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Job Ref No. ECC5460-423 Position Type: School and Child Safety Pay Range: LGPS 3, Point 5-6
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 14/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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THE COLNE COMMUNITY SCHOOL & COLLEGE

MINIBUS DRIVER

Pay Range: Local Government Pay Scale 3, Point 5 - 6

Actual Salary from: £12.18 - £12.39 per hour

Start Date: ASAP

(This is a fixed term contractuntil July 2024)

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen at The Colne Community School and College for a reliable minibus driver to join our team for the remainder of the 2023/24 academic year. In order to be eligible for this role, applications must hold a full D1 (or D) passenger carrying vehicle entitlement and be between the ages of 21 and 70.

Our school is a community in which we believe everyone, students and staff alike, should have the opportunity to be nourished and grow. We aim to foster an inclusive culture where everyone is able to learn from each other. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, confident and diligent.

The Colne Community School and College is a member of the Sigma Trust. The Sigma Trust's mission is to be 'Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts' and this is certainly a message that The Colne invests in too. We work closely with other schools within the Trust to improve standards and ensure that we are creating the best environment for our students to learn and our staff to develop.

Our ARK values of Aspiration, Resilience and Kindness describe the ethos that flows through our school. We expect all members of staff to feed into our values and lead by example to our students. We believe that every member of staff has the potential to impact on student experience and therefore we encourage our staff, both teaching and support, to immerse themselves in our school culture.

Applications from outstanding professionals who believe they can contribute to our school community are greatly welcomed. If you are willing to invest in us, we will invest in you which we believe makes the experience at The Colne especially exciting.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive an overwhelming response.

Should you be successful during the shortlisting process interviews will be held face to face at the school.

This post is 5-10 hours per week, 38 weeks per year (Term Time, plus one day - which will be decided by the school)

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

● Adhering to the Sigma Minibus Policy.

● Ensuring that all passengers are wearing a seatbelt.

● Conducting additional safety checks on the minibus before travelling.

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

We're looking for you if you have:

● Holding a full D1 (or D) passenger carrying vehicle entitlement

● Conscientious driver

● Patient and calm

Why work for The Sigma Trust, The Colne Community School & College?

We can offer you:

· A Competitive Salary

· Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish

· Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships

Employee benefits include:

· Employee Assistance Programme

· Pension scheme

· Free membership to Perkbox

· Cycle to Work scheme

· Discounted gym membership at selected local gyms

Please note that an integration period applies to all new staff joining the Trust, to support introduction into the organisation.

Additional Information:

For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website www.sigmatrust.org.uk

To Apply

To apply for this post, please follow the URL link provided below:

https://careers.sigmatrust.org.uk/Apply/U2lcdbd7nbWEgQXBwbGljYXRpb24gRm9ybSBOb3ZlbWJlciAyMDIzfDQxfDUyNjc0OHwxfHxGYWxzZXwyMTIyfDI5MjA4MDd8MA%3d%3d?i=cCGdFHg9Q%2bU%3d

Please note that only fully completed application forms will be accepted and any CV's and accompanying covering letters will be disregarded. A Notes for Applicants document is attached for further information.

Closing date: Midnight, Sunday14th April 2024

Shortlisting will take place on w/c Monday15th April 2024

Interviewing will take place on TBC

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

The Sigma Trust is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristics. This is embedded in our vision 'To Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts', where we believe we are strong and more successful working together, creating a workplace which celebrates diversity.

Information about the School

We are a unique school and college where young people make real achievements. Our school understands and embraces the challenge of change, diversity and innovation and we are committed to developing teaching strategies which enable every student to be a successful learner. Our school is a learning environment that reflects the value we place on young people and their success to ensure that they grow into full participating citizens and have a real sense of their own worth.

The Colne Community School and College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Safeguarding The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Sigma HR
The Colne Community School and College
Church Road, Brightlingsea
Essex, CO7 0QL
Telephone: 01255 750913
Email: colne.recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk