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Location:   Northampton based covering day centres across the county

Rate of pay:  £9.71 per hour

Hours of work:  Tuesday to Thursday 8.45am - 10.45am and 2.45pm - 4.45pm (4hrs per day)

About the role

We are recruiting a caring, trustworthy person to drive our specially adapted minibuses to convey older people to and from their homes, so that they are able to enjoy attending our day centres.  You will look after our clients when they are visiting the day centre, supporting and liaising with other staff and volunteers to maintain high standards of care, at all times.  Our drivers get to know our clients and care about respecting their dignity and promoting their independence.  You will also be required to meet all legal requirements relating to the vehicle operation.

About you

We need someone who enjoys meeting older people and will be dedicated to ensuring that their passengers feel safe and well cared for.  This part-time job can be very rewarding as you are making a postive difference to your community.  By treating our clients well you are making a huge difference to their day.  Older people look forward to being greeted by a friendly, familiar face and enjoy chatting to our drivers as well as other people on the minibus.  It is important that you can be patient and appreciate the need to treat older people, many of whom will have disabilities or hearing impairments, possibly dementia, with dignity and respect.  In return you will become part of our friendly team of drivers who look forward to coming to work and know that they are appreciated for their kindness.  D1 on your driving licence is required.  

For more information or an informal chat about this post please call Pamela Kom on 01604 611200.

How to apply for our vacancies

Download the job description and equal opportunities policy. 

Fill in our Microsoft Form

Or you can complete either the Word or PDF version of the application form on this page and either email to recruitment@ageuknorthants.org.uk or post it to:

Age UK Northamptonshire
The William and Patricia Venton Centre
York Road
Northampton
NN1 5QJ

Please do not send CVs as they will be discounted.  For more information about this role and working for Age UK  Northamptonshire, call us on 01604 611200 or email recruitment@ageuknorthants.org.uk

Closing date for applications:   open ended
Interviews:  to be arranged

Job description (154 KB)

Application form as a PDF to download and print out (152 KB)

Application form to download and open with Microsoft Word (151 KB) 

Equal opportunities policy (95 KB)

Privacy policy for job applicants (68 KB)