Vacancy • Rail Replacement Driver - Part Time/Casual based in Kings Lynn - Clapham Junction, London

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2020-10-26 2020-10-26
Jobs • Clapham Junction
Company: Go Ahead London
Location:
South West London

We are currently recruiting experienced bus drivers to join us in our new team designated solely for Rail Replacement work based in Kings Lynn, working on weekends, public holidays and occasional weekdays. Go-Ahead London is the largest bus company in the capital, employing over 6,000 drivers from 16 locations, mainly in the South, North and East London. Our vehicle fleet is approximately 2,300 buses.

The role involves;

  • Operating shifts across a varied shift pattern, (including late and night shifts) out of various Go-Ahead London locations.
  • Dealing with the public
  • Driving various PCV vehicles within the company fleet (buses and coaches)

As a casual employee, you will be required to work a minimum of 20 days per year. You will not need, or be able, to work set days every week. However, as most Rail Replacement work is on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, you will be required to work, or be available to work, most weekends.

You will be reporting directly to the Commercial Operations Manager. However, virtually all work will be requested, allocated and posted, via our web based employee portal. Therefore, having good knowledge and the ability to be self-sufficient in the use of email and web based systems will be key. You must also have a proactive approach towards communication as building a positive relationship with the Commercial Operating Manager and Supervisor will be essential.

In return we are offering pay of £15.00 per hour (this includes £1.62 per hour in lieu of accruing holiday entitlement). Specifically, this means the holiday you accrue will be paid within your hourly rate, on a pay as you go basis (rolled up holiday pay). There will not be a weekly minimum work/hours guarantee. However full duties will be paid sign on to sign off (inclusive of meal reliefs) with a minimum shift of 5 hrs 30.

All licence medicals and ongoing CPC training will be included in this role as well as company uniform. Given the nature of the work, you will not be eligble for any staff travel concessions.

About you and the job

You are applying to work as a Rail replacement bus driver for Go-Ahead London. To be considered for this position you must have the following:

  • A current valid PCV (category D) licence on a UK driving licence
  • A current, up to date UK Driver Qualification Card
  • A digital Tacho card would be advantageous
  • You must give a commitment to work a MINIMUM of 20 days per annum
  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to read maps independently

  • Be smart in appearance and willing to wear company uniform

  • Must not be undertaking any other driving employment

What we offer

  • Flexible working days (but bear in mind the majority of rail replacement work takes place at weekends/public holidays
  • £15.00 per hour (this includes £1.62 per hour in lieu of accruing holiday entitlement)


  • The safety and comfort of your passengers is paramount at all times
  • Engage with our customers in a tactful and professional manner including answering any questions they may have about their journey
  • Keeping our customers informed/updated by making announcements using the public address system fitted to our vehicles
  • Ensuring that your bus is fit for service at the start of your duty
  • Ensuring that passengers have the correct means to pay for their journey
  • Maintaining the schedule on the route
  • Comply with company rules and regulations

  • UK driving licence and current DQC
  • Current category D (PCV) entitlement
  • No more than 6 Penalty points on your licence (contact us before applying if you have had a Drink/Drive conviction)
  • Able to meet the DVLA medical standards to hold a PCV (category D entitlement) licence
  • Numerate and literate and able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • The right to live/work in the United Kingdom
Updated: 27 October 2020


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