Driver

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We have a number of vehicles across all of our sites ranging from small ‘Caddys’ to medium and large minibuses.

We are looking for confident people who would like a volunteer role behind the wheel!

Your time and driving experience would mean that our vehicles can be used to benefit the children, students and adults who use our services to get out and about, whenever and wherever they want to.

You would always be with trained staff who would be responsible for supporting your passengers and ensuring that everyone has a safe and comfortable journey.

Main Activities:

  • Will include any of the tasks below depending on the location, skills and interests
  • Driving for social excursions.
  • Driving people to medical appointments
  • Supporting with classroom activity trips
  • Picking up or moving equipment for beneficiaries across the Foundation

This role forms part of Volunteer Passport Scheme Newcastle and requires you to complete one day of training with Newcastle City Learning. If you would like to apply please email [email protected]

What skills do I need?

  • You will have held a full driving licence for a minimum of 2 years (and for some vehicles you will need to have a class D category on your licence).
  • You will be an experienced and confident driver.
  • You will need to undertake our driver training programme, supported by our in house trainer and transport manager.
  • You must be kind, patient and tolerant and understand that your passengers might want to shout and sing or bounce throughout the journey!
  • A sense of humour is a must as well as the understanding that sometimes it’s the journey not the destination that makes it a great day!

Posted for Percy Hedley Foundation

Posted by Volunteer Centre Newcastle

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Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When is this role available?

When: 07/09/2023 - 25/12/2025

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening

We need drivers to support services in Jesmond and Forest Hall (though the destination could be anywhere!) Any time during the week for a few hours

Location:

Hampeth Lodge,
Station Road,
Forest Hall.
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE12 8YY

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