Recruitment

Recruitment

Want to join the Woking Bustler team?

WCT is a not for profit organisation, which was setup by Woking Borough Council to provide transport for those within the community who have reduced mobility. By working for WCT, you will be helping to support social inclusion and wellbeing, for the young and old within our community.

Driver and Passenger WCT Woking Bustler

Digital Demand Responsive Transport (DDRT) Driver

37.5 hours per week, £13 per hour.

Service description

The service operates on a corner-to-corner (virtual stop) basis, so boarding and alighting will occur at locations agreed upon with the passenger during the booking process. In operation, drivers must stop as close to the agreed location as possible, provided the stopping point is safe. If, for safety reasons, a variation from the agreed point is required, the driver must provide feedback via the operating system to their manager.

Only passengers who have pre-booked may be carried.

Duties include:

  • Driving WCT vehicles to MIDAS standards.
  • Ensuring passenger safety at all times, to drive courteously and not act in any manner which is likely to bring the Society into disrepute or give cause for complaint.
  • Carrying out daily checks on vehicles and other related equipment in order to ensure that the highest standards are maintained.
  • Completing daily check sheets, ensuring any faults are recorded.
  • Carrying out duties with an appropriate demeanour.
  • Use a Driver Tablet to receive service communications.
  • Use of an electronic ticket machine.
  • Processing contactless bank card and smartcard transactions.
  • Vehicles should be cleaned internally and externally every day before service commencement. The driver shall use reasonable endeavours to keep the vehicles free from significant rubbish during the working day.

Person specification, experience and qualifications:

  • Be a suitably qualified driver with full D or D1 status.
  • Have a flexible approach to work.
  • Have a good knowledge of the Woking, Guildford and surrounding areas.
  • Enjoy working with people and have a helpful manner.
  • Have a cheerful disposition and a sense of humour.
  • Have the desire to be part of a team which promote our service and achieve excellence for our users.
  • Respect confidentiality.
  • You should possess the right attitude for a flexible, small vehicle service operating in a rural area.

Training

Full training on an electric vehicle and all associated equipment used on the service will be provided, along with passenger support training. Training will include MIDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme), wheelchair tie-downs and occupant restraint systems, customer care, disability and equalities awareness and safeguarding training.

Use of an electronic ticket machine capable of processing contactless bank card and smart card transactions.

Benefits:

  • Company sick pay
  • Staff uniform
  • On-site parking
  • Stakeholder pension scheme
  • Summer and Christmas staff functions
  • Free Flu/Covid vaccinations

Due to the vulnerable nature of the Society’s customers, an enhanced DBS is required for this role. We are an equal opportunities employer and ensure that no applicant will receive less favourable treatment based on gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be justifiable.

Garage Support Assistant

Hours:  Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 5:30pm, 40 Hours per week

Salary: £25,000 to £27,000, dependant on experience

The role is with Woking Community Transport, a not-for-profit organisation that provides transport for the local community, schools, NHS, and medical hubs and completes far more than 100,000 journeys per year.

As a transport organisation, sustainability is at the forefront of WCT’s thinking.  WCT has committed to a vehicle replacement programme to replace all current diesel vehicles with 100% electric versions by 2030.

As a garage support assistant, you will required to assist the garage mechanics with servicing and daily requirements for the Woking Community Transport Vehicle Fleet.

Responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:

  • Assist with vehicle safety inspections as required. (Training provided)
  • Perform vehicle valet duties as required, to include vehicle sanitising.
  • Complete all work-related tasks as directed by the Maintenance Manager.
  • On occasion, perform duties of a Community Driver as required.
  • Assist in the collection and delivery of the society vehicles.
  • Help keep the repair shop clean and organised.
  • Keep a professional appearance and attitude.

Essential Requirements:

  • Driving licence, D1 category (101), this is an automatic right if you passed your driving licence prior to January 1997.
  • Enhanced DBS, required due to the vulnerable nature of our passengers.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to learn and undertake training where required.

Benefits:

  • Company sick pay
  • Staff uniform
  • On-site parking
  • Stakeholder pension scheme
  • Summer and Christmas staff functions
  • Free Flu/Covid vaccinations

We are an equal opportunities employer and ensure that no applicant will receive less favourable treatment based on gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be justifiable.

Minibus drivers

We are currently recruiting Community Drivers.

WCT offers very good rates of pay

  • Community drivers are paid £11.94 per hour
  • Full uniform is provided
  • Stakeholder pension scheme which is open to all employees
  • 28 days paid holiday, which includes Bank Holidays – holiday for part-time contracts are calculated pro rata
  • Sick pay is also included for all staff – one month full pay and one month half pay with staff on casual contracts going straight onto Statutory Sick Pay
  • Full-time, part-time and flexible contracts depending on WCT requirement at the time of application
  • Successful applicants will be subject to disclosure and barring checks.

No prior experience is required as WCT provides full training, including:

  • Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme (MiDAS)
  • First aid
  • Manual handling
  • Specialist training is also provided as required.

You must have passed your car driving test before January 1997 or hold a D1 driving license to be a community driver.

Passenger Assistants are required to accompany and assist our special needs passengers during their transportation.

We are currently recruiting Passenger Assistants.

We offer :

  • Passenger Assistants are paid is £11.94 per hour
  • 28 days paid holiday, which includes Bank Holidays – holiday for part-time contracts are calculated pro rata
  • Sick pay is also included for all staff – one month full pay and one month half pay with staff on casual contracts going straight onto Statutory Sick Pay
  • Full-time, part-time and flexible contracts depending on WCT requirement at the time of application

We provide :

  • First aid training
  • Specialist training is provided as required

Successful applicants will be subject to disclosure and barring checks.

Why not join our team, and give something back to your community!