in the UK.  North Yorkshire is a great place to live, work and do business.

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