Vacancy – School Bus Drivers (Term Time Only)

Our professional drivers provide safe, reliable and efficient passenger journeys across the Borough of Ipswich and into Babergh, Colchester & Essex, providing our valued passengers with the best quality travel experience through their friendly, knowledgeable and helpful approach.

We are currently recruiting school bus drivers to work from our garage in Constantine Road, Ipswich on a private contract for one of the areas leading schools.

Key Responsibilities

Providing the cheerful and friendly face of the company, greeting passengers courteously and treating everyone with respect and dignity.

Driving company vehicles carefully and safely, complying with all legal and regulatory requirements and company procedures.

Advising passengers of fares, taking payment via cash, contactless or valid tickets and passes, and accounting for fares processed.

Being a team-player, ensuring that our services operate come rain or shine, day in day out.

Why Work For Us?

Established since 1903, we have an excellent reputation in the local area.  We can provide job security and ongoing training and welcome applications from candidates with all levels of experience.  Our in-house training department us to recruit and train candidates with or without a PCV licence.

What Makes a Great Candidate For This Role?

You must have great customer services skills and be a team player.  Having experience of driving buses or a bus licence is not necessary, as we’ll provide training to help you get your licence, although you must hold a valid car licence.

A good grasp of basic English and maths is essential as you’ll be dealing with passengers on a daily basis, and a knowledge of the local area is helpful.  You need to look smart and professional and be willing to work split shifts.  You will also need to be able under go an Enhanced DBS check. If you have these qualities, we can teach you the rest!

What Are Pay And Benefits Like?

You can choose between receiving a regular weekly wage for the weeks you work or an annualised wage which is page to you 52 weeks a year.  After completing your probationary period is around £11k per year.  You will get paid a training rate whilst training, and an intermediate rate until your probationary period is over.  The position is part time and during school term time only.

We also provide a free uniform, a company pension, free bus travel for you and your partner and up to two children (under 16, when travelling with a passholder) within the area, a cycle to work scheme and life assurance as well as ongoing training and development opportunities.

How do I apply?

 Please email info@ipswichbuses.co.uk with your home address details and we will send you an application pack which will need to be returned with a copy of your driving licence.