In September 2020 the UK Government announced the new Kickstart scheme for people aged between 16 and 24. Helping people at risk of long-term unemployment get into the job market by supported placements.
Our Kickstart co-ordinator will mange the selection and placement of candidates and their time with us. Liaising with our Heads of Department or other employers as appropriate. You will be our first point of contact for the young people and Job Centre Plus.
Minibus Drivers (D1 licence)
Northwich and Winsford routes
We transport in our minibuses some of the most vulnerable members of our community. Our Community Transport drivers are not just drivers, you will be someone that each passenger depends upon to get out and about in our community. That means you must be empathetic, caring and patient with our passengers.
Reporting to the Community Transport Manager. You must be professional, safe, efficient and reliable. Your passengers will often include vulnerable adults, children and young people.
If not scheduled to drive you may sometimes be asked to join a minibus as a Passenger Assistant.
Our Drivers and Passenger Assistants are ambassadors for Changing Lives Together and must always be customer and safety focused and courteous.
We hire staff and accept volunteers the following basis:
We obey the law.
If a DBS check or a skill or qualification is needed (e.g. a driving licence or a degree) then it must be proven before starting work.
We do not discriminate against any candidates because of their sexual orientation, physical or mental health conditions, age, creed, skin colour or anything else. For non-specialist roles we take the first person we can accommodate.
We have recruited people from responses to our adverts, job centres, government work schemes, the probation service, disabled people’s groups, other charity referrals and walk in’s off the street.
We have a track record in taking on people with disabilities, including wheelchair users.
We have a track record in taking on people with accompanying carers.
We do not tolerate criminal behaviour in our premises.
If folks mess up at work, we will give training and guidance if appropriate. However, people have been sacked for not working properly.
We don’t gossip or break confidences.
We try to arrange things to give people a second chance in recruitment and at work.
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