Driver / Escort – Part-Time, Cumberland School, Chorley

Driver / Escort – Part-Time (2 Positions Available)

Team: Education and Teaching

Location: Rivington, Chorley

Salary: £18,562 – £18,933 (NJC37 3 – NJC37 4) Pro-Rata + Outstanding Benefits Package

Contract Type: Permanent

Position Type: Part Time

Interview Date: Wednesday, 08 December 2021

Closing date:  Sunday, 05 December 2021, 23:59

Please note: This role is based on 25 hours per week in shifts of 6.30am – 9.00am & 2.30pm – 5.00pm. There are 2 positions available.

Cumberland School is a successful, independent specialist day school for young people aged 11-18 years who have autism spectrum disorder and associated behavioural, emotional, and social needs.

Your role as a Driver/Escort will be to either drive one of the school minibuses, or escort the children whilst they are driven, collecting them from their homes in the morning, and returning them after school.  The number of young people in each vehicle will be between one and 6, and there will always be 2 Driver/Escorts present.

Ideally applicants will have a clean driving licence with a minimum of 5 years driving experience, be over 25, have a good sense of humour and have the ability to work as part of a team.  Applicants should be of smart appearance, reliable and good time keepers.  We will consider applications from non-drivers who can be employed as an Escort only.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Check and, if employed as a Driver/Escort, will complete a MIDAS driver training course.  All employees will undertake staff induction training.


You will work Monday-Friday, 25 hours per week.


You’ll receive a competitive salary, contributory pension (matched up to 5%), Life Insurance based on two times your annual base salary and comprehensive induction and ongoing training, as well as extensive Group staff benefits such as Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance and Cycle to Work Scheme.

For further information please contact Adrian Foster – Office Manager on 01204 324446.

The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

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