Bus Driver

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £10.4 per hour
Published about 1 month ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Hannah Fitzismons
Job ref BDB3_1662040974

Job description

Bus Driver

Temporary Bus Driver required to Transport patients for the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust.

Rate of Pay: £10.40

Location: All facilities - Belfast Health & Social Care

Hours: Full Time/ Part Time

Duration: Temporary ongoing


The post holder will be responsible for the safe transportation of clients between facilities/home/other venues, providing an efficient, safe, and reliable service, contributing to the overall care of patients and clients.



  • Collect and convey elderly, mentally ill, sensory impaired clients or those with a physical or learning disability from their homes/hospital to Day Centres, on outings etc.
  • Drive any vehicle allocated within the limits of your driving licence, in a careful, lawful manner with special regard for the needs of the passengers or goods being carried.
  • Offer passengers assistance with seat belts and secure passengers travelling in wheelchairs with the appropriate restraint and harness. Ensure that when transporting children under 14 years of age, they comply with the wearing of seat belts. Report to Supervisor any passenger that fails to comply with the legal requirement to wear a seat belt.
  • Ensure that clients receive any necessary assistance, whether in their preparation for travel, their movement from home/hospital ward to the bus, during their journey or from the bus to the Day Centre.
  • Administer emergency aid to clients sustaining minor injuries whilst on the bus.
  • Ensure the vehicle is kept clean inside and out and clean up spillages as they occur.
  • Facilitate clients in the collection of pensions, prescriptions, groceries etc by arranging routes accordingly, as directed by the Day Centre Manager
  • Move and transport furniture, equipment, meals etc as directed, in accordance with relevant legislation and training.
  • Be familiar with the operation of all Trust vehicles and the full range of associated equipment e.g. tail-lift, doors.
  • Carry out ongoing risk assessments of access to and from client's homes to ensure safe access for self and clients. Report any risks to your supervisor and assist in the rectification of the risks.
  • Transport guide dogs, with passengers, as required.

Client Care:

  • Ensure that the focus of your work is on clients and the delivery of a high quality and caring service.
  • Assess the level of ability and understanding of passengers and adopt the appropriate method of communication.
  • Be aware of and meet the transport needs of each individual as detailed in their care plan.
  • Maintain and protect the dignity and vulnerability of clients, having special regard to confidentiality in all aspects of their care.
  • Assist with client activities at the Day Centre.
  • Accompany clients, where appropriate, to locations outside the Centre. Accompany same gender clients to toilets and assist with meal service as required.
  • Report to a senior officer, untoward incidents, falls and complaints.
  • Report concerns about vulnerable clients, which are observed while in the client's house, to the appropriate Day Centre staff.
  • Deal with untoward incidents and challenging situations as they occur on the bus.
  • Deal appropriately with clients with challenging or disruptive behaviour.
  • Ensure that alternative arrangements are made for clients when there is no access to their home address.
  • Ensure the safe custody of keys, drugs and cash on behalf of client as requested by the Day Centre Manager.

Essential criteria

  • Hold a current PCV Category D Driving Licence with no Restriction


  • Hold a current Driver CPC Qualification card


  • Experience of working with older people or those with a physical or learning disability.


  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workload.
  • Excellent communication / interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with various grades and professions.
  • The flexibility to work in a changing environment.
  • Ability to identify problems and recommend appropriate solutions.


If you are interested and available for this position please upload your CV to the link or contact Hannah Fitzsimons.

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. Please note that these roles may be filled quickly but your CV will be kept on file for future similar roles. As there are so many applications, unsuccessful candidates may not be contacted.

Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Staffline regardless if you already have a valid certificate. It will be a cost of between £18 - £33 depending on clearance level.

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