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

Driver / Escort – Part-Time

Team: Education and Teaching

Location: Rivington, Chorley

Salary: £11,084 – £11,305 (NJC37 3 – NJC37 4) + Outstanding Benefits Package

Contract Type: Permanent

Position Type: Part Time

Interview Date: Wednesday, 13 July 2022

Closing date:  Sunday, 10 July 2022, 23:59

Cumberland School is a co-educational day school based in Rivington near Horwich and currently provides for pupils aged 11-18 with Social Emotional and Mental Health difficulties. Many pupils present with additional co-existing conditions, such as ADHD, ASD, 25attachment disorder and speech and language difficulties, which impact significantly on their learning and progress.

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, and your hours will be split between the morning and afternoon school runs.  Term time only.


You’ll receive a competitive salary, pro-rata’d 35 days school holidays, 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.

For a full job description and person specification, please visit this link: Driver / Escort – Part-Time – Witherslack Group (