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Driver / Handyperson

Salary details: £8.82 per hour

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Ref: AH 1085

Kirklees Council

Adults and Health

Adult Social Care Operation

Place of Work: Shared Lives Team, Highfields, Cemetery Road, Edgerton, Huddersfield West Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, HD1 5NF


Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Part Time

Appointment type:

Hours per Week: Various

Closing date: 16 December 2018

Provisional Interview Date:

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Highfields is for adults who have a learning disability and who may have additional physical disabilities too, it is a safe, informal, friendly place for people to meet others and take part in activities that will help maintain their life skills. It also gives carers and family the chance to have some ‘me time’ and a rest.

Whilst this job is ‘Handyperson / Driver’, for this particular appointment and hours available the majority of your duties will be driving.

As a driver, you will be required to:

  • Assist when required to ensure the safe transfer of passengers to and from the vehicle at their destination and/or home.
  • Ensure that wheelchairs are clamped safely and people secured in their seats in accordance with the Code of Practice.
  • Liaise with the Manager regarding daily pick-ups and routes to be travelled and advise of any concerns and difficulties.
  • Comply with the Authority's instructions/check list for daily maintenance and service of vehicles.

Please note that you may be transporting service users by yourself.

Requirements for this job:

  • You must hold a full and valid driving licence - with category D1. You must also be willing to undertake and pass the Kirklees Council driving test and travel between sites using a Council vehicle.
  • Experience of home and outdoor maintenance.
  • Knowledge of basic maintenance e.g. working with electrical appliances.
  • Understanding of basic gardening.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for this job.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

If you require further information about the role or to arrange a visit / tour, please contact Highfields staff on 01484 456800.

To apply for this job, complete the online application, providing evidence as to how you meet the person checklist in the attached Job Profile. A CV is not required. If you are unable to complete the online form please contact Highfields staff for alternate accommodation.