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Driver, Craven (IPT071)

North Yorkshire Council
Skipton, North Yorkshire
£23,150- £23,893 pro rata per annum
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Transport Planning
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Contract Type
Full time

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The Integrated Passenger Transport Operations Team are responsible for the safe and efficient use of 0ne Hundred and twenty minibuses used to transport people in North Yorkshire. The team comprises approximately 300 drivers and passenger assistants that operate at locations throughout North Yorkshire. The team delivers approximately 350,000 passenger journeys per year including 25,000 wheelchair user journeys.

The transport provided enables people to access day centres, learning opportunities, supported employment and other meaningful activities in our community. We also provide community transport and local bus services in certain areas.

We are looking for a caring, flexible and committed person to help us provide this transport specifically the local bus services in the Skipton area. 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 the passengers, carers and establishment staff.  Experience of driving buses or working in a similar role is essential for this driver post.  

Normal working days would be Three 12 hour days on a two weekly rotation. Week one working Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, then week two working Thursday Friday and Saturday.

The post is based at our base in Skipton, at the Skipton Auction Mart.  

All drivers will require a D1 driving licence entitlement. This post involves access to vulnerable service users and if you were offered the position, you will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) background check.

To discuss the role, please contact Mike Hubbocks on 01609 536652 or email


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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