Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK – Driver


Llandudno, Conwy

About Us

We’re Blind Veterans UK, a charity that helps vision-impaired ex-service people from every generation rebuild their lives regardless of how or when they lost their sight. Founded in 1915, by Sir Arthur Pearson, to help the many veterans losing their sight after the First World War, we have supported those blinded in subsequent wars and military engagements, including the Second World War, and more recently, the conflicts in the Faulklands, Iraq and Afghanistan.

We’re one transformational team that believes every vision-impaired veteran should be able to lead the life they choose.

We are currently seeking a Driver to join our team on a part-time basis for a fixed-term contract until 31st March 2024, working 30 hours per week.

The Benefits

– Salary of £19,440.63 per annum
– Generous annual leave with the option to buy additional days (pro rata)
– Employee assistance programme
– Paid professional subscriptions and discounts
– Professional and personal development
– Enhanced pay

This is an outstanding opportunity for a customer-focused individual with a class D1 driving licence to step into a rewarding role with our dedicated organisation.

This role goes beyond the road. Providing a vital service to our members and guests, you’ll have a meaningful impact every day, protect their wellbeing and enable them to live fulfilling lives!

So, if you want to drive positive change in the lives of vision-impaired veterans, read on and apply today!

The Role

As a Driver, you will provide a high-quality transport service to our members and guests.

You will provide safe, enjoyable and comfortable journeys for our customers, driving a mixture of both manual and automatic vehicles of various sizes, including cars, adapted people carriers and larger minibuses.

Under the guidance of the Transport Co-ordinator, you’ll plan suitable routes and take your passenger’s full needs into consideration, ensuring their safety at all times and providing sighted guiding during their trips, when necessary.

Additionally, you will:

– Manage a cash float and company credit card
– Undertake routine vehicle maintenance
– Ensure venues and destinations are suitable for visually impaired or disabled people

About You

To be considered as a Driver, you will need:

– Customer service experience
– Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, database systems and intranet
– A solution-focused, can-do attitude
– A full, valid class D1 driving licence

Please note, this role involves working on weekends and evenings. There is also a requirement for overnight stays.

The closing date for this role is the 12th November 2023.

Other organisations may call this role Personal Driver, Minibus Driver, Non-Emergency Patient Transport Driver, or D1 Driver.

Webrecruit and Blind Veterans UK are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you’re ready to drive your career forward in this rewarding role as a Driver, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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