- Job Reference
- 128 Highbury New Park, Islington, London
- Job Description
- Post Code
- N5 2DS
- Min Pay Rate
- Max Pay Rate
- Role Highlights
Highbury New Park Day Centre, N5 2DS
Driver Required - D1 License is a MUST TO BE CONSIDERED
0800 - 1200 and 1500 - 1800 working hours
- Job Copy
Are you experienced in supporting older people? Do you have the willingness to learn fast? Then we can offer you the driving career you’ve always wanted, with excellent benefits and flexible hours, including day and weekend shifts.
What you’ll do
Assisting members with their physical and emotional needs, you will do whatever it takes to help them get the most out of life. More than just a driver, you will be a true friend who champions their dignity and maximises their independence, and you will have an increasingly important part to play in the development of bus lists and the induction of new colleagues. You will be driving a sixteen-seat mini bus, collecting people from the surrounding area and taking them home at the end of the day. Going to the depot for fuel and any other business to do with the bus, repairs, services, mot’s and tail lift inspections.
Who you are
With a broad knowledge of caring for the elderly, you will be able to make a significant contribution from your first day. To succeed, you should be capable of prioritising your own workload, maintaining detailed records and using your initiative to the full, and you will be determined to develop your skills with our support. You must also hold a UK drivers licence with a D1.
Who we are
With care homes and day clubs across the UK, we provide expert respite, residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. Our highly personal, patient-centered approach has seen us enjoy rapid growth, with three new homes planned for next year, so we can offer exceptional career opportunities to people who care as deeply as we do.
What we offer
As one of our valued drivers you can expect comprehensive training in general person assisted transport as well as dementia awareness. What’s more, we offer one of the best benefits packages around, including annual leave, a stakeholder pension and life assurance scheme, bank holiday enhancements, child care vouchers, thousands of online and in-store discounts and free uniform.
- Where you'll work
Highbury New Park Day Centre has a homely environment, where everyone feels relaxed and comfortable. Our open-plan layout means we have lots of space indoors and members can also enjoy our two lovely secure gardens, which feature patio and lawn areas, comfortable seating and attractive plants and trees
Care UK is committed to ensuring that it employs people with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and will assess every applicant fairly regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependents, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working with us, it will depend on the nature of the role and background of any offence.