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UGO Bus Driver

Employer
Essex County Council
Location
England, Essex, Chelmsford
Salary
Up to £23344 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Sector
Transport Planning
Contract Type
Full time

Job Details

UGO Bus Driver

Permanent, Full Time and Part Time

Up to £23,344 per annum (FTE)

Location: Essex

Working Style: Operational field-based worker

Join our UGO Bus Team!

UGO Bus provides tailored transport for businesses, residents, and public sector organisations with our modern, accessible minibuses. As part of Essex County Council, one of the UK's largest local authorities, we pride ourselves on offering a friendly, dependable, and personable service.

We're looking for people with an outward looking, caring and professional approach. The ideal person will naturally go above and beyond; acknowledging that our passengers value a friendly face and someone who is thoughtful and considerate. All our drivers work on a split shift pattern, so flexibility is key. For example, a split shift can cover from 7.30am to 10am and 2.30pm to 5pm. Please note, the salary for part time and term time roles will be pro rata.

We are currently looking for UGO Bus Driver across the following locations.

Mid Essex

  • Chelmsford - As and When
  • Chelmsford - Full Time - 37 hours per week
  • South Essex

  • Basildon - Part Time - 20 hours per week
  • Basildon - As and When
  • Canvey - Part Time - 20 hours per week
  • West Essex

  • Loughton - Part Time - 25 hours per week
  • Harlow - As and When
  • Brentwood - Part Time - 25 hours per week
  • North Essex

  • Clacton - As and When
  • Clacton - Term Time, Part Time - 10 hours per week
  • Clacton - Term Time, Part Time - 20 hours per week
  • Colchester - As and when
  • As a Ugobus driver, you'll be working with a diverse range of passengers; working with students through to older people, and individuals with disabilities or special educational needs.

    To find out more information about our UGO Bus service, please watch our video: UGO Bus - more than just a journey

    We are looking for someone who

  • Hold a valid driving license with a D1 entitlement - Essential
  • Experience in working with customers from a broad and diverse range of backgrounds/needs
  • Can demonstrate prior experience of being adaptable and flexible to business pressures
  • Ability to work under pressure and remain a calm and professional approach
  • Ability to use a smartphone and/or tablet
  • Demonstrate good communication and social skills in a customer-based setting
  • If successful, you will need to complete an enhanced DBS check, undertake an ECC minibus driver's assessment and attend mandatory training; including, but not limited to MiDAS and First Aid

    If you are interested in applying for the role, we would love to hear from you. Please submit an application via the Working for Essex website

    Why Essex?

    Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England's oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest - Basildon and Harlow - are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us.

    Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We're committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

    We're also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

    As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

    Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

    If you would like to be kept up to date on other relevant opportunities, blogs, news, events and industry related news at Essex County Council, please join The Essex Talent Community

    If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email resourcing.team@essex.gov.uk

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    Why Essex?

    Essex County Council covers 1,300 square miles from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary. From the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career.

    We celebrate difference and work to ensure that no one is disadvantaged when accessing services, employment or public life in Essex. We’re proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interviewing all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. We’re also committed to interviewing all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

    Free to deliver big

    We recruit creative, ambitious, talented people, and free them up to think – and deliver – big.

    We’ve made substantial changes in recent years, reorganising how we’re structured and how we work, so we can protect the most vulnerable and enable our economy to grow. Join us and you’ll be trusted to take control, manage change and make a lasting impact. You’ll be able to call upon external partners and suppliers to help you deliver. More importantly, talented, trailblazing colleagues – including many industry-leaders – will be right by your side to share ideas, knowledge and experience.

    Find out how Essex County Council is changing, and how you’ll fit in.

    Employee Recognition & Engagement

    Here are some of the things we have in place to give our employees a sense of belonging, involvement and recognition. 

    Employee Networks:

    • Ethnically Diverse Employee Network (EDEN)
    • Carers Forum 
    • Christian Network 
    • Disabled Employees Network 
    • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Network
    • Parents Network 
    • Women’s Network
    • Men’s Network
    • Young People and Apprentice Network. 

    You Make The Difference’ Awards - giving employees the opportunity to nominate individuals or teams who go above and beyond for our residents.

    Employee Surveys – where we listen to the voices of our people and take action on what we hear.

    Employee Panels – giving you the opportunity to feed back on a range of policies and initiatives, network with colleagues and influence far-reaching changes.

    Learning and Development

    We have developed diverse learning opportunities to support our people to grow both personally and professionally. This includes:

    • A large suite of online training and tools
    • Dedicated learning events such as ‘LearnFest’ – our flagship annual celebration of learning
    • Apprenticeships for both new and existing colleagues
    • Financial support to achieve professional qualifications
    • Support from subject matter experts 
    • The opportunity to share your own expertise to up-skill colleagues
    • Leadership and executive coaching
    • Learning on demand
    • Career pathways

    Rewards and Benefits

    • Family Friendly flexible Working
    • Generous holiday and special leave allowances (including the option to purchase extra holiday)
    • Local Government Pension Scheme
    • Life Assurance of three times annual salary
    • Volunteering leave (up to 4 days per year)
    • Employee wellbeing and counselling
    • Travel discounts & season ticket loans
    • Learning and Development opportunities/coaching & mentoring
    • Payment of professional fees for approved professions
    • Eye care vouchers
    • Lease car scheme (dependent on business needs)
    • Up to £8,000 relocation package (subject to terms and conditions)

    You’ll also have access to MyReward, a unique platform for Essex County Council employees to gain various discounts and savings.

    Your Wellbeing

    At Essex County Council we are committed to supporting the wellbeing of our people. We work closely with our employees to provide wellbeing support based on their needs. We strive to enable the right environment, conditions, and behaviours so individual and organisational wellbeing is embedded in everything we do.

    Join us and get Inspired to do More.

    Company info
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    Telephone
    0845 743 0430
    Location
    County Hall
    Market Road
    Chelmsford
    Essex
    CM1 1QH
    United Kingdom

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